European Union

Benefit cuts will not halt Lithuanian migration to UK

Lithuanian migration to the United Kingdom will not be affected by benefit cuts recently agreed on by British and EU leaders, says social policy expert Romas Lazutka. […]

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European Union

Brexit is bigger challenge for EU than refugees, Lithuanian MP says

Britain’s planned referendum on quitting the European Union is a bigger challenge to the EU than the migration crisis, says Gediminas Kirkilas, the chairman of the Lithuanian parliament’s European Affairs Committee, after meeting with his Baltic and Polish counterparts. […]

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Foreign affairs

Dutch and Lithuanian interests deeply intertwined, says ambassador

Ludo Segers talks to the Dutch ambassador about taking over the presidency of the European council, on why David Cameron’s speech on getting a new deal for Britain with the EU was not anti-European, on how the Netherlands security interests are intrinsically intertwined with those of Lithuania and the Baltic States, and on how a new statue to be unveiled in Kaunas will commemorate an unsung Dutch hero of the Holocaust. […]

David Cameron, Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

Denying benefits to EU migrants in Britain is ‘discrimination’, President Grybauskaitė says

The European Union‘s talks with the United Kingdom in the run-up to its membership referendum will be complicated, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė. While she supports London’s drive to make the EU more efficient and less bureaucratic, she has said that proposals to deny benefits to EU nationals residing in Britain are “discriminatory”. […]

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Opinion

Russia wouldn’t open ‘third front’ in Baltics, says Russian journalist

Alexei Venediktov, the editor-in-chief of Echo Moskvy, spoke to Delfi about the threat of escalation in the tensions between Russia and the Baltics. His radio station is considered by many to be the last major independent media outlet in Russia, and has run into trouble with Russian government media regulators in the past. […]