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Power to the people: Lithuania plugs into the European network

Power to the people: Lithuania plugs into the European network

Rarely will people have been happier with the arrival of electricity. The launch of Vilnius’s first-ever power plant was celebrated with a statue of the electricity goddess (pictured). This statue, now found in the centre of the city, was so popular that it featured in folk songs. After the power plant was decommissioned, people campaigned […]

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Future of Europe: Vice-President Reding to debate with citizens in Vilnius

Future of Europe: Vice-President Reding to debate with citizens in Vilnius

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The future of Europe, citizens’ rights and the recovery from the economic crisis are the topics to be discussed at the 41st Citizens’ Dialogue with Vice President Viviane Reding and 200 citizens in Vilnius which will take place tomorrow, on 13 December 2013. “Next May will be an important month for Lithuanians – not only […]

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Cecilia Malmström welcomes signing of Visa Facilitation Agreement with Azerbaijan

Cecilia Malmström welcomes signing of Visa Facilitation Agreement with Azerbaijan

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today (29 November), the European Union and Azerbaijan signed an agreement to facilitate the procedures for issuing short-stay visas. “I am very pleased that the visa facilitation agreement has been signed. It will allow citizens from Azerbaijan to travel more easily to the Schengen area, as well as for EU citizens to travel to Azerbaijan. […]

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MEPs say EU has duty to shield eastern neighbours from Russian pressure

MEPs say EU has duty to shield eastern neighbours from Russian pressure

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The EU’s duty is to shield its eastern neighbours from Russian pressure, said MEPs in a debate with the Commission on Monday, referring to Russia’s “blackmail” of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia ahead of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership summit. At the same time, MEPs said Russia could view the integration of its trading partners into the […]

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Moldova: Association Agreement and remaining challenges

Moldova: Association Agreement and remaining challenges

Following his meeting with Prime Minister Iurie Leancă today in Chișinau, Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle made the following remarks to the press: ”Moldova’s efforts to implement the European values make it an important partner for the EU and Eastern Partnership front-runner. “Political stability is an invaluable asset; it offers an opportunity […]

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European Commission, Lithuanian EU Presidency and IRU agree to co-operate on growth creation

European Commission, Lithuanian EU Presidency and IRU agree to co-operate on growth creation

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Discussions at the 3rd IRU/EU Road Transport Conference on 16 September centred on further improving efficiency in road transport. There was agreement that effective solutions to today’s challenges will help stimulate growth. Participants also called for international trade facilitation agreements such as the UN TIR Convention to be fully respected by all signatories. The 3rd IRU/EU […]

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European young people and policymakers provide solutions for youth-exclusion problems

European young people and policymakers provide solutions for youth-exclusion problems

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The EU Youth Conference in Vilnius has adopted 21 Joint Conclusions. More than 250 young people and policymakers from all 28-member states of the EU expressed concrete proposals on enhancing social inclusion of the youth, especially of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs), into labour market, education system and social life.   […]

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