Foreign Minister urges political groups to pool efforts against Astravyets N-plantFREE

Friday, January 20, 2017 10:02
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Thursday met with representatives of various political groups of the country's parliament, urging them to pool their efforts over the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus some 50 km from Vilnius.

Gorbachev served summons to testify in 1991 crackdown trial in LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, January 19, 2017 13:22
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has received a summons to testify as a witness in a mass trial related to the bloody events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius.

Belarus selectively applies nuclear safety standardsFREE

Thursday, January 19, 2017 13:10
Belarus selectively applies nuclear safety standards in the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

PM: New border measures with Kaliningrad to ensure economic securityFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 14:06
The fence planned on the Lithuanian border with the Russian Kaliningrad region is first of all needed to ensure Lithuania's economic security, says Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

Over EUR 17 mln planned for cooperation of border regions with KaliningradFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 11:19
A tender should be called in mid-2017 where Lithuanian and Kaliningrad border regions would be eligible for support of cooperation projects.

ForMin: Dialogue with Russia shouldn't be smokescreen for inactionFREE

Friday, January 13, 2017 20:39
Dialogue with Russia should not be used as a smokescreen for inaction, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius stated on Friday.

Dialogue with Russia inevitable - Gen. Breedlove in VilniusFREE

Friday, January 13, 2017 14:53
NATO's former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), retired General Philip Breedlove, has said in Lithuania that dialogue with Russia is inevitable, suggesting that it should be started with minor issues before moving on to strategic decisions.

Lithuania to do all it can to reset ties with Poland - ForMinFREE

Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:01
Lithuania will do everything it can to "reset" its relations with neighboring Poland, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

Belarus sees no problems with N-plant safety, electricity sales - ambassador in VilniusFREE

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:46
Belarus is convinced in the safety of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction close to the Lithuanian border and sees no problems in connection to sales of electricity generated there, Belarusian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexander Korol said on Tuesday.

Court gets no response from Gorbachev in 1991 crackdown trialFREE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:21
The Vilnius Regional Court has so far received no response from Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev whom it wants to testify as a witness in a mass trial related to the bloody events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius.

Lithuania waits for Belarus' response over local border traffic regimeFREE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:20
Lithuania continues to wait for Belarus' response regarding a traffic regime that would facilitate cross-border travel for border residents on both sides, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said.

Lithuania, Russia should start with improving atmosphere of bilateral relations - envoyFREE

Monday, January 9, 2017 12:50
Russia's State Duma should set up a group for inter-parliamentary relations with Lithuania in the near future and the two countries' lawmakers should start with improving the atmosphere of bilateral relations, Russia's ambassador to Vilnius said on Monday.

Lithuania can cooperate with Russia in culture, medicine, tourism - ex-ambassador (1)FREE

Thursday, January 5, 2017 15:17
Even amid the complex relations with Russia, Lithuania can still cooperate in fields of culture, medicine and tourism, says the country's former ambassador to Moscow, MP Antanas Vinkus.

Lithuania appoints a special ambassador over Belarusian N-plantFREE

Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:12
The Lithuanian Finance Ministry on Wednesday appointed Darius Degutis, a diplomat, as ambassador-at-large for issues involving the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius.

Lithuania to appoint special ambassador over Belarusian N-plantFREE

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 19:45
Lithuania will appoint a special ambassador for coordination of institutional actions over the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border.

Seimas speaker suggests skipping "minor things" in ties with PolandFREE

Monday, January 2, 2017 11:02
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis on Monday dismissed the problems of the Polish national minority as something minor, urging the two countries to skip them and "do the most important work, major work."

Lithuania hands note to Belarusian ambassador over incident with Astravyets reactorFREE

Thursday, December 29, 2016 14:17
Belarusian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexaner Korol was on Thursday handed a note, urging him to provide detailed information about yet another incident involving the body of the reactor of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said.

Lithuania denies entry to reps of Russian 'compatriots foundation', Moscow vows responseFREE

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:55
Lithuania has denied entry to representatives of a Russian foundation that is on the national blacklist, a move that Moscow has said will not go unanswered.

Lithuanian court upholds EUR 36 mln fine for Russia's GazpromFREE

Thursday, December 22, 2016 17:55
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Russian gas concern Gazprom must pay Lithuania a fine of 35.651 million euros, which was imposed two years ago for refusing to sign a gas exchange deal with Lithuania's state-owned electricity production group Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba (Lithuanian Energy Production, LEG) formerly known as Lietuvos Energija, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled on Thursday.

If Belarus N-plant project can't be stopped, safety must be ensured - EnMinFREE

Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:23
Lithuania's new Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas sees ensuring the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which Belarus is building just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, as one of his key tasks.