The Seimas of Lithuania has backed the nomination of Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, of the Social Democratic Party, for European commissioner representing Lithuania. Eighty-two lawmakers on Thursday voted in favour of the motion, 10 were against and 16 abstained.
Health Minister Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis of the Social Democratic Party will remain in his post for now, until the party's committees and presidium agree on a new candidate to head the Health Ministry. Andriukaitis was recently hand-picked as Lithuanian delegate to the European Commission.
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The proposal by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for European Union (EU) citizens present in the country should ease tensions among the Lithuanians living in great Britain, says Daiva Asanavičiūtė, the leader of the local Lithuanian community.
The European Union (EU) should consolidate in the field of defense and countries of the euro area should also deepen their cooperation, Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said in Vilnius on Wednesday.