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The President of Lithuania to attend the Baltic States-U.S. Summit

Monday, April 2, 2018

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Donald Trump and attend a summit meeting of the Baltic countries and the United States in the White House on April 3.  The summit is held at the initiative of President Donald Trump to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States’ independence and to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the United States and Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. During her visit to…

Bill aiming to help young families with housing may be discriminatory

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Lithuanian Government’s endeavour to support young families through subsidising of their housing may hit a snag – the lawyers from the Parliament’s Law Committee warn that the enactment of the piece of legislation from July 1, 2018, as foreseen would discriminate against the couples living out of wedlock. Statistically, nearly half of Lithuanian couples cohabitate, i.e. opt not to tight the knot.

Estonian president discussed Russia, chemical attack with British minister

Friday, March 30, 2018

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who is on a visit to the United Kingdom, on Tuesday met with British Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington, with whom she discussed the European relations with Russia and the chemical attack in Salisbury, among other topics, reports LETA/BNS. “Like in all meetings during the visit the main topic was understandingly again the incident in Salisbury as well as the relationship between Europe and…

Lithuania allocates EUR 55 000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 55 000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, of which EUR 20 000 will be transferred to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and EUR 35 000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Thus, Lithuania aims to contribute to the provision of humanitarian aid in Ukraine, taking into account the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian…

Latvian President hopes only for the US

Thursday, March 29, 2018

During the Baltic presidents’ upcoming meeting with the U.S. president, a declaration will be adopted on the United States’ support for enhancing security in the Baltic countries, President Raimons Vejonis said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning. The four presidents will meet to discuss closer cooperation in security matters, economic cooperation, cooperation in education, and other matters, said Vejonis. As reported, the meeting of the presidents of Estonia,…

US troops should be sent back to Baltic states

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, former commander of the United States Army Europe (USAREUR), said in Vilnius on Wednesday that US rotational troops should be returned to the Baltic states. In his words, after stationing of NATO land forces battalion in the three Baltic states, the United States could contribute by sending logistics and air defense units to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. “I think a full-time logistics capability and also a…