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European defence still matters but not for Lithuania

European countries have different points of view on the issue of the EU collective defence and security. These views divide the European Union and continue to weaken the organization. Some of the EU member states realize the need to turn the EU into a real global military power. European experts believe, that in order for…

Germany continues to expand its military presence in Lithuania

The German Air Force is setting up a Deployable Control and Reporting Centre (DCRC) at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, supplemented by additional sub-elements at Skede, Latvia and Ämari, Estonia. German soldiers are preparing to augment the static CRCs at Karmėlava, Lielvarde (Latvia) and Tallinn (Estonia) and support situational awareness for the airspace in the Baltic…

40 percent of Lithuanians support maintaining good relations with Belarus

Situation in Belarus has divided people not only in Belarus but in neighboring countries as well. Thus, the question of whether Lithuania should take up leadership in shaping Belarus-targeted EU policy arises through people having different views on things. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo met with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius in Washington on…

EC: Lithuania made slow progress on implementing social and economic reforms

According to Country Report Lithuania 2020, written by the European Commission, Lithuania is one of the countries which benefits most from EU support. Even so, Lithuania made slow progress on implementing social and economic reforms to ensure that growth benefits all of society. Thus, the analysis shows that Lithuania made slow progress on implementing educational…

Lithuania blocks the development of its own economy

Admittedly, a lot of good happened over the last years in Lithuania, but unfortunately we have also see political leadership that is not interested in developing their own country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed Lithuania’s alleged “undemocratic methods” to support the Belarusian opposition. “We see attempts to unbalance the situation. As a matter of…

Lithuania accuses Belarus of non-observance of human rights

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, reflected on the political crisis in Belarus, branded any possible Russian military support for Belarus as an “invasion”. “Since it’s publicly discussed I cannot say it’s not possible. So we should take that into account at least, and also send a very clear message, that it’s not tolerable to do…

Lithuania’s open economy suffers

Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis… COVID-19 continues to test economy of the Baltic States. According to Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka, it is too soon to tell whether the second half of the year would be hopeful. The recent spike in coronavirus cases and growing uncertainty over the future might negatively affect business and consumer expectations,…

Poland uses chance to merge Lithuania

Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis… Poland has entered a new era of political dawn. It has been progressively defending its interests in the international arena. Its voice has become louder and more significant. Poland has also received the most desired support among the European countries – the support from the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo…

Lithuania’s actions can destabilize the situation in Belarus

Lithuania’s public figures are calling for a human chain, reminiscent of the 1989 Baltic Way that stretched from Vilnius to Tallinn, to show support to Belarusians. In Hong Kong, people also formed a human chain to protest against China’s interference (2019). Several tens of thousands of people for a human chain to be formed from…

Lithuania’s upcoming elections will determine its future relations with Poland

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst…  Andrzej Duda’s victory in the recent Polish presidential election will likely affect affairs in Lithuania, especially as Duda has a strong relationship with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. Nausėda is not only a strong ally of Duda, but he has ensured that Lithuania has become a…

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