Lithuania's Landsbergis in Odesa: Russians need to be expelled from Zaporizhzhia

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis visited the Ukrainian city of Odesa on Wednesday and emphasized the necessity to ensure the safety of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in order to avoid a nuclear catastrophe in Europe. To achieve this, complete expulsion of the Russian occupation forces, with the help of the international community and coalition of the willing is needed.

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War in Ukraine: a reflection of a world order in crisis?

Since the 24th of February, the war in Ukraine raised and highlighted multiple questions – how to define the real scope and participants of a shifting hybrid war, and especially, what could be the consequences on broader international relations? Who are the key actors of this situation?

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Lithuanian watchdog advises against rebroadcasting Russian, Belarusian TV programs

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (RTCL) on Wednesday recommended that TV rebroadcasters and online distributors operating in Lithuania should not rebroadcast Russian and Belarusian radio and television programs.

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Lithuanian govt agrees to delay 3rd power market liberalization phase for 3 years

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday the Energy Ministry's proposal to postpone the deadline for completing the third and final stage of the liberalization of the country's electricity market for three years until January 2026.

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Bill on direct management of Football Federation drafted

Taking into account problems existing at the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) and the need of reforms, a bill on direct management of the LFF has been drafted. It is aimed at temporarily taking over certain functions of the LFF to the extent needed to eliminate risks, without undermining its long-term principles of self-governance.

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Plaintiffs appeal Vilnius court's decision to drop civil case against Gorbachev

Relatives of four people who died in the Soviet army's crackdown on unarmed civilians in Vilnius in January 1991 have appealed against a Vilnius court's decision to drop a civil case they initiated against Mikhail Gorbachev, the then Soviet leader, over his role in the events.

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Queen Elizabeth II was person of the era – Nausėda

President Gitanas Nausėda describes Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday, as a person of the era. The president expressed condolences to the British royal family and stated that the queen has accomplished much for both the United Kingdom and Europe.

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Municipal elections are proposed to be held on 5 March 2023

The next municipal and mayoral election is proposed to be held on 5 March 2023.

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Lithuanian president warns that budget deficit must not pose risks to state

With the Seimas of Lithuania and the government discussing ways to compensate households for increased energy costs, President Gitanas Nauseda has called to decide on the size of budget deficit that would not pose risks to the state.

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Some countries had Stockholm syndrome – Nausėda on Europe’s energy dependence on Russia

President Gitanas Nausėda opened the Forum of Regions at the Presidential Palace on Thursday. He noted in his opening speech that the influence of Russia’s war in Ukraine on the energy sector would become a serious challenge for Lithuania and entire Europe.

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Putin's plan was to take Baltics, Poland after Ukraine – Arestovich

The Kremlin's plans called for capturing Ukraine and then attacking the Baltic countries and Poland and the whole of Eastern Europe, Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to the Ukrainian president's administration, said in Vilnius on Thursday.

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Lithuanian and Italian railways to develop new logistics routes

Lithuania and Italy are strengthening cooperation in the field of intermodal transportation by developing new logistics routes for railway and other types of transport between Kaunas, the ports of Trieste and Monfalcone in Italy via the port of Duisburg in Germany, as well as between the Baltic Sea region, Scandinavian countries and Italy, reports the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

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Gabrielius Landsbergis: Ukraine has realistic chances to liberate territories occupied by Russia

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, who on Wednesday met with other foreign ministers of Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) countries in Kaunas, says the war launched by Russia against Ukraine is not going great for Russia and Ukraine can de-occupy territories.

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Lithuania taking action to restrict entry of Russian citizens

With European Union’s (EU) eastern member states working out a regional-level decision to bar entry for Russian tourists, Lithuania is taking action to restrict entry of Russian citizens into the country.

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Lithuania’s FinMin proposes to apply zero VAT on heating during two more heating seasons

The Lithuanian Finance Ministry has proposed to apply a zero VAT rate on district heating during two more heating seasons.

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78% of Lithuanians say economic situation deteriorated

Only 1% of Lithuanian residents think that the country’s economic situation improved recently, while as many as 78% feel that the economic situation has deteriorated, a poll published by the news website Delfi shows. The respondents were also asked how their household’s financial situation changed and 24% of them said it has deteriorated.

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Lithuania to introduce Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccines

Lithuania will start using Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccines next week.

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Lithuania's InterMin proposes extending state of emergency until mid-December

Lithuania's Interior Ministry has proposed extending the existing state of emergency, declared in the country in response to Russia's military aggression in Ukraine, until mid-December.

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Lithuanian president: price of electricity should be fixed at EUR 0.24/kWh

Price for electricity should be fixed at the level of 0.24 euros and compensation should be made available to all households, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said.

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Nausėda: EU visa restrictions for Russian citizens would be effective and justified measure

President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda on Monday met with Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel. The meeting focused on bilateral relations, NATO cooperation and Russia’s war against Ukraine.

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