Opinions
 

Professor Tomas Venclova: “Conscience stands above Independence”

  • 2020-08-28
  • Gabija Strumylaitė

A substantial part of Lithuanian society justifies the sins of national heroes who fought and especially of those who died in order to achieve independence. Nevertheless, independence is not, by definition, the highest moral value. The higher one is God – those who consi...

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America’s unholy crusade against China

Many white Christian evangelicals in the United States have long believed that America has a God-given mission to save the world. Under the influence of this crusading mentality, US foreign policy has often swerved from diplomacy to war. It is in danger of doing so again. In Ju...

Recovering from the EU’s Recovery Fund

Amid the celebrations following European leaders’ deal on a €750 billion recovery fund, many seem to have forgotten that both the European Union and the eurozone remain under constant threat of sovereign-debt crises. Until that fundamental weakness is addressed, the champagne corks sho...

America’s unholy crusade against China

Many white Christian evangelicals in the United States have long believed that America has a God-...

Recovering from the EU’s Recovery Fund

Amid the celebrations following European leaders’ deal on a €750 billion recovery fund...

Lukashenko’s Ceauşescu moment?

At some point, all dictators start to believe their own lies. Belarusian President Aleksandr Luka...

America’s new debt bomb

The United States today not only looks ill, but dead broke. To offset the pandemic-induced &ldquo...

Belarus' N-plant still stirs ruckus, first reactor filled with nuclear fuel

Belarus' Astravyets nuclear po-wer plant, which is considered unsafe by Lithuania, should be ...

Kristjan Jarvi – “I am just like Ferdinand the Bull – all I want to do is sit and smell the flowers”

 In early August, Kristjan Jarvi released an album entirely of his compositions, Nordic Esca...

Russia’s Anna Plotnikova: “Belarus events can reverberate in Russia loudly”

In mid-August, as of the time of writing the article, Belarus was sizzling, with thousands of Bel...

People's health depends on the health of the planet - Medical Association's president

RIGA - People's health depends on the health of the planet, the Latvian Medical Association&#...

BNS asks party leaders: how Lithuania should respond to events in Belarus?

VILNIUS – A wave of bloody protests was set off by the Belarusian government announcement t...

Lithuania’s ruling LFGU denied many political forecasts and COVID-19 plays in its favour

As Lithuania nears the general election slated for October 11 this year, the predictions as to ho...

Vladimir Putin sheds the last pretenses of legitimacy to extend his rule

Throughout Russian history, political repression has been offset by jokes as an outlet for real f...

Trump and Putin by the Book

We are increasingly ruled not by people but by characters. Donald Trump’s reality-show pres...

EU could find itself on the brink of disintegration if agreement was not reached - Ameriks

RIGA - The European Union could find itself on the brink of disintegration if the European Counci...

We respect concern of international media, but epidemiological COVID-19 situation is under control in Kazakhstan

The government of Kazakhstan has always stated that the country cannot become complacent when it ...

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