Leading up to every parliamentary election, political parties make promises to the electorate; that what it is they intend to achieve when they come to power. But how many of these pledges were actually fulfilled on defence and foreign policy? Leading analysts have their say.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is meeting with the heads of the Seimas' Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs to discuss issues at the top of the agenda of NATO and the European Union.
While continuing to exchange barbs, the West and Russia are building a more institutionalized pattern of standoff in Europe that involves increasingly predictable tit-for-tat mirrored actions. Both sides profess their actions to be purely defensive, but these are increasingly robust defences.