EUROPEAN UNION

Prosecutors want Real IRA defendant imprisoned for 10 yrs

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:40
Michael Campbell
DELFI (K.Čachovskio nuotr.)
The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has asked a Vilnius court so send Michael Campbell, an Irish citizen who has cleared of charges of preparing to supply weapons from Lithuania to the Real Irish Republican Army.

Lithuanians alarmed over French presidential elections

Monday, November 28, 2016 11:51
Analysts in Lithuania are alarmed that Francois Fillon, the favorite in the French presidential elections, may constitute a threat to the Baltic states due to his friendly attitude towards Russia.

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson wants to visit Lithuania

Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:09
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told his Lithuanian counterpart Linas Linkevičius, in London on Wednesday that he wants to visit Lithuania, the Foreign Ministry said.

Lithuanians value the EU, but feel unimportantCORP

Monday, November 21, 2016 09:39
European Parliament banner
DELFI (M.Ažušilio nuotr.)

1st post-independence leader Landsbergis honored with France's highest award

Friday, November 18, 2016 11:04
Alma Adamkienė, Vytautas Landsbergis, Janina Butkevičienė
DELFI (A.Ufarto nuotr.)
Lithuania's first post-independence leader Prof Vytautas Landsbergis on Friday will be presented with the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, France's highest award.

Lithuania grateful to France for its help in embracing Western standards

Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:52
Hill of Three Crosses in the colours of the French flags
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
As the Baltic countries and France are marking 25 years since the restoration of diplomatic relations, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that Lithuania is grateful to France for its significant help in reforming the country.

EU auditor calls on Lithuania to prepare for end of EU funding

Thursday, November 10, 2016 15:12
Rimantas Šadžius
DELFI (K.Čachovskio nuotr.)
With no major EU aid likely to be provided to Lithuania after 2020, the country should take efforts to ensure that the available European funds yield a return for the state, Rimantas Šadžius, a former finance minister and now a member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), said.

EU states have different ties with Russia but united on actions in Syria - Grybauskaitė (1)

Friday, October 21, 2016 16:21
Leaders of European Union (EU) member-states are united on the stance on the Russian actions in Syria, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, adding that the discussions in Brussels were not easy.

Grybauskaitė sees Nord Stream project as EU energy policy 'shroderization'

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 16:28
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that further development of the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream means shroderization of the European Union's (EU) energy policy.

Europe must keep sanctions against aggressive Russia - Grybauskaitė

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 16:21
Europe must continue its sanctions on Russia amid the Russian military action in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the demonstration of nuclear-capable weaponry in the Baltic Sea region, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto said at a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart, Dalia Grybauskaitė, on Tuesday.

Pranckevičius appointed head of EU Commission's mission in VilniusFREE

Friday, October 14, 2016 11:12
Arnoldas Pranckevičius, euroblogas.lt
Asmeninio archyvo nuotr.
Arnoldas Pranckevičius, an adviser to the president of the European Parliament and the chairman of the Lithuanian community in Belgium, has been appointed head of the Representation of the European Commission in Vilnius.

Lithuania protests presentation of Russian journalist's book in ItalyFREE

Thursday, October 13, 2016 13:17
Galina Sapozhnikova
VSD nuotr.
Lithuania's Embassy has expressed a protest against presentation of Russian journalist Galina Sapozhnikova about Lithuania in Milan, Italy.

MEP Guoga shifts to right-wing political group

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:48
Antanas Guoga
DELFI (A.Ufarto nuotr.)
MEP Antanas Guoga, former member of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement, has transferred to the right wing European People's Party (EPP) at the European Parliament.

Group of 8 faces human trafficking charges after pocketing social benefits in UK

Monday, October 3, 2016 12:18
Homeless person in Lithuania
DELFI (T. Vinicko nuotr.)
A group of eight accomplices who used to take Lithuanian citizens to the United Kingdom to later pocket their social benefits in the country have been charged with human trafficking, a Šiauliai court said on Monday.

President stresses importance of German leadership for European solidarity

Monday, October 3, 2016 11:52
German flag
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has congratulated Germany's President Joachim Gauck on the Day of German Unity and the 26th anniversary of German reunification.

