ForMin Linkevičius believes Tusk will be re-elected to head EU summitsFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 14:53
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has expressed belief that the majority of European Union (EU) nations will support re-election of Poland's former prime minister Donald Tusk as president of the European Council, regardless of objections from Poland's current administration.

Hungarian formin, in Vilnius, criticizes sanctions, defends Russian investments in N-plantFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 13:26
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Vilnius on Thursday that the EU's sanctions on Moscow are not working and should be reviewed and voiced his support for plans by Russia's Rosatom to build new nuclear reactors in the country.

Grybauskaitė: Poland doesn't own president of the European Council postFREE

Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:22
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday is leaving for Brussels where EU leaders will discuss whether or not to re-elect Donald Tusk as president of the European Council.

Chief prosecutor off to Brussels to explain about Paksas caseFREE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 09:20
Lithuania's Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis plans to attend a meeting of the European Parliament's (EP) Committee on Legal Affairs to explain the reasons behind the request to lift the legal immunity of the Order and Justice party's former leader Rolandas Paksas in a corruption case.

President asks EC for reservation on social modelFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 11:30
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has asked the European Commission (EC) to apply a reserve clause for the country to be able to have a bigger deficit of public finance during implementation of a structural reform – the new social model.

Lithuania again readying for joint acquisitions of medicine with foreign countriesFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 09:38
Lithuania's Health Care Minister Aurelijus Veryga is attending an informal meeting of health ministers of the Visegrad countries, Croatia, Lithuania and Slovenia on Thursday and Friday, hoping to agree on joint acquisition of medications.

Germany's defmin awarded high state decoration in LithuaniaFREE

Friday, March 3, 2017 09:30
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday presented Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen with the Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania for personal support to the development of relations between Lithuania and Germany as well as for her contribution to strengthening bilateral military cooperation.

After Juncker's speech, German, Lithuanian ministers don't want major EU disunityFREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:48
The foreign ministers of Lithuania and Germany say that discussions of the idea of a "multiple-speed" European Union (EU), it is necessary to prevent major gaps among countries, as only a unified Europe can retain its influence on the global arena.

Germany's defmin to get high Lithuanian state award (1)FREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 09:56
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė will Thursday award Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen with a high state decoration, the Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.

Merkel: Fake news about troops in Lithuania show we should be alert (1)FREE

Friday, February 24, 2017 09:59
The news in Lithuania about an underage girl allegedly raped by troops show the need to be alert of such provocations, says Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Chancellor Merkel pledges support to Lithuania's efforts for Astravyets safetyFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 15:53
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged support to the Lithuanian efforts of ensuring safety of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, however, does not speak about blocking the plant on the scale of the European Union (EU).

PM seeks Germany's support on power grid synchronization, Belarus' N-plantFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:34
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis plans to focus on energy issues, such as the planned synchronization of the Baltic power transmission grids with the Western European system and the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, during Thursday's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

PM Skvernelis in Germany to meet with Chancellor MerkelFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 09:44
German flag on the Bundestag roof
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Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday to discuss the EU's agenda, as well as energy and security issues.

Energmin sees some positive shift in Latvia's stance on Belarus' N-plantFREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 09:20
Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas says that an agreement has been reached with Latvia to appoint a group of experts to look at possible ways of blocking electricity from Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, which could signal a positive shift in the neighboring country's more reserved position toward the facility under construction some 50 kilometers from Vilnius.

Brexit minister in Vilnius: UK expects generous EU deal on migrants (2)FREE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 16:25
David Davis, Britain's minister in charge of the country's exit from the European Union (EU), has said in Vilnius he expected a generous agreement from the community in connection to post-Brexit rights of EU citizens.

PM vows to insist on non-discrimination against Lithuanians in Brexit talksFREE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:45
In talks on Britain's exit from the European Union, the Lithuanian government will demand assurances that Lithuanians living in the UK will not be discriminated against, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with Britain's Brexit secretary.

Prosecutor invited to give explanation to EU Parlt in MEP Paksas' case (1)FREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 16:38
Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis on Monday received an invitation from the European Parliament to come and explain why Lithuania's law-enforcement is asking the EU legislature to strip MEP Rolandas Paksas, a former leader of the Order and Justice Party, of his immunity.

EC: Lithuanian move to ban RTR Planeta broadcast in line with EU law (1)FREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 11:08
The Lithuanian decision to ban broadcasts of the Russian television channel RTR Planeta for instigation of hatred is not in violation of the European Union's (EU) law, the European Commission said on Friday.

Minister of Energy to urge Estonia hold unified stance on Astravyets N-plantFREE

Monday, February 13, 2017 10:42
Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas intends to urge his Estonian counterpart to hold a unified stance on the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus next to Lithuania's border. Vaičiūnas is scheduled to meet with Estonia's Minister for Economy and Infrastructure, Kadri Simson, in Tallinn on Monday.

Germany Minister of Defence: Never again will freedom of Lithuania be sacrificedFREE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:58
In her congratulatory message to the German-led NATO battalion in Lithuania, Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday pledged to defend Lithuania's freedom and independence.