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Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s Vičiūnai says it cannot control sellers of its products in Crimea

The Lithuanian food production group Vičiūnų Grupė (Vičiūnai Group), owned by Visvaldas Matijošaitis, mayor of Lithuania’s second-largest city of Kaunas, as well as other shareholders, says it cannot control sellers of its products in Crimea Peninsula, occupied by Russia. […]

EU Eastern Partnership Programme 3rd summit
CORPORATE

European neighbours won’t be shovelled easy promises

The fifth European Union Eastern Partnership Summit will be held on Friday. While in recent years there have been breakthroughs in implementing this programme, no particular decisions or declarations are expected in Brussels this time […]

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European Union

Eastern Partnership: November summit should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism

“The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources are limited, the principle of ‘more for more and less for less’ should be implemented. We should focus our resources much more on those Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries who have made remarkable progress on their European path”, said Laima Andrikienė MEP, co-author of the European Parliament’s recommendations ahead of the EaP Summit on 24 November. […]

The Kremlin
Opinion

Eurasian Economic Union – reality or fiction?

Operating since 2015, the Eurasian Economic Union formed (EEU) over a relatively short period of time, and passed through all three stages of integration – from the customs union established in 2010 to the single market in 2012, culminating with the integrated economic union, which included coordination of the individual state economic policies starting in 2015. In principle, this inclusive structure and institutional framework is very similar to the European Union (EU), the difference being that the latter’s integration process, covering not only the single internal market but also various policies, took place over almost 40 years. The integration process arises from the bottom up. […]

Nagorny Karabakh
Opinion

Unfreezing the status quo in the Caucasus

The warring parties in the Karabakh conflict, especially the Azerbaijani side, have decided to shake the status quo in the Caucasus. Violence could recur at any time and the latest fighting clearly demonstrates that the combined goodwill and cooperation of Moscow and Washington is no longer sufficient. […]

Sausio 13 -sios minėjimas Kaune
Foreign affairs

Day of Freedom Defenders commemorated all around the world

Lithuania’s diplomatic consulates abroad invited Lithuanians and friends of Lithuania to honour the 25th anniversary of the January 13, 1991, events on Wednesday. […]