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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance for EU citizens it d create jobs boost economy about a day ago Good to speak w MalstromEU in Vilnius TTiP is a must have to our economies about 3 days ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 3 days ago Sakura park in Vilnius honouring Chiune Sugihara for saving thousands of lives WWII about 3 days ago Enjoyed frank candid meetings in Chisinau Political life in Moldova definitely isn t boring Moldovamatters about 3 days ago Happy FreedomDay SouthAfrica Congratulations from Lithuania DIRCO ZA Madiba Fredom about 3 days ago 1 5 of all EU high level experts in Moldova are from Lithuania They are ready to help but Moldovans must deliver about 4 days ago Daily news from

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/search/embassy-search (2016-04-30)
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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    media Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance for EU citizens it d create jobs boost economy about a day ago Good to speak w MalstromEU in Vilnius TTiP is a must have to our economies about 3 days ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 3 days ago Sakura park in Vilnius honouring Chiune Sugihara for saving thousands of lives WWII about 3 days ago Enjoyed frank candid meetings in Chisinau Political life in Moldova definitely isn t boring Moldovamatters about 3 days ago Happy FreedomDay SouthAfrica Congratulations from Lithuania DIRCO ZA Madiba Fredom about 3 days ago 1 5 of all EU high level experts in Moldova are from Lithuania They are ready to help but Moldovans must deliver about 4 days ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about

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  • Lithuania’s Foreign Minister calls on EU to take joint action on increasing constraints on rights of Crimean Tatars | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    European Union s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini thanking her for a prompt statement by the European External Action Service which condemned the filing of a request by the so called Russian appointed Prosecutor to ban the activities of the Mejlis a self governing body of the Crimean Tatars and drew attention to the fact that there was a clear need for a common European reaction condemning the illegal decision that violated human rights The activities of the Mejlis were banned on 13 April while a meeting of the Executive Board of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and the international conference dedicated to human rights violations in Crimea took place in Vilnius Linkevičius expressed concerns over the safety and security of the members of the Mejlis and their future activities in Crimea after the decision by the Russian occupation authorities to ban the activities of the Mejlis According to the Foreign Minister Lithuania regards this decision as politically motivated persecution and a step towards a new wave of repression against the Crimean Tatars who oppose the annexation of Crimea Lithuania s Foreign Minister also drew attention to the fact that the official website of the Seimas Parliament of Lithuania had come under cyber attack on 11 April just as a special session of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars had started It is assumed that the aim of the attack was to prevent foreign viewers from watching the proceedings of the World Tatar Congress online Linkevičius expressed hope that the EU would unanimously condemn Russia s actions and urge the Kremlin to reverse its decision to ban the activities of the Mejlis The Mejlis a self governing body of the Crimean Tatars is elected in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/lithuanias-foreign-minister-calls-on-eu-to-take-joint-action-on-increasing-constraints-on-rights-of-crimean-tatars (2016-04-30)
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  • Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister discusses migration issues in Brussels | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman All events Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius Minister s agenda cv Twitter News Print RSS Share Facebook Twitter Google plus Lithuania s Foreign Vice Minister discusses migration issues in Brussels Created 2016 03 15 Updated 2016 03 15 17 45 On 15 March in Brussels the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis participated in the EU s General Affairs Council which prepared the next European Council The EU leaders will meet on 17 and 18 March to discuss cooperation with Turkey in order to address the migration crisis Karoblis noted that in order to stop the great migratory flow to the Greek Islands it was necessary to reach a solid agreement with Turkey aimed at staunching the flow of migrants to Europe combating human trafficking and contributing to the protection of Europe s external borders The European Union is ready to help Turkey and advance further cooperation which would be based on the existing principles of the EU Lithuania speaks in favour of providing support for Greece which is struggling to handle a large influx of refugees The European Commission presented the Communication on investing in jobs and growth maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds Lithuania s Foreign Vice Minister highlighted the importance of Cohesion Policy and ensuring continuity in it Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance for EU citizens it d create jobs boost economy about a day ago Good to speak w MalstromEU in Vilnius TTiP is a must have to our economies about 3 days ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 3 days

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/lithuanias-foreign-vice-minister-discusses-migration-issues-in-brussels (2016-04-30)
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  • Linkevičius stresses that EU-Russia cooperation could not be seen separately from Russian actions in Ukraine | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Twitter Google plus Linkevičius stresses that EU Russia cooperation cannot be seen separately from Russian actions in Ukraine Created 2016 03 14 Updated 2016 03 15 14 13 On 14 March the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the EU s Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels which focused on issues related to Iran Russia Libya and the Middle East Peace Process The EU Russia relations cannot be seen separately from Russia s aggression in Ukraine the implementation of the Minsk accords Savchenko trial or Russian actions in Syria There is nothing new on this front and no opportunities for a new modus operandi We must remain faithful to our values and principles said Linkevičius The Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn took part in a discussion on the state of play of the EU Russia relations that was the main issue on the Council s agenda The Ministers were briefed about suspended and remaining contacts with Russia The discussion reached unanimity on the guiding principles of the European Union s policy towards Russia Linkevičius called for the release of the Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko Lithuania s Foreign Minister also called on Federica Mogherini High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to submit a report on the implementation of the Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga during the next meeting The Ministers agreed that the EU s unity must be maintained For more information please click here Photo The Council of the European Union Linkevičius and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn right Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance for EU citizens it d create jobs boost economy about a day ago Good

