Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact Us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

07/04 16:28   Ex-Yukos' Pichugin did not make any confessions in Nefteyugansk mayor's murder case - lawyer
 
07/04 16:06   Armenian president praises U.S.' role in maintaining security, stability in S. Caucasus
 
07/04 15:35   Fitch leaves Russia's sovereign ratings at BBB-, outlook Negative
 
07/04 15:21   Tymoshenko demands finding attackers on Batkivshchyna party office in Sumy
 
07/04 15:13   Batkivshchyna party office in Sumy blown up
 
07/04 14:55   Latvian foreign minister describes Crimea as "frozen conflict"
 
07/04 14:27   Demonstrators in Yerevan want to protest in front of presidential office
 
07/04 13:43   CoE human rights commissioner calls on conflicting parties in Donbas to abide by intl humanitarian law, lessen civilian population's sufferings
 
07/04 13:31   One Ukrainian serviceman killed, two injured in Donbas over past 24 hours
 
07/04 13:27   Iran arms embargo to be addressed at next P5+1-Iran meeting - Russian chief negotiator
 




 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  Lithuanian premier promises eventual enlargement...


News headlines


February 01, 2013 21:43

Lithuanian premier promises eventual enlargement of defense budget to 2% of GDP

VILNIUS. Feb 1 (Interfax/BSN) - Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius promised to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Vilnius that Lithuanian parties would honor the agreement on the eventual enlargement of the national defense budget to 2% of GDP.

The prime minister told a press briefing after the meeting with Rasmussen they had discussed last year's agreement of political parties and pledged to keep it.

Rasmussen urged Lithuania to observe its commitment of the defense budget enlargement after meeting with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Friday.

Rasmussen said that Lithuania had admitted the need for larger defense expenditures and he asked Vilnius to keep that important promise.

He said he was aware of difficulties experienced by Lithuania and other partners but said they needed to maintain strong defense and the strong North Atlantic Alliance.

In the opinion of Rasmussen, it would be beneficial for NATO member countries to make joint defense procurements if they were unable to do that on their own.

Lithuanian Defense Minister Juozas Olekas said in an interview with the lrytas.lt portal this week that the defense budget had shrunk to 1%, which made it difficult to discuss joint projects or assistance with NATO partners.

The Lithuanian defense budget is supposed to grow to 923.9 million litai in 2013. The allocations to the Defense Ministry stood at 870.2 million litai or only 0.79% of GDP in 2012.

Eleven Lithuanian parties signed an agreement last May, shortly before the NATO Chicago summit, to undertake the annual enlargement of the defense budget to 2% of GDP at some point. The agreement did not set any deadlines.

Te jv

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

July 04, 2015
 
16:06
Armenian president praises U.S.' role in maintaining security, stability in S. Caucasus
 
15:35
Fitch leaves Russia's sovereign ratings at BBB-, outlook Negative
 
15:21
Tymoshenko demands finding attackers on Batkivshchyna party office in Sumy
 
15:13
Batkivshchyna party office in Sumy blown up
 
14:55
Latvian foreign minister describes Crimea as "frozen conflict"
 
14:27
 
13:43
CoE human rights commissioner calls on conflicting parties in Donbas to abide by intl humanitarian law, lessen civilian population's sufferings
 
13:31
One Ukrainian serviceman killed, two injured in Donbas over past 24 hours
 
13:27
Iran arms embargo to be addressed at next P5+1-Iran meeting - Russian chief negotiator
 
13:17
Poroshenko wishes U.S. happy Independence Day via Twitter
 
13:08
Moscow outraged by dismantlement of monument commemorating Polish-Russian brotherhood in arms in Polish town
 
12:22
Russian-U.S. relations remain crucial factor of world stability - Putin
 
12:21
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY: 'WAR OF MONUMENTS' STARTED IN POLAND IS FRAUGHT WITH MOST NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES, RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHICH WILL FULLY REST WITH ITS INITIATORS
 
12:11
Russia's plans to make new ballistic missiles operational do not violate strategic offensive weapons treaty - diplomat
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Director of Communications Richard Solash has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about how the ban for Russian State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin to enter Finland for the summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly may impact the session and what this Finland‘s decision may lead to in current conditions.

more
.
.
Head of Operations for Europe and Central Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross Laurent Corbaz has given an interview with Interfax in which he speaks about the activity of the ICRC in eastern Ukraine and problems that ICRC officials face there, as well as interaction with Russian authorities on humanitarian aid and situation with Ukrainian refugees.

more
.
.
Indian Ambassador to Russia Pundi Srinivasan Raghavan has given an interview to Interfax ahead of the BRICS and SCO summit in Ufa in which he speaks about India‘s attitude to the two organization, as well as bilateral Indian-Russian ties.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2015   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100