Posts tagged as EU

Lithuania: integration with Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine in EU interests

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis says that the European integration of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine is ‘within the interests of the EU’. Georgian, Ukrainian, Moldovan presidents sign declaration on European integration At a meeting of EU ministers of foreign affairs yesterday, Landsbergis asserted that for the Eastern Partnership to succeed, political and economic ties with Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine need to be strengthened. The Eastern Partnership, launched in…

EU did not support Lithuania in the confrontation with China (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Lithuania again was defeated in the foreign policy. After the end of the informal meeting of the EU leaders on October 6, Lithuanian president Gitanas Nauseda said that the EU should find ways to reduce its dependence on China by concentrating important industries on its territory and forming a unified approach to China. “I think that the recent events with Lithuania have a certain impact on the overall position of…

Latvia’s median age on a par with EU as a whole

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

According to data published by EU on October 12, in 2020 the  median age  of the  EU  population stood at 43.9 years . When compared with 2001 (the first reference year for which information is available), the median age increased by more than 5 years (from 38.4 years). In Latvia the median age was almost exactly the same as for the EU as whole, coming in at 43.7 years. As is…

EU borders chief: More ‘violations’ in Lithuania than reported

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Reports detailing alleged violations against migrants in Lithuania are now around 20 in number, the head of EU border agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, has said. “There are, if I remember correctly now 17, almost 20 let’s say, serious incident reports with a suspicion of the violation of fundamental rights in Lithuania,” he said on Monday (11 October) at an event organised by the Brussels-based EUWatch, an NGO. “My understanding is…

Internet usage level in Latvia is in line with the EU average

Monday, October 11, 2021

In 2020, the majority of northern and western regions of the EU reported relatively high proportions of adults using the internet on a daily basis. The highest shares of adults using the internet every day were generally recorded among people living in cities rather than those living in rural areas. The highest share of adults making daily use of the internet was recorded in Helsinki-Uusimaa in Finland (96%). This was…

Lithuanian president: EU shall look for ways to reduce dependence from China

Friday, October 8, 2021

The European Union (EU) shall look for ways to reduce dependence from China, in particular by concentrating manufacturing in Europe or cooperating with the countries sharing similar values, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said. “The European Union follows a three-dimensional approach towards China and treats that country, firstly, as a partner, secondly, as an economic competitor, and thirdly, as a geopolitical rival. I’d say that the centers of gravity have…

EU leaders to discuss strategic gas reserve at October summit

Friday, October 8, 2021

Speaking at a press conference in Estonia, von der Leyen said the current high gas prices were a result of a lack of supply response to higher demand, and highlighted the EU’s gas import dependence, S&P Global Platts reported. EU leaders are due to meet for a European Council summit Oct. 21-22, with high energy prices set to feature at the top of the agenda. In the short term, we will discuss in the European Council…

How little Lithuania dragged the EU into its showdown with China

Thursday, October 7, 2021

The country isn’t the first to tangle with Beijing — but it’s unusual in that Vilnius has little to lose from the spat. The diplomatic showdown between Lithuania and the world’s second-largest economy began with just one word. In August, Vilnius authorized Taiwan’s request to set up a “Taiwanese” representative office in the country. Using that name offended Beijing, which insists the island is part of China and prefers “Taipei”…

Lithuanian foreign policy: image is everything

By Adomas Abromaitis on Thursday, October 7, 2021

It seems as if Lithuanian government takes care of its image in the eyes of EU and NATO partners much more than of its population. Over the past year Lithuania managed to quarrel with such important for its economy states like China and Belarus, condemned Hungary for the ban on the distribution of images of LGBT relationships among minors, Latvia and Estonia for refusing to completely cut energy from Belarus.…

Vilnius to host a high-level seminar on EU Eastern Partnership

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

On October 7-8 Vilnius will host a high-level seminar on the prospects of the European Union Eastern Partnership policy in security and defence domain. The event is co-organized by the European External Action Service (EEAS) Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania. The seminar will address policy priorities of the EU Eastern Partnership ahead of the EU EaP Summit in…