Linas Linkevičius
Foreign affairs

L. Linkevičius on events in Ukraine: the Normandy Four is practically non-functioning

The Lithuanian minister of foreign affairs says that the Normandy Four, which was assembled to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is practically non-functioning because apparently the Kremlin is awaiting the presidential elections in Ukraine, lrt.lt writes. […]

Arvydas Juozaitis
Foreign affairs

Alternative for Germany building connections in Lithuania

Having gained popularity in Germany, the far right party is seeking supporters in Lithuania as well. At the invitation of presidential candidate Arvydas Juozaitis, three MPs from the anti-immigration and recognising the Crimean annexation Alternative for Germany, have arrived in Lithuania. A. Juozaitis says that their view match over immigration and the European Union, but not Russia. Political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas notes that isolated by traditional parties in Germany, the AfD is seeking international recognition, lrt.lt writes. […]

A. Guoga on CNN's Quest Means Business
Foreign affairs

Millions around the world support initiative urging Amazon to scrap goods with Soviet symbols

The terrible Soviet crimes against occupied Baltic nations and ignorant attitude towards history were discussed and broadcasted to a wide international audience on Thanksgiving. The programme on CNN was about insensitivity showed by Jeff Bezos and his Amazon Inc. to millions upon millions of Soviet crimes victims and their descendants. The #WhyNotSwastika campaign started after the Baltic States’ people discovered that the most popular American retail companies are selling goods with Soviet symbols. Some responded to it but the retail giant Amazon has ignored this plea so far. […]

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European Union

Lithuanian farmers to protest in Brussels over direct payments, equal treatment

Lithuanian farmers are to attend a protest in Brussels in December requiring higher direct payments and equal treatment, the head of the country’s Chamber of Agriculture said on Tuesday. […]

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Foreign affairs

At A. Guoga’s initiative, 27 MEPs urge Amazon Inc. to halt sales of Soviet symbols

At the initiative of MEP Antanas Guoga, 27 MEPs have called on the CEO of Amazon Inc. Jeff Bezos in an open letter, urging to cease sale of goods featuring Soviet symbols on the Amazon online shopping platform. The appeal was signed by MEPs from Lithuania, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Latvia, the UK, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, Hungary and Spain, who represent the main political groups. […]

T-shirts with USSR symbols sold by Walmart
Foreign affairs

R. Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė: “Amazon should stop selling items with soviet symbols”

Member of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and Deputy Chair of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) Political Group in the Seimas, Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė, together with colleagues parliamentarians from other Baltic States: Members of the European Parliament Sandra Kalniete (Latvia) and Tunne Kelam (Estonia) and Members of Riigikogu, Tarmo Kruusimäe and Raivo Aeg, addressed with a letter to the American electronic commerce company Amazon drawing their attention to t-shirts and other items featuring soviet symbols being sold on Amazon.com online platform and calling to stop the sale of such products, a TS-LKD press release states. […]

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Foreign affairs

Locomotives perform Poland’s anthem in Lithuania on centenary occasion

Seven locomotives performed Poland‘s national anthem in Vilnius on Friday as Poland’s independence centenary approaches. […]