Linas Linkevičius
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Put pressure on Moscow, not Kiev, to end war in Ukraine, Lithuanian minister says

The international community should not demand that the Ukrainian government grants autonomy to its eastern regions until Russia ensures security in the region, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius argues in an op-ed piece published in the Wall Street Journal. […]

Vladimir Putin and Greek PM Alexis Tsipras
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Putin’s Russia. Kremlin’s plan for Europe, bribe No. 1

In the previous articles of the series ‘Putin’s Russia: Kremlin’s Goals and Tools’, I analysed the theory and practice of Russia’s foreign policy and drew attention to the fact that Russia still uses the ammunition of USSR KGB – disinformation, influence agents, scandals (e.g., Edward Snowden’s story) and criminal activity: corruption, criminal world, drug trafficking and terrorism. So I will now move on to the cases of three countries and their policies – that, I believe, will be a perfect illustration of Kremlin’s capabilities. […]

EU's Riga Summit
Opinion

Opinion: The Riga Summit and its outcomes

The fourth Eastern Partnership Summit was held in Riga on 21-22 May 2015. The joint Declaration of the Riga Summit did not reaffirm either the European perspective of the Eastern European Partnership countries consistently demonstrating the best performance or the political support to Georgia and Ukraine in visa liberalization that Tbilisi and Kiev were looking forward to. Quite the opposite, compared to the Vilnius Summit document adopted two years ago, the tone and ambition of the Riga Summit declaration seemed rather weakened. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis
European Union

EP backs Landsbergis’ report on EU-Russia relations

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of a report drafted by Lithuanian MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis on the European Union‘s relations with Russia. […]

No Picture
Opinion

Opinion: Russia’s nuclear blackmail and new threats of covert diplomacy

The world has truly entered a new era. Even Russia‘s nuclear blackmail has become such an everyday occurrence that it sometimes passes underappreciated. One concludes thus after last week’s reports in British dailies The Times and The Independent about a meeting between Russian and US generals in March where Russia voiced threats of a nuclear response should NATO continue to deploy forces in the Baltic states. […]