President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President travels to Brussels to attend European Council meeting

2013-06-25

Wednesday, June 26, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for Brussels to attend a European Council meeting. European leaders will focus attention on the issues of youth unemployment and revival of economy. Dalia Grybauskaitė will present to the heads of state and government of EU member countries the priorities of Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

On the eve of the European Council meeting, June 26, Dalia Grybauskaitė together with President of the European Parliament (EP) Martin Schulz, Latvia's Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas will open the exhibition and unveil the plaque dedicated to the Baltic Way at the European Parliament.

The two-day meeting will discuss how to expedite the implementation of measures to enhance youth employment. According to the President, it is crucial to agree on the EU budget for the period 2014-2020 in order the money allocated for youth employment initiatives could reach the member states as soon as possible.

During the meeting will be provided evaluation of member states and country specific recommendations by the European Commission.

European leaders will also address EU enlargement issues, the strengthening of the economic and monetary union and progress in completing the banking union.

Prior to the European Council meeting, the President will discuss common regional concerns at a traditional meeting of the heads of state of Nordic and Baltic countries (NB6).

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2013.06.25 17:07

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