EC: Lithuania may fall short of Stability, Growth Pact standards

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:49
Lithuania's 2017 draft budget plan may fall short of the provisions of the Stability and Growth Pact, however, this could be avoided by way of an exception, if the social model is listed as a structural reform, the European Commission has said.

President congratulates Tajani on election as EP president

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:39
Antonio Tajani
Reuters/ Scanpix
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has extended congratulations to the newly elected president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

ForMin Linkevičius' post-Brexit wish to UK: Preserve "what has been created"FREE

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 17:45
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has said that the United Kingdom should not start its relations from zero after leaving the European Union (EU), suggesting to "preserve that has been created."

Lithuania's PM not sure he'll sign Rail Baltica deal

Monday, January 16, 2017 14:34
Rail Baltica
E.Digrytės nuotr.
Estonia plans for the prime ministers of the Baltic states to sign the deal on the European-gauge railway Rail Baltica project, however, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is not sure about the signing.

Le Pen's election would mean end of EU - French expert in Lithuania (1)

Friday, January 13, 2017 14:44
Election of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as France's president would mean the end of the European Union, French expert Francois Heisbourg said in Lithuania on Friday.

Central, Eastern European politicians urge Trump to stop concessions to Russia

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 09:50
Donald Trump
Central and Eastern European politicians have urged United States President-Elect Donald Trump to stop making concessions to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he could view the steps as weaknesses and undertake provocations against the Baltic states and Poland.

Baltic ambassadors to ZEIT Online: Baltic states aren't ex-Soviet republics (10)FREE

Friday, January 6, 2017 10:58
Ambassadors of the three Baltic states have asked the German media to stop referring to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to as former Soviet republics.

President vows to seek post-Brexit guarantees for expatriates

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:12
Theresa May
Lithuania will seek all possible guarantees for Lithuanians living in the United Kingdom after that country leaves the European Union, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said ahead of her bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Thursday.

New nationalism and the Baltic States (3)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:19
Leading world’s news channels, newspapers and political commentators ring the alarm of the re-emergence of chauvinistic nationalist politics at the thresholds of Western democracies. After the rather unexpected results of the US presidential election and the Britain’s referendum, many hold their breath waiting for the voting results of other EU member states and anxiously wondering how far nationalist sentiments can spread though-out Europe like a black death.

Prosecutors want Real IRA defendant imprisoned for 10 yrsFREE

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,
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.