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  Round Table Discussion „Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia“

2009 02 20

 

A Round Table Discussion „Projects and Prospects for Cooperation in Eurasia“ will be held in Vilnius on 25-26 February (Hotel „Artis“). The event is organized by the Centre for Geopolitical Studies of Lithuania, the Carnegie Moscow Centre, and is financed from the East East: Partnership Beyond Borders Program of the Open Society Institute (OSI).

 
 
  About the slaves and slaveholders from the Eastern Baltic countries

Povilas Ţielys
2008 12 04

Cardinally different interpretations of historic events are the key obstacle hindering good relationship between Lithuania and Russia. These thoughts emerged after having read A.Fomenka‘s article „Eastern European Countries as the Russian Problem“ published in the magazine Meţdunarodnaja ţiznj.

 
 
  Baltic States in the European chaos

Boris Tumanov
2008 11 06

The emotional speech of C. Rice, when she referred to the Russian behavior as „the aggressively paranoiac“, was one of the last responses towards the verbal war between the West and Moscow after the crisis in Georgia.

 
 
  Lithuanian Eastern policy: achievements of 2007 (II)

Povilas Ţielys
2008 09 04

Formers of the Lithuanian foreign policy expect that active country‘s policy (i.e. relationship with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia) will provide for strengthening commercial relations with these countries and set the stage for Lithuania‘s investment in these states. According to the Lithuanian entrepreneurs, so far one of the main reasons preventing from the entrance to the Ukrainian market is corruption.  The situation in Moldova and Georgia is nearly the same.

 
 
  Unity of the Baltic countries - a myth or reality?

Česlovas Iđkauskas, political analyst
2008 06 30

On May 5–6 the Swedish ambassadors for the Baltic and the North Countries, representatives of institutions at the EU and the  NATO, diplomats, politicians come for an annual regional meeting to Vilnius. Thanks to the efforts of the Swedish ambassador in Lithuania Malin Karre, a discussion on the regional cooperation, relationships with the Eastern and Western neighbours was held.

 
 
  Lithuanian policy of the East: victories of 2007 (I)

Povilas Ţielys
2008 06 16

Photo President.ltBefore the NATO summit on April 2–4 in Bucharest a discussion on the foreign policy pursued by the country was boiling on the Lithuanian internet media. The discussions were about whether Lithuania should recklessly support the membership of the Ukraine and Georgia in the NATO, or to wait and see, if the democratic reforms carried out in those countries, are stable.

 
 
  Economic expansion of Poland to Lithuania (1)

Česlovas Iđkauskas, political analyst
2008 06 11

The subject of this article was prompted by the analysis of economic relations between Poland and Lithuania, provided in the Russian website „Regnum“ under a very provocative title:  „The Polish business usurps the Lithuanian economy“.  The Polish export and investment to Lithuania increases, but this is a usual cooperation between the two neighboring states.

 
 
  Occupation damage: not a single stepforward…

Česlovas Iđkauskas, political analyst
2008 02 21

On the eve of 13 January, the Day of Defenders of Freedom, President of Lithuania V.Adamkus said: „we will never relinquish our demand to acknowledge Lithuania’s soviet occupation and compensate for the damages suffered; but we will also seek a dialogue with Russia(...) Such a dialogue with Russiawill be sincere only if it is based on common principles and values.“

 
 
  Do we still consider that Russia owes us?

Darius Varanavičius, political scientist, executive editor of the magazine "The State"
2008 01 10

The issue related to the damages of the soviet occupation is one of the major shadow problems in Lithuania, from time to time coming onto the surface of the local policy. Alongside the issues on gas and oil, in the sphere of foreign relations the above problem is still in the center of Lithuania‘s relationship with Russia.

 
 
  What could be Lithuania‘s position on AMD?

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 09 20

The issue of deployment of the US AMD components in the Central Europe is seriously considered in the international policy agenda. For Lithuania it is important since is related to its strategic partners – the United States and Poland.

 
 
  Lithuania is accused for contribution to „theexport of regions“

Povilas Ţielys
2007 09 17

Lithuania is still among the five states, considered by the Russian society as the most unfriendly countries. Differently from Estonia and Latvia, the Russian speaking population in Lithuania is quite small and is satisfied with their situation. Therefore, with a view to sustaining the negative image of Lithuania, ideologists of the Kremlin have to search for more original options, disclosing Russo phobia of Vilnius.

 
 
  Concepts of „abroad“: near and remote neighborhood of Lithuania (1)

Vytautas Landsbergis
2007 06 29

We all know whose intent was to introduce the concept „near abroad“ into the political life. This should have meant not only a geographic zone, but also the zone for establishment of interests, influence and apparent „rights“.

 
 
  Lithuania in the network of echoes

Arűnas Skrudupas
2007 05 03

Globalization adds a new qualitative dimension to the process of international and national foreign policy. The majority of trans-national events depend on the policy of key „players“, however, such a small country as Lithuania might also become, for a certain period of time, the center of events. For small countries quite often the process of globalization is an external factor for formation of foreign policy, and in this respect it limits political choices.

 
 
  Is it necessary to interfere into the Ukrainian affairs?

Darius Varanavičius, political scientist, executive editor of the magazine "The State"
2007 05 01

On Thursday (12 April, 2007), Prime Minister of Lithuania G. Kirkilas left for Kiev - maybe he expected to solve the Ukrainian political crisis and to prolong the tradition which has been started by V. Adamkus during Orange Revolution...

 
 
  Lithuania is active again in the geopolitical space

Česlovas Iđkauskas, political analyst
2007 03 07

www.epiloglaser.com/baltic.htmAlienation of Minsk from Moscow and hints of A. Lukashenka on the search for closer relations with the EU and democratic world, indicate that geopolitical situation in the neighborhood of Lithuania might change substantially. Quite an important role in these changes is devoted to Vilnius.

 
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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (27)

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 (52)

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 (17)

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 (2)

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
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"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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