Posts tagged as Landsbergis

Lithuania to propose NATO provide Membership Action Plan to Ukraine

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lithuania will propose that NATO Allies provide a Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine, thus allowing the country to become a member of the Alliance, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis. He said this at a press conference following a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya, who is on a visit to Vilnius, Lithuanian news site Delfi reported. “We should soon write a letter to our colleagues…

President of Ukraine met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Thursday, February 25, 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis. The President thanked Lithuania for its continued support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for supporting Ukraine in the implementation of the strategy of European and Euro-Atlantic integration. “Ukraine must be a member of the European Union. Thank you also for supporting Ukraine’s accession to NATO. We expect that…

Vytautas Landsbergis named honorary citizen of Vilnius

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania’s first post-independence leader, was named an honorary citizen of Vilnius on Wednesday, wrote LRT. “Without the effort and the courage of this person three decades ago, Vilnius and Lithuania would be different today,” Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said in a press release. “Vilnius already has a nice group of honorary citizens, but it is obvious that this person deserves respect more than anyone else,” he added. Landsbergis…

Lithuanian FM Landsbergis: Russian, Belarusian sanction packages are being drafted

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sanction packages for Russia and Belarus are being drafted, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis and Asta Skaisgiryte, an adviser to the country’s President Gitanas Nauseda, have confirmed. “Speaking of Russia and Belarus, the sanction issue is on the agenda. For Russia, sanctions related to Navalny’s arrest and what Lithuania and other like-minded countries could propose to the European Union, especially following High Representative Borrell’s visit to Moscow,” Skaisgiryte told a…

Lithuania wants Poland to be leader in region

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Designated as the new head of the Lithuanian diplomacy, Gabrielius Landsbergis stated in the interview for the country’s public TV LRT that he wanted Poland to be the leader in the region, “a strong country that contributes to the strengthening of the economic and military security”. Mr Landsbergis is the chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats’ party. It won the October elections in Lithuania and formed a…

Lithuania’s Labour Party comes surprise third, says ready to join any coalition

Monday, October 12, 2020

What do Lithuania’s parties have to say following the first round of parliamentary elections? LRT English presents key takeaways. Labour Party ready to join whichever coalition is in power The Lithuanian Labour Party said on Monday they were ready to cooperate with whoever is tasked with forming the next government. “No matter on which side the government is formed, we are ready to cooperate,” Viktor Uspaskich, whose party came in…

Landsbergis: Chirac was a supporter of Lithuania’s independence

Friday, September 27, 2019

Former French President Jacques Chirac, who died at the age of 86 on Thursday, was a supporter of Lithuania’s independence from the Soviet Union, Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis said. “When I met him in Paris, he knew enough and was on our side. We have to remember him that way. He was a supporter (…) of Lithuanian independence. That really helped us,” he told BNS. Landsbergis recalls that…

Matijosaitis, Karbauskis, Landsbergis on Lithuanian politicians’ rich list

Monday, September 23, 2019

Liudas Skierus, a member of the municipal council in the northwestern town of Plunge, and Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijosaitis are the wealthiest politicians in Lithuania, according to a rich list released by the Delfi.lt online news site referred LETA/BNS. Both of them are shareholders of Viciunu Grupe (Viciunai Group), a leading Lithuanian food product group.   Skierus, whose family’s wealth is valued at 136.4 mln euros, tops the list, followed closely by Matijosaitis with…

Jewish community leader has no clue what she’s doing, Landsbergis says

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis says he had no intention to offend the Jewish Community of Lithuania with his words, and only wanted to remind the people inciting anti-Semitic moods about the roots of the Catholic religion. Landsbergis says Faina Kukliansky, chair of the Jewish Community of Lithuania, “has no clue what she’s doing” after she responded to the word “Jew-girl”. “My goal was to warn stupid Lithuanians who…