Lithuania’s EU Presidency must be ambitious

  • 2012-12-24

VILNIUS - Lithuania's Presidency of the European Union (EU) Council in 2013, second half of the year must be ambitious and focus primarily on the common European affairs rather than domestic issues of Lithuania. The results must have lasting value.

Such goals were highlighted on Friday's informal meeting of Committee on European Affairs and Lithuania's Members of European Parliament (MEP).

Member of Parliament Petras Austrevicius said that during the EU presidency Lithuania should not run out of ambitions, it should avoid passive role and strive to achieve a breakthrough in its presidency priority areas.

MEPs Vytautas Landsbergis, Radvile Morkunaite-Mikuleniene and MP Austrevicius pointed out that during the presidency, Lithuania must concentrate on issues sensitive to entire European and not only to Lithuania. Politicians highlighted that Lithuania should not show its internal political problems.