For the next six months, Lithuania will hold the EU Council Presidency. Located on the eastern edge Europe, Lithuania wants to use its position as President to improve relations between the EU and other eastern European countries.
War and crisis have become the norm in Ukraine. The country is fighting for is existence in the the East. But Kyiv's new language law has unnecessarily created new enemies in the West, says DW's Christian F. Trippe.
From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance's eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull's-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.
Ukraine's new education law aims to boost the role of the country's official language. Neighbors say that it threatens minority rights. Hungary is attacking Kyiv – threatening to block its rapprochement with the EU.
Lithuanian officials accuse the Russian-speaking minority on the country's border to Belarus of being susceptible to separatism. Military exercises where they live have stoked divisions, reports Benas Gerdziunas.
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