Xi Jinping was re-elected as the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee (CC). This is already his third five-year term in office.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has become a signal that temporary relocation to Lithuania may take longer than most Belarusians thought until recently. Such a situation may paradoxically stimulate the desire of Belarusians (both individuals and organizati- ons) to integrate in Lithuania more strongly.
The elections to the National Assembly in June were the most important event in French domestic politics in the third quarter of the year.
The report on human rights in Xinjiang, released at the last minute by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, was an unpleasant blow to China’s leadership, which had considered her last visit a success.
The Lukashenko regime continues to persecute those involved in the protests during the 2020 presidential elections, as well as those who speak out against Russia’s war in Ukraine.
To speed up the process of European integration of the trio, the EU must use the same approach and tools as it applies to the Western Balkans, which have a long positive experience in relations with the EU due to pre-accession policies.
The Code Red scandal, which has sent shockwaves through Chinese society, has shown that rapid digitalisation and the government’s overwhelming influence in the technology sector can be used against people.
While the COVID outbreak in Shanghai and Beijing is considered contained, considerable tensions and uncertainty remain in society due to the fact that severe restrictions can be reapplied at any time.
In the preceding NATO Summit held in Brussels, on June 2021, the allied countries endorsed the document “NATO 2030”, a programme designed to develop more political and military strength, as well as a more global organisation in order to face the multiple threats and challenges of the new strategic context.
The coalition of Giorgia Meloni obtained almost 44% of the votes and her party established itself as the first Italian party receiving about 26% of the total votes.
The Euro-Atlantic area is at peace and the threat of a conventional attack against NATO territory is low.
The Eastern Europe Studies Centre, together with the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania, invite you to follow the international conference “NATO Enhanced Forward Presence: Vital Element of Deterrence in the Baltic States and Poland” to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Lithuania, which is organized at the Palace of the Grand Dukes. The conference discusses the results achieved by the unit in strengthening the defense of the Lithuanian and Eastern NATO flank, how current geopolitical challenges may affect its activities, and how the battalion is prepared to withstand the emerging conventional and unconventional threats facing NATO members.
Research programmes of the Eastern Europe Studies Centre
The aim of the research programmes is to analyse the most important processes in international politics, security and economics, to understand their impact on Lithuania, to make recommendations to decision-makers and to inform the general public. The content of the programmes includes the preparation of analytical studies and publications, the organisation of conferences, and the production of visual material. Analytical work is carried out by leading Lithuanian and foreign experts.