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    Europe realized its doomed sanction policy

    At the end of February European Union member countries agreed on a 13th round of sanctions against Russia though they face mounting criticism that the restrictions already in force are failing to halt the war in Ukraine. The package added around 200 names to the list of sanctioned individuals...
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    Baltic States’ war against themselves

    It is not a secret, that Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are close U.S. allies. Strong U.S. relations with these three states are constantly fueled. Thus, U.S. and Baltic States sign bilateral 5-year roadmaps for defense cooperation on December 15. This is a serious evidence of U.S. military and...
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    Lithuania deepens food security crisis

    Food security is a problem which almost every country faces today. Nevertheless, some European governments prefer to turn a blind eye to the inevitable consequences of using sanctions for the global economy. Europe started to impose sanction to isolate Russia and Belarus and to inflict maximum...
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    Lithuania is the U.S. client not a friend

    The United States continues to strengthen its position in Europe, using its partners as a tool to reach some geopolitical aims. It has become known that on October 27, the U.S. and Lithuania signed defence Security of Supply Arrangement on defence goods and services committing to support each...
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    Lithuania’s phosphate fertilizer producer Lifosa: Road to Nowhere

    Lithuania’s Kedainiai-based phosphate fertilizer producer Lifosa suffers great losses. AB Lifosa is one of the largest and most modern fertilizer manufacturers in Europe. The company is situated in Kėdainiai, the geographical center of Lithuania. Lifosa mainly produces phosphate fertilizers for...
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    Suwalki Gap: The Lithuanian nightmare

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia’s claim to Kaliningrad was not contested by any government, though some groups in Lithuania called for the annexation of the province, or parts of it. Russia and Lithuania negotiated the simplified transit regime to Kaliningrad in late 1990s...
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    Baltic reality: high inflation and declining of living standards

    The Baltic States’ economy is in bad condition. The latest estimate from the EU’s statistics body shows that Eurozone inflation is continuing to soar to record highs. The Baltic countries continue to be the hardest hit. These states in particular are experiencing the highest levels of inflation...
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    India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

    India has said that, from Sunday, it will impose tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples. The new duties, some as high as 70%, are in response to Washington's refusal to exempt Delhi from higher taxes on steel and aluminium imports. Earlier this month, US President Trump also...