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/linkevicius-stresses-that-eu-russia-cooperation-cannot-be-seen-separately-from-russian-actions-in-ukraine- (2016-04-30)
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  • In Geneva, Linkevičius calls attention to human rights situation in annexed territory of Ukraine | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine to continue to work to ensure that the culprits were brought to justice Linkevičius also called on Russia to grant observers sent by international human rights organizations access to the territory of Crimea which was illegally annexed by Russia The observers can monitor the violations of human rights that have been caused by lack of protection of minorities especially of Crimean Tatars Linkevičius expressed concerns about the human rights situation and the humanitarian crisis in Syria and noted that human rights violations in the country were not only carried out by terrorist groups but also by Syria s government Lithuania s Foreign Minister expressed the hope that progress in the negotiations would be achieved and a political solution for the crisis in Syria would be found Linkevičius also reminded that in the last two months 8 journalists had been killed and 154 imprisoned He pointed out that nowadays wars were fought not only with weapons but also with wilful misinformation propaganda and media restrictions so it was particularly important to ensure the legal protection of journalists and that investigations and trials relating to crimes against journalists were undertaken As a non permanent member of the UN Security Council last May Lithuania raised the issue of the safety of journalists and of the renewal of the 2006 UN resolution to reflect today s reality Lithuania continues to defend media freedom and the safety of journalists and will seek a safe and enabling environment for civil society work said Linkevičius On the same day Linkevičius gave a speech in a public discussion on the new security challenges for the regional stability in Europe The public discussion was organised by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and led by the Ambassador Christian Dussey Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy Lithuania s Foreign Minister stressed the new threats facing Europe such as hybrid warfare energy security and cyber security breaches and an appropriate response from the international community The participants of the event discussed military conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia Russia s propaganda the human rights situation in Belarus as well as other challenges that required a co ordinated European response in order to ensure regional security Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/in-geneva-linkevicius-calls-attention-to-human-rights-situation-in-annexed-territory-of-ukraine (2016-04-30)
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  • Linkevičius and Timmermans meet to discuss topical issues related to energy, relations with Russia | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    with Russia Created 2016 02 15 Updated 2016 02 17 11 54 On 15 February in Brussels the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans discussed issues which were relevant to Lithuania and related to energy relations with Russia as well as the EU s Eastern neighbours After a successful implementation of strategic energy projects such as the liquefied natural gas terminal LNG in Klaipėda two electricity interconnections connecting Lithuania to Poland and Lithuania to Sweden the country is now dealing with a particularly important issue of synchronization with the power network of the Continental Europe It is precisely this topic that has drawn our greatest attention said Lithuania s Foreign Minister after the meeting I once again informed the First Vice President of the European Commission about Lithuania s concerns over the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant which is being constructed in Ostrovets Belarus Lithuania has received no answers from Belarus to its questions about relevant environmental requirements the country has no intention to carry out the so called stress tests even though it promised to I drew the attention of Timmermans to the fact that nuclear safety issues must be invariably raised also in the relevant international authorities said Linkevičius Lithuania s Foreign Minister assured that the Nord Stream 2 project was not only not feasible economically but would also have a negative impact on Europe s energy security If we have agreed to create a European Energy Union we must abide by our agreements and strive for the fulfilment of energy projects in line with the objectives of the European Energy Union Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/linkevicius-and-timmermans-meet-to-discuss-topical-issues-related-to-energy-relations-with-russia (2016-04-30)
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  • Belarus is invited to cooperate in the field of nuclear safety, Linkevičius calls on EU to more actively help Moldova implement reforms | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    the arms embargo and restrictive measures related to four individuals listed in connection with the unresolved disappearances of two persons would be extended As regards Belarus the Council reiterated the importance of ensuring nuclear safety beyond the borders of the EU On Lithuania s initiative the Council s conclusions focus on nuclear safety also beyond the borders of the EU and call on Belarus to cooperate constructively with the relevant international authorities on nuclear development said Linkevičius According to the Foreign Minister Lithuania s position is very clear the EU in every way possible should strive for a maximum progress in both bilateral relations with Belarus and in the EU Belarus dialogue We have to react positively in response to the decision to release all political prisoners in Belarus In fact the developments are positive but not sufficient so we have to encourage Belarus to continue to make progress said Linkevičius Lithuania s Foreign Minister also noted that it was now an opportune moment for a more open dialogue Democratic processes in Belarus remain important to Lithuania We will continue to raise nuclear safety issues said the Minister Linkevičius called on the EU to more actively support the Government of Moldova while maintaining a proper balance between support and conditions Lithuania s Foreign Minister noted that the EU s support was especially important to Moldova because the country was facing a difficult period of continuing political turmoil and was on the brink of bankruptcy According to Lithuania s Foreign Minister the new Government should be given a possibility to avoid an even deeper crisis The new Government of Moldova does not request for an advance of unconditional support only for assistance in implementing the necessary reforms Real changes in this country have to become a distinctive feature of the new Government and the fight against corruption must bear concrete results The concrete results of the implementation of reforms will be decisive in determining further financial and political support to Moldova said Linkevičius For more information about the Foreign Affairs Council please click here Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 35 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/belarus-is-invited-to-cooperate-in-field-of-nuclear-safety-linkevicius-calls-on-eu-to-more-actively-help-moldova-implement-reforms (2016-04-30)
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