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A Lithuanian expatriate
My name is Adomas Abromaitis.
I was born in Lithuania in 1983 but left it at 6. Now I live in the UK. For some years I have been working as a teacher. Some time ago I decided to change my life and start writing about my home country. I wright in English for those who are interested in what is going on in Lithuania.
Financial challenge for Lithuania
Next year will be the real turning point for Lithuania from the financial point of view. After gaining the independence Lithuania was significantly supported by the EU. Brussels helped a young country to grow stronger and decrease its dependence on Russia. Many projects started by the country decades ago were successfully financed from the European funds.
Monday, February 12, 2018(1 comments)
Long way to common European Security and Defence
On 14-15 February, 2018 NATO Defence Ministers will meet in Brussels again to discuss the main threats the world faces nowadays. NATO consists of 29 member states but 22 of them are simultaneously the EU member states. Speaking in general, the decisions, taken by NATO, are binding on the EU. On the one hand, NATO and the US, as its main financial donor, and Europe very often have different goals. Their interests and even views
Thursday, January 18, 2018(3 comments)
The Baltic States: gained dependence
Future of Europe is still uncertain. Though security is the real priority for all countries, each of them understands the process of achieving security by its own.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018(1 comments)
The reasons why Lithuania is not friends with neighbors
Lithuania has entered the New Year with a political chaos. As it turned out there are problems and complete misunderstanding between the high-ranking officials concerning Lithuanian foreign policy. National mass media perplexedly quote the President, the Prime-minister and the Minister of foreign affairs, who have completely opposite views on Lithuania's role in the international arena.
Baltic States sacrifice economy on altar of politics
Taking into account the development of economic, political and military situation in the world, there is an urgent need to form a new organization -- International Economic Tribunal to protect the Baltic States from their own governments. The matter is poor economic behavior of the authorities leads the whole nations to the economic crisis. The more so economic mistakes become economic crimes against people and worth even more
Tuesday, September 12, 2017(2 comments)
Germany's Minister of Defense is the first victim of "Zapad 2017"
Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at a defense ministers' summit in Estonia on September, 7 criticized upcoming Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 military exercises. She said that around 100,000 Russian soldiers will take part in the upcoming Zapad 2017 war games, despite Moscow's claims that they will only have 12,700 participants and exercise will not exceed the 2011 Vienna Document limits.
Thursday, July 13, 2017(2 comments)
Is history a new NATO weapon against Russia?
On Wednesday NATO and Russia have got a new reason to argue and make claims to each other. NATO posted an 8-minute online documentary feature video, glorifying activity of the Baltic partisan movement "Forests Brothers".
Thursday, July 6, 2017(3 comments)
Europe voluntarily punishes itself
The future of EU-Russia relations is even more uncertain than ever before. Everyman may observe only deterioration. Mass media broadly covered the extension of the bloc's economic sanctions against Russia by six months until January 31. European Union leaders made such decision on June, 22 during a two-day summit in Brussels. This step followed the Washington's decision to broaden its sanctions against Moscow.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Europe between two fires
Being attacked from two sides simultaneously (terrorism and Russian threat) Europe has to decide what to do first: to counter terrorism or increasing Russian might. Choosing the priority is the most difficult challenge for the European States today. But Europe should make choice because states' budgets are not bottomless.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
The executive brunch acts against the legislature in Lithuania
As it appears Lithuania expects major changes in the near future. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius was on an official visit to the United States of America from the 20 to the 24 of February 2017. During a visit he said that Lithuania seeks the permanent presence of United States troops in its territory.
Friday, February 24, 2017(1 comments)
Fakes and truth in modern Lithuanian politics
Fake news has become a great problem in our life. The more so, questionable news and lack of clarity can seriously influence society and bring chaos to the minds of ordinary people.
Last week a typical event happened in Lithuania. A couple of local Lithuanian media outlets published news report claimed German soldiers raped a Lithuanian girl.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017(7 comments)
Lithuanian emigrant's cry from the heart
I am a Lithuanian, but I live abroad and I am not going back. At least now, at least until the government pays attention to its people. Instead of doing practical things, our authorities just do everything to make Lithuanians leave. Simply we need food, clothes and medical care. Our children need better education. And the most important thing is we want to be sure of the future. Simple things for simple people.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Lithuania risks to lose the future of the Armed Forces
During the last decade the deteriorating political and military situation in the world have proved the necessity of well-prepared armed forces.
It is obvious that the level of patriotism in Lithuania is high as ever. Many young men are thinking to join the armed forces and be useful to the country. The government only should maintain and strengthen this trend.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016(1 comments)
Controversial wind of change in Lithuania
On October 23, 2016 Lithuania will hold the second round of parliamentary elections. Sixty-eight constituencies will again vote for a new parliament. Nevertheless as the results came from the first round of elections, it became clear that the situation in the country will change completely.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016(1 comments)
Lithuania acts against common sense
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that "European security is at risk unless a new arms-control agreement is in force". Almost every European country admits this fact too. But it is far easier to admit than to take real actions. The international security will remain a dream unless a new system is developed.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Fighting for minds of youth in Latvia
The most disappointing consequence of Brexit for foreigners living in the UK has become the unexpected rise of xenophobia. According to the behavior of locals, the EU open door policy has completely failed.
Saturday, June 18, 2016(8 comments)
US and Russia decide for Europe
Surprisingly, but despite the tough political confrontation two world superpowers, the US and Russia, have much in common. They very often behave the same way. This is particularly evident in political and military spheres.
Monday, May 16, 2016(2 comments)
Who will secure Lithuania?
One can conclude that the only serious problem of Lithuania' s security is its weak national defence capabilities. This opinion is purposely formed by national media and by international journalists. The more so, the government actively supports shaping such public views by giving interview and showing off near military vehicles, aircraft and equipment
Nuclear weapons in Lithuania: defence against Russia or target for terrorists?
A complex geopolitical situation in the region forces the Baltic States and their NATO allies to take unprecedented efforts to increase defence capabilities to counter potential aggressors. A new Lithuanian military strategy approved in March describes Russia actions along with terrorism as the main threats for the security of Lithuania
Saturday, March 26, 2016(1 comments)
Lithuania should find its own way in the European Union
The European Union is not the place where one only speaks in support of the common views on international summits, but do nothing. The prosperity of the organization depends on each member state's prosperity. No one will argue that if one of 28 members becomes weaker, it will pose a threat to the organization itself.