How to counter intensifying Russian propaganda campaigns that have been targeting Lithuania lately? This was the topic of the discussion on LRT political debate programme "The Right to Know" on Monday night.
The first day of the annual foreign policy and security forum Rīga Conference 2014 has concluded with the lively discussions about the challenges and opportunities of the global and regional economy, security threats and relations with Russia.
Second day of the annual forum Rīga Conference 2014 was filled with lively debate and exchange of opinions among speakers of panel discussions, bringing together high-level foreign security and foreign policy experts, diplomats, politicians, academics, businessmen and journalists.
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė suggests a provision that at least 90 percent of the television programmes rebroadcast in Lithuania should be in the official languages of the European Union, adding that fines should be imposed for instigation of war and infringement upon independence.
Estonia and Lithuania have so far failed to agree on how the Baltic power grids are to be synchronized with the Western European system and a memorandum of understanding will not be signed during the EU summit on Thursday, as planned, Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said, adding that this might be done later this year.
The Baltic prime ministers say that their countries are ready for Zapad, a major military exercise to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus in September, and feel safe after NATO partners have deployed additional capabilities in the region.
Two terminals could operate on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea controlled by the three Baltic states – in Lithuania's Klaipėda and in Estonia, which could build a small terminal, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated on Friday. In his words, the two terminals would supplement each other along with the Inčukalns gas storage facility in Latvia.