Thursday, May 18, 2017 09:42
More than 100 politicians, civil society activists, academicians and journalists from various countries are expected to attend the fourth Vilnius Russia Forum, a two-day event starting in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 09:14
Gay men fleeing persecution in Chechnya have found refuge in Lithuania: Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius confirmed to BNS on Wednesday that two persons who suffered repression in the southern Russian republic have come to Lithuania.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 11:54
Lithuanian diplomats on Monday paid tribute to the victims of World War Two in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, but they will not watch Tuesday's military parade, the Foreign Ministry said.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 11:11
Gazprom's proposed commitments in the Lithuanian and other Central and Eastern European gas markets do not meet the present-day realities and, in the long term, fail to ensure that the Russian gas giant will not abuse its dominant position and will not restrict competition, the Lithuanian Energy Ministry said on Thursday.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 09:23
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expects to discuss problems that overshadow bilateral relations and dispel existing myths during next week's meeting with his Polish counterpart, Beata Szydlo.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 14:06
The light aircraft that entered Belarus from Lithuania was under constant control, Lithuania told Belarus in an official response over the violation of the airspace that occurred two weeks ago.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:53
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday congratulated her Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, on May 3 Constitution Day and wished the people of Poland continued success, prosperity and unity.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:03
Russia has refused to hand summons to the Soviet Union's former leader Mikhail Gorbachev for testimony in the January 13 trial of attempted coup, a Vilnius court said on Tuesday.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 09:17
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At Lithuanian parliamentarians' initiative, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has condemned persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons by Chechen authorities and called for an investigation into the matter.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 14:55
Lithuanian border guards said on Tuesday that they have launched a pre-trial investigation after a light aircraft piloted by a Danish national last week crossed the country's border with Belarus.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:26
An aircraft from Lithuania posed no threat to Belarus when it violated the neighboring country's airspace last week, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Monday.
Monday, April 24, 2017 15:53
An incident in which a smoke grenade was thrown at the Lithuanian embassy in Kiev could have been a provocation instigated by Russia, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in Vilnius on Monday.
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00
The Belarusian airspace was last week violated by a light airplane P46T piloted by a Danish citizen that had taken off from the Vilnius airport, chiefs of the Lithuanian state company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) and the Civil Aviation Administration.
Monday, April 24, 2017 10:42
Lithuania and Kazakhstan will sign an agreement on handover of convicted and jailed persons in Vilnius on Monday.
Friday, April 21, 2017 10:28
Lithuania's parliament opened debates of the so-called Magnitsky Act, which would ban entry to foreigners linked with large-scale corruption, money laundering or human rights violations.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 09:30
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Lithuania will verify whether the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Europe will have no adverse environmental impact on its territorial waters and economic zone in the Baltic Sea as stated in the project's environmental impact assessment, a Lithuanian official said, adding that Lithuania has doubts about the economic feasibility of the project.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 14:41
Lithuania's government has agreed to extend the deadline for relocation applications of persons of Lithuanian origin from unsafe regions of Ukraine until the end of the year.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:21
A group of Lithuanian lawmakers will travel to the United States later this month to rally support for Ukraine, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Thursday.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 09:32
Belarusian officials have decided to refuse entry to a handful of members of the European Parliament (EP) who wanted to look at the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Lithuanian MEP Petras Auštrevičius said.
Monday, April 10, 2017 11:09
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry on Monday said it did not recognize the elections held in the South Ossetia region, censuring the Russian efforts to consolidate the annexation of the Georgian region.
Friday, April 7, 2017 09:06
The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday denounced the Belarusian and Russian response to the wave of protests in the countries, also expressing concern that the European Union's (EU) support to Belarus could be used for financing the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) close to Lithuania's borders.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:31
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Tuesday urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to respond to violations of the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in Belarus.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:21
Lithuania's government should Wednesday discuss the position to be held in the suit filed against Lithuania by Vladimir Antonov, former main shareholder of bankrupt bank Snoras, that is heard in Russian courts.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:09
Vilnius University (VU) has send a letter to Hungarian leaders to express its support for the Budapest-based Central European University (CEU), which may be forced to leave Hungary due to legislative changes.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:09
A group of Lithuanian parliamentarians have registered the draft Magnitsky Law, which would ban entry to foreigners linked with large-scale corruption, money laundering or human rights violations.