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Please be informed that the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania will be closed on 24th and 25th of December 2020 and 1st of January 2021.
Tribute Run "Road of Life and Death"
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On 13 January 2021, Lithuania will mark the 30th anniversary of the Day of Defenders of Freedom to remember the victims of Soviet military aggression in Vilnius in 1991. In an attempt to overthrow the Lithuanian government, the Soviet army attacked Vilnius TV tower, Lithuanian Radio and Television and other strategic institutions, which were surrounded by singing crowds of civilians in the hope to protect newly re-established country’s independence. During the assault, 14 people were killed and hundreds were injured. In the aftermath, even more people flocked to Parliament and other buildings to ward off feared further assaults. These ordinary citizens - the defenders of freedom - became a symbol of Lithuania’s victory in fight for freedom.
International Young Talent competition marks its 15th anniversary
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Last Sunday the international Young Talent competition took place via Zoom with participants joining from Latvia, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Finland, India, Venezuela, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
News from Somerset House Studios
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Gerda Paliušytė secures Somerset House Studios x Rupert x Lithuanian Culture Attaché residency.
Somerset House Studios, Vilnius-based centre for art and education Rupert and the Lithuanian Culture Institute are delighted to announce artist and curator Gerda Paliušytė as the successful recipient of a new online residency, designed to support Lithuanian artists pushing the boundaries of established practice. The residency is focused on artistic development, providing a virtual space for the artist to build confidence and trust in their practice and process.
9th Litvak Days in London on 27-29 May 2020
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Despite these unprecedented circumstances, we would like to welcome you to our annual Litvak Days, which will be taking place online during the last week of May 2020. This year we are hosting our 9th Litvak Days in London, but, for the first time, our in-person encounters will have to be substituted by what we hope will be similarly enjoyable, enriching, and stimulating virtual meetings.
Important information regarding working hours of the Lithuanian embassy
From 19th of March 2020, the Lithuanian Embassy in the United Kingdom only provides emergency consular assistance.
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RSS Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Lithuania and the Netherlands are like-minded countries with similar views on many items on the EU agenda
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On 25 January in Brussels, Belgium, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok. The meeting focused on the human rights situation in Russia, Belarus, and China, the Eastern Partnership initiative, and the implementation of the rule of law. The Foreign Ministers welcomed the fact that Lithuania and the Netherlands were very like-minded countries with similar views on many items on the European agenda, and foreign and security policy.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Human rights violations can neither be tolerated in Moscow, nor Minsk, nor Hong Kong
Multilateral Relations »
On 25 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Foreign Affairs Council meeting. Ministers discussed the EU's response to the detention of Alexei Navalny, the strategy for sharing COVID-19 vaccines with our eastern partners, transatlantic relations in the light of the inauguration of the new U.S. President, the situation in Venezuela, Hong Kong, and other foreign policy issues.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the use of brutal force against peaceful protestors in Russia
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns the use of brutal force and arrests of peaceful protestors that violate human rights and breach the principle of the rule of law.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis congratulated the U.S. on its return to Paris Agreement on Climate Change
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On 22 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis took part in a virtual meeting of the European Union’s foreign ministers with the United States climate envoy John Kerry. The meeting focused on reinventing the EU-U.S. relations on climate after the new U.S. administration announced that the country would re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Increasing restrictions on independent media actors in Belarus must stop
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » Multilateral Relations » UN Security Council »
On 22 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius of Lithuania Landsbergis attended the United Nations Security Council high-level Arria-formula meeting on Media Freedom in Belarus. Lithuania's Foreign Minister called upon the Belarusian government to respect freedom of expression, and to end the arbitrary detention of journalists and all other media restrictions.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis talked to EU Ambassadors via virtual discussion, highlighted the importance of the EU's values-based leadership
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On 21 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis talked to the EU Ambassadors in Lithuania via virtual discussion and stressed that, in response to global challenges, the EU’s foreign policy needed to be value-based.
Baltic states call on the EU to take firm measures if Russia does not release Navalny
Multilateral Relations »The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Urmas Reinsalu, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Gabrielius Landsbergis sent a letter to the High Representative Josep Borrell, calling on the EU to step up its efforts to pressure Russia to release Alexei Navalny.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry calls for the immediate release of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained in Moscow today
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On 17 January, the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after flying to his home country from Germany.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced the winner of Global Lithuanian Awards 2020 for lifetime achievements
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On 14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis announced the laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2020 for lifetime achievements.
Lithuania asks for allied solidarity regarding Russia’s actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case
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On 13 January, at the North Atlantic Council meeting, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to NATO Ambassador Deividas Matulionis raised an issue of Russia’s actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case and asked for Allied solidarity.