European Union

EU endorses postponement of Ukraine free trade deal

European Union (EU) ministers on Monday endorsed the postponement of the free trade agreement with Ukraine until 2016, stipulating that the document can only be changed by bilateral agreement, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said. […]

Sergey Lavrov

Russian foreign minister Lavrov says many Poles and Lithuanians are fighting in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated that many Poles and Lithuanians are fighting in Ukrainian “battalions, created and financed by oligarchs”. […]

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Vilnius commemorates founding day

September 28 is taken as the day of the founding of Vilnius, the present capital of Lithuania. The founder of the city was Grand Duke Gediminas who ruled Lithuania in the 14th century and mentioned the city as his ducal seat in letters dated 1323. The legend says that Gediminas founded the city on the confluence of the rivers Neris and Vilnelė after he had a dream about a howling iron wolf – which represented the great history that was waiting for Vilnius. […]

Jose Manuel Barroso, Petro Poroshenka, Herman Van Rompuy
European Union

EU tells Russia it cannot rewrite Ukraine trade agreement

EU countries are planning to tell Russia it has no say on changing the Ukraine trade treaty despite its demands to rewrite the text, EUobserver reports. […]

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Lithuanian soldiers see off third rotation of US colleagues

The third rotation of troops from the United States Army in Europe’s 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade were seen off at a formal ceremony held at Rukla garrison last Wednesday. After nearly two months of combined combat training, it will be replaced by the 2nd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, stationed in Texas, U.S.A., that will continue the joint training with Lithuanian forces, Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defence said. […]

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Lithuania’s domestic credit up EUR 53.2m in August

Over August, the M3 broad monetary aggregate in Lithuania increased by LTL 244.6 million (EUR 70.9 million) and its annual growth rate was 3.6 percent at the end of the month, the Statistics Department of the Bank of Lithuania reports. […]