Lithuania

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Baltic Fears: NATO Debates Directing Missile Shield against Russia

Baltic Fears: NATO Debates Directing Missile Shield against Russia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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 ]

Opinion: Watch Out for Little Green Men

Opinion: Watch Out for Little Green Men

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Steve Pifer more... Comment ]


Borderless Criminals: Lithuanian Gangs Target German Cars

Borderless Criminals: Lithuanian Gangs Target German Cars

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Andreas Ulrich more... Comment ]

Lithuanian President: 'Brussels Was Target Before, Now It's Merkel'

Lithuanian President: 'Brussels Was Target Before, Now It's Merkel'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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 ]


About Time: Germany Finally Opens Labor Market to Eastern Workers

About Time: Germany Finally Opens Labor Market to Eastern Workers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Markus Dettmer and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Fear of Russia: NATO Developed Secret Contingency Plans for Baltic States

Fear of Russia: NATO Developed Secret Contingency Plans for Baltic States

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Ulrike Demmer and Ralf Neukirch more...


Black Site in Lithuania? CIA Accused of Third Torture Prison in Europe

Black Site in Lithuania? CIA Accused of Third Torture Prison in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Britta Sandberg more...

Lithuania Unamused by Pope Satire: Lithuanian Catholic Church to Sue MTV over 'Popetown'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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...


Slovenia Yes, Lithuania No: EU Approves Euro Expansion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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...

Racism in Lithuania? Flowers from the Black Hussar

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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...