Posts tagged as Lithuanian President

Lithuanian president stresses importance of foreign policy ties with Poland

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Speaking of his foreign policy, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda stressed the importance of strategic partnership with Poland and established connection with the country’s leader Andrzej Duda. “Bilateral ties, I would stress strategic partnership with Poland, and we have restored the activity of the presidents’ council, and we have developed a great personal working connection with Polish President Duda, and my recent visit to Krakaw confirms that,” Nauseda said during his…

Lithuanian president: EU notes illegal migrant flows from Belarus

Friday, June 25, 2021

EU leaders have taken notice of increased illegal migration flows from Belarus, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said after the European Council’s meeting early on Friday. “An Eastern context has emerged in the migration issue alongside the usual Southern one,” Nauseda told reporters. “Without any doubt, this Eastern context means the aspect of the Belarus-Lithuania border,” he added. The European Council said in its conclusions on the migration issue that it…

Baltic states call for greater support for Ukraine, Georgia ahead of NATO summit – Nauseda

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said that the Baltic states held consultations and agreed on the need for stronger support for Ukraine and Georgia ahead of the summit of NATO leaders. According to Ukrinform, Nauseda announced this on Twitter. “Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia coordinate closely ahead of NATO Summit. We must ensure credible deterrence, continue investing in our defence & contribute to the Alliance’s continued adaptation (NATO 2030). Baltics are united…

Zelensky congratulates Lithuanian president on his birthday

Thursday, May 20, 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on May 19 congratulated Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on his birthday and thanked for supporting Ukraine’s European perspective and allocating vaccines against COVID-19. President Zelensky wrote this on his Twitter account, Ukrinform reports. “Happy Birthday to Gitanas Nauseda! I appreciate the strong strategic Ukraine-Lithuania relations, Lithuania’s leadership in support of Ukraine’s European perspective. Grateful for providing vaccines to combat COVID-19. Looking forward to Ukraine Reform…

Lithuanian president: EU must ramp up Russia sanctions

Friday, February 19, 2021

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has told DW that European Union sanctions against Russia should be ramped up. EU foreign ministers are expected to discuss such measures next week. New, targeted EU sanctions against the Kremlin could have an impact on the Russian leadership, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda told DW. Nauseda’s comments came as EU foreign ministers are seeking to draft an agreement on measures against Moscow following the sentencing of dissident…

Lithuanian president unhappy with several minister candidates

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has doubts about some ministerial candidates proposed by prime minister-designate Ingrida Šimonytė, his spokesman has said, without giving any names. Antanas Bubnelis said Nausėda and Šimonytė agreed to look for other candidates for some positions, but the prime minister-designate said this would be decided after the president met with all the candidates. “The president expressed his doubts about several candidates for ministers and it was agreed…

Lithuanian president: Belarus planned launch of nuclear plant danger to ‘EU citizens’

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Belarus’ nuclear plant located some 50 kilometres from Vilnius will begin power production on November 1–10, according to Litgrid, Lithuania’s transmission system operator. After Belemergo, the Belarusian operator, informed Litgrid on Monday about the planned operations, the Lithuanian company said it would set zero capacity for electricity imports from Belarus. “We will immediately set 0 MW capacity for commercial power flows from Belarus. We are closely monitoring the situation and…

Lithuanian president: EU leaders agree on Belarus sanctions, US to follow suit

Friday, October 2, 2020

As the European Union has agreed on sanctions against Belarus, the United States is expected to make a similar move, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has said. “Lithuania is coming home with good news – a plan of sanctions to Belarus will be approved and we now can expect the United States to approve their sanction plan in the near future,” the Lithuanian leader said in comments to BNS. “Hence we…

Lithuanian president compares Trump–Biden debate with his own campaign

Friday, October 2, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda gave an interview to the American news network CNN in which he said this week’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden reminded him of his own election campaign. “I would say, honestly, I did not forget my elections. They took place one year ago. And I remember the temperature in those elections was very high, too,” Nausėda responded to Richard Quest’s request to comment on…

Lithuanian president: EU dialogue with Russia cannot be ‘one-way street’

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The European Union’s dialogue with Russia must not be a “one-way street”, Lithuania’s president said ahead of an EU summit in Brussels “I am also a supporter of dialogue – a dialogue is always better than fighting, but dialogue should be based on fair rules,” Gitanas Nausėda said. An EU response to the poisoning of the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is among the issues to be discussed by European…