President Trump's ally Giuliani may come to Lithuania in spring - ForMinFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:27
Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and a political ally of US President Donald Trump, may come to Lithuania in the spring, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

Lithuanian economists see Trump's possible trade wars as key threatFREE

Friday, January 20, 2017 16:16
Lithuanian economists say global economy could be threatened, if the United States' new President Donald Trump started waging trade wars, although the scenario does not seem very likely for now.

Deputy Foreign Ministers assigned to fields of operationsFREE

Friday, January 20, 2017 09:51
Fields of operations and functions of Lithuania's foreign vice-ministers Neris Germanas, Darius Skusevičius and Albinas Sananavičius were Thursday approved by decree signed by Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.

Lithuanian formin didn't attend Paris conf in diplomatic support for Israel (3)FREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 16:15
Lithuania sent a deputy foreign minister to the Middle East peace conference in Paris, while its neighbors were represented by their top diplomats.

Foreign Minister sees no alternatives to close cooperation with PolandFREE

Friday, January 13, 2017 12:20
There are no alternatives to close cooperation between Lithuania and Poland, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Friday after meeting with Krzysztof Szczerski, the Secretary of State at the Polish President's Chancellery.

Conservative MP slams Seimas speaker for meeting Russian envoy ahead of Jan 13FREE

Thursday, January 12, 2017 16:16
Lithuania's Conservative MP Mantas Adomėnas has criticized Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis' decision to meet with Russian Ambassador Alexander Udaltsov shortly before the Day of Freedom Defenders, which is marked on January 13.

Prof Landsbergis suggests inviting Russian MPs to Jan 13 memorial eventsFREE

Thursday, January 12, 2017 16:05
Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania's first post -independence leader, has suggested inviting Russian parliamentarians to memorial events of January 13 coup.

Lithuania hosts Snow Meeting of security policy expertsFREE

Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:33
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Security policy experts are gathering in Lithuania on Thursday for an informal Snow Meeting to discuss the situation in the wake of the US presidential election and threats posed by Russia.

Seimas speaker: meetings with ambassadors a chance to bring up Jan 13 coupFREE

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:58
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis says he is astonished by the criticism over his meetings with the Russian and Belarusian ambassadors ahead of the Freedom Defenders Day, noting that the meetings were held to remind the diplomats about their countries' unwillingness to extradite defendants in the January 13 attempted coup trial.

Central, Eastern European politicians urge Trump to stop concessions to RussiaFREE

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 09:50
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Central and Eastern European politicians have urged United States President-Elect Donald Trump to stop making concessions to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he could view the steps as weaknesses and undertake provocations against the Baltic states and Poland.

Foreign Minister says dialog with Russia must be principledFREE

Monday, January 9, 2017 15:43
Lithuania's dialog with Russia must be a principled one, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Monday, commenting on the Russian ambassador's call for "improving the atmosphere of bilateral relations" between the two countries.

Lithuanian, Israeli presidents underline Holocaust memory, business tiesFREE

Monday, January 9, 2017 10:03
The presidents of Lithuania and Israel on Sunday underlined the importance of preserving the heritage of Lithuanian Jews and of expanding business ties as they marked 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Urbelis to work at Lithuanian embassy to USFREE

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 15:38
Vaidotas Urbelis, a senior official at the Lithuanian Defence Ministry, next April will start serving as defence adviser at the country's embassy to the United States.

Lithuanian leaders condemn Istanbul attackFREE

Monday, January 2, 2017 10:44
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis have condemned the terror attack that claimed a multitude of lives in Istanbul in early hours of 2017.

Seimas congratulates Trump on becoming US president (1)FREE

Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:31
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The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday passed a resolution congratulating US President-elect Donald Trump and wishing him every success in performing his duties and meeting the international and domestic policy commitments.

US Republican senators McCain, Graham to visit Lithuania next week (2)FREE

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:13
Two influential US Republican senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, are expected to visit Lithuania next week, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed to BNS.

PM denounces attacks in Ankara, BerlinFREE

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:14
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has denounced Monday's attacks in Berlin and Ankara as "deplorable manifestations of hatred and weakness".

Three diplomats appointed Lithuania's foreign vice-ministersFREE

Monday, December 19, 2016 18:16
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has appointed diplomats Neris Germanas, Darius Skusevičius and Albinas Zananavičius as new deputy foreign ministers.

ForMin gets assurances from Trump's Admin on US links with LithuaniaFREE

Friday, December 16, 2016 10:02
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Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has received assurances from US President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser that the US will maintain strong economic and defence links with Lithuania.

Lithuanian MPs call to invest in coop with US amid admin reshuffle (1)FREE

Monday, December 12, 2016 13:39
Amid changes in the United States administration, a group of Lithuanian MPs said after returning from a visit to the US that Lithuania should raise funding for maintaining ties with the strategic partner and making of new contacts. They say the regional priority should be cooperation with the neighboring Poland.