In Rukla, Lithuania, president Dalia Grybauskaite and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited alliance troops taking part in the 'Iron Wolf' exercises. Stoltenberg spoke to DW's Teri Schultz.
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.
In an exclusive interview, NATO's secretary general has told DW that NATO needs to adapt in the face of a more assertive Russia. But he has spoken of his wish to improve relations with Moscow.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Skopje to add her voice to calls that the Balkans nation rename itself as "North Macedonia." The dispute has long hobbled ties with Greece and integration into the West.
US President Donald Trump has said he is "seriously considering" a Polish request that Washington build a new military base in the country. DW spoke with two security experts to determine the viability of such a plan.
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