Lithuania [..] In May 2019, the court sentenced the deputy of Klaipeda City Council Vyacheslav Titov representing the interests of Russian-speaking voters to pay a fine of 12,000 euros for statements in 2018 against glorification of one of the leaders of Forest Brothers Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, considering them “insult to his memory”, “incitement of discord” and … Continue reading "Human Rights situation in certain countries (excerpts), 2020"
PROTECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER [..] Russia uses international events to look for individuals who can represent its interests [..] By organizing events that correspond to its agenda Russia seeks to create a fiction of international solidarity and neutrality. Russia presents the participation of politicians and other public figures from foreign countries in such events as … Continue reading "NATIONAL THREAT ASSESSMENT 2020 (excerpts), 2020"
[..] 79. In its observations before the Court, the LRTK stated that the decision of 18 May 2016 had been taken on the ground that a programme broadcast on the channel NTV Mir Lithuania contained false information which incited hostility and hatred based on nationality against the Baltic countries concerning the collaboration of Lithuanians and … Continue reading "ECJ judgment in the case C-622/17 (excerpt), 2019"
I. Key findings [..] General overview of the current situation 4. [..] Overall, the Advisory Committee considers that soon 30 years after Lithuania’s renewed independence, national minority policy is at a crossroads. Success in granting the above-mentioned language rights and in conducting education reform at a pace adapted to the needs of persons belonging to … Continue reading "FCNM Advisory Committee 4th opinion on Lithuania (excerpts on statistics & interstate relations), 2018"
[.] Protection of Constitutional Order Political and social movements promoting Russian influence [..] Even though the organizations and movements supporting aggressive Russian foreign policy have slightly different ideas, their hostility towards the EU and NATO and the involvement in Russian information campaigns is their common feature. For instance, in 2017, movements supporting Russian policy sought … Continue reading "National Threats Assessment, 2018 (excerpts)"
Information Security Russia’s Information Policy Changes and Projects against Lithuania [..] In 2016, another Rossiya segodnya associated and Russia’s financed propaganda media outlet baltnews.lt has continued its intensive activity inLithuania. The website conducted information attacks against Lithuania exploiting society-sensitive topics: holocaust, refugees, terrorism, fuelled ethnic confrontation [..] Protection of the Constitutional Order Russia’s Compatriot Policy … Continue reading "National Security Threat Assessment (excerpts), 2017"