After Juncker's speech, German, Lithuanian ministers don't want major EU disunity
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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.
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.
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.