The Baltic Word

The Baltic Word

The Baltic Word is an independent news portal that covers the latest political, economic, business, and cultural events in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and also highlights the situation in the world. The news portal was launched in March, 2018. The Baltic Word

12.10.2020

France needs ‘strategic dialogue’ with Eastern Europe, not Russia

France needs ‘strategic dialogue’ with Eastern Europe, not Russia

By Jeroen Bult Not always natural allies, France and the Baltic states have a more nuanced relationship than their disagreements over Russia may suggest, argues Dutch historian and journalist Jeroen Bult. Baltics in-depth. “The visit I am paying to your country is a visit of the Eternal France… »

05.10.2020

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

Are Belarusian Cyber-partisans from Lithuania?

BY KASPARAS JANKAUSKAS Belarusian Cyber-partisans again have made problem for the Lukashenko’s regime. They recently have attacked the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, United Payment and Information space (electronic system created for instant payment for goods or services) and published data of 1,000 law-enforcers online. But who are the… »

30.09.2020

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

LGBT rights in Lithuanian elections

Does the October general elections hold any promise for Lithuania’s LGBTQ community? While some major parties have backslid on issues like legalising same-sex partnership, LGBTQ voters and allies have more choice than in any previous election, argues Simonas Bartulis. Baltics in-depth. LRT English presents a forum of expert voices from… »

24.09.2020

Lithuanian leaders, Tikhanovskaya condemn Lukashenko’s inauguration

Lithuanian leaders, Tikhanovskaya condemn Lukashenko’s inauguration

Lithuania does not recognise Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate leader of Belarus, Lithuanian officials commented on reports about his inauguration in Minsk. Meanwhile, Svetlana Tikhanovkaya said the inauguration marked the official end of Lukashenko’s presidency. Belarusian state media reported on Wednesday that Lukashenko was sworn in as Belarusian president for… »

14.09.2020

“Get out of here!” – this is how the Ukrainians met the pilgrims from Israel

“Get out of here!” – this is how the Ukrainians met the pilgrims from Israel

On September 19, the Israelites will have a big religious holiday of the Jews – the new year according to the Jewish calendar. Every year on this holiday tens of thousands of Israeli pilgrims arrive in the small Ukrainian town of Uman, Cherkasy region. This year it can become the… »

31.08.2020

Foreign Minister bans 30 Belarusian officials from entry to Latvia

Foreign Minister bans 30 Belarusian officials from entry to Latvia

In line with the Cabinet’s decisions, and in coordination with the Foreign Ministries of Estonia and Lithuania, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs has taken the decision to place 30 Belarusian officials on Latvia’s list of  personae non gratae, the  Foreign Ministry announced August 31 . Persons on this list are… »

24.08.2020

Unstable Belarus could divide European Union

Unstable Belarus could divide European Union

BY VIKTORS DOMBURS The members of the European Council held a video conference on 19 August. They discussed the situation which unfolded in the aftermath of the presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August. The EU calls on the Belarusian authorities to find a way out of the crisis through… »

17.08.2020

Baltic States are desperate to increase their influence in Europe

Baltic States are desperate to increase their influence in Europe

By Lukas Ramonas The United States and the European Union harshly condemned the incumbent the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for the situation with the riots and supported the protesters. In this situation, you need to understand that Washington is acting by the same methods as during the… »

15.07.2020

Balts believe that they are under occupation

Balts believe that they are under occupation

By Viktors Domburs Research fellows from GLOBSEC published at the end of June their report «Voices of Central and Eastern Europe» which presents perceptions of democracy and governance in 10 EU countries, including the Baltic States. GLOBSEC is a global think-tank based in Bratislava. Its main goal… »

07.07.2020

Poland’s tumultuous election – what’s in it for Lithuania?

Poland’s tumultuous election – what’s in it for Lithuania?

By Andrius Balčiūnas With the incumbent Andrzej Duda facing off the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, LRT. lt spoke with experts about what the results of Poland’s presidential election might mean for Lithuania. Following a meeting with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda in July last year, Duda said “Lithuania’s… »

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