Saulius Skvernelis
European Union

Europe’s security might trump freedom of movement, Lithuanian minister says

The European Union might have to sacrifice the free movement of people for the sake of security, if it fails to control the flow of migrants, Lithuanian Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday. […]

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Supporters and critics of Poland clash in European Parliament

Ping pong of historical references pepper European Parliament debate on Poland reforms and European Commission investigation […]

Jonas Valančiūnas next to the USSR's coat of arms

Five Lithuanian basketballers win dubious honour of being named members of modern fantasy USSR team

A Russian sports website named has given five Lithuanian basketball players the questionable honor of playing on that website’s modern-day USSR fantasy dream team. The article’s author recounted that four Lithuanian basketball players – Arvydas Sabonis, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Valdemaras Chomičius and Rimas Kurtinaitis – played for the Soviet Union when its basketball team took the gold at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s MFA says treaty between Russia and South Ossetia has no legal value

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania issued a statement regarding the “Treaty on Alliance and Integration” between the Russian Federation and South Ossetia region of Georgia, asserting that the agreement has no legal value. […]


Swedbank: GDP growth slowed to 2.4 percent in Q4

According to the flash estimate, annual GDP growth slowed to 2.4% in the fourth quarter of last year, slightly below our expectations. Previous quarter growth remained unchanged at 2.7%. […]