I am starting to cooperate with the English version of Delfi, the largest news portal in Lithuania, – The Lithuania Tribune. Here I will paste links to my articles to keep them in one place.
Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation (reporting on increasingly diverse student recruitment and youth unemployment in Alytus)
The capital of communication: Kaunas on January 13 (memories of Kaunas residents about the coup of January 13, 1991)
Supporters and critics of Poland clash in European Parliament (reporting from Strasbourg)
Refugee resettlement stalling: European Parliament debates binding obligations including Lithuania (reporting from Strasbourg)
Veolia claim against Lithuania offers case in point for EU trade liberalisation sceptics (reporting from Strasbourg)
The community of Kaunas mosque provided an opportunity for anyone interested to go inside the unique Tatar mosque of Kaunas, to see a Muslim prayer, look around and enjoy food from various countries and cultures. The mosque has become an important contact point for old and new Muslim communities, the latter consisting of foreign students, workers, spouses of Lithuanians, expats and local converts. The 3000-strong Tatar community has been around for centuries and is can help their sisters and brothers in faith with accessing Lithuanian institutions, networking and, most importantly, feeling at home in this relatively homogeneous European society. Other functioning mosques are in distant small towns. Vilnius doesn′t have a mosque, and the current mayor, Remigijus Šimašius (liberal) made it clear that he will not do anything in his power to help establish one, even though, when Syrian and Iraqi refugees are resettled according to the EU scheme next year, the Muslim community in Vilnius will grow. There is not a single Shia mosque (most Shia Muslims are apparently from Azerbaijan), but Shia believers can attend Sunni services.