Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook
2 – 8 November 2015

Key Lithuanian Foreign Policy messages of the week. All materials included are public.
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Key messages:

  • The Baltic States shall be providing further support for Ukraine since we all agree that secure, democratic and economically strong Ukraine is not in our interests, but in the interests of all neigbours and of Europe as a whole.

Joint Statement for Press following the meeting of the Prime Minister of Latvia, Laimdota Straujuma, the Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi Rõivas, the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius and the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk  (6 November, 2015) Read full news release

  • Lithuanian-Polish cooperation serves national as well as regional security interests. Energy and transport links are part of it. 


Top lines

Security and Defence:

  • In Bucharest: preparations for the NATO summit (4 November, 2015) Read full news release
  • Linkevičius attends Warsaw Security Forum, discusses bilateral cooperation (4 November, 2015) Read full news release
  • Baltic States step up cooperation in cyber security (4 November, 2015) Read full news release
  • Lithuania will be the first of the Baltic states to place the military equipment the U.S. prepositions for military exercises
    (6 November, 2015)
    Read full news release  

United Nations:

  • At United Nations, Lithuania calls to end impunity for crimes against journalists (3 November, 2015) Read full news release

Bilateral Relations, Regional Cooperation:

  • FM Linkevičius:  We are ready to help Georgia on its path towards European integration and strengthening of democracy integration and strengthening of democracy”  (4 November, 2015)  Read full news release 
  • U.S. gives more attention to Eastern Europe, says FM Linkevičius (2 November, 2015) Read full news release
  • In Moldova, Linkevičius discusses challenges of European integration (7 November, 2015) Read full news release       

Lithuanian Economy:

  • Head of CERN Says Lithuania Has Strong IT Specialists Suitable for the Centre (2 November, 2015)  Read full news release



  • Lithuanian president on NATO: Much done, still more to do Read more en.delfi (4 November, 2015) Read full article 
  • Lithuania’s Lofty Silicon Valley Dreams Forbes (9 November, 2015)  Read full article