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Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

A new coalition agreement was signed in Lithuania on 5 July. The two groupings which have co-governed the country so far are: the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) and the Social Democratic…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The elections to the European Parliament have weakened the Christian Democrats (EPP) and Social Democrats (S&D) in Central Europe; but although they have won fewer seats…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The independent candidate, the economist Gitanas Nausėda, won the second round of elections in Lithuania on 26 May with 65.8% of the vote. His rival, the former Minister of Finance Ingrida Šimonytė, who was supported…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

In the first round of presidential elections in Lithuania on 12 May, none of the nine candidates won a majority, which would have provided a decisive outcome in the first…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The elections in Estonia have been won by the opposition liberal Reform Party, which got 28.8% of the votes and 34 seats in the 101-seat parliament. All indications…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

On 23 January the EU allocated €800 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) financial instrument to the implementation of key energy projects. €323…

OSW Commentary | | Justyna Gotkowska, Piotr Szymański

For quite some time, territorial defence seemed to be an obsolete need, a leftover from the Cold War era. However, Russia’s overt and covert uses of military force—against Georgia in 2008 and against Ukraine since 2014…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The parliamentary elections in Latvia (6 October) were won by the Social Democratic Party Harmony, which mainly represents an electorate of the country’s Russian-speaking…

OSW Studies | | Piotr Szymański

The Baltic states are often viewed by the West and Russia as a single region. However, the different economic and demographic potentials, strategic cultures and geographic location result in differences in their defence solutions.

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

On 23 November the Estonian parliament swore in a new government consisting of the Centre Party, the Social Democratic Party and the conservative IRL.