Lithuanian EC nominee on his performance before European Parliament: This is not a beauty contest
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, the Lithuanian nominee for the European Commission, attended his confirmation hearings at the European Parliament on Tuesday. Andriukaitis, who is tipped for the health portfolio, would not rate his performance, but said that answering questions of the European Parliament members was a worthwhile experience.
The Lithuanian government's decision to divide the country into two separate regions to obtain more funds from the EU after 2020 may fail to bring the expected benefits, a senior European Commission official warned in an interview with BNS.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė plans to attend a memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday, her press office has told BNS.