EUROPEAN UNION

Foreign Ministry has no data on injuries of Lithuanians in quake in Greece, Turkey

Friday, July 21, 2017 11:31
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry has no data about injuries of Lithuanian citizens during the earthquake close to the Greek islands of Dodecanese.

Lithuania accepts 400th refugee under EU program

Thursday, July 20, 2017 09:20
The number of refugees relocated to Lithuania under the EU's resettlement program has reached 400, but most of them have already left the country.

Influence peddling suspicions brought against Lithuanian MEP Paksas

Monday, July 17, 2017 16:53
Formal suspicions of trading in influence were brought on Monday against Rolandas Paksas, a Lithuanian member of the European Parliament, the Prosecutor General's Office said.

Lithuania must show progress to secure EU funding for Ignalina N-plant

Monday, July 17, 2017 12:21
To secure European support to decommissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) after 2020, Lithuania must demonstrate progress and correct the impression of the project stalling, Energy Vice-Minister Simonas Šatūnas says.

Lithuania open to discussion on euro area budget, finance minister

Monday, July 17, 2017 09:50
Lithuania is open to discussions about the French president's proposal to establish a position of the euro area finance minister and develop a separate budget of the area, says Lithuania's Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka, noting that this was not the most urgent matter at the moment.

Strasbourg court asks Vilnius for explanations over non-Lithuanian names in passports

Monday, July 17, 2017 09:20
The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Lithuanian government for an update on the latest changes of the country's legal system in connection to entering a person's first and last name in passports and other official documents in non-Lithuanian letters.

The EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement must be brought to an end!CORP

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 15:32
In March 2016, Ms. Merkel and Mr. Erdogan reached an agreement on refugees, which would eventually involve all of Europe. Countless refugees, namely Syrians, were trying to reach Europe and in particular Germany, where public opinion slowly started to show signs of opposition to their reception.

Lithuania receives another 28 Syrian refugees arrive under EU program

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 13:21
Another 28 refugees have arrived in Lithuania under the European Union (EU) program, the Migration Department said on Wednesday.

Seimas transposes EU directive without listing partners as family

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 15:10
Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday transposed a European directive on non-discrimination of European Union (EU) citizens and their family members on grounds of their citizenship, however, partners were left aside.

Lithuania reaches final agreement with Italy on refugee interviews

Friday, July 7, 2017 13:06
Lithuania's Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas and his Italian counterpart, Marco Minniti, have signed an agreement on cooperation in resettlement of refugees. The deal will enable Lithuania to interview refugees as part of security procedures in Italy.

Bundestag speaker Lammert coming to Lithuania

Monday, July 3, 2017 09:31
Norbert Lammert, president of Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, is coming to Lithuania this week, lzinios.lt news portal reported.

Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly urges Belarus to suspend N-plant construction

Thursday, June 29, 2017 09:20
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on Belarus to suspend the construction of its Astravyets nuclear power plant in a resolution adopted on Tuesday.

Government approves Semaška as next ambassador to Germany

Thursday, June 29, 2017 09:15
Darius Semaška, Lithuania's outgoing ambassador to the Netherlands and a former chief foreign policy advisor to President Dalia Grybauskaitė, is proposed as the country's new envoy in Germany.

Brussels warns govt may regret dividing Lithuania into 2 regions for EU aid

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 15:48
The Lithuanian government's decision to divide the country into two separate regions to obtain more funds from the EU after 2020 may fail to bring the expected benefits, a senior European Commission official warned in an interview with BNS.

President plans to attend German ex-Chancellor Kohl memorial ceremony

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:20
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė plans to attend a memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday, her press office has told BNS.

Lithuania backed UK in dispute with Mauritius for political, security reasons

Monday, June 26, 2017 12:32
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Lithuania was among a few countries to support Britain in its territorial dispute with the Indian Ocean country of Mauritius at the United Nations.

EU mulls screening investments from China

Friday, June 23, 2017 17:48
EU leaders on Friday asked the European Commission to examine the possibility of screening investments from third countries, particularly from China.

Lithuanian president bestows state award upon German chancellor

Friday, June 23, 2017 16:57
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė awarded Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel the Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great in Brussels on Friday.

May's immigration offer will ease tensions among Lithuanians in UK (1)

Friday, June 23, 2017 10:42
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The proposal by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for European Union (EU) citizens present in the country should ease tensions among the Lithuanians living in great Britain, says Daiva Asanavičiūtė, the leader of the local Lithuanian community.

Spain's formin in Vilnius speaks for EU's closer defense ties

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 16:37
The European Union (EU) should consolidate in the field of defense and countries of the euro area should also deepen their cooperation, Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said in Vilnius on Wednesday.

Minister of Interior to discuss event safety after terror in Europe

Monday, June 5, 2017 13:27
Lithuania's Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas is Monday holding a meeting with top executives of private security companies to discuss threats of terrorism.

Lithuanian leaders convey condolences over London terror

Monday, June 5, 2017 11:34
Lithuanian leaders on Sunday expressed condolences over the terrorist attacks in London, which took innocent lives.

Lithuanians give EU commissioner hot-air balloon ride to show him Belarus' N-plant site

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:50
In an unconventional effort to convince EU officials that Belarus' nuclear power plant is a safety hazard, the Lithuanian government has arranged a hot-air balloon ride for the bloc's energy commissioner to show him how close the construction site is to the Lithuanian capital.

Lithuanian leaders condemn Manchester terror attackFREE

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 09:38
Lithuania's leaders on Tuesday condemned a suspected terror attack at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester that killed at least 22 people.

Lithuania too slow to absorb EU aid - Minister of Finance

Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:27
Lithuania has been too slow to absorb EU aid for the 2014-2020 financing period, which may decelerate economic and wage growth and result in losing a part of European support, the Finance Ministry has warned.

PM Skvernelis congratulates new French counterpart

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:54
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Tuesday congratulated the newly-appointed French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

Support to Macron at Embassy in Vilnius 4 times above that to Le Pen

Monday, May 8, 2017 12:47
Pro-European centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron secured four times the vote at the French Embassy to Lithuania on Sunday, as compared with his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen.

Brave European policies defeated populism - Grybauskaitė's message to Macron

Monday, May 8, 2017 11:19
Brave European policies defeated populism and nationalism, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said in a congratulatory message to France's president-elect Emmanuel Macron.

Macron victory will ease Lithuania's concerns over France's stance on Russia

Monday, May 8, 2017 10:01
The victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections will mitigate the concerns in Lithuania over the Paris attitude towards Russia, says Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, director of the Vilnius University's International Relations and Political Science Institute.