Posts tagged as Dalia Grybauskaitė

Lithuania’s former president: Without joint borrowing, the EU will ‘fall apart’

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Lithuania’s former president Dalia Grybauskaitė has come forward in support of the French-German plan for joint EU borrowing and giving grants to member states worst-hit by the coronavirus crisis. The 500-billion-euro plan is necessary to prevent the EU from disintegrating and is a step towards deeper European integration, Grybauskaitė said, urging Lithuania to take part. Last week, French leader Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel proposed that the EU borrow…

Did Dalia Grybauskaitė, Angela Merkel and Theresa May go to the same school?

Friday, May 15, 2020

An old photo, allegedly of Lithuania’s former president and leaders of Germany and the UK, keeps circulating online, spawning controversies that the three women are part of a global conspiracy. The black-and-white photo of three teenaged girls, alongside present-day images of Lithuania’s former president Dalia Grybauskaitė, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the UK’s former prime minister Theresa May, started circulating on Lithuanian social media last month. “That’s how things truly…

Lithuanian president to meet with Mission Siberia team

Monday, July 15, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is meeting with the Mission Siberia team on Monday. This continues the tradition, set up by former President Dalia Grybauskaite, of annual meetings with participants of the mission before the start of each expedition, Aistis Zabarauskas, the president’s spokesman, told BNS. “We just continue the tradition”, he said. This year’s ten-day expedition is set to begin on July 17. Just as last year, the participants of…

EU leaders’ influence on top-post distribution getting weaker, Lithuanian president warns

Friday, June 21, 2019

Leaders of EU countries have less and less influence on talks on the distribution of the top posts, with Europe’s main parties taking over the initiative, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite warned on Thursday. “If only the distribution (of posts) among political parties happens, so that will mean a step to the side from the European treaties, and this way the role of the European Council will be weakened with the…

Lithuanian President Grybauskaite to deliver her State of Nation Address on June 11

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lithuania’s outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite will deliver her 10th and last State of the Nation Address to the parliament on June 11, her spokeswoman Daiva Ulbinaite told BNS Lithuania on Tuesday. Under the Constitution, the president has the duty to deliver her annual address to the parliament on the situation in Lithuania, its internal and foreign policies. During her State of the Nation Address last year, Grybauskaite voiced her support…

Easter Greetings from President Dalia Grybauskaitė

Monday, April 22, 2019

Dear All, The Easter miracle is once again unfolding before us! Like victory over darkness, like liberation and rebirth – so dear to our people and nation. Encouragement is the most valuable gift that we receive today. So let us find faith and hope, love for those around us and for Lithuania. Things that give true strength and joy. I wish you genuine enthusiasm, unbounded light and warmth – may…

Lithuanian president calls on London to use Brexit extension ‘in constructive way’

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has called on the United Kingdom to use the extension of the Brexit deadline to make “decisions of key importance for the future of all British people”. “According to the president, it is essential that the UK should use this extension in a constructive way to reach decisions of key importance for the future of all British people,” her press service said in a press release issued…

Lithuanian president to open new embassy in Rome

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is leaving for Rome on Wednesday to officially open the country’s new embassy in Italy. The diplomatic representation will be situated in a building Lithuania received as compensation for the interwar Villa Lituania building nationalized by the Soviets. Presidential adviser Nerijus Aleksiejunas called the embassy’ opening “the final point in the case of historic justice.” The new embassy will be situated on the fourth floor of…

Lithuanian president’s office calls municipal polls opposition’s victory over ruling bloc

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An advisor to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite described on Tuesday the results of the recent municipal elections as a defeat for the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and a victory for the opposition. “It was people, democracy and the opposition who won,” Mindaugas Linge told Ziniu Radijas. “It is evident that people are not inclined to support (the ruling bloc’s) national policies,” he added. The LFGU won fewer seats in…

Grybauskaite thanks Finland for support on Belarus’ N-plant safety

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite thanked on Wednesday Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila for his country’s support for efforts to ensure the safety of Belarus’ nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, near the border with Lithuania.   “According to the president, international support for Lithuania’s position on the Astravyets nuclear power plant will remain very important in the future, and Finland’s support is particularly significant,” her office said in a press release.  Grybauskaite…