Tag Archives: Lithuania

New step in defence cooperation between Lithuania and Poland

Altough the military cooperation between Lithuania and Poland began in 2001, the last visit of the Polish defence minister Tomasz in Vilnius gived  a boost for the protection of the Baltic. By

Immersion inside the oldest university of Eastern Europe

Founded in 1579 the University of Vilnius is one of the oldest establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe. The Jesuits was in charge of the university during its two

Integration of Roma is ‘Mission Impossible’

Due to pressure from the EU, Lithuania launched an action plan for a 2012-2014 integration of their segregated Roma minority into society. The action plan especially focuses on the Vilnius suburb of

‘Brain drain’ creating major headaches

In the past 5 years, Lithuania has reportedly lost 700, 000 people who have sought educational and working opportunities in surrounding EU countries. The adverse effects of the countries proclaimed ‘brain drain’

The Lithuanian cadets, double skilled professionals

The economic crisis that is hitting Europe leads many young Lithuanians to choose the army to get a degree for free and to ensure their future job stability. The Lithuanian Military Academy

Algirdas Paleckis will bring his case to Strasbourg

One of the most controversial politicians in Lithuania, if not the most, is the leader of Socialist’s People Front, Algirdas Paleckis. On January 23, 2013, the Lithuanian Supreme court upheld the decision

Everyone has the right to die, but it’s not an obligation

A dog has the right be a dog. Everyone has the right to sometimes be unaware of their duties. It might seem a little strange but these are the the rights fundamentally

A classical delight in Lithuania

  Last night Vilnius Town Hall was filled with many teary eyes after experiencing the musical delight that made up one of the sixteen performances that are occurring over the next month

EU-Turkey dialogue streghtened in Lithuania

By Agnete Vestergaard-Kristensen Vilnius, Lithuania: Last week a large president-led delegation from Turkey arrived in the Baltic capital in order to intensify the cooperation concerning EU agenda during Lithuanian Presidency of the

First competition of digital music composition in Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania. On Sunday the 7th of April, electronic music lovers enjoyed the Eikkk Competition of Electronic and Computer Music at the Chamber Hall of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Homeless taking advantage in place of worship

Kneeling in front of the steps of the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania, is a young homeless woman who seems to be minding her own business muttering a prayer to herself