Gediminas Kirkilas
European Union

Lithuanian deputy parliament speaker: Italian EU Council presidency will affect EU’s foreign policy

“The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) should make an impact on the EU’s foreign policy. It is the search for a new momentum in EU foreign policy that is one of the key priorities of the Italian Presidency. I am sure that this task will not pose a problem to Italy as one of the founding members of the Community that presides over the Council of the EU for the twelfth time,” said Gediminas Kirkilas, Deputy Speaker of the Seimas and Chair of the Committee on European Affairs, according to the press service of the Seimas. […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis
European Union

Lithuanian MEP Landsbergis to head EP Central Asia Delegation

Member of the European Parliament Gabrielius Landsbergis was appointed as the head of the EP Central Asian Delegation. Member of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) and the EEP group in the EP will head the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia. […]

European Parliament
European Union

Lithuanians more enthusiastic about membership in EU

More than two thirds of people in Lithuania support the country’s membership in the European Union, a survey for the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows. […]

Ambassador of Italy Stefano Maria Taliani de Marchio
European Union

Italian ambassador: We do not want to make Europe and Russia enemies

On 1 July, Italy begins its Presidency of the EU Council. According to Italy’s Ambassador to Lithuania Stefano Taliani De Marchio, Italy will aim at changing people’s attitude towards the EU and bringing “grey” institutions in Brussels closer to people. […]

Martin Schulz
European Union

Kirkilas congratulates Schulz with re-election as EP President

I have the privilege to congratulate you, Mr Schultz, as my dear comrade from the Party of European Socialists upon your re-election as President of the European Parliament. This event testifies to the success of both the European left-wing parties and Europe as a whole, Gediminas Kirkilas, the Deputy Speaker of the Seimas, Chair of the Committee on European Affairs and Deputy Chair of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party, writes in his letter to the President of the European Parliament.
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Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius
European Union

Euro area’s ministers of finance waiting for Lithuania to join euro bloc

Euro area finance ministers, whose recommendations on Lithuania’s accession to the euro zone were finally endorsed by the European Union’s (EU) finance chiefs last week, are waiting for Lithuania to join the euro bloc, Lithuania’s Finance Minister has said. […]