Her government will definitely not be euro-sceptic. Still, only 40 % of the Lithuanians plan to participate in the European elections. Maybe the Lithuanian citizens feel that they have now a perfect representative in Brussels: a woman who knows her way around in the EU and at the same time has the possibility to advocate Lithuanian interests in the Council of the European Union – the institution which most people consider to be more important than the European parliament.
Grybauskaite is the first female president in the history of Lithuania but nobody would doubt that she’s able to handle the situation. Already being compared to Magret Thatcher, the “iron lady”, Grybauskaite shows her personal strength with a black belt in Karate. Which by the way, in combination with her excellent proficiency in Russian, could help to improve the country’s relations to Russia.