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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.
SHARE 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 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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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 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 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.
SHARE 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 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 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.
SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.