Posts tagged as Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

‘No common ground’ in Baltics, as Latvia fails to back Lithuania over Belarusian nuclear plant

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said there’s “no common ground” in Baltics on boycotting Belarusian nuclear energy, as Riga has urged Vilnius to accept a compromise. “What has been proposed so far has been the best compromise achieved by all sides,” Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs told reporters on Monday after a meeting with his Baltic and Polish counterparts. “From that point of view, I urge the Lithuanian government to…

Turkey blocks ventilator shipment bound for Lithuania

Monday, April 20, 2020

Vilnius’ diplomats are working to unblock a Turkish shipment of 20 lung ventilators bound for Lithuania, after the Turkish president banned exports of protective medical equipment. “We understand Turkey’s position in the wake of the coronavirus, as many countries in the world, including Lithuania, have introduced restrictions on exporting medical supplies […] without the government’s special permission,” Rasa Jakilaitiene, spokeswoman for the Lithuanian foreign minister, told BNS.”We are awaiting the…

Lithuania nudges Belarus out of Russia’s energy grip

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has on Tuesday offered Belarus regular oil transit and gas imports via the Lithuanian port of Klaipėda. Amid standoff with Moscow over tarriffs, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has previously called for a third of the country’s oil imports to come via the Baltic states. The first large-scale shipment of Norwegian crude departed Klaipėda for Belarus last month.  Read more:  Belarus calls for regular oil imports…

Legislative amendments to prepare for no-deal Brexit go to Lithuanian parliament

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius is to introduce a package of legislative amendments aimed at preparing for a no-deal Brexit before the Seimas on Tuesday. The government has asked the parliament to adopt the legislation under a fast-track procedure, the minister’s spokeswoman, Rasa Jakilaitiene, told BNS. The draft amendments, which cover education, social security, health, tax and other areas, are aimed at mitigating possible negative effects of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal…