- August 25, 2014
With fears of Moscow growing after its intervention in Ukraine, NATO member states in Eastern Europe would like NATO to direct a planned missile-defense system against Russia as well. The calls have divided the military alliance. more... [ Comment ]
- July 07, 2014
When Moscow-backed troops appeared in Crimea earlier this year, the media dubbed them the "Little Green Men." Now NATO members should ask themselves how they will respond if the soldiers begin appearing in Estonia and Latvia too. more... [ Comment ]
- September 05, 2013
A special investigative team comprised of German and Lithuanian police is seeking to stop a spate of thefts of luxury vehicles in Berlin. The cars are frequently stolen from the capital and taken to the Eastern European country. more... [ Comment ]
- April 26, 2013
The Baltic countries have already moved on from their debt crisis, and are exhibiting healthy growth. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite explains that austerity is merely a question of political will -- and why her country wants to join the euro zone despite the crisis. more... [ Comment ]
- April 28, 2011
On May 1, Germany and Austria will open up their labor markets to citizens of the Eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 -- seven years after most other EU members let them in. But Berlin's protectionist fears have only hurt the German economy, as the country will struggle to attract enough skilled workers. more... [ Comment ]
- December 07, 2010
The South Ossetia war in August 2008 made the Baltic states worry about the prospect of a Russian attack. The diplomatic cables reveal how Baltic politicians persuaded NATO to prepare a new strategy to defend their countries. The plan was supposed to be kept secret to avoid irritating Russia. more...
- August 21, 2009
As Americans continue to debate the torture era of the Bush administration, a new report has emerged about the alleged existence of a third secret prison used by the CIA in Europe. According to ABC News, the CIA operated a "black site" prison in Lithuania until the end of 2005. more...
- January 11, 2007
Lithuanian Catholics are not amused by "Popetown." The Catholic Church in the country is planning to sue MTV over the irreverent cartoon satire. more...
- May 17, 2006
The EU has accepted Slovenia's bid to become the first new member of the expanded bloc to join the euro zone. But Brussels' rejection of Lithuania's attempt to embrace the common currency highlights the economic perils ahead. more...
- February 17, 2006
A flower shop in Lithuania stands accused of racism. Its pricing structure depends on the color of the delivery man's skin, say some. The shop says its "black hussar" is a celebrity. more...