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Critical of Lithuania’s crybaby businessmen
Critical of Lithuania’s crybaby businessmen
Ausra Maldeikiene, an associate professor of economics at Vilnius University, is a much sought-after talk show guest for her blunt and daring remarks, which make the intricate topic of economics sound simple and understandable to all. The notable professor has spent the entire summer in the picturesque resort of Palanga on the Baltic Sea coast writing her new book. Her previous book, “Economy of Lies,” hit a home run with readers, even with the local Palanga fruit and vegetable vendors who lunge towards her to have the author autograph the book. The Baltic Times spoke about curr...  Full story...
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 Aug 06, 2014 - Let’s focus on success stories...
Let’s focus on success stories
High holiday season in this scorching summer in Lithuania boasts a hot piece of industry news: core tourism numbers are up, with domestic travel edging to record heights. Ironically, the summer’s headline-grabbing news was the breakdown of Go Planet Travel, a travel organizer. It sparked fierce flare-ups, with some market players urging for immediate extra legislative safeguards to preven...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Fashion design for dreamers...
Fashion design for dreamers
Now in its 14th year, Habitus Baltija has become one of the biggest fashion events in the Baltics. An acclaimed international competition for young fashion designers, Habitus Baltija 2014 coincided with two essential Latvian cultural events, Riga Culture Capital 2014 and Riga Fashion and Textile Week. As the reputation of the competition balloons on the Baltics’ cultural calendar, so too ...
 May 15, 2014 - “Baltic countries should be worried” Exclusive GLO...
“Baltic countries should be worried” Exclusive GLOBSEC Interview with Dr. Fox.
In June 1997, Liam Fox was appointed Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs, UK. For four years from May 1999 to November 2003 he served as Shadow Secretary of State for Health before being appointed Co-Chairman of the Party in 2003. Subsequently, from May 2005 to December 2005, he served as Shadow Foreign Secretary. He then served as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence fr...
 May 01, 2014 - Landsbergis surname brings obligations...
Landsbergis surname brings obligations
Hardly any other 31-year-old male heir wears a nobler family crest than Gabrielius Landsbergis, the grandson of the patriarch of modern Lithuania history, 81-year-old Vytautas Zemkalnis Landsbergis, himself about to end his stint as a Europarliamentarian. The grandfather’s prominence and reverence has skyrocketed the junior Landsbergis’ political career to dizzying heights – t...
 Apr 03, 2014 - “I am convinced NATO allies will come to the defen...
“I am convinced NATO allies will come to the defense of the Baltics.”
50-year-old Arvydas Anusauskas, a stalwart of the Motherland Union and Lithuanian Christian Democrats, has been acclaimed as a prominent historian, publicist and politician in the country. Historian by education, he had headed for 10 years one of Lithuania’s People Genocide and Resistance Center’s departments before clinching a seat in Parliament. Serving his second tenure, his fo...
 Mar 05, 2014 - Living without illusions...
Living without illusions
A popular public figure in Latvia who has risen through the ranks of national politics, Artis Pabriks has a lot on his mind these days. He held, until recently, the post of defense minister where efforts included continuing the modernization of the military. But Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis’ resignation last year meant the end of his term in office. Pabriks after being passed over as...
 Feb 06, 2014 - True sportsmanship is about Olympic spirit, not po...
True sportsmanship is about Olympic spirit, not politics
Amid the worries over the Sochi Olympics security, Vida Venciene, the head of the Lithuanian Olympic delegation, who arrived in Sochi two weeks prior to the opening ceremony, dismisses the concerns. “When the plane landed and we got off, I was stunned by the balmy, warm weather, in the upper 20s and saw only lush palms trees around, but, frankly, I did not notice any visibly reinforced se...
 Jan 31, 2014 - Paddle for life: A European and world dream...
Paddle for life: A European and world dream
“The problem of climate change calls for concerted efforts, increased attention and new solutions,” said Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Brussels on October 24, 2013.  On New Year’s Eve, as Lithuania's presidency of the European Union came to a close, I sent President Grybauskaite a bouquet of flowers and a message: “Congratulations on the Lithuan...



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