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

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 principled

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 ties

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 US

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)

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-ministers

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 Lithuania

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)

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.

Lithuanian Railways has foreign policy of its own

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.

ForMin thinks that elections gave fresh view of ties with Poland (1)

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.

Honorary Consulate of Austria opens in VilniusFREE

Friday, December 2, 2016 16:16
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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.

President appoints new ambassador to Greece

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.

EC envoy: Populists, Russia, ISIS group aims to destroy Europe

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.

Ukraine's speaker calls for stronger cooperation in Baltic-Black Sea format

Monday, November 28, 2016 15:46
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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.

Foreign Minister calls for better dialogue between EU, Turkey

Monday, November 28, 2016 10:21
The European Union has to seek, through its actions, a better dialogue with Turkey, rather than increasing tension, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Friday following a fresh exchange of strong statements by the bloc and Ankara.

Lithuania's diplomats seek to renew contacts in US, make new ones (1)

Friday, November 25, 2016 20:09
Following Donald Trump's election as president, Lithuania's diplomats are working to refresh contacts in the United States and make new ones, outgoing Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, who will most likely keep his job in the new Cabinet, said on Friday after meeting with President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

President Grybauskaitė: US should stay leader in security architecture (2)

Monday, November 21, 2016 11:26
The United States have always been the guarantee of democracy, peace and freedom, therefore, it is important that it stays the leader of the global security efforts, says Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė.