Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian Liberal MEP, joins EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee. Still blacklisted by Moscow, Auštrevičius discusses the malignant Russian role in Western politics, and what this means for the changing face of European democracy.
At 31, Auštrevičius was Lithuania’s youngest ambassador. Following the dramatic rise of Austria’s young leader, Sebastian Kurz, Auštrevičius reflects on his own journey, and how Europe should view Kurz’ energetic potential.
Auštrevičius reveals his motivation to public service and hints at a possible run in Lithuania’s next presidential election.