Gediminas Kirkilas
European Union

Lithuanian deputy parliament speaker: Italian EU Council presidency will affect EU’s foreign policy

“The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) should make an impact on the EU’s foreign policy. It is the search for a new momentum in EU foreign policy that is one of the key priorities of the Italian Presidency. I am sure that this task will not pose a problem to Italy as one of the founding members of the Community that presides over the Council of the EU for the twelfth time,” said Gediminas Kirkilas, Deputy Speaker of the Seimas and Chair of the Committee on European Affairs, according to the press service of the Seimas. […]

Seimas of Lithuania
Politics

Lithuania to allow EU nationals to join local political parties

Deputy Parliament Speaker Algirdas Sysas of the Social Democratic Party agrees with the idea that foreigners who permanently reside in Lithuania should be allowed to become members of political parties. […]

Romas Sadauskas-Kvietkevičius
Opinion

Opinion: Let’s not rush to equate referendum supporters with enemies of state

Since a week ago, welcoming political maturity in our state, I wrote that one of the evidence thereof would become an unsuccessful referendum on the restriction of right to dispose of property and other stupid questions, now I could feel like the Old Testament prophet who sent the knowledge to his people received from the above. Moreover, I do not need to shave the beard which I promised to donate publicly in the social network Facebook in case of referendum success. […]

European Parliament
European Union

MEPs leave for Brussels: most intend to keep living in Lithuania

Brussels is currently welcoming newly elected MEPs. The majority of Lithuanian MEPs interviewed by LRT.lt vowed to stay in Lithuania during the term, except for Antanas Guoga, who would like to transfer to Brussels, LRT.lt reports. […]

Petras Auštrevičius
Energy

Auštrevičius: Russia’s gas blackmail is attempt to sabotage EU–Ukraine Association Agreement

Russia’s gas war waged against Ukraine is an additional tool of pressure on the whole European Union, seeking, at the same time, to sabotage the final signing of the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement,” says Petras Auštrevičius, Deputy Speaker of the Seimas and Member of the Liberal Movement Political Group, MP stated in a press release issued by this office. […]