- August 8, 2018
Lopata: Poland continues to support Tomaševski
Each country has its own national interests, which are particularly important in relations with its neighbours, and in the case of Lithuania these are relations with Poland – writes political scientist Raimundas Lopata in DELFI.
In an article entitled “Is a Lithuanian a peasant?” Raimundas Lopata stresses that the main state’s interest are strong political, economic and safety ties. The political scientist notes that in order to turn its interests into a reality and for mutually beneficial relations, Lithuania needs to have the politics who are able to understand and realise national interests.
Lopata lists, amongst others, the company Orlen Lietuva, which works successfully taking into account the interests of Warsaw. Lopata claims that Poland continues to support Tomaševski, ignoring his connection to the Kremlin. “Poland still do not refuse to support Tomaševski, ignoring his obvious connection to the Kremlin, while at the same time the rulers in Lithuania use him to provide the majority in Seimas” – writes the political scientist. He adds that Karbauskis’s strong position in Seimas is unfavourable to our country.
In Lopata’s opinion, the president of Lithuania could take the initiative and not let the relations between Vilnius and Warsaw be used in back-room interests, as well as ensure the adequate representation of Lithuania in Poland.
Translated by Małgorzata Dąbrowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.