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.

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.