EU institutions look into Lithuania's controversial protection of minors law
Monday, February 23, 2015
Lithuania's controversial law aimed at protecting minors from public information deemed harmful to their development has once again appeared under the radar of European Union (EU) institutions. The law, which says that minors should not be exposed to information denigrating "family values", is said to discriminate against LGBT people.
The European Commission has formally requested that Lithuania ease its national rules on the sale of land to foreigners, which now violate the European Union's free movement of capital and freedom of establishment.
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that the European Union will find it more difficult to renew sanctions against Russia in the coming months amid "increased resistance" within the 28-member bloc.
The European Union (EU) should grant Ukraine and Georgia visa-free travels as soon as possible, Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said at a meeting with Czech Parliamentary Speaker Jan Jamacek in Prague on Tuesday.