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.
Ukrainian guest workers help plug the gaps left by mass emigration from Lithuania. But Lithuanians don't really want more foreigners settling in their country. Konstantin Eggert in Vilnius investigates.
Will the Bundeswehr defend the Baltics? Will Berlin let Nord Stream 2 proceed? Merkel will encounter a political class and public opinion leery of Germany's Russia policy during her visit to Lithuania on Friday.
As he starts his tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the pontiff will find people here skeptical of his criticism of global markets, but more positive about the church than Western Europeans, writes Konstantin Eggert.
Bucharest is hosting the third annual Three Seas summit, a meeting of 12 central and eastern EU member states. The group has won the backing of US President Donald Trump, but also wants to expand cooperation in the EU.
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