Lithuania again readying for joint acquisitions of medicine with foreign countries

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 Lithuania

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 disunity

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)

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)

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 safety

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-plant

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 Merkel

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-plant

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 talks

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)

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)

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 sacrificed

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.

Lithuanian, UK officers conduct joint human trafficking probe

Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:08
Lithuanian and UK officers are conducting a joint probe into human trafficking, police in the port city of Klaipėda said on Thursday.

EU parlt panel asks Lithuanian prosecutor to attend hearings on MEP Paksas' immunity

Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:36
The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs has asked Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis to attend hearings on stripping MEP Rolandas Paksas of his immunity in an influence peddling case.

Foreign Minister thanks Germany for security guarantees

Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:16
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius on Wednesday had a telephone conversation with Germany's new Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to discuss bilateral relations and European challenges, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said.

Lithuanian EC member indirectly criticizes Trump, other officials silent

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 10:43
European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis of Lithuania has indirectly criticized the immigration ban imposed by US President Donald Trump, while other Lithuanian officials have chosen the tactic of silence and refrained from comments.

Britain to strengthen embassy in Lithuania ahead of Brexit talks

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 14:48
Britain is set to strengthen its embassies in Lithuania and other Central and Eastern European countries in an effort to win support for Brexit negotiations, the media and diplomats say.