Lithuanian Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis questioning the funding and a strategy to fight Russian propaganda at UABA meeting.  Photo Ludo Segers
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis: We do not invest in our relations with the United States

Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States of America Žygimantas Pavilionis thinks that the US administration under President Barack Obama has been naive in wishing to “reset” relations with Russia, but this is the trap that every new president falls into. He hopes, however, that Obama’s successor – be it Hillary Clinton or someone else – will have a better grasp on geopolitical realities of Eastern Europe. […]

Stefano Maria Taliani de Marchio
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry summons Italian ambassador over dropped extradition case

Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday summoned Italian Ambassador to Lithuania Stefano Maria Taliani De Marchio over an Italian court‘s decision to drop the extradition case of a Russian citizen who is a suspect in the 13 January 1991 case in Lithuania. […]

13 January 1991
Society

Russian 13 January suspect Kotlerov can be tried in absentia, Lithuanian prosecutors say

The Prosecutor General‘s Office of Lithuania says it has taken all necessary actions for the extradition of Vasily Kotlerov, a Russian citizen detained in Italy who is one of the suspects in the so-called 13 January case. It has been reported that Kotlerov disappeared in Italy. The Lithuanian prosecutors say they are looking into information about his whereabouts, adding that he could be tried in absentia. […]

1991 m. sausio 13-oji, A.Petrulevičiaus nuotr.
Foreign affairs

Suspect wanted by Lithuania in 1991 massacre case disappears in Italy

Russian citizen Vasiliy Kotlerov, a suspect in the so-called 13 January case who was apprehended in Italy, has disappeared after he was placed under house arrest, LNK television news show “Labas Vakaras, Lietuva” (Godd Evening, Lithuania) reports. […]

Foreign affairs

Fitting Palazzo Blumenstihl in Rome for Lithuanian embassy can take several years

The premises received by Lithuania in Rome may be fitted out for embassy needs within a few years, diplomats say. […]

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. […]

Ambassador of Italy Stefano Maria Taliani de Marchio
European Union

Italian ambassador: We do not want to make Europe and Russia enemies

On 1 July, Italy begins its Presidency of the EU Council. According to Italy’s Ambassador to Lithuania Stefano Taliani De Marchio, Italy will aim at changing people’s attitude towards the EU and bringing “grey” institutions in Brussels closer to people. […]