Lithuania's presidency of the European Union

When Lithuania again became an independent and sovereign state, it immediately applied for membership of the European Union in order strengthen its sovereignty. In the coming months this small state will hold the presidency of the European Council and will thus have the opportunity to influence the development of the EU and world politics in general. This is a great opportunity for Lithuania and will furthen strengthen its position within the EU.

In the pictures below, you can see Lithuania's president, Dalia Grybauskaité, open a conference on Lithuania's presidency of the EU, held by various European institutes of international affairs; Lithuania's foreign minister, Linas Linkevicius, giving a speech at the conference; and finally a Finnish colleague and friend, Juha Jokela.

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