President Grybauskaitė's second term: What to expect in foreign policy?

The new issue of the weekly Veidas, out on the eve of the second inauguration of President Dalia Grybauskaitė, is dedicated to the analysis of the second presidential term. What will the president be like in the next five years? What further developments could we see in her career? What changes are we facing, if any?
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