Lithuania hands note to Russia over incidents in Baltic SeaFREE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 16:19
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday handed a diplomatic note to Russia's ambassador in Vilnius, Alexander Udaltsov, over incidents in Lithuania's exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.

President accepts credentials from US new ambassadorFREE

Friday, October 7, 2016 17:31
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Friday received letters of credence from the United States new Ambassador Anne Hall.

Briefing on the situation in KarshmirFREE

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:02
In the wake of the heating up situation at the disputed State of Jammu and Kashmir India’s Honorary Consul Rajinder Chaudhary visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania on September 29, to brief on the latest developments.

Lithuania pays last respects to former Israeli President PeresFREE

Friday, September 30, 2016 13:50
Lithuania on Friday is paying last respects to late Israeli President Shimon Peres.

US new ambassador arrives in LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, September 29, 2016 15:14
The United States' new Ambassador to Lithuania Anne Hall has arrived in Vilnius, the US Embassy said on Thursday.

Lithuanian-Polish ties miserably worse - AdamkusFREE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 15:07
Valdas Adamkus
DELFI (R. Achmedovo nuotr.)
The relations between Lithuania and Poland are enduring a miserable chill, says Lithuania's former president Valdas Adamkus, expressing hope that the ties between the two neighboring states would no longer be burdened by disputes about the spelling of personal and location names.

Grybauskaitė conveys condolences over Peres' passingFREE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:03
Shimon Peres and Dalia Grybauskaitė
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday conveyed her heartfelt condolences to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and to all the people of the country on the passing of former president, Nobel Prize winner, Shimon Peres.

Peres was person of outstanding intelligence, true LitvakFREE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:57
Shimon Peres
Israel's former president Shimon Peres was a person of outstanding intelligence who always emphasized his links to Lithuania, says Faina Kukliansky, the leader of the Jewish Community in Lithuania.

Opposition criticizes Foreign Minister over ties with CubaFREE

Monday, September 26, 2016 13:33
San Cristóbal de la Habana from Unseen Cuba album
M.Jovaišos nuotr.
The aspiration of Lithuanian diplomats to develop closer ties with the Communist Cuba has drawn criticism from the opposition – former foreign minister Audronius Ažubalis has accused the Foreign Ministry of dual standards and lack of honesty in statements about democratic values.

25th Anniversary Celebration of Lithuania's Diplomatic RelationsFREE

Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:42
Foreign Ministers, Ušackas, Saudargas, Linkevicius, Valionis, Ažubalis and Vaitiekūnas after a panel discussion
Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
On 26 Augustus 1991 the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Algirdas Saudargas signed a document establishing diplomatic relations between a free Lithuania and Iceland. Soon thereafter, a number of countries followed and on 17 September, the UN General Assembly admitted Lithuania as a member.

Latvian experts to present documents proving Lithuania was Soviet Union's donor (1)FREE

Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:55
Latvian experts are expected to next week present an analysis of archival financial documents, proving that Lithuania was a donor of the Soviet Union rather than its dependent.

UN official says Lithuania won't avoid immigration amid climate change (1)FREE

Friday, September 16, 2016 13:03
Iraqi Christians
E.Labanausko nuotr.
European governments must prepare to deal with new flows of migrants who will leave their countries because of climate change in the search for drinking water and food, a high-ranking United Nations official, on a visit to Lithuania, said in an interview with BNS.

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Gives Interview on G20 Hangzhou SummitFREE

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:49
On September 6, 2016, Yang Jiechi, State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, gave an interview in Hangzhou, briefing the media on the results achieved in the G20 Hangzhou Summit. The transcript reads as follows:

'Three stages' of Lithuanian-Polish relationshipFREE

Thursday, September 8, 2016 09:29
The Lithuanian-Polish relations are quite normal and do not need to be normalized, says Vilnius University lecturer Marijuš Antanovič. Instead, he adds, they need a renewal, because in their current situation they are best described as 'Cold Peace'.

20 more Syrian refugees relocated to Lithuania under EU programmeFREE

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:07
E.Labanausko nuotr.
Another 20 refugees from Syria arrived in Lithuania on Wednesday under the European Union (EU) resettlement programme.

Lithuania will not seek to have Gorbachev appear in court in January 13 caseFREE

Monday, September 5, 2016 15:35
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, will not be part of the court proceedings in Lithuania which try to bring to justice individuals responsible for civilian deaths during the attempted coup of January 1991 in Vilnius.

Man sentenced for spying by Russia asks to serve sentence in LithuaniaFREE

Monday, September 5, 2016 09:47
DELFI / Valdas Kopūstas
Yevgeny Mataitis, a Lithuanian-Russian citizen who has been sentenced in Russia for spying, has asked to serve his jail term in Lithuania, Lithuania's Ambassador in Moscow Remigijus Motuzas has said.

Lithuania sends ammunition to UkraineFREE

Monday, September 5, 2016 08:20
Lithuania said on Saturday it supplied military aid to Ukraine's troops who battle pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

Baltic states 'scared to death' of Russia and Trump, Biden tells US voters (1)FREE

Friday, September 2, 2016 11:46
United States Vice-President Joe Biden says his recent visit to Latvia has given him the impression that the Baltic states are "scared to death" of Russia and fear the possibility of Donald Trump being elected as the next US president.

Ado about hunting party 'will not affect ties with Latvia' - Lithuanian Seimas speakerFREE

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 14:58
The commotion about Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė's dinner and hunting party with her Latvian counterpart should not affect the relations between the two neighbouring states, says Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė of the Labour Party.