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  Byelorussian opposition has no chance to win parliamentary elections

Valentinas Mitė
2008 07 14

Parliamentary elections in Belarus will most probably take place on September 28, but nobody has any doubts that political forces loyal to A Lukashenka will win, since the opposition in the country is weak and polarised.

  Latin America consolidates?

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 07 10

On May 23 the UNASUR (Union de Naciones Suramericanas) block, which intend to repeat the model of the European Union solidarity, was founded. The headquarters of the alliance will be located in Ecuador, the Parliament in Bolivia and the central bank in Columbia.

  Chechnya in the grip of Russian information blockade

Valentinas Mitė
2008 07 07

It is difficult to speak about what is going on in Chechnya now, since Russia totally restricts or mutilates the information coming from there. Official Russian media states that the situation in Chechnya is peaceful and stable.

  Estonia: the bronze anniversary went peacefully

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 06 13

A year ago the bronze soldier removed from the centre of Tallinn became a trigger for riots. One man was killed, about 200 suffered from traumas, of those 29 policemen. Afterwards there were political hysterics, attacks on the ambassador of Estonia, cyber attacks on the Estonian websites. After one year it was natural to expect potential disorders or provocations.

  Firm foundation of the “bronze soldier” in Bulgaria

Povilas Žielys
2008 06 05

Although not a single soldier of the Red Army troops was killed in Bulgaria during the World War II, the country is considered to be an unofficial leader of the Central and Eastern Europe by density of monuments to soviet soldiers. According to historians, a big number of „bronze soldiers“ in this country is related to the desire of communists, who dominated in Bulgaria after the war, to curry favor with Moscow.

  Iran: the search for positivism in the swamp of negativism

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 06 02

To search for the manifestation of democracy in Iran is a very difficult task, but a more detailed analysis of Iran’s political life could reveal quite unexpected things.

One of the oldest states in the world became Iran only in 1935, and Iran officially became the Islamic Republic only after the 1979 revolution.

  Long way towards democracy in Armenia

Valentinas Mitė
2008 05 15

The state of emergency which has lasted nearly a month, has finally been cancelled in Armenia. President R.Kocharian has declared this on 1 March after disorders in Yerevan related to the results of the presidential elections. Prime Minister S.Sarkssian, openly supported by R.Kocharin, has won the elections in the first round.

  Abkhazia and South Ossetia: in anticipation of a miracle

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 05 13

photo REUTERSDeclaration of Kosovo‘s independence did not produce the chain reaction promised by Moscow – Abkhazia and South Ossetia remained unrecognized. However, Russia warned that it might take firm steps towards the recognition in case if Georgia would get an invitation for membership in NATO.

  Urgent debate on Georgia

Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, Member of the European Parliament
2008 05 08

Stop the war! Ruki proch ot Gruzii – Hands off Georgia! No more UN mandate for conflict-keepers! – that is the only way to get Kremlin's ear listening. If EU is not able to say it, EU shares responsibility. We may say it here, requesting Russian paratroopers to land back in Russia.

  The Fall of Commander in Chief

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 04 07

On 24 February, after almost 50 years period, Cuba was electing a new leader of the country: Fidel Castro stepped down from the highest state and party leader’s positions. Straight after the resignation of Commander in Chief everybody started looking at his 76 year old brother Raul Castro, who promised „major economic reforms“, „structural changes“ and…faith in the revolutionary ideals.

  NATO perspectives for Georgia and Ukraine

Arūnas Spraunius
2008 03 24

Although the two countries have the same soviet past, actually they are different states. Their perspectives for membership in NATO should be evaluated by taking into consideration their unique current situation. Besides, another step of these countries would be membership in the EU.


  The Georgians proceed to rule the state from the streets

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 03 20

Georgia‘s opposition still requires recalculation of votes of the presidential elections, resignation of the minister of Interior, investigation of the mass disorders in the fall of the last year, determination of the new principle for establishment of the election commissions on parity principles etc.  Whereas a rally of the united opposition organizes the protest campaign „Thieves of Vote“ on 7 February.

  Trans-Dniester: the era of separatism is coming to end?

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2008 03 06

Back in summer of 1990, before the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova declared its intentions to unite with its blood and language brothers Romanians; however, the citizens of the left bank of the Dniester expressed their will to stay in the Soviet Union.  The Parliament of the territory, which declared the independence, established the Trans-Dniester Republic within Moldova, but when Moldova declared its independence, the decision of Tiraspol hung in the air.

  All truth about the global warming

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 03 03

What should be done and is it necessary to do anything in order to save, because of the global warming, not only polar bears but also the people living in many regions of the world? This is a really tough and frequently asked question.

  Attempts to seek peace in Palestine

Arūnas Spraunius
2008 02 28

G. W. Bush is the first American President who visited Ramal on the West Coast belonging to Palestine. During the press conference with the Palestinian President M.Abbas, he expressed the expectation that Israel/Palestine Treaty of Peace would be concluded before the end of his presidency. G.Bush also said that Israel should ensure integral territory for the future state of Palestine and added that the radical Hamas has given to the Gaza Strip nothing but poverty.

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (41)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (67)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (23)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.


The US House of Representatives approved actions against the influence of Russia

2016 12 08

The US House of Representatives approved a bill on establishing an inter-departmental body, the purpose of which would be to resist Russian attempts of "influencing the people and the governments" of other countries, - reported the Associated Press.

Alexander Parkhomenko. The pro-Russian (not already) President of Moldova, who was seated by the Russian Federation, stated about the way towards the EU

2016 12 02

"I back up": networks got surprised with the unexpected statement of the pro-Russian President Dodon about the EU.

The newly elected president of Moldova Igor Dodon, known for his pro-Russian views, stated that his country is not going to refuse from the cooperation with the European Union.


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