External border controls tightened, including for EU citizens
Thursday, April 6, 2017
As the European Union is reinforcing its border controls from April 7 to enhance security, all people entering or leaving the EU, including citizens of the bloc's member states, will have their documents checked against various registers and databases on lost and stolen documents, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Thursday.
Although Russia expects to complete the construction of a new bridge over the river Nemunas by mid-2015, it will stand unused for another couple of years as Russian officials forgot about the necessary border checkpoint facilities, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Saturday.
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.