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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:32
Lithuania was among a few countries to support Britain in its territorial dispute with the Indian Ocean country of Mauritius at the United Nations.
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.
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.
Friday, June 23, 2017 10:42
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 5, 2017 11:34
Lithuanian leaders on Sunday expressed condolences over the terrorist attacks in London, which took innocent lives.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:54
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Tuesday congratulated the newly-appointed French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.
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.
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.
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.