President of the Republic of Lithuania

Commitment for the EU’s future in the Eternal City
President Dalia Grybauskaitė attends the celebration of the 60 anniversary of the European Union in Rome. Leaders of the 27 EU member states signed the Rome Declaration and defined guidelines for the EU’s future at the Palazzo dei Conservatori on Capitol Hill where the European Economic Community was established 60 years ago.
Pope’s blessing for the future of the EU
President Dalia Grybauskaitė and other leaders of the EU met with Pope Francis in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The future of the European Union was the highlight of the audience. During the audience, the Pope underscored that Europe must look back to its past and core values when meeting current challenges. It is paramount to cherish peace because there is no future without it.
Finnish business giant has chosen Vilnius
President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened Finland's Outokumpu Global Business Services Center in Vilnius. It is the first and only multifunctional business services site operated by Europe's largest stainless steel maker on the Old Continent.
NATO needs reforms
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command. According to the President, in light of the changing geopolitical dynamics, NATO is too slow; therefore, changes are needed in reforming and speeding-up decision-making and relocating military commands closer to the eastern borders of the Alliance.
NATO’s post-Warsaw agenda – further strengthening of defense
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the delegation of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Sub-Committee on Partnerships, headed by influential German politician Karl A. Lamers. The geopolitical situation, regional security challenges, strengthening NATO’s defense capacity, and relations with partner states - Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, and Georgia - were discussed at the meeting.

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Commitment for the EU’s future in the Eternal City

2017-03-25

President Dalia Grybauskaitė attends the celebration of the 60 anniversary of the European Union in Rome. Leaders of the 27 EU member states signed the Rome Declaration and defined guidelines for the EU’s future at the Palazzo dei Conservatori on Capitol Hill where the European Economic Community was established 60 years ago. Dalia Grybauskaitė underscored that Lithuania knows well what kind Europe it wants. A union of peace established by the free will of nations means security and well-being for our country and our region. In the future, the EU will have to change by becoming even more modern. Therefore, the message sent from Rome today is clear – the 27 member states agree on values and goals and continue acting together in shaping the future.

The President congratulated Greece on Independence Day

2017-03-25

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to President Prokopios Pavlopoulos of the Hellenic Republic on the occasion of the 196th anniversary of Independence Day and wished Greece continued success, prosperity and unity. She also congratulated the people of our both countries as they commemorate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year. The President underlined that Lithuania and Greece and their citizens had become notably closer. She pointed out that Greece was a friend and ally of Lithuania as the two countries worked...

Pope’s blessing for the future of the EU

2017-03-24

President Dalia Grybauskaitė and other leaders of the EU met with Pope Francis in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican....

The President to attend the 60th anniversary celebrations in Rome

2017-03-23

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving on a working visit to Rome tomorrow, March 24, to participate in the events...

The President condemned the terror attack in London

2017-03-22

President Dalia Grybauskaitė expressed her deep condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over the deadly terror attack in London, in the very heart of Westminster. She expressed strong condemnation of such brutal and unjustifiable act of violence and offered firm solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.

Finnish business giant has chosen Vilnius

2017-03-22

President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened Finland's Outokumpu Global Business Services Center in Vilnius. It is the...

The President congratulated Tunisia on Independence Day

2017-03-20

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Beji Caid Essebsi on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of Tunisia’s independence. The President underscored the considerable progress achieved by Tunisia over the last few years ‒ which made it a model of advancing democracy for the whole of region. She wished Tunisia never to lose resolve in building a democratic state and society as well as in overcoming the many security challenges that the region was facing.

The President congratulated Ireland on national holiday, Saint Patrick’s Day

2017-03-17

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland on national holiday, Saint Patrick’s Day. According to the President, the national holiday of Irish people, that is observed widely and with great enthusiasm in Lithuania each year, reflects the genuine friendship between both countries. In the capital city of Vilnius, traditional festivities of Saint Patrick’s Day bring together its residents, guests and the local Irish community.

NATO needs reforms

2017-03-16

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe and...

The President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Tunisia

2017-03-15

President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Ambassador Sghaier Fatnassi of the Republic of...

The President extended congratulations to Hungary on national day

2017-03-15

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President János Áder of Hungary on national day and wished all Hungarian people continued success, prosperity and unity. According to the President, Hungary is a like-minded partner and ally working for the security of the region. Dalia Grybauskaitė underscored that we see Hungary as an important partner of Lithuania in the context of bilateral relations and within the framework of addressing common defense, economic and future-related continental issues.

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