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  Direct television interview to Al Jezeera from Vilnius, 31-03-2014

2014 04 11

Vytautas Landsbergis is the first president after Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union back in 1990. Now he is a Member of the European Parliament. He joined us from Vilnius,Lithuania. 

Mr. President, thank you for being with us. I want to play more of what the Secretary of State said. Take a listen.

  Ukraine: perspectives from Central Asia

Fabio Belafatti, Coordinator of the Centre of Contemporary Central Asian Studies (Vilnius University, Oriental Studies Centre) and lecturer of Central Asian Politics
2014 04 07

The events in Ukraine are being perceived in different ways throughout the former Soviet Union. Central Asia is no exception: their implications can be hardly underestimated by local leaders and populations alike. The former in particular have to carefully balance multiple, conflicting interests when reacting to the unfolding of events.

  The Russians Are Coming

Michael Weiss
2014 04 01

10 very good reasons not to believe Vladimir Putin when he says he's totally not going to invade eastern Ukraine.

  Parliamentary Forum of Democracy

Vytautas Landsbergis, European Parliament, Brussels
2014 03 28

Europe of today is not the Europe of yesterday. But gradual awakening is not yet a wake.

  Ethnic tensions in Central Asia: autochthonous and Russian minorities

Fabio Belafatti, Coordinator of the Centre of Contemporary Central Asian Studies (Vilnius University, Oriental Studies Centre) and lecturer of Central Asian Politics
2014 03 10

A common prophecy about Central Asia was that after independence the region would rapidly fall into ethnic-based violence that could potentially tear it apart. Over twenty years after the fall of the USSR, this is yet to materialize. Instead,Central Asia shows a proneness to small-scale tensions over resources that take an ethnic form, but seem incapable of causing full-scale security threats and state collapse. This article analyses both the dynamics of inter-ethnic tensions between local minorities and the role of the Russian minority in Central Asia.

  Maidan’s doomsday: Fierce laws, farce amnesty and furiously faithful people in Ukraine

Andriy Tyushka, a postdoctoral research fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, College of Europe (Natolin Campus)
2014 02 27
With renewed vigor, Ukraine turned to a Maidanian republic.

After a while of the declared truce, on February 18, 2014, clashes with police special units as well as internal battle groups, flaming tires, cars and buildings ‘habitually’ completed the image of antigovernment protests whereas revealing new shades and sacrificing new victims to the people’s fight against the regime. The government failed to become responsible and responsive. Maidan became diversified and uncontrolled instead...

  Manoeuvres of Viktor Yanukovich

Aušra Radzevičiūtė-Kornelija Bradaitė
2014 02 24

When several weeks ago political situation in Ukraine has again become tense, president Viktor Yanukovych went on sick leave. But when political battles reached the Supreme Rada, he had to forget the illness and fight the fire on „own ship“: 52 Party of the Regions MP’s were ready to vote for a draft law on the amnesty of the detained protesters initiated by the opposition


Tymoshenko convenes volunteers to people’s regimentation to resist Russian aggression

2014 04 17


A candidate to the post of the President, the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko calls for the creation of the People's Regiment of volunteers for withstanding a possible Russian aggression in the Eastern part of the Ukraine. She spoke about this on the TV channel ICTV in the evening of 14 April.

Georgia and Lithuania signed a plan for European and Euro-Atlantic integration

2014 04 15

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Tamar Beruchashvili met on 7 April in Tbilisi with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania Andrius Krivas.

Stay of Russian citizens in Ukraine is limited since 7 April

2014 04 10

From 7 April stay of Russian citizens on the territory of Ukraine is limited to 90 days. Moreover, this right may only be exercised once per six months.

Ukraine recalled its Ambassador from Belarus

2014 04 01

Ukraine has recalled its ambassador from Belarus for consultations, reported "RBK -Ukraine" with reference to the representative of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Evgeniya Perebeynisa.

Meeting of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee EU-Georgia will be held on March 25-26 in Tbilisi

2014 03 27

The 16th meeting of the Parliamentary Cooperation Committee EU- Georgia will be held on March 25-26 in Tbilisi, reported the Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia David Djalagania at the briefing on March 24. According to him, this committee has become a traditional format of cooperation between the Georgian MPs and the Members of the European Parliament.

Estonia is considering additional security measures

2014 03 25

In the light of the Crimea situation military experts do not view a direct threat for the Baltic States from Russia, but despite this, Estonia is considering additional security measures, reports Rus.err.ee referring to the "Current Camera".

Piotr Telegraphov. Graube: The Baltics need a joint military unit

2014 03 20

After the restoration of the Baltic Battalion it is necessary to consider a closer integration of land forces of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.


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