Brexit and BeyondFREE

Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:06
Brexit and Beyond Forum, UK Ambassador Claire Lawrence
Martynas Zaremba
The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania hosted a half day conference last Tuesday (27th September), Brexit and Beyond: Political and Business implications at which the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Raimundas Karoblis joined Claire Lawrence the British Ambassador, in giving two keynote addresses.

Welcome to Business Forum "Brexit & beyond: Political and Business implications”FREE

Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:42
On September 27th, the British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania is bringing together International Business community, Government representatives, business support organisations and guests from the UK for a Business Forum "Brexit & beyond: Political and Business implications”.

Prof. Landsbergis receives France's highest decoration (2)

Friday, September 16, 2016 14:06
Vytautas Landsbergis
DELFI (A.Ufarto nuotr.)
Lithuania's first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis has been honored with France's highest decoration.

Grybauskaitė takes part in EU summit on post-Brexit future

Friday, September 16, 2016 10:51
EU Flag
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Friday is taking part in an informal EU summit in Bratislava aimed at mapping out the bloc's future after Brexit.

Europe needs unity as never before - Grybauskaitė after meeting Merkel

Monday, September 12, 2016 10:56
Dalia Grybauskaitė
DELFI (K. Čachovskio nuotr.)
Europe needs unity more than ever before, as it is challenged by crisis of identity and confidence, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said after meeting in Berlin with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and four other leaders in the run-up to European Union (EU) summit.

EU must ensure security and economic growth, Grybauskaitė tells Tusk

Friday, September 9, 2016 13:29
Donald Tusk, Dalia Grybauskaitė
DELFI (M.Ažušilio nuotr.)
The European Union (EU) should aim at ensuring safety of its population and economic development, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk in Vilnius.

EU Council president to tour Baltic states

Monday, September 5, 2016 09:52
European Council President Donald Tusk will make a tour of the Baltic states this week to discuss preparations for the summit, which will discuss the European Union's (EU) future after the United Kingdom decided to leave the organization.

Lithuania joins call to investigate crimes of European communist regimes

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:04
Ministers of five Eastern European countries have issued a joint statement, calling for investigation into the crimes of communist regimes in Europe.

Over one million Eastern European migrants in UK

Thursday, August 18, 2016 16:24
London
Vida Press
The number of migrant workers from eight eastern EU nations in the United Kingdom has topped one million.

EU decision on visa-free travel for Georgians by October - Lithuanian diplomats

Friday, August 12, 2016 16:17
Linas Linkevičius
DELFI (A.Ufarto nuotr.)
The European Union (EU) should make its final decision on visa-free travels for Georgia in early October at the latest, say Lithuanian diplomats.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanian foreign minister expresses support to Turkish government under EU criticism

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 14:02
Turkija
Sipa
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has expressed firm support to Turkey's government which has come under severe criticism from European Union (EU) officials for purges of suspected participants and supporters of the recent coup.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

What do Lithuanians and Europeans think about the EU?

Thursday, August 4, 2016 09:14
European Union citizens think that the biggest problems in Europe right now are immigration and terrorism, while Lithuanians are more worried about issues closer at home, like unemployment and rising prices, says sociologist Vladas Gaidys commenting on the results of a recent Eurobarometer survey.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanian officer joins EU mission against migrant trafficking in Mediterranean

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 16:09
Another officer of Lithuania's Armed Forces left for the European Union-led Sophia operation to curb illegal migration in the Mediterranean Sea region.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

10 refugees from Syria and Iraq arrive in Lithuania under EU programme

Friday, July 29, 2016 09:52
10 refugees from Syria and Iraq arrive in Lithuania under EU programme
Vida Press
Ten refugees from Syria and Iraq arrived in Lithuania in early hours of Friday under the European Union's resettlement programme.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Over 1,000 refugees to come to Lithuania within one year (2)

Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:35
Refugees
E.Labanausko nuotr.
With the EU's resettlement programme having reached its midway point, Lithuania faces the challenge of taking in more than a thousand refugees from the Middle East within slightly more than a year and successfully integrating them into the society.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.