Seimas passes resolution to step up diplomacy, restore ties with PolandFREE

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 15:54
Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution on improvement of parliamentary diplomacy, calling for revival of relations with the neighboring Poland.

Lithuania has European Commission's support on Belarus' N-plantFREE

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 09:46
Environment Minister Kęstutis Navickas says that Karmenu Vella, the EU commissioner in charge of environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, has assured him that the European Commission supports Lithuania in raising safety issues at the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which Belarus is building just 50 kilometers from Vilnius.

Lithuanian ForMin condemns attack against Russian AmbassadorFREE

Monday, December 19, 2016 22:54
Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov a few moment before the attack
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Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius expressed his condolences to the family of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was mortally injured in Ankara during a terrorist attack. ‘We condemn the attack during which Russian ambassador in Ankara was killed. We extend our condolences to his family,’ Minister Linkevičius wrote on his tweeter account.

Lithuanian view: What to expect from Russia in 2017?FREE

Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:57
2017 could be the year of Russia’s return – the signs of this were discussed in a Tuesday afternoon discussion organised by the the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (RESC) and VU TSPMI. The political scientists discussed the topic of “What will decide Russian foreign policy in 2017?” It is likely that the government rotation of the West, the resolution of the stalled Syrian conflict and strategic changes to the Russian tone will open opportunities for de-escalation and Putin’s return as a figure that is repulsive for many, but at the same time – an inevitable partner in resolving questions in the international political arena.

ForMin admits lack of understanding form neighbors on Belarus' N-plantFREE

Friday, December 16, 2016 13:29
Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius admits that Lithuania has so far failed to fully convince its neighbors regarding threats posed by a new nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus and Vilnius' initiative to block electricity from the facility.

Misunderstanding over initiative in Polish Sejm sorted out - ForMinFREE

Thursday, December 15, 2016 13:26
A misunderstanding over proposed amendments that would have equated "Lithuanian nationalism" to a totalitarian regime has been sorted out in the Polish parliament, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

Polish amendment may lead to tearing down Lithuanian monuments (1)FREE

Thursday, December 15, 2016 13:18
Monuent to a Lithuanian writer Antanas Baranauskas in the front of the Sejny Bazillion at the Sejny County in Poland
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Lithuanian politicians describe as "a slap in the face" a proposed legal amendment in Poland that would equate "Lithuanian nationalism" to a totalitarian regime, saying that if it is adopted, Lithuania-related monuments may start to be demolished in the neighboring country.

Polish Sejm won't discuss amendments condemning 'Lithuanian nationalism'FREE

Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:16
The Polish parliament will not discuss on Thursday amendments that would equate "Lithuanian nationalism" to a totalitarian regime as the item has been removed from the agenda.

Polish Sejm considers condemning 'Lithuanian nationalism'FREE

Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:18
Lithuanian diplomats are concerned about draft amendments being debated by the Polish parliament that would equate "Lithuanian nationalism" to a totalitarian regime, the daily Lietuvos Rytas reported on Thursday.

Former head of Georgia's anti-terrorism center released on bailFREE

Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:44
Zurab Maisuradze, a former head of Georgia's anti-terrorism center who was last week detained by Lithuania's authorities, on Wednesday was released on bail.

(Un)convenient Kaliningrad and Kremlin’s relationshipFREE

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 15:00
Kaliningrad is the smallest part of the Russian Federation, spanning over 4-times smaller Lithuanian territory, with over a little less than a million residents. Despite the specifics of the region, Kaliningrad does not have an exclusive status, according to the Russian Constitution.

ForMin contests Russian argumentation over Georgian officer busted in VilniusFREE

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:33
Zurab Maisuradze
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Lithuania's Foreign Ministry has provided info to the country's law-enforcement, contesting the Russian argumentation over the detention of Zurab Maisuradze, a former head of Georgia's anti-terrorism center, in Vilnius.

Putin outraged over Lithuania's refusal of entry to Russian Constitutional Court judgesFREE

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 23:27
Lithuania has refused to ban entry to judges of the Russian Constitutional Court over decisions that legalized the annexation of Crimea. The Lithuanian decision drew an indignant reaction from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Former head of Georgia's anti-terrorism center arrested in LithuaniaFREE

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 14:39
Zurab Maisuradze, a former head of Georgia's anti-terrorism center, has been arrested in Vilnius on an Interpol warrant at Russia's initiative.

Russian citizen busted with gun brought from KaliningradFREE

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:25
Lithuanian customs authorities on Wednesday said they busted a Russian citizen who had brought a gun, which usually fires rubber bullets, across the border from the Russian Kaliningrad region.

Putin‘s Russia: As Income drops leaders’ popularity growsFREE

Monday, November 28, 2016 11:42
It‘s a country where the average annual salary has dropped by almost a tenth and is now on not much more than 400 euro (compared with Lithuania where it just passed the 600 Euro mark). It‘s a country where the average pension is around 179 Euro – practically one third lower than in Lithuania). It‘s a country where ministries forecast increased economic stagnation for the next two years while the President’s office states that nobody is any the wiser.

Eurasian Economic Union - reality or fiction? (1)FREE

Friday, November 25, 2016 12:18
Operating since 2015, the Eurasian Economic Union formed (EEU) over a relatively short period of time, and passed through all three stages of integration - from the customs union established in 2010 to the single market in 2012, culminating with the integrated economic union, which included coordination of the individual state economic policies starting in 2015. In principle, this inclusive structure and institutional framework is very similar to the European Union (EU), the difference being that the latter's integration process, covering not only the single internal market but also various policies, took place over almost 40 years. The integration process arises from the bottom up.

Ukraine plans to create civilian, volunteer forces on Lithuania's modelFREE

Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:21
Ukraine is planning to create civilian paramilitary and volunteer military forces on the model of the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union and the National Defence Volunteer Force.

Ukraine is ready for all scenarios, including massive military actionFREE

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 17:52
Ukraine is ready not only for the so-called Crimean corridor scenario, but also for much larger-scale military action by pro-Russian separatists in its territory, General Viktor Muzhenko, the chief of the general staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces, said.

Lithuania's attention to Ukraine's army to continueFREE

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 15:11
Ukrainian troops
Lithuania's outgoing Defence Minister Juozas Olekas assured Ukraine's Chief of Defence Viktor Muzhenko that Lithuania's attention to the Ukrainian Armed Forces would remain at the same level next year.