Friday, July 21, 2017 16:48
Lithuania's ambassador has rejected Russia's reproaches on historical memory, emphasizing at an international diplomatic forum that the guerrilla resistance to Soviet occupation after World War II was legitimate.
Friday, July 21, 2017 09:25
Following a scandal surrounding a trip to Russia by youth of Plungė, western Lithuania, a few ministries will update their recommendations on cooperation with Eastern neighbors to ensure due attention to the factor of hostile propaganda, a decision was made at a meeting of the parliamentary National Security and Defense Committee and relevant institutions.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 15:04
Rimvydas Norkus, chairman of Lithuania's Supreme Court and the Lithuanian Judicial Council, says that the judicial reform in Poland constitutes a threat to democracy.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:33
Following a trip to Russia by a group of young Lithuanians that included visits to war museums and meetings with members of a pro-Kremlin biker club, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry will consider tightening its recommendations on cooperation with the neighboring country's authorities, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 14:49
Next year Russia will hold presidential elections. But there are some problems. First of all, Russia is not a democratic state. In "Freedom House" rankings it belongs to the "not free" countries category. In 2017 the country received an evaluation of only 20 points from 100. It means, that in the short-term we should not expect free and democratic elections in Russia.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:43
Russian journalist Yevgeni Titov on Tuesday asked Lithuania's Migration Department to reconsider his application for political asylum.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:46
Participants of the 16th Mission Siberia have left for Russia's region of Irkutsk to clean up Lithuanian cemeteries and meet with deportation survivors and their descendants who still live in Siberia.
Monday, July 17, 2017 10:02
The 16th expedition of Mission Siberia will depart from the Vilnius railway station on Monday evening to travel to far Russia.
Monday, July 17, 2017 09:40
After thousands of Lithuanians responded on Facebook to the Moscow attempts to spread propaganda on post-war guerrilla in three Baltic states, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said that the Russian attempts to interpret history was a constant phenomenon, adding that the civil initiatives on social networks were very important.
Friday, July 14, 2017 10:33
Lithuania's ambassador to Russia, Remigijus Motuzas, paid tribute to ministers of the interwar Lithuania who were shot by Soviet authorities 75 years ago during his visit to the Russian city of Yekaterinburg this week.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 09:20
The Lithuanian Migration Department currently cannot review its decision not to grant asylum to Yevgeni Titov, a Russian journalist, its director said on Monday.
Monday, July 10, 2017 15:55
Yuri Gorsky, an organizer of "Russian Marches", plans to apply for political asylum in Lithuania after fleeing Russia.
Friday, July 7, 2017 15:40
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says he was assured by his Swedish colleague that the Swedish MP's initiative to block criticism for Belarus at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) did not reflect the entire country's position.
Friday, July 7, 2017 09:42
Exceptionally few human decisions will lead to consequences measured in a dozen thousand or a hundred thousand years, which is the time to be needed for radioactive waste from the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant to decay before it reaches the level of naturally-occurring background radiation and will not pose threat to living organisms.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 09:10
Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas says that he will personally inquire about why Yevgeni Titov, a Russian journalist, has failed to obtain asylum in Lithuania.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 18:17
At Sweden's imitative, Lithuanian parliamentarians' resolution criticizing the construction of Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant was blocked at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Parliamentary Assembly on Wednesday.
Monday, July 3, 2017 16:02
Frans Timmermans, first vice-president of the European Commission currently on a visit in Vilnius, has again urged Belarus to conduct internationally-monitored stress tests of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant currently under construction close to Lithuania.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 09:35
Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas, discusses transatlantic security, support to Eastern partners and transatlantic trade, while on a visit to Washington D.C., USA.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 09:20
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on Belarus to suspend the construction of its Astravyets nuclear power plant in a resolution adopted on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 14:50
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday granted the status of an international operation to a mission of Lithuanian military instructors in Ukraine.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 14:37
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution that calls for continuing and expanding the strategic dialog with Poland at parliamentary level.
Friday, June 23, 2017 17:03
Lithuania's parliament has urged Estonia, Latvia and Poland to bar electricity from unsafe nuclear utilities.
Friday, June 23, 2017 09:53
The West should expand sanctions for Russia amid the situation in eastern Ukraine, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė stated on Thursday.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:28
A group of Lithuanian lawmakers propose that the Seimas should formally invite Polish, Latvian and Estonian parliamentarians to join initiatives to block electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:34
Jaroslav Narkevič, a member of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Union of Christian Families, has expressed indignation over the refusal to register a group for ties with Belarus.
Friday, June 16, 2017 15:43
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov
Ukraine is considering the possibility of joining the Baltic European-gauged Rail Baltica railway in the future, Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said in Vilnius on Friday.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:35
Lithuanian Days in Ukraine have kicked off in the southern port city of Odessa and will continue through Sunday, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 09:13
Parliament will vote on Thursday on whether to declare Belarus' nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, a mere 50 kilometers from Vilnius, as unsafe and posing a threat to national security, environment and public health due.
Friday, June 9, 2017 15:11
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Friday arrived in the city of Kharkov in eastern Ukraine to congratulate Ukrainians on visa-free travels to the European Union (EU) and express support in the Kiev conflict with Moscow.
Friday, June 9, 2017 10:21
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė is going to Kharkov in eastern Ukraine on Friday to meet with President Petro Poroshenko, saying that the city had been chosen in sign of respect to the people of Ukraine fighting for freedom.