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.
Lithuania's 2017 draft budget plan may fall short of the provisions of the Stability and Growth Pact, however, this could be avoided by way of an exception, if the social model is listed as a structural reform, the European Commission has said.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has said that the United Kingdom should not start its relations from zero after leaving the European Union (EU), suggesting to "preserve that has been created."
Estonia plans for the prime ministers of the Baltic states to sign the deal on the European-gauge railway Rail Baltica project, however, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is not sure about the signing.