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The Government of the Republic of Lithuania has decided to extend the quarantine period until May 31, taking into account the changing situation and the recommendations of epidemiologists. Masks for mouth and nose protection recommended in public areas, as wells as new rules for visiting parks, open spaces and shopping places specified.
Please, find the updated restrictions list HERE .
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Marking an important date of modern Lithuanian history –the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania's independence– the Lithuanian Embassy in Athens, Greece will hold a silent auction during the formal diplomatic reception organized in Athens. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to “Symplefsi”, a non-profit organization that provides support to communities living on the most remote Greek islands.
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 Hellenic Republic will not receive and examine applications for Schengen or national visas.
The third-country nationals legally residing in Greece or Cyprus should consult the Migration Office of the country of residence with regard to all matters relating to travel within the Schengen area.
During the visit in Athens on the 29-30 of October, the First Deputy Chancellor of the Government of Lithuania, Mr. Deividas Matulionis, met with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Panagiotis Pikrammenos, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Defense/Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament Mr. Konstantinios Gkioulekas and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs o the Hellenic Republic Mr. Themistocles Demiris to discuss means to boost Greek-Lithuanian bilateral relations and future cooperation. The Ambassador of Lithuania to the Hellenic Republic Mr. Rolandas Kačinskas accompanied Mr. Matulionis during the meetings.
Additionally, Mr. Deividas Matulionis participated at the High level 4th EU-ARAB World Summit held in the Megaro of Athens as a guest speaker where he delivered a presentation on Energy security challenges.
The third meeting of Lithuanian Communities in Greece and Cyprus took place in Parnitha district near Athens on 12-13 of October, with over 90 Lithuanian community members from Athens, Patras, Cyprus, Crete and guests from Lithuania. The meeting was organized by the Council of the Lithuanian Community in Greece in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Hellenic Republic, supported by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On the 16th of September, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estionian embassies in Greece jointly celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way.
In view of the first Greek business delegation to Lithuania, Ambassador Rolandas Kačinskas gave interview to the Newsletter of Hellenic Federation of Enterprises about business opportunities with Greece.
How important is economic diplomacy in global affairs? What is Lithuania’s approach?
Economic diplomacy has always been an important and integral part of diplomacy, and its significance has grown even more recently. I can think of two reasons for this tendency: first, the acceleration of globalization processes, and secondly, the blurred border between foreign and domestic politics. In the first case, the globalization has made the power in international relations to move from the political and military space to the economic one, and in the second case, the changing nature of diplomacy have raised citizens' demands for diplomacy and from diplomats, requiring them to contribute to the issues of economic prosperity and welfare of the society. These two trends influence Lithuania's approach to economic diplomacy accordingly. Lithuania’s diplomacy is tasked today to be an active and creative one in helping the country to integrate into the global structures, in particular by ensuring transport connectivity, energy independence, and rule based trade. It is also expected to focus on country promotion, new market openings, investment attraction and last, but not least, building bridges with different countries, in this case –between Lithuania and Greece.
In the run-up to the thirty year anniversary of the Baltic Way, one of the largest Greek daily newspapers, “To VIMA”, published an article by Lithuanian Ambassador to Greece, Rolandas Kacinskas, reminding Greek people about the incredible and courageous Baltic states’ path to freedom.
On March 28, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania hosted a solemn diplomatic reception to commemorate three important occasions for Lithuania: the restoration of Lithuania's independence, the fifteenth anniversary of Lithuania's membership in the European Union and NATO and the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way.
The reception included a screening of the documentary “The other dream team” , which tells the incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, which included basketball legends like Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis and ended up being bigger than a sport team for the young Lithuanian state.
The film was watched with great interest by over 250 invited guests.
Jonas Kazlauskas, the former coach of the Lithuanian and also the Greek national team, was present in the event, AEK’s forward Jonas Maciulis was also there and Zalgiris was represented by GM Paulius Motiejunas.
“Lithuania and Greece are members of both, the European Union and NATO, also, we are borderline countries that have numerous shared security interests, regardless of the nearest threats,” Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza said during his visit to Athens on February 11-14.
Vice Minister E. Kerza and Director of the National Cyber Security Centre Rytis Rainys met with Alternate Minister of National Defence of Greece Panagiotis Rigas, Head of the National Cyber Security Authority at the Ministry of Digital Policy Dr. Leandros Maglaras, and representatives of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Foreign Affairs and the European Union Agency for Network Information Security (ENISA) headquartered in Greece.
The business promotion event DISCOVER THE BALTICS was held in Athens on October 17, organized by the Embassies of the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Estonia, in cooperation with Enterprise Greece andf SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises.
Lithuanian ambassador to Greece Rolandas Kačinskas on Tuesday termed the inauguration of the direct flight service between Athens and Vilnius as a significant moment.