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  • Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    President Obama (December 9): "I will continue to use my authority as President to make sure we never resort to those methods again."

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  • The Case for a Trans-Atlantic Economic Partnership

    The Case for Trans-Atlantic Economic Partnership

    PDAS Kurt Tong (November 25): "Together we face a once-in-a-generation opportunity: to establish a model for smarter, more effective, and more efficient trade and investment globally. It’s not often that we have the chance to write our own future – but TTIP really offers that opportunity."

  • Why the Baltics Should Care About TTIP

    Why the Baltics Should Care About TTIP

    Charles Ries (November 25): "Once in a generation do we get the opportunity to bring off such an agreement that will reinforce the strong European-American security relationship. It will bring economic opportunity and faster growth to our peoples, reinforce the leadership of the U.S. and the EU in the global economy."

  • TTIP: A Strategic Opportunity

    TTIP: A Strategic Opportunity

    On November 25th, U.S. Embassy Vilnius held an international conference "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Strategic Opportunity", which gathered together diplomatic corps as well as representatives of government and business to discuss effect of the TTIP on the region.

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  • Remarks by the President on Ebola

    Remarks by the President on Ebola

    President Obama (October 28 ):"America, in the end is not defined by fear. That's not who we are. America is defined by possibility, and when we see a problem and we see a challenge, then we fix it."

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  • TTIP: A transatlantic Bridge for Worldwide Gains
    TTIP: A transatlantic Bridge for Worldwide Gains

    Swedish Trade Envoy Ambassador Jonas Hafström (November 25): "We, in Europe, are experiencing an almost unprecedented interest in TTIP from the public, civil society organisations, business and labour." 

  • The Youth Entrepreneurship in Arts Program for Lithuania
    The Youth Entrepreneurship in Arts Program for Lithuania

    The Embassy of the United States in Lithuania is pleased to announce a small grants competition entitled The Youth Entrepreneurship in Arts Program for Lithuania. The program aims to raise the index and awareness of entrepreneurship in Lithuania among cultural organizations and individuals.  More Information »

  • Security Enhancement to the Visa Waiver Program
    Security Enhancement to the Visa Waiver Program

    On November 3rd, DHS Press Office released a statement by Secretary Johnson on security enhancements to the Visa Waiver Program. Those seeking to travel to the U.S. from countries in our Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to provide additional data fields of information in the travel application submitted via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). 

  • Secretary Kerry Congratulates Lithuania
    Secretary Kerry Congratulates Lithuania

    Secretary Kerry (October 27): "The United States looks forward to continuing our joint efforts with Lithuania, with other countries in the region, and with the European Union to further strengthen energy security in Europe." 

  • Groundbreaking and Time Capsule Placement Ceremony at AISV
    Groundbreaking and Time Capsule Placement Ceremony at AISV

    On October 17, the American International School of Vilnius celebrated the beginning of construction of a expansion to their facility by holding a Groundbreaking and Time Capsule Placement Ceremony. Ambassador McCarthy and Vilnius Mayor assisted students in placing a time capsule filled with mementos including a newspaper, some Litai, and photos of current students.  Photo Gallery »

  • Workshop on Intercultural Competence for Teachers
    Workshop on Intercultural Competence for Teachers

    On October 17, Political/Economic Officer Jonathan Herzog served as one of the speakers at the workshop “Intercultural competence of a teacher – a guarantee for efficient development of intercultural awareness of learners” held at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. 

  • President Obama: What Makes Us America
    President Obama: What Makes Us America

    On September 28, President Obama appeared on CBS' "60 minutes" tv show discussing battle against Islamic extremists, U.S.-Russia relations and the upcoming midterm elections.  Video »

  • Under US leadership, world will defeat ISIS
    Under US leadership, world will defeat ISIS

    Secretary Kerry (September 26): "The evil that the Islamic State represents is not something that Iraq or the region can take on alone. We face a common threat and it requires a common response." 

  • Ari Roland Jazz Quartet: US Jazz Ambassadors in Lithuania
    Ari Roland Jazz Quartet: US Jazz Ambassadors in Lithuania

    On September 24-27th, students of jazz and jazz lovers from all over Lithuania were treated to a riveting performance by four New York jazz masters: the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet, who brought the inimitable, authentic sound of the “Golden Age of American Jazz.”  Photo Gallery »

  • Lithuania supports efforts to fight terrorism
    Lithuania supports efforts to fight Terrorism

    On September 24, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the UN Security Council meeting where she underlined the importance of strengthening international efforts in fighting the spreading international terrorism and actively supported US-led initiative to stop brutal terrorist acts of ISIL. 

  • 69th UN General Assembly
    69th UN General Assembly

    President Obama’s Address to the United Nations (September 24): "We choose hope over fear. ... We reject fatalism or cynicism when it comes to human affairs; we choose to work for the world as it should be, as our children deserve it to be."   Video »

  • Press Conference by SACEUR Breedlove
    Press Conference by SACEUR Breedlove

    General Philip M. Breedlove (September 20): "It’s an historic moment for the Alliance and I’m proud to say that NATO is adapting as rapidly as its 21st century challenges are evolving themselves." 

  • NATO Conference in Vilnius
    NATO Conference in Vilnius

    On September 19-21, NATO Chiefs of Defence met in Vilnius and gave clear direction and guidance to implement Wales Summit decisions. In response to the new threats NATO is changing to ensure a sustainable, visible, agile and therefore credible force. 

  • The Baltics: Their Relations with the United States, the EU, and Russia
    The Baltics: Their Relations with the United States, the EU, and Russia

    During her visit to the U.S. Ambassador McCarthy participated at the event organized by The Chicago Council and shared her views on the relations of the Baltic States with the United States, the EU and Russia. 

  • Opening of Chaim Frenkel monument in Šiauliai
    Opening of Chaim Frenkel monument in Šiauliai

    On September 18th, Ambassador McCarthy attended the Chaim Frenkel monument unveiling ceremony in Šiauliai. Chaim Frenkel was a famous Jewish industrialist, philanthropist, innovator and one of the most successful businessmen in Lithuania.  Video »

Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

  • Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

    On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Deborah A. McCarthy as Ambassador to Lithuania.

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U.S. Efforts on Fighting ISIL

  • U.S. Efforts on Fighting ISIL

Crisis in Ukraine

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Trade and Investment Partnership

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership