All Stories Tagged With Lukashenko

Belarusian activist: Dictatorial post-Soviet regimes help each other survive

Belarusian activist: Dictatorial post-Soviet regimes help each other survive 0

BNS Authoritarian regimes in post-Soviet countries help each other survive by providing political support to each other, Olga Zakharova of the Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus said in Vilnius. “They help each other, therefore, are able to survive …

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Government concerned over Belarus trials 0

The Lithuanian government has voiced it concern over the court cases that sprung from Belarus’ post-election protests in Minsk. The Belarusian government cracked down on protesters sending in police and military who bashed them with clubs and arrested them en masse for crimes against the …

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Is there a plan for Lithuania’s evacuation? 1

The events in Japan have made Europe question whether it needs nuclear power plants. The people and the governments in Europe are worried, Lietuvos Rytas daily writes in its editorial on 16 March. Germany suspended the work of seven nuclear power plants yesterday. Moreover, the …

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Grybauskaite on Belarus, Putin, US-Russian ‘re-set’ and Georgia 1

Read the second part of the interview by Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite to Delfi.lt news portal on 15 March.  Read the first part of the interview here, and the second part of the interview here. Attitude Towards Belarus Was Shaped by the EU Position Has the …

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An outbreak of self-flagellation, by Girnius 1

Chances are that Lithuania will end up surrounded by the nuclear power plants in Kaliningrad and Belarus. In March, Russia and Belarus signed an intergovernmental agreement to cooperate in the building of a new NPP in Astraviec, Belarus, approximately 50 km from Vilnius. A 2400 …

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Lithuania is yet to feel the wrath of Radoslaw Sikorski 0

They say that two young, stubborn, and certain of being right Ministers of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis and Radoslaw Sikorski straight out hate each other, Audrius Baciulis writes in Veidas weekly magazine on 16 February.. Lithuanian politicians and diplomats forecast a strong worsening of the relations between …

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Strategic Partner Has Grown Up; Opinion 0

“Sikorski has caught the swine flu, and the complications of the disease have affected the minister at the weakest spot – the head”. This is how insultingly Sovetskaja Belorusija, the daily newspaper controlled by the administration of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, described the Polish …

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Head of Belarus’ Presidential Administration Makey visits Lithuania 0

One of the closest Lukashenko’s ally, the Head of Presidential Administration of Belarus Vladimir Makey paid a visit to Lithuania a few days ago, Lietuvos rytas daily reported on 27 January.  The paper claims that Makey had a meeting with Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite, even …

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Lithuania’s OSCE presidency is an obstacle to independent foreign policy

Lithuania’s OSCE presidency is an obstacle to independent foreign policy 0

Lithuanian newspaper Lietuvos rytas views Lithuania’s possibilities to peruse its political agenda while chairing the OSCE in 2011.  The editorial was published on 5 January. The Lithuanian diplomatic service celebrated the beginning of 2011 by undertaking perhaps the greatest challenge since the restoration of the …

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Lithuania supports sanctions to Minsk officials but against economic sanctions 0

Lithuania supports the EU’s plans to impose sanctions to individual Belarusian officials but not on its economy, Darius Semaska, the President Dalia Grybauskaite’s chief adviser on foreign policy, said in an interview to the Ziniu Radijas radio station on 18 January. Referring to an interview …

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Grybauskaite: We Should Stop Deceiving Ourselves That We Will Soon Have New Nuclear Power Plant 0

Read an extract of an interview with the Lithuanian President Dalia Gryubauskaite who was interviewed on domestic, foreign policy, energy projects published in Veidas magazine on 3 January Lithuanian President believes that Lithuania’s economy will regain its footing in 2011, but she says it will …

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9 EHU students are released and 2 students and a teacher are still in prison 0

European Humanities University has condemned the violent dispersal of a mainly peaceful demonstration in the aftermath of a presidential election in Belarus on 19th of December 2010. Hundreds of detainees stood closed-door trials, among them were the EHU students.  11 EHU students were imprisoned and …

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Grybauskaite defends Belarus policy 0

President Dalia Grybauskaite has defended her stance towards Belarus from criticism from former President Valdas Adamkus, who called the current policy a “disaster.” Grybauskaite has spent much of her term opening dialogue with neighbouring Belarus and its leader President Aleksandr Lukashenko. In doing so she …

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Every one a winner, Lithuania, Belarus and OSCE 0

What better way to start the new year than with some harmless predictions? As you know, Belarus staged (being the appropriate word) elections on December 19 that were – to put it as mildly as did the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) …

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Several foreign policy challenges, by Kestutis Girnius 0

Upon joining the European Union and NATO, Lithuania’s Foreign Service was concerned for its future. Would Lithuania be left to only passively implement joint EU and NATO policies or will she have her own foreign policy ? The Foreign Ministry decided to become a regional …

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A glimpse at 2010, and Happy 2011! 0

The Lithuanian Tribune would like to wish you all a very happy 2011 and thank you for being with us.  2010 were intense and let us hope that the light that we see in the year 2011 tunnel is not the light of an approaching …

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Lukashenko went mad or isn’t very smart – MEP Landsbergis 0

Lukashenko has either went mad or is not as clever as it appeared, Vytautas Landsbergis,  the Lithuanian Member of the European Parliament, a prominent Lithuanian politician said at a meeting in the Lithuanian parliament organized by the parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs on 29 December. …

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Kubilius: we need to change our Belarus strategy 0

Following the presidential elections in Belarus, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius said it is time for the west to take a different attitude to the country. The main opposition leader, who was bashed and sent to hospital before being thrown in jail, is yet to be …

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Lithuania and Europe was too naïve about Belarus – Seimas Speaker 0

Lithuania and Europe have been too naïve in their estimation of Lukashenka’s intentions to democratize Belarus, Lithuania’s Parliament Speaker Irena Degutiene is convinced. ‘The general evaluation would be that Lithuania and Europe have been too naïve in their thinking that democracy can be introduced through …

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ForMin condemns undemocratic elections in Belarus but 2/3 Belarusians in Vilnius support Lukashenka 0

Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Minister Audronius Azubalis follows the line of international observers and claims that the Presidential election in Belarus was undemocratic.  The Belarusian embassy in Vilnius, on the other hand, reports that two thirds of all Belarusian nationals that voted in Vilnius casted their …

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