Krivas (second from right), Štefan Füle (third from left), Aleksi Petriashvili (second from left), and Iurie Leancă (third from right).Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrius Krivas was participating in the GLOBSEC 2013 Bratislava Global Security Forum from 18 to 20 April. During the first day's discussion, Krivas, the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, the Georgian State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Issues Aleksi Petriashvili, and the Moldovan Foreign Minister Iurie Leancă explored the future of the Eastern Partnership countries.

On April 19 a formal deployment ceremony was held at the garden of Vytautas the Great War Museum in Kaunas for the final shift of Chaghcharan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT-17) which will conclude the Lithuanian-led mission in Ghor province of Afghanistan.

Thursday, April 18, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted letters of credence from Ambassador Carlos Brugnini Lagos of Uruguay.

On 16 April in Accra, the Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Neris Germanas, who is paying a bilateral visit to Ghana, met with Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hanna Serwaa Tetteh and presented Lithuania’s preparation to hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Important issues related to Sub-Saharan Africa were discussed.

Tuesday, April 16, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries and Serbia's EU membership bid.

The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania held a press conference under the title ’Importance of the adoption of the Law on the protection of unborn children’. The leader of EAPL Valdemar Tomaševski and the Member of the Seimas on behalf of EAPL Zbignev Jedinski convened the conference.

Friday, April 12, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Danish Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal to exchange views on bilateral and regional cooperation between Lithuania and Denmark. Among the other issues discussed were the priorities of Lithuania's EU presidency agenda and the EU-Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Vilnius.

The member of the Labour Party A. Paulauskas has registered a draft resolution concerning the referendum on the legalization of dual citizenship. The referendum is suggested to take place together with the upcoming presidential elections.

District Court of Vilnius could not get back to the trial of the Labour Party's so-called black accountancy on Wednesday. This time the court session did not take place because of the judge's Daiva Kazlauskienė illness.

The Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius invited the United Kingdom to participate at the highest political level in the 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit this November.



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