Foreign affairs

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry’s statement on elections in Ukraine

We congratulate the people of Ukraine for expressing their will in free and democratic early elections to Verkhovna Rada and for choosing European future. […]

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Defence

The Financial Times: NATO flexes muscles in Baltics amid Russian incursions

With tensions rising between Russia and Western countries over the military crisis in Ukraine, NATO is reporting a marked increase in Russian provocations in the skies over member states in Eastern Europe and the Baltics this year, The Financial Times reports. “You have to go a long way back to see anything like it,” according to one NATO official. […]

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Economy

Invalda LT-led consortium to negotiate acquisition of Finasta Banking Group

The Creditor’s Committee set the minimum selling price and the sale method of the Finasta Banking Group, and authorized the Snoras Bank bankruptcy administrator to complete negotiations with the investor which had submitted the best offer, namely the consortium led by investment company Invalda LT. Nevertheless, the acquisition is still to be approved by the Competition Council. […]

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Legal reforms needed for strengthening democracy in Ukraine, says President Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Yurii Baulin, to discuss the country’s ongoing legal reforms, the strengthening of judicial system and preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine. […]

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Politics

Lithuanian parliament passes amendment allowing EU citizens to run in municipal and EP elections

With 54 votes in favour, 3 against and 10 abstentions, Lithuania’s parliament approved draft amendments to the preamble to the Law on Political Parties, implementing the requirement laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to guarantee citizens of the union who are not nationals of that state the right to stand as candidates in municipal elections and in elections to the European Parliament, the Seimas’ press service reports. […]

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the heads of Norwegian business companies and investment funds
Foreign affairs

President Grybauskaitė: Lithuania-Norway cooperation growing

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the heads of 18 major Norwegian business companies and investment funds to discuss the investment climate and business opportunities in Lithuania, the presidential press service said. […]