Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė
Politics

M. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė: the European Council and EBU are concerned over press freedom in Lithuania

On Thursday, the status of news media in Lithuania and challenges arising for the LRT due to the national broadcaster law being discussed in Seimas were discussed in a sitting of the European Broadcaster’s Union (EBU). LRT director general Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, who participated in the sitting stressed that the European Council and EBU are concerned over trends being observed in Europe that threaten press freedom, lrt.lt writes. […]

Presidential candidates' debate
CORPORATE

Presidential candidate discussion features pointed remarks: you want to open a gate to the East

The Eastern Europe Studies Centre organised its fourth Stasys Lozoraitis Annual Lithuanian Foreign Policy Conference, which featured a debate between potential presidential candidates on Lithuania’s position with the European Union resolving fundamental political challenges. The discussion had no lack of laughter and pointed remarks exchanged. […]

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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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European Union

Baltic MPs turn to EU leaders over political prisoners in Russia

Members of the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats political group in the Lithuanian Seimas, as well as representatives of the Latvian and Estonian parliaments, have turned to the leaders of EU institutions, calling for increasing pressure on Russia over political prisoners. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Lithuania mulls signing refugee return deal with Germany, president says

Lithuania is considering signing a bilateral agreement with Germany on the return of refugees, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Thursday. […]

European Parliament
European Union

Group of MEPs propose to tighten sanctions against Russia

A group of members of the European Parliament propose to expand the EU‘s package of sanctions against Kremlin-linked individuals and businesses. […]