Lithuanian News in English – It is a time of mixed blessings on the political front
In spring this year, Lithuania entered a new phase. It was a new phase in many senses, a time many people had been anxiously waiting for.
Integration into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union represent the achievement of two fundamental foreign policy goals. People believe that membership of these institutions will help Lithuania stabilize and consolidate its still fragile statehood, as well as increasing their well-being.
Yet the country and its people, a majority of whom supported entry into Nato and the EU as serving the national interest, were by no means as ecstatic as one might have expected. Neither, it seems, were its Nato allies and EU partners. …