The evolving political dynamics of Belarus are causing an unprecedented shift in policy stances and viewpoints that were up to now considered immovable – seeing the government embracing policy positions that only the Western-friendly opposition would have supported before.
More and more Lithuanians are realizing their ideas with the help of crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Some of them are already planning for mass production following successful launch campaigns.
The high-profile corruption case, which has already seen suspicions brought against MG Baltic vice-president Raimonas Kurlianskis and former leader of the Liberal Movement Eligijus Masiulis, may implicate more big names.
Albinas Januška, Lithuanian politician, one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party, a signatory of the Lithuanian Independence Act and once the ultimate éminence grise, gives a scathing analysis of the country's domestic politics and the ills affecting the European Union.