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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.
(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.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 23, 2019 IISS Research: Europe cannot defend itself without U.S.
International research institutes very often provide assessments which cause just a revolution in the thinking of ordinary people and even politicians. Such reports give impetus to decisive actions and revision of existing strategies and politics.
SHARE Tuesday, April 9, 2019 To be or not to be the Baltics' and Poland's defender
Usually, when we speak about the US we keep in mind its might and influence. This country plays one of the main roles in the world politics. It does its best to be the leader . Everybody used to it. Even Americans used to it.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, March 18, 2019 Baltics cannot rely on Germany any more
On March 29 Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will celebrate 15 years of becoming NATO member states. The way to the alliance membership was not simple for newly born independent countries. They have reached great success in fulfilling many of NATO demands: they have considerably increased their defence expenditures, renewed armaments and increased the number of military personnel.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 7, 2019 Trump buys Lithuania, EU cannot stop it
The US President Donald Trump is no doubt a successful businessman who rules his country as if it is a huge enterprise. And this kind of management, to his mind, should lead to success. And very often it really works. As a wise leader he uses different tools to reach his goals. Thus, the most cunning one, which the US exploits in Europe is indirect influence on the EU countries to gain the desired aim.
SHARE Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Politics is above common sense in Latvia
The painful issue of using Russian language in Latvia appears on the agenda once again. Ethnic Russians "knock at the doors" of international organisation trying to defend their rights to speak and get education in their native language. Their hope for understanding in Latvia is melting every day.
SHARE Saturday, April 7, 2018 Baltic States: missed opportunities in global politics
We are living in the world where the facts "who makes" and "where it is made" are much more important than "what for" issue.
Nowadays the world political scene is divided between superpowers supported by their allies. In order to punish each other for having opposite views the sides criticize any step made by the opponent.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 19, 2018 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 12, 2018 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
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 18, 2018 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 9, 2017 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
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 12, 2017 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 13, 2017 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".