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Vice Minister E. Kerza took part in the World Economic Forum discussion on cybersecurity
2017.11.15
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On November 14 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza took part in the World Economic Forum discussion in Geneva on cybersecurity and addressed the guidelines for the Global Cyber Centre the WEF is launching.

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Vice-minister of Defence Edvinas Kerza and Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union Houlin Zhao discussed challenges of cyber security
2017.11.14
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During the visit to Geneva on 13 November, Vice-minister of Defence Edvinas Kerza met Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao for a discussion on cyber security issues and ITU role in tackling arising challenges in particular through standardisation in the area of telecommunications.

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Minister R. Karoblis to attend meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels
2017.11.13
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On November 13 Minister of National Defence left for Brussels (Belgium) to take part in a meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council. The event will address implementation of the EU Global Strategy in security and defence areas, NATO-EU cooperation, and activity of the European Defence Agency (EDA).

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Soldiers of Algirdas Battalion preparing for standby for the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force
2017.11.13
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Military personnel of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion are preparing for a new assignment. Soldiers of the 3rd Mechanised Infantry Brigade will apply their experience gained in the standby for the NATO Response Force (NRF) as part of the Danish Battle Group earlier this year to carry out a new standby, for the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) as of 1 January 2018. Algirdas Battalion soldiers were deployed to Denmark to take part in certification Exercise Brave Lion together with a Dragoon Battalion, Danish Army, on November 26 as part of preparations.

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Data on interceptions of aircraft completed near the Baltic States’ borders on November 6-12, 2017
2017.11.13
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On November 6-12 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled six times to intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation In international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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Lithuania and 22 EU members affirmed the intent to enhance defence cooperation
2017.11.13
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November 13, Lithuania affirmed the intent to join the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in defence area at the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels. Defence and Foreign Ministers of all 23 EU member states signed a joint notification on PESCO laying out additional countries‘ defence commitments. The EU is expected to decide officially on PESCO in December.

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NATO has to respond quickly and to all types of threats, Minister R. Karoblis says
2017.11.09
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“The revised NATO Command Structure has to reflect the changed security situation in Europe: the Alliance has to be capable of a swift and robust response and of countering both, conventional and hybrid threats,” Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis said on November 8 at the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels. The main session of the meeting addressed the revision of the NATO Command Structure among other issues.

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Minister of National Defence R. Karoblis to attend NATO Defence Ministers meeting
2017.11.08
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On November 8-9 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis is taking part in the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium. The Ministers will address strengthening of deterrence and defence of the Alliance, including development of necessary capabilities, strengthening of the NATO Command and Control Structure, NATO’s readiness to the challenges from the south, participation in the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and global security challenges, such as the threat of North Korea. Minister R.Karoblis will be accompanied by Vice Minister Edvinas Kerza.

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Arms control inspectors of Russia visit Lithuania
2017.11.08
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On November 8-9 a group of arms control inspectors of the Russian Federation carried out a verification visit to an area of choice in Lithuania according to the Vienna Document 2011 of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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Lithuania’s initiative to strengthen cyber defence of the European Union addressed in Helsinki
2017.11.07
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On November 6 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza discussed cooperation of Lithuania and Finland in cyber defence and the possibilities of strengthening European Union cyber defence at a meeting with Secretary at the Ministry of Defence of Finland Jukka Juusti in Helsinki.

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