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
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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
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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.

Lithuanian MPs get invitation to PolandFREE

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:01
After a prolonged break, Lithuanian parliamentarians have received an invitation to visit Poland.

Children taken in Norway 'may be brought to foster homes in Lithuania'FREE

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 08:33
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Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, currently on a visit in Norway, says that children taken from Lithuanian migrant families in the country could be brought to foster homes in Lithuania.

Lithuanians 'more open' about Holocaust - President GrybauskaitėFREE

Monday, August 29, 2016 17:10
Lithuanians are starting to face the Holocaust more openly, which facilitates friendlier relations with Israel, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Monday after an event honouring Jewish victims World War Two massacre in Molėtai.

Lithuania considers suing Belarus over Astravyets nuclear plantFREE

Friday, August 26, 2016 15:20
Lithuania is considering filing a lawsuit against Belarus over the unfair and extremely cheap construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis says.

Lithuania and Poland 'share understanding of geopolitical challenges' - GrybauskaitėFREE

Friday, August 26, 2016 08:44
Lithuania and Poland understand the geopolitical challenges in the same way, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Thursday after her first bilateral meeting with her Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda.

Lithuania to keep its honorary consul in CrimeaFREE

Thursday, August 25, 2016 15:41
Lithuania does not intend to follow the example of other countries and give up its honorary consul in Crimea, says Foreign Vice-Minister Mantvydas Bekešius.