Posts tagged as National Defence

Lithuanians are afraid to serve in the army

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, August 20, 2020

In 2015 the Lithuanian army reintroduced compulsory military service due to the potential threat caused by the Russia. Young Lithuanians try to avoid the service. Some of them even are not afraid of penalties and imprisonment. It is well known that Lithuanian authorities intend to increase the number of servicemen of the Lithuanian Armed Forces by 25%. From 2020, it is planned that their number will increase from 20,790 to…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis to conduct a visit to the United States

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On November 13–16 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is conducting a formal visit to the United States where he will attend „The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting” conference held by the U.S. think-tank Atlantic Council in the run-up for the NATO Summit in London. Minister will speak at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, he is also planned to meet with U.S. Congressmen, and attend a Lithuanian Armed…

Vice-Ministers of National Defence emphasized the importance of deterring new Cold War and cyber threats In Krynica Economic Forum in Poland

Friday, September 6, 2019

Vice- Ministers of National Defence Giedrimas Jeglinskas and Edvinas Kerza on 3-5 September participated at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj, Poland. The topic of this year’s forum is “The Europe of Tomorrow. ”Strong” Meaning What?”. More than 4.500 participants and guests of the event have the opportunity to attend 6 sessions and more than two hundred public expert discussions. The Vice-Minister G. Jeglinskas in the session “Changing Security…

A new NATO Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Vice Minister of National Defence has been hired as the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management. The position covers responsibilities for institutional NATO change management: human resources policy, budget planning, IT, relations with other organisations in the NATO structure (NSPA, NCIA, etc.), and daily operation of the NATO headquarters. This is going to be the first time of a representative of Lithuania working at the NATO headquarters. “The swiftly…

Europe has changed its mask

By Viktors Domburs on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Face” of peaceful and friendly Europe has changed. Europe even does not try any more to wear a mask of past tolerance. Tensions are constantly increasing. Unrest like wildfire is sweeping across Europe. Though riots caused by different events and decisions, political convulsions make Europeans feel uncomfortable. People are tired of being unheard by the authorities. Misunderstanding between ordinary people and authorities is more clearly visible, especially in the so-called…

Trump buys Lithuania, EU cannot stop it

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The US President Donald Trump is no doubt a successful businessman who rules his country as if it is a huge enterprise. And this kind of management, to his mind, should lead to success. And very often it really works. As a wise leader he uses different tools to reach his goals. Thus, the most cunning one, which the US exploits in Europe – is indirect influence on the EU…

The Lithuanian Government approved a new National Cyber Security Strategy

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, the Government approved the new Cyber Security Strategy. The document drawn up by the Ministry of National Defence sets key directions of national cyber security policy in public and private sectors for the coming five years and embeds regulations of the European Union Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (the NIS Directive). The new Cyber Security Strategy was concluded on the basis of assessment of…

Lithuania Approves Updated Drone Rules On Flights Over Military Areas

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Air Force Technology reports that the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has approved the updated rules on allowing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to fly over military territories and to produce video, photo or other types of visual material of military territories. Approved to ensure enhanced protection of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, the rules have been updated as part of the amendments to the Law on the Organisation of the National Defence System and…

Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

On May 15 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis discussed security situation, aspects of cooperation with NATO, and Montenegro’s progress on European Union membership at a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srđjan Darmanović, on a visit in Lithuania. Minister R. Karoblis congratulated Montenegro upon becoming a member of NATO in June 2017 and stressed that the membership in the world’s strongest alliance accelerated Lithuania’s development processes and…