Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Calls On Osce Members To Take Security Dialogue Forward

On 16-17 July at the informal ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Almaty, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis encouraged OSCE members to take dialogue on European and Eurasian security forward. READ MORE

Sergey Boyarkin: Rosenergoatom can Negotiate Freely

By Kirill Dyakov

North Germany Experiences Energy Deficit that is Still Covered by the Energy Imported from Poland. READ MORE

Ambassador of Kazakhstan: Lithuania as a Bridge to European Bodies

By Konstantin Ameliushkin

Interests of Kazakhstan and Lithuania within the sphere of energy are mutually complementary, thinks Kazakhstan Ambassador to Lithuania Galymzhan Koishybayev. "We are energy suppliers, and Lithuania is a consumer and a transiting state of this energy", - he underlines. He estimates the level of relations between the two states as “pretty high”. According to his words, Lithuania as the EU member can “play the role of a bridge between Kazakhstan and general European bodies”. Kazakhstan is the 9th biggest country in the world, its population is more than 15 million people. READ MORE

Strategic decisions adopted by the European Council will help prevent crises in the future

President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė calls the decisions adopted by the European Council strategic and important for Lithuania and for the whole European Union. The Heads of States gathered in Brussels agreed that all Member States will perform stress tests on their banking systems in the effort to stabilise financial markets. According to President Dalia Grybauskaitė, testing in Lithuania will be performed by the central bank and the Ministry of Finance. READ MORE

Central Political Leaders in Baltic Sea Region participate in BDF Summit

Apart from the President of the European Commission, five Prime Ministers and two deputy Prime Ministers from the Region will be at the BDF Summit in Vilnius. READ MORE

Legal Foundation Is Laid For Activities Of The Lithuania-Georgia Commission For Co-Operation

On 18 May in Vilnius, Lithuanian and Georgian Ministers of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis and Grigol Vashadze signed regulations of the Lithuania-Georgia Commission for the European and Euro-Atlantic Integration and, thus, paved the way for activities of the Commission. READ MORE

Georgia is on the Edge of Changes?

By Bogdan Serpich

Many observers declare that almost two years after the August war in Russia, Georgia appeared to be outside of the list of major issues among western politicians, as well as in Russia and world Mass Media. The one of reasons for that is the sound cooling of attitude of western leaders towards the personality of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili who remained without urgent support of the resigned colleagues from the USA, Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania. During the last Munich International Conference on Security Georgian President seemed to be lonely. READ MORE

NATO Must Guarantee The Deterrent And Security Of Its Member Countries, Lithuania’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs Says

On 22-23 April at the informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Tallinn, NATO’s new Strategic Concept that should be agreed on in November during the Lisbon Summit was discussed. READ MORE

Lithuanian And Norwegian Foreign Ministers Discussed Bilateral And Regional Cooperation At A Teleconference

Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre, who could not come to Lithuania due to the cancelled flights in Europe, discussed issues of bilateral relations, cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, economy and international security during a teleconference that was held on 19 April. READ MORE

Military Dimension Of Energy Security

By Dr. Arūnas Molis

The stage of discussions among the experts preparing proposals for the NATO strategic concept has come to an end; the stage of consultations in the capitals of the Alliance states has commenced. Afterward they will have to identify the most relevant future threats, NATO‘s tasks in combating these threats and the ways for increasing the Alliance’s effectiveness etc. The decisions made will also affect the development of our national security system; therefore the ongoing discussions are instrumental for Lithuania. READ MORE