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Julija Moskvina and Laima Neverauskienė

., Gruževskis B., Kosienė K., Matiejūnienė A. (2008), Įgyvendinto kompleksinio nuteistųjų asmenų reintegracijos modelio veiksmingumas ir plėtros galimybės . Mokslinio tyrimo ataskaita [Effectiveness of the implemented complex model of reintegration of convicted persons and development opportunities. Research report] Gruževskis B, Okunevičiūtė-Neverauskienė L, Biveinytė S. (2006a), Vyresnio amžiaus Lietuvos gyventojų poreikiai užimtumo, švietimo ir kultūros srityse. II ir III mokslinio tyrimo etapų ataskaitos [The needs of older Lithuanian

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Edita Gruodytė

://www.teismai.lt/lt/teismu-savivalda/teismu-savivalda-teiseju-garbesteismas/tgt-sprendimai/?archyve=1&type=0 (accessed July 12, 2014). 33. Decision of the Judiciary Honour Court (October 25, 2006, no. 21P-4) // http://www.teismai.lt/lt/teismu-savivalda/teismu-savivalda-teiseju-garbesteismas/tgt-sprendimai/?archyve=1&type=0 (accessed July 14, 2014). 34. Decision of the Judiciary Honour Court (September 5, 2007, no. 21P-3) // http://www.teismai.lt/lt/teismu-savivalda/teismu-savivalda-teiseju-garbesteismas/tgt-sprendimai/?archyve=1&type=0 (accessed July 14, 2014). 35. Law on Bailiffs of the Republic of Lithuania

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Darius Bazaras and Ramūnas Palšaitis

References 1. University of Turku. (2011). Compliance and enforcement of regulations of international road haulage. Turku, Finland: University of Turku. 103 p. ISBN 978-952-249- 084-1. 2. Bazaras, D., Palšaitis, R. (2011). The Impact of the Market Structure on Safety and security in the BSR: Lithuania Point of View. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication, 2011, (RelStat’11) (pp. 173-175). Riga, Latvia: TTI. ISBN 978-9984-818-46-7. 3

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Camilla Jensen and Aušrytė Rastenienė

. A., & Cavusgil, S. T. (2004). Innovation, organizational capabilities, and the born-global firm. Journal of International Business Studies, 35(2), 124-141. Kolasa, M., Rubaszek, M., & Taglioni, D. (2010). Firms in the great global recession: The role of foreign ownership and financial dependence. Emerging Markets Review, 11(4), 341-357. LB (2013): Lithuanian Economic Review. May 2013. Bank of Lithuania, Vilnius. https://www.lb.lt/lithuanian_economic_review_may_2013 Lee, S. H., & Weng, D. H. (2013). Does bribery in

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Gediminas Grina

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This article presents the development of modern Lithuanian military diplomacy, the future priority trends, and examines the features of service organizations. It is demonstrated that organizing military diplomacy is a totality of political provisions, encompassing the preparedness of the Lithuanian officer corps, activity support and supply chain, and the position of a military diplomacy organization in a system of national diplomacy. According to the author, the scope of military diplomacy is determined by the provisions of political leadership of the national defence system on the implementation of Lithuania’s foreign policy in the defence sphere, as well as by the extent of representing departmental interests in similar systems in foreign countries. The article presents the specifics of military diplomacy and that of officers’ service within allied (NATO) or EU countries and the peculiarities of service in other states often displaying pugnacious interests to Lithuania. The author sets forth arguments concerning the priorities of military diplomatic representation in the mid-term, and concludes that the significance of military diplomacy, in light of recently developing trends of an international framework, will further expand whereas fully-fledged diplomacy will be incapacitated to function without qualified military advice.

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Arūnas Molis and Justina Gliebutė

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The article aims to evaluate the prospects of construction of a nuclear power plant in Lithuania and the possible benefits, as well as to analyse the decisive factors of development of nuclear energy in Europe and worldwide. Attention is paid to the increasingly stringent regulation of the development of nuclear energy, which may play a role in the growing competition among the nuclear power plants built in Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. The article ends with the conclusion that despite the high costs of construction of nuclear power plants, pending problems of disposal of spent nuclear fuel, rapid development of renewable resources and other factors, nuclear energy will retain its role in the energy balances of the countries in the region. The article also gives a positive assessment of the possibilities of construction of a nuclear power plant in Lithuania.

