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New Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty transmitter to be launched in Lithuania

A new transmitter will be launched in Lithuania this week for broadcasting the Russian and Belarusian-language services of the US Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) aimed at countering Russian propaganda. […]

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Opinion

Opinion: Renewing the Transatlantic commitment to democracy

The dangerous actions by Russia and Vladimir Putin pose the greatest challenge to security and democracy since WWII. This applies not only to the countries within Eurasia, but to our post-war vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace. While not necessarily a return to the Cold War, the current situation nevertheless has brought a clear competition of ideologies to the forefront: democracies founded on free elections, accountable governance and rule of law versus authoritarian ideals of “managed democracy.” […]

Lithuanian PM congratulates new Moldovan prime minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius on Friday congratulated Moldova‘s new pro-European Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet on his appointment and formation of a new Cabinet. […]

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Opinion

Opinion: The Riga Summit and its outcomes

The fourth Eastern Partnership Summit was held in Riga on 21-22 May 2015. The joint Declaration of the Riga Summit did not reaffirm either the European perspective of the Eastern European Partnership countries consistently demonstrating the best performance or the political support to Georgia and Ukraine in visa liberalization that Tbilisi and Kiev were looking forward to. Quite the opposite, compared to the Vilnius Summit document adopted two years ago, the tone and ambition of the Riga Summit declaration seemed rather weakened. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

Europe remains open to Eastern partners, President Grybauskaitė says

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that at the European Union‘s (EU) Eastern Partnership Summit the EU will once again assure its commitment to cooperate with countries of Eastern Europe. However, the extent of cooperation will depend on the resolve of each country. […]

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European Union

First months of EU’s free trade with Georgia and Moldova encouraging, Lithuanian official says

Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Trade took place on 7 May in Brussels. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas said that although the European Union‘s (EU) trade volume with Georgia and Moldova was growing, the benefit of free trade treaties would be revealed fully once the countries implemented economic, political and legal reforms. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian president receives Moldova’s top state decoration

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday received Moldova’s highest state decoration – an Order of the Republic of Moldova. […]