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Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

From 1 July 2013 Lithuania is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Ireland and will hold it until January 2014, when the Presidency will be passed to Greece. The Declaration of Cooperation among the Houses of the Parliaments of Ireland, Lithuania and Greece in support of the preparation and fulfilment of the parliamentary dimension of the Presidencies was signed on 20 April 2012.

The three main objectives of the Lithuanian presidency six month programme will be to create a credible, growing and open Europe. In addition, The Seimas Resolution provides that the priority spheres of the Lithuanian presidency of the Council of the EU should include: 1) Energy security; 2) Effective implementation of the European Union strategy for the Baltic Sea Region 3) Eastern Partnership 4) Strengthening of the EU external borders. More information on the upcoming Lithuanian Presidency’s priorities can be found on the Presidency website.

During its EU presidency Lithuania is planning to host about 180 presidency events including 16 ministerial level meetings. The biggest event – the Summit meeting of the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) will be held in Vilnius on November 28-29, 2013. List of all events.

Overviews

Lithuania

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Official Gateway of Lithuania site provides information about Lithuanian presidency as well as main facts about Lithuania lifestyle, tourism, business, education and science

Official website of Lithuanian Presidency: eu2013.lt

Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Parliamentary dimension

Programme of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 1 July to 31 December 2013, 49 pages (in Lithuanian language)

The 18 month programme of the Council (1 January 2013 – 30 June 2014), prepared by the future Irish, Lithuanian and Greek Presidencies and the Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, 7 December 2012, 103 pages

The Official Guide to the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union, Brussels, 28 May 2013, 64 pages

This Guide provides insights from key opinion leaders on some of the priority areas of the Lithuanian Presidency, an overview of Lithuania’s history and cultural diversity, as well as more practical information related to the key contacts and upcoming events of the Lithuanian Presidency.

Documents

Board of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Decision No SV-S-81 of 6 February 2013 Concerning Events in the Framework of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Recommendations for the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, 2nd semester: Position paper, EUROCHAMBRES, February 2013, 5 pages

Declaration of Cooperation among the Houses of the Parliaments of Ireland, Lithuania and Greece in support of the preparation and fulfilment of the parliamentary dimension of the  Presidencies of these three European Union Member States for the period 1 January 2013 – 30 June 2014, signed on 20 April 2012

Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Resolution No XI-1651 of 10 November 2011 on the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013

Board of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Decision No SV-S-1096 of 31 March 2011 on the Events in the Framework of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July until 31 December 2013

Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Resolution No XI-846 of 25 May 2010 on the Preparation of the Republic of Lithuania for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2013

Analysis

In Lithuanian:

Galimybių studija „Sprendimai dėl Lietuvos pirmininkavimo Europos Sąjungos Tarybai 2013 m. biudžeto”, Lietuvos Respublikos užsienio reikalų ministerija, Vilnius, 2011.05.06, 110 p.

Šioje Galimybių studijoje pateikiamos įžvalgos ir pasiūlymai, padėsiantys Lietuvai suformuoti efektyvesnį Lietuvos Pirmininkavimo ES Tarybai biudžetą, leidžiantį sėkmingai įvykdyti pirmininkavimo ES Tarybai projektą.

Veiksminga ES išorės sienų apsauga kaip Lietuvos pirmininkavimo ES Tarybai prioritetas ES iniciatyvų ir Lietuvos interesų kontekste: tyrimo ataskaita, „Europos socialiniai, teisiniai ir ekonominiai projektai”, 2012 m. gruodžio 7 d., 81 p.

Tyrimo ataskaitoje pateikiama ES iniciatyvų ir Lietuvos interesų ES išorės sienos apsaugos srityje analizė bei išvados ir rekomendacijos dėl ES išorės sienų apsaugos politikos įgyvendinimo tobulinimo.

In English:

Guide to the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union, Brussels, 28 May 2013, pages 24-37

This document provides the results of the survey on the perceived level of influence of Lithuania on EU affairs and main priorities of the forthcoming Presidency.

News

Latest news about Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, source official website of the Lithuanian Presidency.

Latest news about Lithuanian Presidency (in Lithuanian, English, German and French) about Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, source EMM (European Commission)

EurActiv – EU news and policy debates:
The Lithuanian EU Presidency – ‘A fresh Baltic breeze’, dossier in English and French published on 19 June 2013

Lietuvos pirmininkavimas ES – delfi.lt news in Lithuanian language

Other:

Please see Twitter (LT EU Presidency/Vilnius) Twitter (EU2013LTpress/Brussels), Facebook (ES Pirmininkavimas) or YouTube

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