Belarus bans MEPs from Astravyets N-plant site

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.

Lithuania censures elections in South Ossetia

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.

MEPs call for checks whether Belarus uses ES support for Astravyets N-plant

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.

ForMin urges IAEA to respond to violations in Astravyets N-plant construction

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.

Vilnius drafting arguments for Antonov vs. Lithuania case heard in Russia

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.

Vilnius University voices support for Central European University in Budapest

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.

Group of Lithuanian MPs suggest adopting so-called Magnitsky Law

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.

RTR Planeta may face sanctions in Lithuania again

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.

Lithuanian leaders offer condolences over St. Petersburg metro explosionFREE

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.

Georgian president coming to Lithuania to mark start of visa-free travel to EU

Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:07
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Kontis Šatūnas
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is coming on an official visit to Lithuania on Thursday.

Multi-speed Europe: Lithuania, 12 other nations agree to set up EU prosecutor's office

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.

US Congressman Shimkus calls for pressure on Belarus on Astravyets N-plant

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.

Seimas speaker says to haven't heard questions from Polish colleague about names

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.

Lithuania to seek IAEA evaluation of Astravyets N-plant site selection

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.

Seimas speaker condemns detention of protesters in Belarus

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.

Georgian president to come to mark start of visa-free travel to EU

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:53
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili is to come on an official visit to Lithuania on Thursday.

Solidarity is what Belarus needs most now - Lebedko in Vilnius

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.

Foreign Ministry calls on Russia to release anti-corruption protesters

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.

Backing separatists in Eastern Ukraine means acting against Lithuania

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:21
Sergey Shmakov
Asmeninis archyvas
The Lithuanian State Security Department's director says that those who support separatists in Eastern Ukraine are acting against Lithuania and Western values.

Lukashenko's statements on armed fighters aim to justify repressions (4)

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.