At Friday's meeting with Minister of Economy and acting Prime Minister Evaldas Gustas and Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitienė, President Dalia Grybauskaitė noted that Russia had become a completely unreliable and unpredictable business partner.
The growth of the Lithuanian gross domestic product (GDP) may slow down by 0.2 percent in the wake of the Russian sanctions, Lithuania's Economy Minister Evaldas Gustas said after meeting with President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Friday.
The European Union (EU) is considering to address the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the Russia's restrictions on imports of agricultural and food products, EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Ušackas said on Thursday.
The effect of Russia's restrictions on imports of agricultural produce and food products on Lithuania's economy will be small but the country will look for ways to help the business sector, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says.
Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens is to meet with the Lithuanian energy and economy ministers to discuss the countries' key energy projects and efforts to restrict imports from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, and to visit the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
There is a consensus among member countries of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) that the Baltic power grids have to be synchronized with the Western European system via Poland, but details, such as the need for a second LitPol Link, remain to be worked out.
Border guards of Kalvarija, southwestern Lithuania, have detained a Latvian citizen transporting to Western Europe a Syrian father and son who had applied for asylum in Latvia. The driver faces criminal charges, while the Syrian citizens will be sent back to Latvia.
Lithuania's State Security Department (VSD) has warned that Russia's protectionist policies and aims to restrict cargo flows harm Lithuania's transport business and energy and, furthermore, can divide the three Baltic states.
NATO's Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) commander is meeting with commanders of the Air Forces of the Nordic and Baltic states and Poland in Lithuania on Wednesday to discuss the regional security situation, military cooperation and share the latest information about the national air forces.