I’ve been asked about a few updates to the dual citizenship project that was called about a year ago by outgoing president Valdas Adamkus. The idea was to figure out a way to grant dual citizenship to emigrants, whose foreign born babies would be dual citizens, without going afoul of the Constitutional Court’s decision back […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on March 7th, 2010

Because of the victory in Eurovision 2008 by the Timbaland-produced “Believe” (video of Dima Bilan’s semi-final performance, featuring ice skating by Evgenij Pljushchenko), the 2009 edition of the European Song Contest was hosted by Russia (the victor each year hosts the following year’s competition). Georgia, who had, of course, recently fought a brief war with […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 29th, 2008

Vilnius already has distinct features. Almost a year ago I wrote that “nothing sets off an identity crisis like a millennial jubilee.” Back then, the subject was figuring out a role for the national and state flags of Lithuania. Now, however, come recommendations from a commission set up by the Lithuanian government on how to […]

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

The news broke late last week, and was spun in two different ways to two different news audiences. In lietuviams.com, reprinting an article from Delfi, Mindaugas Jackevičius wrote with his opening sentence that “Lietuva – drąsi šalis.” The marketing program that decided on this version of Lithuania also recommended that Lithuania change its English name, […]

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