Posts tagged as leadership

One year of President Nausėda: political weakness or new kind of leadership?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

One year into Gitanas Nausėda’s presidency, his record divides opinion: a unifying leader who is above petty partisan disputes or someone who looks good on TV and can be ignored by the ruling parties? “Lithuania deserves to have a welfare state where everyone is doing well and the rich do not have to fence themselves off from the poor,” Nausėda said last May after winning the presidency. Welfare state was…

One year in office: Lithuanians want more leadership from new president

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Some 70 percent of Lithuanians would like to see more leadership from President Gitanas Nausėda, according to a survey conducted a year after the presidential election. The online survey, commissioned by LRT.lt and conducted by Baltijos Tyrmai on May 19–21, polled 550 people aged 18 and above. If the presidential election were held today, Nausėda would still make it to the second round, but would lose against Ingrida Šimonytė, the…

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

Friday, July 12, 2019

A political transition agreement between Sudan’s military and a pro-democracy coalition is expected to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said early Friday. Mohammed el-Hassan Labat’s announcement came just hours after the Sudanese military claimed it thwarted an attempted military coup. The transition agreement sets up a joint sovereign council that will rule for a little over three years while elections are organized. The deal is meant to…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Hunt steps up attacks on Johnson in UK leadership contest

Monday, June 24, 2019

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stepped up his attacks Monday on front-runner Boris Johnson in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, challenging him to face public secrutiny amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit. Writing in the Times of London, Hunt said Johnson needs to earn the public’s trust by facing television debates before 160,000 Conservative Party members vote on which…

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison Picked as Next Prime Minister

Friday, August 24, 2018

Australia’s ruling Liberals have chosen Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a snap leadership ballot triggered by loss of trust by the sitting head of state, local media said. Morrison beat Peter Dutton 45 to 40 in a secret ballot, according to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. Dutton, a former home affairs minister, initiated the vote. The publication said that Julie Bishop, a favorite and foreign minister…

Making War Profitable Again: PMCs as Russia’s “Key” to Africa

By Jeremy Kuzmarov on Saturday, August 18, 2018

Moscow is gaining a foothold in Africa once more The employment of private and/or illegal military groups to achieve specific geopolitical and geostrategic objectives has historically been one of the key instruments of Russian foreign policy. At different times, these groups have borne various names: mercenaries (in pre-1917 Russia), “tourists”/“military advisers” (Soviet substitute for “soldiers sent by the Ministry of Defence to carry out ‘international obligations’ in regional conflicts in…

EU leadership in Washington to convince U.S. not to impose auto tariffs

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, July 25, as the European Union’s leadership seeks to find a way out of a trade dispute between the EU and the U.S. French news agency AFP reported on July 25 that Juncker’s aim to convince U.S. President Donald Trump not to impose auto tariffs, which would hit Germany’s dominant carmakers…