July 2017

US LNG not rival to natgas from Southern Gas Corridor

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will have a hard time competing against piped gas which will be cheaper in most cases, therefore US LNG exports will not make the Southern Corridor obsolete, Gal Luft, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), a Washington based think tank focused on energy security, and a senior adviser to the US Energy Security Council.

Concrete work is needed for Europe’s future

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.  EU future and security, preparation for negotiations for the new Multiannual Financial Perspective, addressing migration challenges, protection of citizens’ rights in Brexit, ensuring the rule of law in the Community as well as other topical issues of the EU agenda were discussed at the meeting.

Revisiting the Global Order


As many analysts have observed, the Pax Americana of recent decades is on life support. After the first 150 days of Donald Trump’s “America First” – or, more accurately, “America Alone” – presidency, it seems that America’s traditional stabilizing role can no longer be viewed as a given. As the primacy of the US in the international arena – and, thus, America’s status as the world’s “indispensable nation” – erodes, other states and even non-state actors are gaining prominence. What does this mean for the so-called liberal international order?

NATO Ambassadors and EU Commissioner discuss cooperation toward stronger European defence

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska to NATO today (05 July 2017). The high-level representative of the European Union briefed the North Atlantic Council on the latest developments regarding the European Defence Action Plan and the European Defence Fund.