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EESC presents monography on Russia's foreign policy January 06, 2017, 13:08
Eastern Europe Studies Centre presents a monography "Scenarios of Russia's Development: Implications for the Lithuanian and Regional Security", which is an outcome of a research funded by the Research Council of Lithuania.
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L. Kojala is the new Director of EESC July 04, 2016, 18:16

Linas Kojala has been named the new Director of Eastern Europe studies centre, starting from the July 1st, 2016. He replaces Acting Director dr. Laurynas Kasčiūnas, who will pursue a career in politics, though will stay in EESC as a Senior Analyst for the time being.

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Monthly Digest on Ukraine PRISM.UA November 13, 2015, 13:23

In the fourth issue of “Prism.UA” we are pleased to present the analysis by Sergiy Gerasymchuk from Strategic and Security Studies Group. The author provides an overview of the general approaches of the stakeholders in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and broader – regional and even global – conclusions concerning Russia’s aspirations. The author argues that “the crisis in Ukraine” is only a small part of the geopolitical puzzle that Russia is playing in global affairs. 

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Monthly Digest on Ukraine PRISM.UA

October 22, 2015, 10:41

It is our pleasure to present the third piece of the digest “Prism.UA”. This time we focus on two very sensitive domestic issues in Ukraine. The decentralisation reform and the local election process are closely interconnected and therefore legitimately share the space in this publication. Local elections which are currently underway in Ukraine cause some concerns inside the country and within the international community. Against the backdrop of the necessity to reset the local governance level formed back in 2010 under Yanukovich, there are still some problems to be seriously addressed.

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Monthly Digest on Ukraine PRISM.UA

September 28, 2015, 16:00

The second issue of "PRISM.UA" invites our readers to look deeper into the ongoing hybrid war that Russia is waging in Ukraine. Despite the fact that the last couple of weeks are promising as it looks like the military actions are suspended, yet there are too many questions unanswered and talking about the end of conflict is too premature. In this issue of "PRISM.UA", on the one hand, we are trying to analyse other than military tools which Russia employes against Ukraine.

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Discussion and pooling results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election January 27, 2017, 14:40
On January 27, EESC in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute in Vilnius organised a discussion with a policy strategist David Mermin, who provided an extensive analysis of pooling results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The event was attended by representatives of the Lithuanian governmental institutions, Vilnius-based diplomatic corps, media, business and academia. According to Mermin, one of the main factors, which implemented the voter consensus during the election was the public conviction that the U.S. have been heading in the wrong direction for a record time.
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Global Belarusians Meeting in Vilnius June 23, 2016, 18:36
EESC in cooperation with partners is organizing the Global Belarusians Meeting, which takes place on 29 June - 1 July 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Meeting will gather renowned Belarusian historians and experts of Belarusian culture and identity from Belarus, Lithuania and other countries. Discussions about a joint Lithuanian - Belarusian past, the Belarusian European identity, and contemporary Belarusian culture will take place. Please see a descriptive program here.
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Meeting with the Levada Centre expert Natalia Zorkaya May 17, 2016, 12:12
On May 17, EESC hosted a meeting with Natalia Zorkaya, Director of the Socio-political Research Department at the Levada Center. During the meeting, Ms Zorkaya presented the latest findings of the public opinion polls in Russia, which reflected a dominant mood of Russian citizens regarding the quality of life and approval for President. International processes were also included and revealed that last year’s confrontation between Russia and the EU negatively affected Russian population’s perception of Russia as a European country.
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EESC announces registration to the United Students of Belarus Rally 2016 April 29, 2016, 13:54
EESC invites Belarusian youth studying in Belarus and abroad to apply for the 9th United Students of Belarus (USB) Rally scheduled to take place on June 29- July 1, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This year USB Rally will be devoted to fostering intercultural dialogue and defining Belarus’ European identity. Historical memory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and a long-running friendship between Belarus and Lithuania will be used to inspire lively and reciprocal conversations, as well as unique experiences of different Belarusian diasporas, including of those of the USB Rally participants.
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Conference Findings Presented at the EEAS Panel on Co-operation in the Area of CSDP

April 27, 2016, 13:40
On April 25, EESC Policy Analyst Dovile Sukyte attended the European External Action Service organized Panel on Co-operation in the Area of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Platform on Democracy, Good Governance and Stability, where she presented the key findings of the International Security Experts Conference “EU Global Strategy: Eastern Partners in European Security”. Please see the Conference Report here.
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