Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs took part in the official handover ceremony for the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, on Wednesday, the ministry reports.
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U.S. and other major tech platforms that treat their own services more favorably, at the expense of rivals, could be forced to sell businesses and pay billion-dollar fines under strict rules unveiled by the European Union.
Six Lithuanian institutions signed on Thursday a renewed agreement to cooperate in combating sports manipulation.
Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius said the country must "close the chapter" and prevent similar legal precedents in the future as he presented Lithuania's actions in the suspected secret CIA prison case on Friday.
The Seimas Ombudsman has called the Parliament to avoid any initiatives limiting the independence of the national broadcaster. The Seimas Ombudsman, Augustinas Normantas, has urged the Parliament to avoid the initiatives that would have a political and/or economic influence on the public broadcaster...
The Council of Europe may adopt a resolution in December, stating that Lithuania fails to meet its international obligation by not implementing the European Court of Human Rights' ruling on paving the way for Rolandas Paksas to stand as a candidate in elections.
The Seimas of Lithuania has adopted a special resolution calling on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe not to restore the rights of the Russian delegation in this organization.
In December 2014 Barack Obama's administration warned Lithuania about a forthcoming US Senate report on secret CIA prisons.
The Lithuanian government on Wednesday gave its backing to a draft constitutional amendment that would pave the way for the country's impeached former president, Rolandas Paksas, to run both in parliamentary and presidential elections.
The conflict between opposing parties in connection to the ratification of the Istanbul convention on violence against women is too acute and makes it impossible to expect a compromise any time soon, says Lithuania's Social Security and Labor Minister Linas Kukuraitis.
The Istanbul convention on combating violence against women will not be submitted to the Lithuanian parliament for ratification during the spring session, as part of the document is inconsistent with the program of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranck...
The Lithuanian Social Security and Labour Ministry proposes to postpone the ratification of the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women until a compromise is reached on the concept of gender, a position that has angered the country's foreign minister.
The head of Vilnius Women's House, a non-governmental organization running a crisis centre for women, has called on the Lithuanian parliament to ratify the so-called Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, saying that it would help fight sexual h...
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on Belarus to suspend the construction of its Astravyets nuclear power plant in a resolution adopted on Tuesday.
At Lithuanian parliamentarians' initiative, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has condemned persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons by Chechen authorities and called for an investigation into the matter.
“While considerable progress has been achieved in protecting human rights in recent years, the Lithuanian authorities still have to address some remaining shortcomings, in particular as regards the protection of women, children and persons with disabilities” said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Co...
The Council of Europe's commissioner and a US-based organization Human Rights Watch on Tuesday welcomed the Lithuanian decision to ban corporal punishment of children.
If during The Rīga Conference 2015 we began witnessing Kremlin’s adventure in Syria, today we observe casualties and the number deaths of this escapade. During the last 12 months, the world has beheld terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, aggression of Russian football fans during Euro-2016 in Fr...
A war being waged between the current Polish government and the country’s Constitutional Court is undermining the country's democracy and rule of law according to leading experts.