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Rail journey Vilnius–Minsk will be safer and more comfortable
2013 12 31
Rail journey Vilnius–Minsk will be safer and more comfortable

Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania as well as Chairman of the Board of JSC “Lithuanian Railways” Saulius Girdauskas together with Deputy General Director of JSC “Lithuanian Railways” Albertas Šimėnas and Deputy Head of “Belarusian Railways” Valeriy Stromuk signed an agreement on cooperation on financing the improvement project...

Member states back the agreement achieved by the Lithuanian presidency on the Roadworthiness package
2013 12 18
Member states back the agreement achieved by the Lithuanian presidency on the Roadworthiness package

The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) examined and endorsed the final compromise text, which was agreed by the Lithuanian Presidency and the European Parliament on the Roadworthiness legislative package, which consists of three legislative proposals aimed to upgrade regulatory requirements for...

Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications: “We were seeking for actual changes in the transport sector”
2013 12 17
Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications: “We were seeking for actual changes in the transport sector”

While presenting the results of the Lithuanian EU Council Presidency at the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament on 17 December in Brussels Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevičius noted, that Lithuania managed to achieve its main priorities...

Member states validate agreement on setting up the European global navigation satellite system
2013 12 16
Member states validate agreement on setting up the European global navigation satellite system

Today the Committee of Permanent Representatives endorsed the agreement reached by the Lithuanian Presidency and the European Parliament on setting up the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Agency. The provisions of Regulation lay down the terms under which the Agency must perform its task concerning security...

Telecommunications Council: EU Member States agree with the aim to achieve telecom single market as long as it is properly regulated
2013 12 05
Telecommunications Council: EU Member States agree with the aim to achieve telecom single market as long as it is properly regulated

In today’s Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) the morning session was devoted to telecommunications issues, Member States held an important policy debate on European Single Market for Electronic Communications and a Connected Continent, and the Lithuanian...

International railway project “Viking” will be expanded to Romania
2013 12 05
International railway project “Viking” will be expanded to Romania

The route of container train “Viking”, which connects the Baltic and Black sea regions, will be extended to Romania. In light of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in Brussels today by the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania and Minister of Transport of Romania, Romania will be already the fifth country that participates...

Alternative fuels infrastructure directive will make a change towards cleaner, more efficient and sustainable transport in the EU
2013 12 05
Alternative fuels infrastructure directive will make a change towards cleaner, more efficient and sustainable transport in the EU

In today’s Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) afternoon session, which was devoted to transport issues, the Member States adopted a General Approach on the Deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure Directive, which will allow the Member States to establish...

Lithuanian Presidency to seek Council‘s agreement on Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure, to report on progress achieved in transport and telecommunications sectors
2013 12 04
Lithuanian Presidency to seek Council‘s agreement on Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure, to report on progress achieved in transport and telecommunications sectors

Tomorrow, 5 December 2013, at Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) meeting in Brussels EU ministers will seek to agree on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure and will discuss issues related...

Agreement on occurrence reporting regulation to improve aviation safety
2013 12 02
Agreement on occurrence reporting regulation to improve aviation safety

On 29 November 2013, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) examined and approved the final compromise text negotiated in informal trilogues between the Lithuanian Presidency and the European Parliament on the Proposal for Occurrence Reporting Regulation, which aims to improve aviation safety by establishing common rules in the field of...

A way towards a "Common Aviation Area" between the EU and Ukraine was opened in Vilnius
2013 11 28
A way towards a "Common Aviation Area" between the EU and Ukraine was opened in Vilnius

Today, 28 November, 2013, at the margins of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, the European Union and Ukraine have initialled a comprehensive Air Services Agreement. This Agreement opens the way towards a "Common Aviation Area" between the EU and Ukraine, based on common and reliable standards in important areas such as...

Lithuanian Presidency is set to negotiate a priority dossier – e-ID
2013 11 21
Lithuanian Presidency is set to negotiate a priority dossier – e-ID

On 20 November, 2013 the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) granted a mandate to the Lithuanian Council Presidency to enter into negotiations with European Parliament and the Commission on the Proposal for a Regulation on electronic identification (e-ID) and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market with a view to...

IMO Assembly 28th session will tackle the issues of global maritime safety and security
2013 11 20
IMO Assembly 28th session will tackle the issues of global maritime safety and security

The Ministry of Transport and Communications and Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration will be representing Lithuania in the 28th session of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly, which will be held from 25 November to 4 December 2013 in London. 28th session will address the issues of global maritime safety and...

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