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Defence

Gen. Zenkevičius on Lithuanian Army acquisitions

TLT/DELFI visited the Ministry of Defence to talk with Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius about new acquisitions planned by the Lithuanian Army. […]

Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson, photo by Bogdanas
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Hannibalsson: “Lithuania has gone way beyond my expectations”

Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson was the foreign minister of Iceland in 1988-95. Under his leadership, Iceland was the first country to recognize the restored independence of Lithuania. Already since March, 1990, Hannibalsson was one of the main supporters of Lithuanian freedom on the international scene. In January, 1991, despite the displayed discontent of the USSR, he became the only minister of a NATO country to come to Vilnius and to express solidarity with Lithuania during the Soviet aggression. […]

Juozas Olekas
Defence

Lithuanian defence budget to rise to 1% GDP in 2015

Over 1.3 billion litas (EUR 0.376 billion) will be spent on defence in Lithuania in 2015, compared to 980 million litas, or 0,78 percent GDP this year, he said. But the Seimas of Lithuania plans next week to approve the allocation of additional 130 million litas for defence for this year. […]

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. […]