Posts tagged as relations

Lithuania loses economically without good ties with neighbors

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lithuania is losing economically without normal relationship with its eastern neighbors, a MEP and a candidate for the Lithuanian presidency, Valdemar Tomasevski, told ELTA news agency on Tuesday. “Due to the absence of good relations with our eastern neighbors we are losing a lot economically,” said Tomasevski, the leader of the parliamentary political party Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance. If elected as Lithuania’s president in…

Russia-NATO Relations Deteriorate, No Cooperation on Any Issue

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Deputy Russian Foreign Minister said the current relations are reminiscent of Cold War era. Russia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have completely ceased cooperation on civil and military matters, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told Russian state media  RIA Novosti on Monday. “NATO has abandoned a positive agenda in its relations with Russia. It doesn’t exist,” Grushko said, adding that the current relations are reminiscent of the “state of affairs under which…

Kaljulaid wants to talk bilateral relations, Ukraine, Georgia with Putin

Friday, April 5, 2019

Speaking to ETV news broadcast Aktuaalne kaamera on Thursday, President Kersti Kaljulaid said that in meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, she wants to discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Georgia as well as bilateral Estonian-Russian relations. The Estonian president has attracted criticism in recent days over her plan to meet with Mr Putin during a visit to Moscow this month. The meeting itself has also been criticised as the…

Prime Minister: relations with Latvia are of strategic importance for Lithuania

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with Prime Minister of Latvia Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš on his first visit to Lithuania to discuss the bilateral and regional cooperation, energy security and other relevant issues. Saulius Skvernelis emphasised the strategic importance of the relations with Latvia, while welcoming the current excellent bilateral cooperation. Latvia has been among Lithuania’s main trading partners. According to the Head of the Government, Lithuania and Latvia are like-minded…

Latvia maintains strict and united EU diplomatic and sanctions policy in relations with Russia

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In relations with Russia, Latvia maintains a strict and united EU diplomatic and sanctions policy, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) told LETA, commenting on a report about Latvia’s relations with Russia, Belarus and China, which the government heard behind closed doors on Tuesday. The minister said that it is the Foreign Ministry’s traditional practice to inform each new government about basic policies regarding these countries. Ministers came up with…

Estonian, Latvian PMs discuss 2 states’ relations, EU issues

Monday, February 11, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins discussed at a meeting in Tallinn on Friday relations between the two states and common issues in the European Union as well as on a regional level. On Friday, Ratas met with Karins, for whom this was the first foreign visit during his term of office, spokespeople for the government said. The Prime Ministers discussed relations between Estonia and…

Putin highlights respect for each other’s interests in relations with Estonia

Monday, October 15, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the premise for constructive relations between Estonia and Russia is respect for each other’s interests. “We are ready for constructive engagement with our neighbor, the Republic of Estonia, based on respect and consideration for each other’s interests,” the Russian head of state said in a speech that he made at a ceremony held on Thursday for accepting credentials from foreign ambassadors. “Many of our compatriots live in Estonia, and we assume that the European human rights standards will…

Exhibition exploring the UK-Lithuania relations in the interwar period opens at Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry

Thursday, October 11, 2018

On 10 October, the exhibition “BUILDING BRIDGES: Relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Lithuania in 1918-1940” was opened at Lithuania‘s Foreign Ministry. The exhibition was initiated by the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Lithuania. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius presented the exhibition together with the members of the British Royal Family – Prince Edward, Earl of…

Lithuania disagrees with Germany

By Viktors Domburs on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Lithuania last week. This country always was a reliable partner. Germany supported Lithuania on its way to the European Union and NATO. According to DW, today Germany is Lithuania’s third-largest foreign investor, with 500 of its companies providing over 17,000 jobs. This summer, Continental, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, started building a €95 million plant near Kaunas. It is set to create 1,000…

Federica Mogherini: Europe must work more closely with its international partners

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Difficult future was ahead of the European Union in its relations with the outside world, therefore the it should increase its involvement in the international community, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has stated to EU diplomats. Belgium-based news portal EurActiv reported that in a gathering of ambassadors of the EU in Brussels on Monday, September 3, the bloc’s top diplomat stated that currently the «very idea of multilateralism is…