Two decades ago on April 19, 2000, Lithuania and nine other countries expressed their will to join NATO. With the admission of North Macedonia into the Alliance on March 27, the Vilnius Group has fully achieved its goals.
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.
Vilnius authorities are intent to finish dismantling the city's Roma settlement – taboras – by June, promising to integrate the marginalised community and stamp out drug sale. So far, the effort has been a mixed success.
Europe's first postal train from China arrived in Lithuania in April. Despite heralding stronger economic ties between the two countries, a string of diplomatic incidents with Beijing are casting doubts on the political costs of doing business with China.