RSS Lithuanian language and culture courses online
Cultural diplomacy »
Language and Culture Institute LINGUA LITUANICA kindly invites to Lithuanian language and culture courses online:
1. Start speaking Lithuanian course via Skype
An introduction course "Start speaking Lithuanian" will help to get acquainted with and start speaking Lithuanian, the course is exactly designed for that purpose. Even though the course is mostly focused on phrases and speaking, you are still going to get in touch with some of the major features of the Lithuanian language. More information about the course: https://lingualit.lt/en/main/language-teaching-2/lithuanian/start-speaking-lithuanian-/?
Timetable: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00-12:30.
Duration: 30 acad. hours.
Price: 180 EUR.
LESSONS WILL BE HELD VIA SKYPE IN SMALL GROUP.
2. Intensive Lithuanian Language and Culture Courses (distance courses), 3rd - 21st of August, 2020
The structure of the course:
30 acad. hours – group lessons with the lecturer via Skype program,
44 acad. hours – Lithuanian language course in Moodle learning platform,
6 acad. hours – virtual cultural program.
Price: 380 EUR (100 EUR + 280 EUR). If you register and pay the course's fee till 2020-05-31, price will be 350 EUR.
Catalogue of Lithuanian manufacturers supplying various personal protection equipment
Economics and business »
Enterprise Lithuania gathers the Lithuanian business community to combat the consequences of COVID-19 and has prepared a catalogue https://bit.ly/359hH7k of Lithuanian manufacturers who can supply various personal protection equipment for healthcare sector and for society. In this catalogue, you will find companies that can provide disinfectant, disinfectant for hands, disposable coverall, face shields, protective clothing, reusable face masks and other products.
Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Consular news »
The latest information on situation in Lithuania and travel restrictions can be found at the web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republiuc of Lithuania: https://urm.lt/default/en/important-covid19
Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The first case of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Lithuania on 28th of February. Test results have confirmed infection to a female patient who returned from Verona (Italy) on 24 February 2020.
National level emergency
On 26 February 2020, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania decided to declare a national level emergency in the country, preparing for potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration of a state of emergency in the country is a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus. It will help to coordinate the work of the responsible institutions, utilise equipment in state reserves, and streamline other procedures.
At a meeting of the National Emergency Operations Centre on 27th February, it was recommended to residents of Lithuania to avoid mass gatherings.
On February 24, Lithuanian Airports initiated additional risk management tools, related with the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy. All passengers arriving from the airports of Northern Italy to Lithuania shall undergo a health check and consulting provided by the professionals of the National Public Health Center.
All travellers who have travelled to China and Northern Italy are also asked to fill a questionnaire and follow the recommendations on the website of the National Public Health Centre under the Ministry of Health (http://nvsc.lrv.lt/COVID-19). They are asked to self-quarantine by staying at home, monitoring their health and limiting interaction with other people during a 14-day period after their return from the above-mentioned destinations. Travellers with possible coronavirus symptoms are urged to immediately call 112.
The Ministry of Health also urged employers in the country to show solidarity with efforts to tackle this infection. Employers are asked to allow workers who have recently visited the People's Republic of China, Northern Italy (Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna), Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Singapore to work from home, minimizing their contact with others.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania currently recommends against travelling to China, South Korea, Northern Italy (Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna), and the city of Adeje in the southern part of Tenerife (Spain) and its surroundings. It is recommended to take precautionary measures if traveling to the EU and the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom.
Travel recommendation for a specific country could be checked at https://keliauk.urm.lt .
Important to know
To prevent chances of getting infected with the coronavirus, it is recommended following standard measures to reduce the spread of the disease: frequently washing hands with warm water and soap, not touching the face and eyes, observing the coughing and sneezing etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the bent of an elbow), observing safe cooking (especially when using uncooked meat or eggs) and avoiding close contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory disease such as cough or sneezing.
If within 14 days of your last visit to the COVID-19 affected areas (China (all provinces), Northern Italy (Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna regions), Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Singapore) or following a close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 disease you have experienced flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problems, muscle pain or fatigue, please immediately call Emergency Help Centre line 112 and follow medical advice.
If you have not travelled to these countries, have not been in contact with persons with a confirmed COVID-19 disease and have experienced flu-like symptoms, please contact your family doctor or the nearest health facility. For more information, please call +370 618 79984 or send an email (24/7) to [email protected].
COVID-19 Hotline: +370 618 79984 (specialists from National Public Health Center provide information a 24-hour availability).
