Posts tagged as EU leaders

Lithuanian president: EU leaders agree on Belarus sanctions, US to follow suit

Friday, October 2, 2020

As the European Union has agreed on sanctions against Belarus, the United States is expected to make a similar move, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has said. “Lithuania is coming home with good news – a plan of sanctions to Belarus will be approved and we now can expect the United States to approve their sanction plan in the near future,” the Lithuanian leader said in comments to BNS. “Hence we…

Discussions on EU’s recovery fund move to Lithuanian parliament

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The discussions on the recovery fund, which the EU leaders recently agreed on, are moving to the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Wednesday. The national parliaments of the 27 EU member states will have to decide over the coming months whether to endorse the European Commission’s plan to borrow 750 billion euros in the international markets to provide assistance to the coronavirus-affected countries. “The EU’s recovery instrument will mean changes to…

Lithuania calls on EU leaders to attend Eastern Partnership summit

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has called on all EU member states to take part in the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit involving six post-Soviet countries – Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus and Azerbaijan. This would send an important signal to the eastern neighbours, especially those seeking political association and economic integration, according to Nausėda. “That is highly important now, when countries struggle to overcome the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19…

Brexit: EU leaders warn time is running out for a deal

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time is running out for a Brexit deal, leaders of European countries have warned ahead of more talks in Salzburg. There is still no agreement on issues including how to avoid new checks on the Northern Irish border. At the EU summit on Wednesday evening Mrs May stressed her “serious” proposals for future co-operation would ensure a “shared closed relationship”. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker described her 10-minute presentation as…

Opinion: Angela Merkel’s neck not of the noose yet despite EU migration deal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The EU has reached an agreement on migration and Chancellor Angela Merkel is going along with it to save her own skin. But it’s not a long-term solution for anyone, writes DW’s Bernd Riegert. After 12 hours of negotiations, exhausted EU leaders presented an agreement on migration. It is above all a shift to the right of the political spectrum toward making it harder to cross into the EU. The…

Mogherini: EU to Present Proposals on Security Following Salisbury Incident

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

During the EU leaders’ summit in June, EU will present its proposals on countering security threats following the incident in the UK city of Salisbury, when former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were allegedly poisoned by the A234 nerve agent, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday. “After the Salisbury attack, the European Council has called for increased EU engagement on cybersecurity, strategic communication and counterintelligence…