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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        Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Untouchable U.S. troops in Lithuania This month the Pentagon has been accused of blocking the sharing of U.S. intelligence with the international criminal court (ICC). Located in The Hague, Netherlands, and created by a treaty called the Rome Statute first brought before the United Nations, the International Criminal Court operates independently.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Lithuania is on a slippery slope hosting NATO troops As Lithuania not only calls on NATO partners to increase military presence on its territory, the authorities also allocate large sum of money to develop national military infrastructure. Thus, the Ministry of National Defence is implementing an infrastructure development project in preparation for hosting the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Germany inspects Lithuania Appointed as Federal Minister of Defence of Germany in January, B.Pistorius will conduct his first visit to Lithuania on March 7. According to the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, he will meet with his troops deployed with the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group Lithuania.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 16, 2023
Lithuania chose NATO summit instead of supporting population Driven by energy and food, eurozone inflation set new records every month since November 2021. Energy remains the main driver of inflation in Europe, including the Baltic States. Inflation remains much higher than the European Central Bank's target of keeping the eurozone area below 2 per cent. As for the Baltic States, in Lithuania and Estonia, inflation remains high at 18.4 and 18.8 per cent respectively.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2023
Baltic States: home for foreign prisons, troops and biolabs Baltic States' developing after they proclaimed independence in 1991 was marked not only by acquiring EU and NATO membership's advantages. Though they feel themselves as an inseparable part of the united European family, disadvantages can't be ignored. To be a part of something always means to delegate some authority.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Lithuanian society is left shaken by plans to raise retirement age This month Lithuanian society is left shaken after spreading the news about the increasing of the retirement age. In Lithuania, the retirement age has increased every year since 2012 and by 2026 it will be 65 years. Previously, discussion surfaced on whether raising the retirement age to 72 would help offset Lithuania's ageing population issues.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 17, 2023
NATO and EU signed new "declaration of dependence" On January 10, NATO and the European Union signed joint declaration. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda welcomed it saying that it sends a strong message of transatlantic unity.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Lithuanians fully dissatisfied with Å imonytÄ—'s government Lithuanians feel fully dissatisfied with the government's budget for 2023. The main disappointing thing is the goal to reach 2.52 percent of GDP and even more for national defence in 2023.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Lithuania: NATO gives, NATO takes away The news that NATO gradually expands its presence in the Baltic States has become common and does not surprise. The territory of these countries is actively used in military purposes.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 8, 2022
Lithuanians should be ready to die this winter This winter tests Europe for strength. Real average residential European gas and electricity costs are 144% and 78% above the figures for 2000-19. Many European countries have introduced cash-transfer schemes to help people pay energy bills, which should reduce shocks. Lithuania as a European state faces the same problems. Lithuanian government also made some attempts to smooth out the situation.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Expensive death and unbearable life in Lithuania Lithuanians are caught in the trap. They try to survive. It's no secret that many businesses in Lithuania are closing down, reducing production, etc. Many households, representing all levels of income, are having trouble paying their energy bills. Lithuanians are even unable to pay for medical care and food.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Lithuania's main mistake Europe nowadays experiences the major energy crisis. Energy costs for households across Europe nearly doubled compared to a year ago, new data has revealed.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 20, 2022
Baltic States involved in Ukrainian crisis The Russia-Ukraine crisis dramatically changed the way Europeans think about their security. European governments, as well as ordinary people, are divided over the conflict. For example, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, and Sweden are much more willing to make sacrifices than those in France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Serbia.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 6, 2022
Baltic reality: high inflation and declining of living standards The Baltic States' economy is in bad condition. The latest estimate from the EU's statistics body shows that Eurozone inflation is continuing to soar to record highs.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 30, 2022
Lithuania could be swept off the Earth's surface 2003 and 2004 were decisive years for Lithuania. The country joined two major and influential organizations: the EU and NATO. The status of a member state gave the country confidence in the future.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 15, 2022
Lithuania is on the brink of a social explosion Lithuania's annual inflation in August reached 22.4 percent. There were also big jumps in electricity prices on the market, another factor is expensive food products. In August, food products became 30 percent more expensive than a year ago. These two factors raised the population's dissatisfaction with the current Government.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 16, 2022
Lithuania to lose confidence for German troops in near future Nine NATO member states held talks in Romania on Friday ahead of a key NATO summit later this month.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 9, 2022
Lithuania - U.S. military cooperation turned to full dependence Lithuanian authorities' disbelief in the national armed forces' capabilities is proved by their repeated claims for aid and permanent foreign military presence in the territory of the country. Lithuania has chosen the way of full reliance on other countries' defence capabilities instead of developing its own military strength.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Lithuanian MOD admits Armed Forces capability deficit According to the last public opinion poll, the trust of Lithuanian residents of the National Armed Forces is continuously growing, and NATO membership is viewed in a highly positive light. The more so, it states that 88% of respondents support allied presence on the territory of Lithuania.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2022
Lithuania is returning to pre-industrial economy According to LRT, Lithuanian farmers return to pre-industrial farming methods amid rising fuel and raw-material prices. The latest surge in oil and gas prices as the west responds to Russia's actions in Ukraine caused a sharp rise in costs for all European industry, severely hurting sectors from steel and transport to fertilizers and agriculture. Lithuania is not an exception.

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