Government’s web page: http://lrv.lt/en/relevant-information/coronavirus-in-lithuania/relevant-information-1
Ministry of Health - http://sam.lrv.lt/en/
National Preparedness for Emergencies in Lithuania - https://www.lt72.lt/go.php/eng/Frequently-asked-questions-faq-about-the-novel-coronavirus
Rearrangements in receiving and examining applications for Schengen or national Visas
Consular news »
Please be informed that as of 22 December 2019, due to rearrangements in the organization of performance of consular functions, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Kingdom of the Netherlands will not receive and examine applications for Schengen or national visas.
The third-country nationals legally residing in the Kingdom of the Netherlands should consult the Migration Office of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with regard to all matters relating to travel within the Schengen area.
Public debate "The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its Legacy: Spheres of Influence in Europe"
Cultural diplomacy »
On 28 November 2019 a Public debate "The Molotov-Robbentrop Pact and its Legacy: spheres of Influence in Europe" will take place at Wijnhaven, The Hague campus of Leiden University.
17.00 Welcome by Vidmantas Purlys, Ambassador of Lithuania in the Netherlands
17.05 "The genesis of the Ribbentrop and Molotov pact and its consequences for the Baltic States"(by Dr. Kęstutis Kilinskas, Vilnius University)
17.25 The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its long-term consequences (by Professor André Gerrits, Leiden University)
17.45-19.00 Panel discussion moderated by Adriaan Jacobovits de Szeged. Participants: Dr. Kęstutis Kilinskas; Professor Sławomir Dębski, Director of Polish Institute of International Affairs; Hugo Klijn, Senior Research Fellow of the Clingendael Institute and Professor André Gerrits
Public debate is organized by SGTRS Foundation History of Totalitarian Regime and their Victims and BASIS (Bachelor Students of International Studies).
RSS Linkevičius at the United Nations: We cannot ignore human rights violations in Belarus
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » UN Security Council »
On the margins of the high-level General Debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 24 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a virtual event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the adoption by heads of state and government of the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity at the United Nations World Summit in 2005.
Linkevičius meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Bilateral Relations » News of the Ministry »
On 24 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok. The meeting focused on bilateral relations, the situation in Belarus and Ukraine, the relationship with Russia, the security situation in the region, and topical items on the EU’s agenda.
Linkevičius: Remembering the Holocaust we must do everything we can to prevent this catastrophe from happening again
Cultural events »
On 24 September, the diplomatic conference “Beyond Duty – Visas for Life” to mark the Year of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who served as vice-consul in interwar Lithuania, took place at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas. The conference was opened by the VMU Rector, Professor Juozas Augutis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.
Regarding the complex cyber-information attack
News of the Ministry »
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that it has not issued a press release claiming that the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius called on the EU to create European peacekeeping forces and deploy them to Belarus. It is highly likely that there is an ongoing cyber-information attack, which is currently under investigation by the Lithuanian authorities.
Lithuanian Foreign Ministry’s statement on the situation in Belarus
Speeches, Statements »
In response to a secretly held self-inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko for the new term of the President of Belarus on 23 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania reaffirms that the presidential election held in Belarus on 9 August did not comply with the international commitments of Belarus and globally recognized standards of democracy. It was not free and fair. Thus, Lithuania recognizes neither the result of the election nor Alexander Lukashenko as a legitimate leader of Belarus. The newly self-inaugurated Lukashenko does not legally have any rights to represent the people of Belarus or their interests.
The first Latvian Ambassador to Lithuania received the Balts' Award in Rīga
Bilateral Relations » Cultural Diplomacy »
On 22 September in Rīga, the Lithuanian and Latvian Foreign Ministers conferred the 2020 Balts' Award on a Latvian diplomat, the first Ambassador of Latvia to Lithuania after the restoration of the country’s independence Alberts Sarkanis.
Linkevičius: We reaffirm our support for multilateralism, as we mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » Multilateral Relations »
On 21 September, a high-level event ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’ in New York at the opening of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the UN. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event took place primarily in a virtual format, with pre-recorded statements by heads of state and government.
Linkevičius: Declarations are not enough, the EU must take action
Multilateral Relations »
On 21 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting focused on the EU’s response to the latest political developments in Belarus, issues related to Libya, the situation in Lebanon, the EU relations with China, Turkey, and the African Union, as well as the future partnership with the Southern Neighborhood.
Linkevičius at the UN Human Rights Council: Serious human rights violations continue in Belarus
Multilateral Relations »
On 18 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated remotely at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and spoke in an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus.
The U.S. thanked Lithuania for its consistent adherence to values based positions in the international arena
Bilateral Relations »
On 17 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius continued his visit to Washington D.C., where he met with the United States National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.