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Vladimir Socor, pohoto T. Vinickis DELFI

Opinion: Russia, the West, and the security vacuum in Europe’s East 0

Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, and Western hand-wringing in response, demonstrate the depth of the security vacuum in Europe’s East. Comprising Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, this area forms the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) and the European Union’s direct eastern neighbourhood. …

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Georgian Ambassador to Lithuania Khatuna Salukvadze. Photo Š. Mažeika, DELFI

Georgian Ambassador: events in Ukraine show crucial importance of the post-Vilnius’ summit period 0

The Lithuania Tribune would like to present its readers with the remarks made by Khatuna Salukvadze, Ambassador of Georgia to Lithuania on significance of the post Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius which led to the Ukrainian events.  The Georgian ambassador made those remarks during her …

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Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian Ambassador to the US on CNN.  Photo Screenshot form edition.cnn.com

Lithuanian ambassador to US compares Russia to North Korea in CNN interview 0

BNS Lithuanian ambassador to US Žygimantas Pavilionis warned in an interview to CNN that Russia is starting to become similar to the North Korean dictatorship, therefore, the international community should issue a strong response and decide on a vision of communication with the European Union’s …

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The Baltic States turn a wary eye toward Ukraine

The Baltic States turn a wary eye toward Ukraine 0

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, collectively known as the Baltic States, are watching events unfold in Ukraine carefully. Their concerns over Russian actions there were expressed March 6 by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who said “Europe must, first of all, realize that what Russia is doing now is an …

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Association Agreement does not constitute the final goal in EU-Ukraine relations 0

The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 10 February in Brussels, during which the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius represented Lithuania, focused on the Eastern Partnership, the situation in Ukraine, discussed possible actions by the EU, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed. The …

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Lithuanian PM planning to go to the US, China and RSA

Lithuanian PM planning to go to the US, China and RSA 0

BNS Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius is planning to go to the United States, China and the Republic of South Africa, the daily Lietuvos žinios has reported. According to the daily, a plan of foreign visits for 2014 has already been developed for Butkevičius. His …

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DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

EU lost illusions over Russia during Lithuanian EU presidency 1

BNS The Lithuanian EU presidency successfully managed to make Europe focus on closer ties with the post-Soviet countries. And after Russia responded with pressure, the West lost illusions over Moscow’s policies, Jan Techau, director of the Carnegie Institute in Brussels, says. Attending the traditional Snow …

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EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius | Photo courtesy of © 2013 Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Photo by R. Dačkus

Opinion: Vilnius Summit’s geopolitical games – lessons learnt 0

The Lithuania Tribune presents an opinion article by political analyst at the European Parliament Vira Ratsiborynska and MEP Justina Vitkauskaite Bernard, in which they overview the results of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. These last months the Eastern Partnership countries received worldwide attention. …

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Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė during the Vilnius Summit | Photo courtesy of www.eu2013.lt

Presidential adviser: Ukraine didn’t sign EU deal but met many conditions 0

BNS Jovita Neliupšienė, an adviser to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on foreign policy issues, on Tuesday expressed regret over the fact that Ukraine did not sign the Association Agreement with the European Union last week. Although Neliupšienė stressed that one could also see positive things …

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President Grybauskaitė met with the leaders of opposition of Eastern Partnership countries | Photo courtesy of © 2013 Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania

Grybauskaitė: All political forces are responsible for the future of their countries 0

Following the Vilnius Summit, President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with opposition and civil society representatives from the six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine last week, the Press Service of the President informs. The President underlined that the European future of …

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EU leaders' statement at the end of Vilnius Summit | Photo by R. Dačkus

EU leaders in Vilnius warn Russia over Eastern Europe 0

BNS EU leaders on Friday warned Russia not to impede the pro-European policies of Eastern European and Caucasus countries. As the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius is coming to an end, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said Russia’s treatment of Eastern partners is inconsistent …

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EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius | Photo courtesy of © 2013 Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Photo by R. Dačkus

Strategic Eastern Partnership agreements signed in Vilnius 0

The EU’s association agreements with Georgia and Moldova were initialled and other important co-operation agreements between the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries were signed at the Vilnius Summit, the Press Service of the President has informed. Taking part in summit are EU leaders, EU …

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EU Eastern Partnership Summit | Photo courtesy of www.eu2013.lt

Vilnius hosts the key event of Lithuanian EU presidency – Eastern Partnership Summit 0

BNS The two-day EU Eastern Partnership Summit starts in Vilnius on Thursday, expected to see the consolidation of the EU’s relations with post-Soviet Eastern European countries. Ukraine was the focus of attention on the eve of the summit after the Ukrainian government announced last week …

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Lithuanian President gave an interview to Georgian television

Dalia Grybauskaitė’s advice to Georgia 0

George Papalashvili | The Lithuania Tribune Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė gave an interview to Georgian public broadcaster’s first channel on 27 November. The main topic of the interview was the EU Eastern Partnership Summit that starts today – 28 November. “First of all, I want …

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Vytautas Landsbergis | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Landsbergis: Initialling of EU pacts by Moldova and Georgia would help Ukraine 0

BNS Lithuanian MEP Vytautas Landsbergis does not think Ukraine will join the Russian-led Customs Union, if it fails to sign the association agreement with the European Union (EU) later this week. “I believe Ukraine will not sign the Customs Union treaty and will remain between …

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President Dalia Grybauskaitė and the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, David Usupashvili | Photo courtesy of © 2013 Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Photo by Dž. G. Barysaitė

President met with Georgia’s parliamentary speaker 0

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, David Usupashvili, the Press Service of the President has informed. The meeting  focused on preparations for the Vilnius Summit to be held in late November, as well as ongoing reforms and recent presidential …

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Lithuania welcomes Georgia’s decision to join Energy Community as member

Lithuania welcomes Georgia’s decision to join Energy Community as member 0

BNS Lithuania hails Georgia’s decision to apply for full membership in the Energy Community. Contributions from the parties to the Energy Community Treaty were vital amid efforts to create an integrated European energy area, Aleksandras Spruogis, Lithuania’s Deputy Energy Minister, said at the 11th meeting …

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President Dalia Grybauskaitė at a European Council meeting in Brussels | Photo courtesy of © 2013 Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Photo by R. Dačkus

Grybauskaitė: Vilnius Summit will become a turning point for EU’s Eastern partners 0

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, currently attending a European Council meeting in Brussels, briefed the European leaders on preparedness for the Vilnius Summit to be held this coming November, the Press Service of the President has informed. The heads of state and government of the EU member …

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The Eastern Partnership beyond Vilnius – Opportunities and Challenges seminar in Brussels | Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Future of the Eastern Partnership discussion in Brussels 0

In the discussion ‘The Eastern Partnership beyond Vilnius – Opportunities and Challenges’ in Brussels on 24 October, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Andrius Krivas, stressed that the future of the initiative would depend on the European Union as well as the Eastern Partners, …

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Linas Linkevičius | Photo courtesy of The Council of the European Union

Moldova, Georgia and Armenia joined the Eastern European energy efficiency and environment partnership fund 0

On 21 October during the opening of the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership Fund (E5P) conference in Luxembourg, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius congratulated Moldova, Georgia and Armenia on their decision to join the E5P Fund, of which Ukraine is already …

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