Conservative victory in Poland will make Vilnius-Warsaw relations more tense, political scientist says
Monday, October 26, 2015
The expected triumph of the right-wing Law and Justice party in Poland's parliamentary elections will likely make relations between Vilnius and Warsaw more tense, particularly on issues pertaining to ethnic minorities, says Professor Šarūnas Liekis of Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University.
If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Vilnius and Warsaw are gradually moving to a new stage of better relations and hopes that Lithuanian politicians will solve the highly contentious issue of the spelling of Polish names in Lithuanian personal documents.
The leaked recordings of conversations between Poland's former foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski and then CEO of oil company Orlen, Jacek Krawiec, about investments in Mažeikiai oil refinery in Lithuania do not reflect the position of the current Polish government, Warsaw said on Wednesday.