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.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:06
Just over a month after restrictions on the broadcasting of RTR Planeta in Lithuania ended, the country's TV watchdog has again received a complaint about a program of the Russian TV channel allegedly inciting to war.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:10
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, have extended their condolences to the people of Russia over Monday's explosion on a subway train in St. Petersburg that killed at least 10 people and injured around 50 others.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:07
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is coming on an official visit to Lithuania on Thursday.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 16:20
Lithuania and another 12 EU member states have agreed to establish the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) to combat financial crimes.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:29
US Congressman John Shimkus of the Republican Party has made an address to US legislators, calling to pressure Belarus to give access to international observers to the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction merely 50 km from Lithuania's capital Vilnius.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:25
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis says Polish Senate Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski did not inquire about the spelling of non-Lithuanian names in passports of Lithuanian citizens.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 14:13
Lithuania seeks that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should evaluate the safety of the site of the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus and its selection criteria.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 14:07
Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Lithuanian parliament, has condemned the detention of several hundred people during last weekend's protests in Belarus.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:53
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is to come on an official visit to Lithuania on Thursday.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 09:46
Solidarity from the international community is what Belarusian people, who have been subjected to repressions from authorities over mass protests, need most now, Anatoly Lebedko, leader of the United Civil Party of Belarus, said in Vilnius on Monday.
Monday, March 27, 2017 16:04
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry on Monday expresses its concern over the detention of peaceful demonstrators during nationwide protests in Russia against corruption and called for their release.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:21
The Lithuanian State Security Department's director says that those who support separatists in Eastern Ukraine are acting against Lithuania and Western values.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 09:45
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's statements about armed fighters allegedly trained in Lithuania and Poland are aimed at warning future protesters and justifying possible repressions against them.