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Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius and energy minister Arvydas Sekmokas announced that the possible withdrawal of one partner would not jeopardise the implementation of this strategic project for Lithuania. They expressed…
Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein
The three-month work of the Polish-Lithuanian commission of education experts, which was formed in September upon the initiative of the prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania, ended in failure.
Analyses | | Paweł Siarkiewicz
The government has been formed by three parties: the centre-right Unity, the Reform Party led by the former president, Valdis Zatlers, and the nationalist All for Latvia. The new government is also supported by six independent MPs.…
Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein, Paweł Siarkiewicz
The Harmony Centre, a left-wing grouping which represents the interests of the Russian minority, gained 31 of the 100 seats in the Saeima, Latvia’s parliament. The second best result (22 seats) was achieved by the newly created Reform…
Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein
Although Lithuania obtained significant funds from the EU for a complete decommissioning and disassembly of the power plant by 2029, none of the projects of key significance for this process has been implemented and most are 3–4 years…
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On 14 July in Austria, a Russian citizen, Mikhail Golovatov, was arrested. He was wanted by Lithuania by means of a European arrest warrant on charges of leading the action of pacifying independence protests at the TV tower in Vilnius…
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On 23 July Latvia's inhabitants voted in a referendum for the dissolution of parliament. On 17 September early parliamentary elections will be held. Latvian society is disappointed with the political elite, perceived as corrupt and…
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Lithuania’s Seimas adopted an amended gas law on 30 June. Lietuvos Dujos (LD), the largest wholesale supplier and the monopoly on the Lithuanian gas distribution market, will be split into individual companies dealing with gas…
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The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania on 11 July passed a non-appealable verdict in the dispute over information plates in Polish and Russian located in public places in the Vilnius Region. The local government of the Vilnius…
OSW Commentary | | Paweł Siarkiewicz
Since Estonia joined the OECD in 2010 and adopted the euro at the beginning of 2011, it has become the leader of integration processes among the Baltic states. The introduction of the euro has reinforced Estonia’s international image…