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.
Leaders of European Union (EU) member-states are united on the stance on the Russian actions in Syria, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, adding that the discussions in Brussels were not easy.
Europe must continue its sanctions on Russia amid the Russian military action in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the demonstration of nuclear-capable weaponry in the Baltic Sea region, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto said at a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart, Dalia Grybauskaitė, on Tuesday.
Arnoldas Pranckevičius, an adviser to the president of the European Parliament and the chairman of the Lithuanian community in Belgium, has been appointed head of the Representation of the European Commission in Vilnius.