How to counter intensifying Russian propaganda campaigns that have been targeting Lithuania lately? This was the topic of the discussion on LRT political debate programme "The Right to Know" on Monday night.
The first day of the annual foreign policy and security forum Rīga Conference 2014 has concluded with the lively discussions about the challenges and opportunities of the global and regional economy, security threats and relations with Russia.
Second day of the annual forum Rīga Conference 2014 was filled with lively debate and exchange of opinions among speakers of panel discussions, bringing together high-level foreign security and foreign policy experts, diplomats, politicians, academics, businessmen and journalists.
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė suggests a provision that at least 90 percent of the television programmes rebroadcast in Lithuania should be in the official languages of the European Union, adding that fines should be imposed for instigation of war and infringement upon independence.
Lithuania and the other states of the Baltic Sea region should sign a memorandum of understanding in June on synchronization of the Baltic states with continental Europe via Poland. The document should give an impetus to the preparations for synchronized work of the networks.
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.