On 11 June, Foreign Ministers of thirteen European Union member states issued a joint statement on the EU commitment to the Western Balkans’ European integration. The document emphasizes the importance of the EU's enlargement policy, backs the enlargement process and the launch of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
We, the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, Hungary, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic reiterate our continued support for the Western Balkans on their European path. The EU enlargement process has a positive transformative power in the Western Balkans and is an investment in peace and stability in Europe. It is essential to ensure the overall progress of the region. The EU needs to fulfil its unambiguous commitment to the Western Balkans European integration. There is no “plan B”.
On 31 May, a conference of the Baltic Assembly, marking the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, took place in Vilnius. The conference focused on trends that will shape the future of the Eastern Partnership initiative in the next ten years. The event was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.
On 28 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the European Commission's Director General for International Cooperation and Development Stefano Manservisi.
On 27 May, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade). A. Zananavičius emphasized that tensions in the multilateral trading system must be tackled by developing a rules-based multilateral trading system to ensure a competitive level playing field.
On 21 May in Brussels, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the General Affairs Council meeting, which discussed the external action aspects of the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027.
On 14 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a high-level conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership in Brussels. The Foreign Minister addressed the session on the future goals of the Eastern Partnership.
On 13 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels.
On 1 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a solemn commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Lithuania's EU membership at S. Daukantas square. In his welcome speech, he recalled the recent celebration of the anniversary of Lithuania's NATO membership and emphasized that the choice of these two paths was a breakthrough in Lithuania's history, thinking, and destiny.
On 10 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius attended the Stratcom Summit in Prague, where he presented Lithuania’s contribution to the strengthening of the European Union’s resilience to hybrid threats and disinformation.
On 9 April, the Vice- Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius participated in the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg. Ministers exchanged views on the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027.
On 8 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The Council exchanged views on the Eastern Partnership. Ministers also discussed the future of the Eastern Partnership and reviewed the implementation of the Eastern Partnership's 20 deliverables for 2020.
On 26 March, a circuit session of the Governmental Commission on EU Affairs (VESK) took place in Brussels. The event was attended by 12 representatives of Lithuanian ministries and the Office of the Government.
On 18 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Foreign ministers exchanged their views on the situation in Moldova and the EU-China relationship.
The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius met with a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia. The delegation was headed by the Assistant Minister of the Directorate for European Affairs Zrinka Ujević. The delegation visited Vilnius on 27-28 February.