The time has arrived for Lithuania to succeed Ireland for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will be the first of the three Baltic member states to hold the title for the next six months, commencing today, 1 July, 2013.

    Just 13 years have passed since the country broke free of Soviet rule after the fall of the USSR, and only 9 since it became an EU member state, however this country has shown impressive sustainable grow...

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