Posts tagged as Lithuania

NATO battle group in Lithuania found an excuse for its inutility

By Dominykas Urbonas on Thursday, October 21, 2021

The leadership of the Multinational Battle group masks the poor performance of its missions on the territory of Lithuania with statements about the lack of suitable training centers. Lithuanian ministry of defence plans to establish a new training ground in southeastern Lithuania. A military training ground will be established in Rudninkai, some 30 kilometers from Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius. Minister of Defence of Lithuania, Arvydas Anušauskas announced the restoration of the…

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister met with the Sakharov Prize winner

Thursday, October 21, 2021

On 20 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Sakharov Prize winner, Ukrainian film director and human rights activist Oleg Sentsov, who is visiting Lithuania. Landsbergis thanked Sentsov for his efforts to achieve common values based goals that united Lithuania and Ukraine. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister noted that “the ongoing international human rights documentary film festival ‘Inconvenient Films’ is a unique opportunity to acquaint Lithuania’s…

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…

Democratic Party “For Lithuania” to be established in Lithuania

Monday, October 18, 2021

Lawmakers who left the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Unions have announced they are establishing a new political party, Democratic Party “For Lithuania”. The invitation to join the party has been signed by all 13 members of this group in the Lithuanian Seimas, including ex-Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Vytautas Bakas, Rima Baskiene, Algirdas Butkevicius, Domas Griskevicius, Linas Kukuraitis, Ruta Miliute, Laima Mogeniene, Laima Nagiene, Lukas Savickas, Algirdas Stoncaitis, Zenonas…

Lithuanian lawmaker looks for win-win scenarios in Taiwan trip

Monday, October 18, 2021

The head of a Taiwan friendship group in the Lithuanian parliament said he plans to organize a “strong delegation” made up of ruling and opposition parliamentarians to visit Taiwan and learn how the two countries can cooperate and create win-win scenarios for both sides. “I want to have a strong delegation, especially for the first visit, and we are working to have a delegation with people who have different views,…

Polish President Duda to visit Lithuania next week

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Polish President Andrzej Duda will pay an official two-day visit to Lithuania next week, the Lithuanian presidential office announced on Friday. The Polish president will visit Vilnius on Tuesday and Wednesday. “The visit will be aimed at marking the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of May 3,” the presidential press service said. The first sitting of the bilateral Presidential Council, established in 2020, will be held during the visit. It…

Lithuania: 2 736 new COVID-19 cases

Friday, October 15, 2021

2 736 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already detected 363 630 coronavirus cases. Yesterday 15 people died of COVID-19 in Lithuania. In total, the death toll (COVID-19 and COVID-19 related) reaches 12 890 cases. At the moment 25 483 coronavirus cases are still active. Yesterday 17 127 PCR and 9 437 antigen COVID-19 tests were done to detect coronavirus…

NATO delegation visits Lithuania, minister calls for unity ‘in face of Russia threat’

Thursday, October 14, 2021

NATO military representatives from 21 member states, on a visit to Lithuania, are being briefed on the situation on the alliance’s eastern flank, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. As part of their visit on Tuesday through Thursday, the delegation is visiting Lithuanian and NATO military units “to learn about their activity and organisation”, the ministry said in a press release. During a meeting at the Defense Ministry, the delegation…

Lithuanian cabinet approves minimum wage rise to 730 euros

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Lithuanian government approved a proposal to raise the minimum monthly wage before tax by 88 euros, or almost 14 percent, to 730 euros from January 1, 2022. The minimum wage after tax will increase to 518 euros, and the minimum hourly wage will rise from 3.93 euros to 4.47 euros. Social Security and Labour Minister Monika Navickienė has said that it would be one of the most significant minimum…