Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour
Foreign affairs

Ministry proposes to delay ratification of Istanbul Convention

The Lithuanian Social Security and Labour Ministry proposes to postpone the ratification of the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women until a compromise is reached on the concept of gender, a position that has angered the country’s foreign minister. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

Political scientists: the topic of Russian relations is the beginning of Skvernelis’ campaign

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has not announced his participation in the presidential elections, however his statement that Lithuania should renew relations with Russia leads, according to political scientists, to the conclusion that it is the […]

Vytautas Keršanskas

Eastern Partnership policy is mired in fatigue

Last Friday Brussels was host to the Fifth European Union and Eastern Partnership states – Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus – summit meeting. If we are to recall the analogous meeting held in […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė with Donald Tusk meeting in Vilnius
European Union

ForMin Linkevičius believes Tusk will be re-elected to head EU summits

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has expressed belief that the majority of European Union (EU) nations will support re-election of Poland’s former prime minister Donald Tusk as president of the European Council, regardless of objections from Poland’s current administration. […]