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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.

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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2020
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 - all of them former Soviet republics. The Alliance permanently increases its presence there. NATO has managed to find the efficient tool to deploy more troops which does not violate any agreement.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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 Presidential elections in August.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2020
EC: Lithuania made slow progress on implementing social and economic reforms According to Country Report Lithuania 2020, written by the European Commission, Lithuania is one of the countries which benefits most from EU support. Even so, Lithuania made slow progress on implementing social and economic reforms to ensure that growth benefits all of society.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
Lithuania continues to strengthen its military amid Belarus concern Lithuania continues to buy American military equipment despite assurances that Belarus has no cause for Lithuanian military buildup concern.
economy, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Lithuania's open economy suffers COVID-19 continues to test economy of the Baltic States. According to Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka, it is too soon to tell whether the second half of the year would be hopeful.
Secretary Pompeo Participates in a U.S.-Poland Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Polish National Defence Minister Mariusz Baszczak, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2020
Bad news for the Lithuanian Army Confidence in National Defence Sysytem in Lithuania is lowering and the image of the Lithuanian armed forces has worsened. The trend is becoming apparent from 2018 because of some incidents with the military which undermine d population's trust. A new unpleasant one occurred recently.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2020
Who is to blame for violence in Lithuania Lithuania is used to maintain national security and defence relying on NATO allies in many ways. Such approach helps to save money and receive political preferences within the Alliance.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2020
U.S. political tools in Europe are working Starting with the 1950s years of the 20th century, European countries have been making 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 pillar system, including foreign and home affairs alongside the European community.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 11, 2020
U.S. - Baltic States: nothing personal - just business Security situation in the world is deteriorating year by year, day by day. But wars and conflicts nowadays are not only deaths and damage but business and money for involved participants.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 17, 2020
Lithuania: to serve or not to serve in the army It is well known that in 2015 Lithuanian authorities reintroduced compulsory military service due to the potential threat caused by the Russian Federation. It should be said, that young Lithuanians do not appreciate the idea and try to avoid the service in every possible way.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 12, 2019
Europe suffers from excessive care on the part of the U.S. Historically, the U.S. perceives the EU as a developing organization that needs guidance and advice. Though just a few years ago Europe seemed more united and found consensus more easily, the United States managed to influence European politics easier. Everything has changed.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 5, 2019
Russia, India, Pakistan: "a love triangle" Russia is playing its political "chess games" not only with the U.S. and Europe. It also wants to play prominent role in South Asia, where Russia has its strategic interests either. In early November, the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune reported on Islamabad's decision to repay Moscow debt.
Sikorsky HKP 16 .Black Hawk., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Lithuania strongly condemns France for drift to think of itself Since the restoration of independence, new politicians have come to power in Lithuania. For the most part they are active and pro- democracy politician s. Most of them make their best to take Lithuania to a new level of development. The only problem with some of them is lack of s elf reliance in decision making and as a consequence dependence on other political forces from abroad.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 24, 2019
Dilemma for the Baltic States: prosperity or defence The Jamestown Foundation, an influential US think tank, published a report in October "How to defend the Baltic States" written by R.D. Hooker, Jr. The report examines NATO capability to defend its eastern flank the Baltic States.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Lithuania's voice in NATO is getting stronger, Karoblis is happier Lithuania's voice in NATO is getting stronger but pushy. It uses new arg uments to attract NATO attention to fulfil its individual goals. And it should be admitted that Lithuania successfully exploited its military weakness to obtain military strength.
NATOs hovedkvarter, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Two-faced Lithuanian politics Lithuania continues attempts to support the image of a democratic state and at the same time not to lose foreign military support. On September 26, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda made his first address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In his speech he said that threat to Russia's neighbouring countries remains strong and Moscow is attempting to further destabilise neighbouring states.
IMG_4130, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 16, 2019
Russia does not exclude nuclear war in Europe In these latter days the issue of the risk of nuclear escalation in a non-nuclear conflict and war by mistake is acutely on the agenda.
NATOs hovedkvarter, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Lithuanians are doomed to starve, drink and die This month European media widely covered social situation in Lithuania. Statistics and reports made by the authoritative international organizations and research institutes give scary picture of life in the country.
Saber Strike, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 29, 2019
Lithuania's new chief of defence has no chance Lithuania's new chief of defence, Major General Valdemaras Rupsys calls himself a realist though it seems as if he is a fatalist with no hope to change anything in the national armed forces.

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