Posts tagged as Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

Lithuania reintroduces visa fee for Belarusian citizen

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Lithuania is reintroducing a visa fee for Belarusian citizens coming to Lithuania as of July and it will stand at 60 euros, the same as for Lithuanians, reported LETA/BNS. The Lithuanian government has on Monday decided to bring back the consular fee for a visa request for Belarusian citizens and apply a 50% discount. Under a decision made in 2011, such a fee has not been taken so far at…

It’s a bit too late to rattle saber over Astravyets

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

I’s a bit too late, albeit impressive, to rattle saber over the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says cited LETA/BNS. He also said the issue is not easy in an attempt to secure support of the international community. Linkevicius also downplayed the difference of opinion on Astravyets with Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas. “We’ve had a lot of communication with other states but since interests vary and…

Lithuania sends medics to Armenia to help fight coronavirus

Thursday, June 11, 2020

A team of Lithuanian medical volunteers will travel to Armenia in June to help combat the pandemic. Eight medical workers, a logistics specialist and an operations manager will spend two weeks in Armenia, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius told BNS on Wednesday. Armenia “is in a very difficult situation”, said Linkevičius. “People are queuing to be admitted to hospitals and intensive care wards [due to] a lack of beds and medical…

L. Linkevičius: Europe must remain open to countries that strategically aspire to join European Union

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

On 11 June, Foreign Ministers of thirteen European Union member states issued a joint statement on the EU commitment to the Western Balkans’ European integration. The document emphasizes the importance of the EU’s enlargement policy, backs the enlargement process and the launch of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. Ahead of the General Affairs Council in June, the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the…

Lithuania won’t tolerate attempts to rewrite history, foreign minister say

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lithuania will not tolerate attempts to rewrite history and reverse the roles of victims and executioners, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said on Monday. “The Russian ministry’s official spokeswoman has announced her assessment, which is a message to the world. We are convinced we can’t ignore it,” Linkevicius told BNS by phone from Yerevan. “This is our national hero, a man who symbolizes our resistance fight, and it’s unacceptable to make…