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Taiwan: Creates $ 200m investment fund in Lithuania, backed by China

Taiwan: Creates $ 200m investment fund in Lithuania, backed by China Taiwan: Creates $ 200m investment fund in Lithuania, backed by China

Taiwan (formally the Republic of China) will set up a $ 200 million fund to invest in Lithuania’s industries and boost bilateral trade in a bid to bolster the northern European country in the face of Beijing diplomatic pressure. Lithuania is under pressure from China to reverse last year ‘s decision to allow Taiwan to […]

Lithuania repatriated 100 Iraqi illegal immigrants

Lithuania repatriated 100 Iraqi illegal immigrants Lithuania repatriated 100 Iraqi illegal immigrants

Nearly 100 Iraqis were airlifted to their homeland over the weekend from Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry announced on Monday. The flight, bound for Baghdad and Arbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, carried 98 people who had entered the country illegally from neighboring Belarus, the ministry said, adding that it was the first charter […]

Lithuania: Extends the immigration detention limit to one year out of six months

Lithuania: Extends the immigration detention limit to one year out of six months Lithuania repatriated 100 Iraqi illegal immigrants

Immigrants entering Lithuania from Belarus can be detained for up to a year, the Lithuanian parliament decided on Thursday, raising the initial six-month detention limit. Eighty-one members of parliament voted in favor of extending the six-month detention period. The six-month detention period was adopted in July as part of plans to detain a large number […]

Lithuania will deploy troops alongside French forces

Lithuania will deploy troops alongside French forces Lithuania repatriated 100 Iraqi illegal immigrants

Lithuania will send dozens of troops to join French forces conducting operations against jihadists in the Sahel region. About 30 Lithuanian troops are to be deployed in Mali, West Africa, as part of the French-led Takuba military mission. The parliament of the Baltic country, which is a member of the EU and NATO, gave the […]

Biden vows more military support in Central Europe, Lithuanian official says

Biden vows more military support in Central Europe, Lithuanian official says Biden vows more military support in Central Europe, Lithuanian official says

US President Joe Biden promised more military support to Central European NATO member states on Thursday as concerns grew over a reinforcement of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, a Lithuanian presidential adviser said. Biden also assured allies that Washington would not reach any agreement with Russia on the region behind their backs, adviser […]

Lithuania: The government will extend the state of emergency at its border

Lithuania: The government will extend the state of emergency at its border Lithuania repatriated 100 Iraqi illegal immigrants

The Lithuanian government has submitted to parliament a plan to extend the state of emergency it has declared on its border with Belarus until January 9, 2022. The measure, which will have to be approved by members of parliament, was suggested by Interior Minister Agnie Bilotaite. Vilnius declared a 5km state of emergency along its […]

China: Beijing downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania over Taiwan

China: Beijing downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania over Taiwan China: Beijing downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania over Taiwan

LAST UPDATE: 09.49 China has downgraded its diplomatic relations with Lithuania, expressing strong dissatisfaction with Vilnius for allowing Taiwan to open a de facto embassy on its territory, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement today. “Lithuania ignored the official position of the Chinese government, ignored the overall state of bilateral relations and ignored […]

Telephone communication of K. Mitsotakis with the Prime Minister of Lithuania

Telephone communication of K. Mitsotakis with the Prime Minister of Lithuania Telephone communication of K. Mitsotakis with the Prime Minister of Lithuania

The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida onimonytÄ—. The main topic of conversation was Immigration, in the light of recent developments on the borders of Lithuania and Poland with Belarus. The Prime Minister expressed our country’s full support for the challenges facing Lithuania, while reiterating that […]

Germany demands new EU sanctions against Belarus

Germany demands new EU sanctions against Belarus Germany demands new EU sanctions against Belarus

Germany is in favor of imposing new European Union sanctions on Belarus, German Foreign Minister Haiko Maas said on Wednesday, accusing Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko of “ruthlessly” exploiting thousands of immigrants. “We will impose sanctions on all those involved in targeted migrant trafficking,” Maas said in a press release issued by his services, warning that […]

Poland-Lithuania on alert: New migration ‘waves’ coming from Belarus

Poland-Lithuania on alert: New migration ‘waves’ coming from Belarus Poland-Lithuania on alert: New migration ‘waves’ coming from Belarus

Polish authorities today accused Belarus of trying to provoke a serious incident, as they posted videos on social media with hundreds of migrants heading to the Polish border. At the same time, Lithuania announced that it was moving troops to its border with Belarus, while considering a state of emergency on the Belarusian border. In […]