New MP Jakavonytė sworn in

On Tuesday, Conservative Angelė Jakavonytė took oath as a member of Parliament at a Seimas plenary sitting. She replaced former MP Laima Liucija Andrikiene who was confirmed as a member of the European Court of Auditors by the Council of the European Union on Monday.

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Presidential adviser: questions to Landsbergis valid

Asta Skaisgirytė, chief adviser on foreign affairs to President Gitanas Nausėda, says that the interpellation questions addressed to Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis are valid. An agreement on foreign policy guidelines among parliamentary parties settled a year ago would have helped to prevent such an initiative from the opposition today, the presidential adviser noted.

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MP Pavilionis appointed to chair foreign affairs in Seimas

On Tuesday, Seimas Conservatives decided to appoint MP Žygimantas Pavilionis as chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Foreign minister sees talk of Ukraine peace talks as premature

Talks on peace in Ukraine can only take place on terms acceptable to Kyiv, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told his EU counterparts in Brussels on Monday, adding that any talk of such negotiations is still premature.

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Andrikienė’s MP mandate terminated

On Tuesday, the Central Electoral Commission (VRK) declared the MP mandate of Laima Liucija Andrikienė terminated. The VRK took the decision after the Council of the European Union had confirmed the appointment of the Conservative to serve at the European Court of Auditors.

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Three illegal migrants turned away at Lithuania–Belarus border

On 14 November, Lithuanian border guards prevented three migrants from illegally accessing Lithuania from Belarus.

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Foreign policy and security advisers to presidents of Baltic States, Ukraine and Poland met in Vilnius

On Monday, a coordination meeting was held at the Presidential Palace, bringing together chief foreign policy and national security advisers to the presidents of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Poland. The advisers discussed regional security issues, the Russian war in Ukraine, support for Ukraine, and preparations for the NATO Summit in Vilnius next July, stated the presidency.

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Coalition addresses ex-PM on Stončaitis

On Monday, chairs of all the political groups of the ruling coalition in the Seimas addressed leader of the party Democrats For Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis asking him to answer certain questions concerning MP Algirdas Stončaitis, former Government chancellor who is a member of his party.

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Industrial production down by 8.2% in September

In September 2022, the seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.9% in both the euro area and the EU, compared with August 2022, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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EU Commissioner Sinkevičius receives Ukraine’s state award

Lithuania’s delegated Member of the European Commission Virginijus Sinkevičius has been given a state award of Ukraine for his input in EU–Ukraine cooperation on environmental issues.

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Ukrainian President Zelensky proposed for Lithuania's Freedom Prize

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been proposed for this year's Freedom Prize in Lithuania.

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Lithuanian battalion reaches full operational capability with Vilkas IFVs

Lithuania's Algirdas Mechanized Infantry Battalion has reached Full Operational Capability (FOC) with Vilkas infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), the military has said.

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Number of Ukrainian war refugees still going down in Lithuania

The number of war refugees arriving in Lithuania from Ukraine is going down, Evelina Gudzinskaite, the head of Lithuania's Migration Department, says, adding that the drop has been recorded in recent weeks.

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Defence Minister: military shipment arrives in Ukraine

Lithuania’s latest military shipment on Monday reached Ukraine, Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas said.

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Sixty-two migrants tried to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus

On 13 November, Lithuanian border guards prevented sixty-two migrants from illegally accessing Lithuania from Belarus.

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Nausėda continues to top next president’s rankings

Incumbent President Gitanas Nausėda retains his position as the most likely candidate to win the Lithuanian presidential election if it were to take place in the nearest future, a poll has shown. Ignas Vėgėlė, former chairman of the Council of the Lithuanian Bar, is behind Nausėda only by 3 percent.

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Baerbock: German brigade would be stationed “partly in Lithuania, partly in Germany”

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said that the German brigade assigned to Lithuania would be partly stationed in Lithuania, and partly – in Germany, in line with the agreement reached by the Lithuanian and German leaders in June.

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Basketball coach Kazlauskas to run for Vilnius City Council

Jonas Kazlauskas, former coach of Lithuania's men's basketball team, has announced his decision to run for Vilnius City Council.

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Lithuanian parliamentary speaker visits Ukraine

With Russia’s war in Ukraine in its ninth month, Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania, said late on Thursday she was visiting Kyiv and its surroundings for the second time.

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Nausėda in Poland: history has taught us that aggressor cannot be appeased

As part of his working visit to Warsaw, President Gitanas Nausėda and the president of Poland took part in the events dedicated to the Independence Day celebration, the President‘s Communication Group reports.

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