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Eitvydas Bajarūnas

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The strengthening of relations with the Nordic countries has already for some time been among the priorities of Lithuania‘s foreign policy. As opinion polls suggest, the people of Lithuania believe that Lithuania should be associated with the region of Northern Europe. But the Baltic States are members of the EU, NATO as well as other global organizations and belong to all conceivable regional organizations - the CBSS, the Northern Dimension, etc. Why then is some other regional format at all necessary? When a discussion of the cooperation in the security and defense area gets started, still more fundamental questions arise. Will it not be a substitute for NATO? What has changed that after more than two decades since the end of the Cold War, and after nearly eight years since the membership of the Baltic States in the EU and NATO, the Nordic and Baltic countries have actively entered into the discussion on the cooperation of eight countries in the area of security and defense? What are the changes that can lead to the Nordic-Baltic cooperation in the area of security and defense (that just a short time ago was nearly verging on taboo)? Why would the Nordic countries choose the Baltic States as partners and not, for instance, Germany or Poland? This article, primarily focusing on the presentation, analysis and generalization of the current processes (but not on the theoretical discourse), explores the transformation of the Nordic-Baltic region, security and defense challenges and threats. This study, largely through the prism of Lithuania’s interests, attempts to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of regional cooperation formats. The arguments here supply a basis for stating that the time is ripe for starting to speak in earnest about the Nordic-Baltic “security community”, the establishment of which requires not only practical efforts but also further serious academic study.

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Laura Kirvelytė

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The wave of Arab uprisings (both non-violent and violent) that started in January 2011 is a remarkable phenomenon that has attracted enormous attention from international media outlets. In fact, the Arab world has not experienced such political and social upheaval in decades. It is no coincidence that many Western countries whose security interests have been closely related to these Arab states found themselves confused by the beginning of the uprisings. Most Western security experts at the beginning were silent. A year or even a couple of months ago almost none of them could have predicted that these Arab countries would go through such deep political and social upheavals that would have such deep ramifications on the security situation in these countries, the region, and far beyond it. Caught off-balance by the Arab uprisings, Western security experts rushed to explain what the causes of the uprisings were. Who are the actors and what are the forces behind the uprisings? The important question still remains - what are the possible consequences of the uprisings for Western interests? Is all the change only about the change of a few ruling persons? Or are we witnessing deeper systematic (and revolutionary) changes in some Arab countries that will have a long-term impact on the West? So far, unambiguous answers to these questions are hard to find. However, some insights related to the questions above can already be made. The aim of this article is to analyze the Arab uprisings, their causes and possible effects on Western and Lithuanian security interests. Will Lithuanian national security be affected by the Arab uprisings? Are uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and other Arab countries important for Lithuanian national security? Can Lithuania ignore the events that are happening in regions far away from Lithuania’s borders?

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Vilija Celiešienė and Saulutė Juzelėnienė

., Johnsen M. (1980). Metaphors we live by . London: The university of Chicago press. Marcinkevičienė, R. (1994). Metafora nemetafora. Naujasis židinys , 4, 76–81. Marcinkevičienė, R. (1999). Atminties labirintuose: Kognityvinės ir tekstynų lingvistikos sąveika. Darbai ir dienos , 19, 109–124. Marcinkevičienė, R. (2006). Konceptualioji metafora vertime. Darbai ir dienos , 45, 109–118. Marina, V. (2006). The analysis of English metaphorical terms and their Lithuanian and Russian equivalents from the perspective of linguistic relativity. Tiltai

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Zigmantas Gudžinskas

Lithuania. -Vilnius. Gudžinskas Z., 1997: Conspectus of alien plant species of Lithuania. 2. Poaceae. - Botanica Lithuanica, 3(2): 107-134. Gudžinskas Z., Petrulaitis L., 2014: Helianthus grosseserratus, a new alien plant species in Lithuania. - Botanica Lithuanica, 20(2): 173-176. Gudžinskas Z., Petrulaitis L., Arlikevičiūtė L., 2014: Vaccinium macrocarpon - a new alien plant species in Lithuania. - Botanica Lithuanica, 20(1): 41-45. Gudžinskas Z., Žalneravičius E., 2015: Notes on alien plant species Amorpha