Jurgita Slizyte
Jurgita Slizyte

Lithuania in a nutshell:

  • Vilnius – the Jewel of Baroque
  • Amber Coast
  • Bohemian and charming
  • Champion of culture
  • Basketball as religion
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Lithuania holds the presidency of the EU

Lithuania holds the presidency of the EU

From July 1st, Lithuania took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will hold it until January 2014. Lithuania will be full of the European buzz. About 200 EU meetings will be held in Vilnius, during which the European leaders will discuss issues of importance to each and every European citizen.

Lithuania is the first Baltic State to preside at the Council of the EU. The Presidency has to ensure a smooth EU decision-making process, to achieve progress on issues of great importance both to Lithuania and to the entire Europe, to represent the country, and to strengthen its hold on the international level.

Every half year, each of the 29 EU countries leads the creation of the EU legislative. Lithuania took over the presidency from Ireland, and will hand over to Greece on January 1, 2014.

More information on the Lithuania’s Presidency of the Council of the EU: www.eu2013.lt.