Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on October 16th, 2010

Yesterday brought an unexpected article from alfa.lt. The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, Audronius Ažubalis, was saying that “any comments he may have made about Jewish issues and the citizenship law have been misrepresented.” The rest of the article only quotes the rest of the press release, which cryptically makes refefrence to Ažubalis’s […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on April 13th, 2010

Today the news reported that the Vilnius municipal government, under pressure from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is renaming K. Sirvydo gatvė after Lech Kaczyński, who now everyone knows perished over the weekend in a surprising plane crash outside of Smolensk on the way to a memorial service of the Polish officers who were killed […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on December 30th, 2008

Today, Ar dar krizė?‘s answer is, “Krizė? Krizė. Krizė!” And it’s about time that the financial crisis started affecting even this low-budget operation over at Lithchat Command. And it has: Alfa English, which I had been pointed to by the editor of Lietuviams.com, has been shuttered. “Budget concerns,” explains Ieva Barasukaitė, have forced the “indefinite […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on October 27th, 2008

I don’t have a lot of time this week for more fake analysis, but the second round of parliamentary elections is over, and the Seimas will be led by a centre-right coalition under Andrius Kubilius for the first time in almost a decade. It strikes me as obviously odd to, in wanting “change,” to vote […]

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