Linas Linkevičius
Foreign affairs

Foreign Minister Linkevičius on new European Commission president, symbolic gestures in politics and tweeting

EN.DELFI has interviewed the Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius. We spoke about the next European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, significance of the European Union association and free-trade agreement with Ukraine and two other Eastern Partnership countries and about self-discipline required for tweeting. […]

No Picture
Opinion

Opinion: Vilnius increases defence spending in face of disappointing responses from Western Europe

The Lithuanian parliament on July 10 adopted budget amendments to increase spending on national defense by 37.6 million euros. The decision, which was predicted by Stratfor, passed with the support of the government and the opposition and was praised by the American Embassy in Lithuania. With this measure, Lithuania will take its military spending closer to 1 percent of gross domestic product – a mark still well below NATO’s official target of 2 percent. […]

Ukraine's soldiers in Slovyansk
Uncategorized

Four injured Ukrainian soldiers to be treated in Lithuania

Four Ukrainian soldiers are set to come to Lithuania for rehabilitation after being injured in eastern Ukraine where the country’s army is carrying out an operation against pro-Russian insurgents, Lithuanian diplomats confirmed on Wednesday. […]

Mindaugas Jurkynas
Opinion

Opinion: Challenges in Europe and how Lithuanians should feel

These days, the international political scene has been shaken by two processes: the Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine and the repercussions of the European elections, […]

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. […]

Vladimir Putin
Opinion

Opinion: How soon will Europe forget Russia’s actions?

Russia’s actions in Ukraine show a cynical, and yet, according to Vladimir Putin’s understanding, the only possible response to regional development tendencies that have been evolving for decades. […]