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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 17:55
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, December 19, 2016 22:54
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 13:18
DELFI (E.Digrytės nuotr.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:33
TPA Lietuvos skyriaus nuotr.
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.