NATO vessels headed by Lithuanian officer will take part in exercise Northern Coast 2014

On 29 August vessels of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1), including the Lithuanian LNS JOTVINGIS (N42), currently led by Commander Giedrius Premeneckas (Lithuanian Navy) moored at Turku seaport in Finland. SNMCMG1 will take part in NATO-European Union’s Exercise Northern Coast 2014 in the northern part of the Baltic Sea and the territorial waters of Finland, the Ministry of National Defence reports. […]

Linas Linkevičius

Attack against Ukraine must be stopped jointly – Lithuanian Foreign Minister

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that the European Union (EU) should pool its efforts to stop the Russian attack on Ukraine. […]

Federica Mogherini, Catherine Ashton
European Union

EU foreign policy chief cannot be “pro-Kremlin” – Lithuanian president in Brussels

The European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief cannot be “openly pro-Kremlin,” Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė says. Grybauskaitė is Saturday attending an EU summit in Brussels, which should focus on the Ukraine crisis and heads of institutions. Italy’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini is listed as the most likely candidate for EU foreign policy chief. […]

ORT channel

Lithuanian residents against restrictions on Russian-language TV channels – survey

Lithuanian residents do not trust information aired on Russian-language TV channels but are against any restrictions on their broadcasts, a recent survey has shown. The results show that 27 percent of respondents believe broadcast of Russian TV channels should be restricted, and 36 percent are against. The remaining respondents did not have a strong opinion on the issue.


Dalia Grybauskaitė

President Grybauskaitė: NATO Summit in Wales is an event of vital importance

In an interview with LRT radio the President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that the meeting of the presidents of the three Baltic States with the President of the United States of America (USA) Barack Obama means that the region has very strong support and its concerns are taken seriously. According to her, the NATO summit, which will take place in Wales right after this meeting, is vital in the current geopolitical situation. […]

Algirdas Genevičius

New deputy environment minister appointed in Lithuania

Algirdas Genevičius took office on Friday as Deputy Minister of Environment. He will oversee waste, pollution prevention, water and the European Union support administration areas. […]

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German jets take to Estonian skies as they take over NATO Baltic policing mission

Germany will be taking over the responsibility of supporting the Baltic Air Policing mission from Ämari Air Base in Estonia. From September until end of the year, up to six Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon jets will patrol the skies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, in coordination with NATO fighter jets already stationed in Lithuania. […]