For centuries, the southeastern shores of the Baltic Sea were inhabited by various Baltic tribes. In the 1230s, the Lithuanian lands were united by Mindaugas, the King of Lithuania, and the first unified Lithuanian state, the Kingdom of Lithuania, was created on 6 July 1253. During the 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe; present-day Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia were the territories of the Grand Duchy. With the Lublin Union of 1569, Lithuania and Poland formed a voluntary two-state union, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth lasted more than two centuries, until neighboring countries systematically dismantled it from 1772–95, with the Russian Empire annexing most of Lithuania's territory.
The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Lithuania had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 13.
Among those reported by various media outlets to be attending will be the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, countries that have lived in Moscow's shadow, and have urged the world to hold firm against Putin.
Lithuania’s new representative office in Taiwan has begun operations although it has yet to physically open its doors due to delays, according to media reports. Lithuania’s representative to Taiwan had only recently finished quarantine procedures and was still preparing the new trade office, local media reported on Tuesday.
Beijing had previously punished Lithuania for allowing Taipei to open a trade office in Vilnius. Lithuania is set to open a trade office in Taiwan this week, according to media reports ... Lithuania allowed the administration of Taiwan to establish a "representative office" in Vilnius last November, against the objections of Beijing.
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About 100German soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Sunday after Berlin vowed to shore up ... According to German media, the European country will lead a combat brigade of 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers for Lithuania, with plans to station weapons, ammunition, and command staff on the ground.
Lithuania had declared independence from the USSR – and Mikhail Gorbachev had issued a series of ultimatums, demanding Lithuania back down from such impertinence.After Soviet troops seized control of other mass media in the capital, crowds gathered around the main TV tower.
Lithuania crafted a publicity stunt on Thursday. According to local media, Lithuanian foreign ministry on Thursday summoned China's charge d'affaires Qu Baihua in Vilnius, and demanded that China revoke the sanctions ... China also announced the suspension of cooperation with Lithuania in the field of transportation.
An Army soldier died Thursday in Lithuania after his car fell off a drawbridge into a river, according to European media reports and Army officials ...Soldier died in a vehicle related incident while on temporary duty status in Lithuania on July 28,” said JohnTomassi, spokesman for U.S.
Lithuania is contemplating opening its trade office in Taiwan in September amid growing tensions between Beijing and Vilnius, according to media reports ... According to Chinese media, the suspension of beef imports from Lithuania will not affect the domestic market since the volume of supplies is insignificant.
SecondStreet.org decided to investigate this policy after a Manitoba patient named Max Johnson mentioned it in a media interview about his trip to Lithuania for knee replacement surgery ... When it was all said and done, he calculated that the cost of his knee surgery in Lithuania ...
“For Lithuanians, ice cream has been a staple on dessert tables since the end of the 18th century,” noted a recent media release from LithuaniaTravel, the country’s national tourism development agency, explaining that contemporary Lithuanian chefs have taken their experimental ...