Linas Linkevičius
European Union

Lithuanian foreign minister on Russia sanctions: EU made a decent decision

Having convened for an extraordinary session on 29 January, the European Union Foreign Affairs Council decided to extend current sanctions against Moscow. New restrictions against Russia will be imposed only if the situation in eastern Ukraine does not improve or deteriorates. Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius has called the decision an optimal one. […]

Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

Lithuanian president reveals her vote in EU appointments

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has confirmed that during the recent meeting of the European Council she voted in favour of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk‘s appointment as the new President of the European Council but abstained during the vote on Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini‘s appointment as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. […]

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and President Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

Lithuania’s Linkevičius tight-lipped on candidates for EU foreign policy chief

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius refuses to comment on his Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini‘s chances of being appointment the new EU foreign policy chief. Lithuania’s leaders have expressed reservations about the candidacy due to what they say are Mongerini’s Russian sympathies. […]