Posts tagged as Gitanas Nauseda

Lithuanian president leaves for Rome

Friday, November 8, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is leaving on Thursday for a two-day visit to Rome to meet with Pope Francis and Italy’s leaders, On Thursday, the president is scheduled to meet with members of the local Lithuanian community and visit the Pontifical Lithuanian St. Casimir’s College in Rome. On Friday, Nauseda is to meet with the pontiff and with President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti. According to diplomats, the meetings with the…

Lithuanian president critisized safety at Astravyets NPP

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, currently in Helsinki, has invited Finland to join efforts to ensure the safety of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus. According to the president, Finland has specialists who could help the Belarusians to make the facility safe. “My idea is to use your expertise in this field, expertise of Finland, because you are very good specialists, you have a broad range of specialists who…

Lithuanian president under criticism for visiting daughter during Japan trip

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Lithuanian president has attracted criticism after making a personal stop during an official visit to Japan. Although the president’s team insist that Gitanas Nausėda and his wife paid for the detour to Seoul to visit their daughter with their personal funds, analysts say it reeks of a clash of interests. Lithuania’s first couple were invited to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito last week. The visit…

Lithuanian president’s aide: arms ban should be on all Syria conflict parties to work

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

An arms embargo in the Syrian conflict would not be effective unless applied to all involved parties, the Lithuanian president’s foreign policy advisor said on Tuesday. “We should talk about an arms embargo not only on Turkey, but also on all the warring parties involved in the conflict for that embargo to be effective,” Asta Skaisgiryte told the Ziniu Radijas radio station. “If only one warring party were subjected to…

US-European energy dialogue important for Baltics, Lithuanian president says

Monday, October 7, 2019

The dialogue between the United States and Europe in the area of energy is very important for ensuring the security of the Baltic states and Lithuania, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. “It has never been more important, especially for those countries that have seen energy resources being used against them as a geopolitical weapon. I believe that the P-TEC (the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation) initiative offers a way out…

Businesses call on Lithuanian president to improve public sector’s efficiency

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Business associations called on Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday to take measures to improve the efficiency of the public sector, saying that much of education and social security spending is inefficient. “Infrastructure in Lithuania is too large today relative to the population size and we see empty schools without a single student on September 1, but those schools are heated, cleaned, maintained and supplied with electricity, which is one of the ways to save,”…

President of the Republic of Lithuania to visit Lithuanian military personnel in Rukla

Monday, September 16, 2019

On September 17 President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Gitanas Nausėda will pay a visit to Rukla and meet with Lithuanian troops. The President will be accompanied by Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Major General Valdemaras Rupšys. The Head of State will familiarise with the armed forces units of Rukla Garrison and tasks of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group…

Estonian PM strikes positive tone on restoration of independence anniversary

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) made it a point to stress the positive in both his anniversary greeting as well as his meeting with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda. While the latter emphasized the good relationship of the two countries, and a shared understanding of the “value of freedom,” the prime minister’s more personal greeting to the Estonian people ran the gamut of things to be happy about. “We are proud…

Estonia, Poland, Brussels, US, Japan among Lithuanian president’s visit plans

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is set to pay a visit to Estonia this week, before heading for Poland, Brussels, the US, and Japan by the end of the year. On Tuesday in Tallinn, the Lithuanian president will be received by his Estonian counterpart Kersti Kaljulaid, the country’s prime minister and the parliament speaker. Nausėda will and events to mark Estonia’s Independence Day. Nausėda will also honor the memory of Communism…

President and opposition discuss ‘unlikely’ scenarios

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and leaders of parliamentary opposition parties discussed on Monday possibilities for a minority government and an early general election. “Possible scenarios were discussed (…), including a minority government scenario and a possible early election,” Povilas Mačiulis, the president’s adviser, told reporters after the meeting. The adviser added that such scenarios “are very unlikely, but things do happen in politics”. “I think a lot will depend on…