The Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU) is considering revising an agreement on the country's foreign, security and defense policy guidelines that was signed by parliamentary parties almost three years ago, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Thursday.
Ramūnas Karbauskis at the DELFI TV conference
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

Ramūnas Karbauskis, the ruling party's chairman, says that the agreement should underline the commitment of parliamentary parties to meet NATO's 2 percent of GDP target for defence spending as soon as in 2018.

The lawmaker thinks that his initiative to introduce mandatory military education at schools and universities should be also reflected in the document.

Social Democratic MP Juozas Olekas and Conservative MP Andrius Kubilius told the paper that they were skeptical about the idea of mandatory military classes at schools.

Nauseda: Europe can no longer blindly rely on US for its security

Europe can no longer blindly rely on the United States for its security and must take on more...

Vilnius court frees Russian oil contamination suspect

Vilnius Regional Court on Thursday released Roman Ruzhechko , a suspect in a Russian oil pipeline...

Parliament approves Sinkevicius' nomination for European commissioner

The Lithuanian parliament approved on Thursday the nomination of Economy and Innovation Minister...

Hong Kong opposition activist: 'we draw inspiration from Baltic Way'

Organizers of "The Hong Kong Way", a pro-democracy action in the form of a human chain across the...

Nauseda says respects Estonian leader's decision to meet with Putin but won't follow suit

President Gitanas Nauseda says he respects the Estonian leader's decision to meet with Russian...