Andrius Balčiūnas

Europe's East 22-04-2021

US Ambassador to Belarus stranded in Vilnius: ‘Goal remains getting to Minsk’

After it was announced last year that Belarus would get a US ambassador after a 13-year hiatus, the new US ambassador to Minsk Julie Fisher was denied entry and is based currently in Vilnius, from where she spoke to EURACTIV's partner LRT.lt.
EU-China 07-04-2021

Despite China threats, Lithuania moves to recognise Uighur genocide

After Brussels moved to impose sanctions on China in March, Beijing retaliated by targeting four Lithuanian politicians among more than a dozen European diplomats and officials. Now, despite direct pressure on Lithuanian MPs, Vilnius is planning to recognise as genocide China's repression against Uighurs. EURACTIV's media partner LRT.lt reports.
Azerbaijan 27-10-2020

How Baltics tried and failed to end war in Nagorno-Karabakh

When the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region disputed by Azerbaijan and Armenia, began in the late 1980s, Lithuania and the Baltic states helped bring the warring sides to the negotiating table in Riga. Despite sharing tea, jokes, and reaching an early breakthrough – the deal ultimately failed.