Lithuania

Atlantic Council proposes to develop Poland as a stronghold for war with Russia

By Clara Weiss, 10 August 2016

The American think tank has published a 25-page strategy paper titled “Arming for Deterrence” calling for a massive NATO military build-up against Russia.

NATO orders four additional battalions to Russian border

By Thomas Gaist, 14 June 2016

The deployments are among the most provocative actions taken by the NATO high command in the course of its anti-Russian buildup, now well into its second year.

Lithuania adopts the euro

By Markus Salzmann, 5 January 2015

Lithuania is the third and last Baltic state to introduce the euro.

Lithuanian voters punish conservative government for austerity measures

By Markus Salzmann, 7 November 2012

Neither the Social Democratic Party nor Viktor Uspaskich’s Labour Party offer Lithuania any alternative to the previous government’s course of grinding austerity.

Lithuanian parliamentary commission confirms presence of CIA prisons

By Stefan Steinberg, 29 December 2009

A commission set up by the Lithuanian parliament has acknowledged that at least two sites had been established inside the country to serve as secret detention camps for the CIA’s “war on terror.”

Deepening economic crisis in eastern Europe

By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2009

Recent reports indicate that the economies of many central and eastern European states are headed for new shocks.

Lithuania leads Baltic economic slump

By Jordan Shilton, 11 August 2009

Economies in the Baltic region are set to suffer steep declines in output this year. On July 28, Lithuania released economic figures for the second quarter of 2009, revealing a year-on-year contraction of 22.4 percent of GDP.