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.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:33
DELFI (E.Digrytės nuotr.)
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 09:50
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:31
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.
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.
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".
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.
Friday, December 16, 2016 10:02
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.
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.
Friday, December 9, 2016 13:41
Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG) pursues a foreign policy of its own by cooperating with a Russian corporation linked to the military industry, a member of the Lithuanian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence said.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:22
After the parliamentary elections Lithuania and Poland may take a fresh look on the bilateral ties, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said at a Brussels meeting with his Polish counterpart, Witold Waszczykowski.
Friday, December 2, 2016 16:16
Distinguished guests came to the opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic Austria in Vilnius on December 1. Upon arrival they were greeted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria in Lithuania, H.E. Johann Spitzer and Prof. Vytautas Mizaras, the newly appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria to Lithuania.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:11
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday appointed Rolandas Kačinskas, a top-ranking diplomat of the Foreign Ministry, as the country's new ambassador to Greece.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 22:01
The European Union (EU) is currently faced with pressure from populists, Russia and the ISIS group that aim to create the atmosphere of fear and chaos, says the European Commission's (EC) representative in Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius.
Monday, November 28, 2016 15:46
Ukraine's Parliamentary Speaker Andriy Parubiy has suggested stepping up cooperation in the format of countries of the Baltic and the Black Seas, also calling for Lithuanian support for visa-free travels to the European Union.