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Lithuanian MFA statement on events in Minsk on 19 December 0

Lithuania closely follows the situation after the elections in the neighbouring state of Belarus, and regrets and expresses concern that on 19 December, the presidential election day, Belarusian authorities failed to grant the freedom of assembly to Belarusian citizens and used force against demonstrators, the …

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Visit of D. Grybauskaitė to Minsk: ambiguous evaluations 0

On 20 October, Lithuanian President D.Grybauskaitė met with the Belorussian leader A.Lukashenka. Political observers and scientists have different views concerning this visit, Liudmila Kazak writes in geopolitika.lt portal. Some Lithuanian political scientists interpret it as the support to A.Lukashenka. The others say the opposite. Lithuania …

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Adamkus says we experiencing political, not economic crisis – interivew 0

Delfi.lt published an interview with a former President Valdas Adamkus.  The interview was posted on 17 November. [Passage omitted on an introductory summary of the interview with former President Valdas Adamkus]. What do you think about the results of the vote in the Seimas last …

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After signal from Moscow, signals from Warsaw 0

Lithuanian weekly Veidas published an article on Lithuanian Polish relationship.  The article was published on 8 November. Lithuania just recently put an end to war of words with Moscow, and Russian leaders declared their will to support good relations with Lithuania. However, now Lithuania faces …

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Lithuanian President’s visit to Minsk: between lines 0

Lithuanian daily Vilniaus diena published an editorial by Evaldas Labanauskas on Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite’s visit to Belarus.  The editorial was published on 21 October. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite’s visit to Belarus – the country that is gearing up for presidential election and is in …

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Belarus wants joint nuclear plant with Lithuania, Vilnius declines offer 0

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko suggested Lithuania to build a nuclear power station together.  The Belarusian President proposed this to his Lithuanian counterpart Dalia Grybauskaite during her visit in Minsk on 20 Oct. “If we built our own power plant, you would have to buy electricity …

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New opportunities opened up for Lithuanian and Belarusian people

New opportunities opened up for Lithuanian and Belarusian people 0

President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė had a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus in Minsk where they discussed regional cooperation between the two countries within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to be chaired by Lithuania next year, as …

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Border residents to get visa passes 0

Residents of Lithuania and Belarus will soon be able to cross the border freely to visit relatives and friends or do business with the two governments signing off on a visa protocol on Wednesday in Minsk. People living within 50 km of the border will …

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Lithuania’s President-led delegation goes to Belarus 0

On Wednesday, October 20, a delegation led by President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė goes for a one-day visit to Minsk, President’s office reported. President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus to discuss regional cooperation within the Organization for …

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View from Warsaw; New alliances beyond the Eastern border 0

The Polish Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on 24 September published a commentary by Zbigniew Parafianowicz who claims that Poland is losing its importance in the Post-Soviet area. Poland remains engrossed in a sense of mission with respect to Ukraine and Lithuania, but our neighbours are managing …

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Lithuania would like Belarus to join NATO 0

Lithuania’s Russian minority paper Obzor on 2 September published an article-conversation with Lithuania’s Minister of Defence Rasa Jukneviciene. For Lithuania, it is important that Belarus remains on the map of Europe, that it does not become part of the empire – Lithuanian Defence Minister Rasa …

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Surge in nuclear power projects imperils Belarusian programme 0

According to Belarusian First Vice-Prime Minister, Uladzimir Syamashka, the end of July was scheduled to mark the finalization of an agreement between Belarus and Russia to build the nuclear power station at Astravets in the Hrodna region with construction of the station to start next …

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Belarus ambassador to Lithuania: Dialogue is useful to both sides

Belarus ambassador to Lithuania: Dialogue is useful to both sides 0

Read an interview with the Belarusian Ambassador to Lithuania Vladimir Drazhyn on Lithuanian-Belarusian political, economic, and cultural relations.  The interview was conducted by Lietuvos Zinios and published on 2 July It is obvious that Lithuanian-Belarusian political and economic relations have become more active lately. Can …

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Lithuania’s foreign policy without ambitions – interview

Lithuania’s foreign policy without ambitions – interview 0

Interview with Darius Semaska, President Grybauskaite’s chief adviser for foreign policy, with Lithuanian monthly magazine IQ, the Economist on 6 July.  The interview was conducted by Tomas Janeliunas. The golden age of Lithuanian foreign policy – when we were enjoying the attention of world leaders …

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Loved by people, feared by politicians, Grybauskaite one year in office 0

Lithuanian commentators comment on the first year of Dalia Grybauskaite in the Presidential Office.  Sociologist Vladas Gaidys said that the president’s ratings have remained pretty stable and pretty high over the year – around 84-86 per cent. “In today’s economic situation, when the unemployment is …

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Lithuania should be cautious about improving ties with Belarus 0

Lithuania’s leading daily Lietuvos rytas on 30 June posted an editorial examining Lithuania’s policy towards Belarus.  According to Lietuvos rytas the Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius’s working visit to Belarus even drew the attention of the world. This is not unexpected since the West views the …

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Lukashenka wants to help build LNG terminal 0

As Belarus slowly turns its back on Russia and looks towards the west, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenka has stated that he wants to help build the floating liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal off the coast of Klaipeda. His country wants to diversify its energy sources …

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Lithuania and Belarus to build a joint LNG 1

Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius indicated that Lithuania is ready to increase its economic cooperation with Belarus.  The officials in Minsk answered with the same.  Kubilius, during his trip to Minsk, spoke to the officials in Minsk about the possibility of building a joint Liquefied …

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Natgas supply to Lithuania via Belarus fully restored 0

Natural gas import to Lithuania has been completely restored for the latest two hours, Lietuvos Dujos (Lithuanian Gas) reported on June 24. Gas is supplied according to the usual procedure. There was no need to use the interconnection with Latvia. However, according to the press …

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Lithuania, Poland and Germany could have gas supplies problems 0

Troubles between Russia and Belarus have activated crisis measures in Europe warning “a new gas war”. Russia’s deputy Prime Minister, Igor Sechin, wrote European Union Energy Commission to formally announce that they have reduced gas supplies to Belarus. The reason that Russia has pointed out …

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