Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis on Wednesday visited Sweden, where he met with Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Foreign Minister Tobias Billström, Defence Minister Pål Jonson and members of the Riksdag (Parliament), the ministry reports.
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On Friday, German-made Leopard 2 tanks, which were brought from Ukraine for repairs in Lithuania, were showcased at Gaižiūnai training area, near Jonava, central Lithuania. The Ministry of National Defence announced that the tanks would soon return to Ukraine, which is fighting against Russian invad...
On 4 and 5 October, Latvia will host the 14th Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), “Safe and Sustainable Baltic Sea Region for Future Generations”. Its thematic focus will be placed on green energy, climate issues, and youth engagement, the Ministry of Fore...
Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis on Thursday attended a discussion at the forum “Winning the War: Winning the Peace” held by the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced late Monday evening that the president of Türkiye has agreed with the ratification of Sweden’s NATO accession documents.
The Baltic and Finnish natural gas price index BGSI fell below the EUR 30/MWh threshold at the end of May, with the monthly BGSI reaching EUR 37.20/MWh. This is the first time that gas prices have been this low since the start of the energy crisis, reports natural gas exchange operator GET Baltic.
On Tuesday, President Gitanas Nausėda met with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland in Vilnius to discuss regional security, preparations for the NATO summit in Vilnius, Russia’s war on Ukraine, the presidency announces.
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?
On Tuesday, President Gitanas Nausėda attended the Baltic Sea Energy Security Summit in Copenhagen, where together with the leaders of Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Finland, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, issues related to Europe’s energy security and independence...
Consumer trends and the closed nature of the Baltic Sea are making the problem of plastic pollution in water more and more acute. Drones and satellite information will be used to more effectively identify areas of concern on the Lithuanian and Latvian coasts. After analyzing it, scientists will pres...
As authoritarian Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko continues to threaten to divert Belarusian cargoes from the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda to Russia, Luminor bank's chief economist Zygimantas Mauricas says the port needs to cut its reliance on the East-to-West flow.
Virginijus Sinkevicius, Lithuania-delegated EU Commissioner who is responsible for environment, oceans and fisheries, will on Thursday visit Klaipeda to present an initiative for reducing pollution in the Baltic Sea.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, currently in Brussels, says the existing NATO measures to defend the Baltic states from Russia are insufficient.
Military activity in the Baltic Sea region has recently heightened, however, the situation is under control, says Lithuania's Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis.
Lithuanian border guards and police are helping environmental protection officers in their efforts to find the killers of more than 20 red-listed seals found dead on the country's Baltic Sea coast this year, the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday.
General Raymond Thomas, commander of the United States Special Operations Command, is visiting Lithuania on Friday to meet with Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis and observe an exercise in Pabrade, central Lithuania.
Lithuania and the other states of the Baltic Sea region should sign a memorandum of understanding in June on synchronization of the Baltic states with continental Europe via Poland. The document should give an impetus to the preparations for synchronized work of the networks.
The news in Lithuania about an underage girl allegedly raped by troops show the need to be alert of such provocations, says Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.