How politics influences Lithuanian health system...
The news that Lithuanian government suspends use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from March 16 as "a precaution" until the European Medicines Agency gives a final evaluation of its safety, made citizens nervous. It happened just some hours after Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida imonyt
on 2021-03-22 11:22 UTC
Thirty-one years of Lithuanian dreams | The Baltic Word...
Thirty-one years ago, on March 11, 1990, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania declared independence. As inevitable as it seems today, many countries were very far from supporting this outcome. Thus, Moscow said the action was meaningless, and the administration of George H W Bush
on 2021-03-12 07:17 UTC
Arising extremism in Lithuania’s Army...
On 29 March Lithuania will celebrate 17 years of NATO membership. These years of membership for sure have made Lithuania stronger and more dependent on the Alliance. This dependence is often presented as a benefit though it could be regarded as a problem as well.
on 2021-03-02 07:18 UTC
The U.S. does not rely on NATO in the Baltic States...
It is not a secret, that the U.S. has developed a complex system of defending its interests in Europe. This system is composed of mechanisms which allow to support its influence by different means, including economic and military tools.
on 2021-02-16 07:39 UTC
Death of A Lithuanian Soldier: A Mother’s Story...
Unfortunately, unprofessionalism has become a distinctive feature of our times. Indifference and ignorance are common to most Lithuanian officials. These traits are especially disgusting in the armed forces. The matter is soldiers are to some extend limited in their rights and commanders should be
on 2021-02-10 08:49 UTC
Paradoxes of the Lithuanian society...
Lithuanian authorities do their possible to attract young men to serve in the armed forces. Another thing is that what they do does not always bring the desired results. Due to the unique security situation Lithuania faces, it was decided to reinstate conscription in 2015, though, frankly, in a
on 2021-02-02 08:46 UTC
Lithuanians scare deployed Fort Hood soldiers...
A Fort Hood-based cavalry officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the region, as it uncased its colors at a ceremony on January 5, Lithuanian and U.S. officials said. The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took up position in Lithuania along
on 2021-01-18 12:26 UTC
A pig in a poke of Lithuanian Armed Forces | The Baltic Word...
The proverb a chain is only as strong as its weakest link perfectly reflects the situation in the Lithuanian armed forces. It is it unclear how the army will carry out its tasks, if everything that happens there runs counter to common sense. The conscription took place in Lithuania.
on 2021-01-12 08:46 UTC
Lithuanians fear COVID-19 more than Russia...
Generally speaking, the Lithuanians don’t take much interest in defence matters. We know we’ve got armed forces, but what they’re doing generally passes average civilians by. We usually pay attention to defence matters only in case of real war or when defence demands more money then we could
on 2020-11-04 06:21 UTC
NATO in action in the Baltic States...
Since 2014 NATO has paid special attention to its Eastern flank. The Alliance demonstrates its interest with the intensifying military activity in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
on 2020-10-19 07:42 UTC
Baltics imposed sanctions on themselves...
Sanctions are used as a tool of foreign policy by many governments. This month such restrictions were imposed on Belarus in order to force Belarus leader Alexsandr Lukashenko to leave office. Political and economic situation in this country has been remaining complex for about two months since the
on 2020-10-06 07:24 UTC
Lithuania's open economy suffers...
COVID-19 continues to test economy of the Baltic States. According to Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius apoka, it is too soon to tell whether the second half of the year would be hopeful.
on 2020-08-25 08:19 UTC
Poland uses chance to merge Lithuania...
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.
on 2020-08-19 11:15 UTC
U.S. political tools in Europe are working...
Starting with the 50s years of the 20th century European countries has been taking efforts to unite. Europe has been living in the European Union format since signing the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. This treaty created the European Union with its pillars system, including foreign and home affairs
on 2020-03-17 13:25 UTC