Agrokocnernas headquarters
Society

Agrokoncernas responds to LRT investigation

In response to LRT information on the situation over “Farmer” leader Ramūnas KarbauskisAgrokoncernas‘ import of fertiliser, the company published a press release on Monday. It states that supposedly “there are attempts to draw the company into political games.” According to the company, state institutions, lacking real answers regarding EU sanctions, are transferring responsibility to businesses, lrt.lt writes. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius, Juozas Bernatonis
CORPORATE

Social Democrat Labour seek a president: A. Butkevičius mentioned as a potential candidate to his own surprise

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party could back the presidential bid of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis if he chose to run for president, however the party is also considering the candidacies of Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius and former Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, LSDDP member Juozas Bernatonis told lrt.lt. A. Butkevičius himself assures he is only considering participating in the European Parliament elections. […]

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Global LT

Expat Lithuanians awarded in the annual Global Lithuania Awards

On December 27, the Global Lithuania Awards 2018 ceremony was held at the National Philharmonic. 400 guests from tens of countries gathered to honour international Lithuanians and foreign professionals related to Lithuania, who have contributed to the growth of our country through their knowledge, connections, investments and other initiatives. […]

Linas Linkevičius
Politics

Agrokoncernas requests the president and prime minister to evaluate L. Linkevičius’ actions

Agrokoncernas has made an official appeal to the president and prime minister over Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius‘ contacting law enforcement institutions over the company. Last week, L. Linkevičius called on the Prosecutor General’s Office regarding Agrokoncernas’ import of fertiliser to Lithuania, which is produced by Minudobreniya, 80% of whose shares are owned by Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg, a close friend of Vladimir Putin, lrt.lt writes. […]

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
CORPORATE

Do we conduct our foreign policy in line with the US or with Putin’s Russia?

Last week’s news that, for the past two years, the Government led by Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has been covertly negotiating a draft Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at the United Nations caused quite a stir in Lithuania. The turmoil following the revelation of this fact has not subsided yet. Interestingly, none of the Seimas committees in charge of foreign policy and national security have been informed about the negotiations. The reason behind this was obvious. Both publically and behind closed doors at a meeting of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs, government members failed to provide answers to some of the essential questions: why do we have to approve this questionable agreement and who has decided that Lithuania supports it? […]

Audronius Ažubalis and Linas Linkevičius
CORPORATE

Discord over UN migration pact: why does Lithuania need to sign it?

Russian Aleksandr Prokopchuk did not become the head of Interpol. His candidacy was blocked by Lithuania and other Western countries. Kim Jong Yang from South Korea was elected the new head of the organisation. Lithuania […]

Vytautas Grubliauskas
Foreign affairs

Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette conferred upon Vytautas Grubliauskas

On 3 November 2018, the Government of Japan announced that Mr. Vytautas Grubliauskas was conferred with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution as the Mayor of Klaipėda City to building friendly relationship between Japan and Lithuania, especially in the fields of cultural and defence exchanges, a press release from the Japanese embassy states. […]

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Defence

Group of Lithuanian lawmakers comes under spam attack

A group of Lithuanian lawmakers came under a spam attack on the night to Thursday, the parliament’s IT specialists say. […]

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Foreign affairs

Georgian foreign minister visiting Lithuania

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani is visiting Vilnius on Tuesday to discuss on his country’s EU and NATO integration and the security situation with Lithuanian politicians. […]