Rainbow days at the Vilnius City Hall
Society

Lithuania rises in “rainbow index”, lags EU countries in terms of gay rights

Lithuania has scored better in a survey on LGBT rights this year but still lags behind many European Union countries. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s president off to EU Eastern Partnership summit

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė is Thursday leaving for Brussels to attend the European Union’s (EU) Eastern Partnership summit that should set guidelines for the organization’s relationship with the six Eastern neighbours. […]

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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. […]

De-industrialisation was the most painful for older workers. The employment service has directed these men to do community service at the local water supplier (photo by Dalia Mikonytė)
Society

Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation

Having joined the eurozone this year and successfully advertised its natural and urban wonders, Lithuania has become a new darling of international travel ‘listicles’. Its brushed-up capital, ambitious start-ups and emerging foodie hotspots make many visitors wonder if this is really one of the poorest countries in the European Union. Much of the country’s hardships, however, have been cushioned by de-industrialised peripheral towns – like Alytus. Having lost most of its industries, the town is looking for new, global inspiration. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

EU promises to Eastern partners are sufficient, Lithuanian president says

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is attending the European Union‘s (EU) Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, says that the promises made to Eastern partners are sufficient, although the West has not committed itself to accepting them into the EU in the future. […]