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2021 08 12
Justice Scoreboard reveals an assessment of the efficiency, quality, and independence of EU justice systems

The European Commission has published the 2021 Justice Scoreboard, which reveals an assessment of the efficiency, quality, and independence of EU justice systems. Lithuania is named as one of the top EU countries in terms of the speed of civil, commercial, or consumer dispute resolutions, the availability of ...

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2021 08 06
E. Dobrovolska: Regulation of digital content inheritance is an EU-wide topic 

On 15 and 16 July, Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska attended the informal meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Brdo, Slovenia. The meeting will further discuss issues such as the legal regulation of digitalisation and artificial intelligence, the inheritance of digital content and better enforcement of children's rights.

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2021 07 01
At the Minister's meeting with EC Vice-President – focus on the January 13th case and justice initiatives

he meeting between the Minister of Justice, Ms. Evelina Dobrovolska, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms. Vera Jourova, focused on the issue of the January 13th case. The EC's report on the principle of the rule of law situation in the EU, the transparency of political advertising and the ...

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2021 07 01
Ms. E. Dobrovolska: Lithuania advocates the development of digital processes in the field of law enforcement

The Minister of Justice, Ms. Evelina Dobrovolska, attending the meeting of the EU Council of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, drew the attention of EU Justice Ministers to the aspects of implementation of data security, primacy of law, and human rights in the context of digitisation.

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2021 06 18
Vaccinated third-country nationals may come to the country to marry without permission

As of 1st of June, third-country nationals can more easily come to Lithuania to marry. Foreign nationals who have been vaccinated with EU-registered vaccines in accordance with the vaccination scheme of the country where the vaccination was administered, do not need a permit from the Minister of Justice to enter Lithuania.

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2021 05 11
An opportunity to establish a political party for EU citizens living in Lithuania

The government supported the initiative of the Ministry of Justice to make it possible for EU citizens living in Lithuania to establish a political party. Currently, only Lithuanian citizens have such a right.

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2021 05 11
Unique access to global intellectual property precedents has been opened 

The National Courts Administration (NCA) and the International Bureau of the World Intelectual Property Organisation (WIPO) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement on the WIPO Lex-Judgments project: by this memorandum, Lithuania joins the states that provide the most important judgements of national courts.

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2021 04 07
Ms. Dobrovolska: Lithuania will take all measures to protect the judges and prosecutors of the 13 January case

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has announced a ruling in the 13 January case and Lithuania will continue to actively pursue international publicity of this issue and the establishment of the necessary mechanism to safeguard its citizens against politically motivated persecution of third countries.

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2021 04 01
Evelina Dobrovolska: In the first hundred days, we laid the foundations for fundamental changes in the execution of sentences, the assurance of human rights, and improvement of the quality of legal services

During her first hundred days as Minister of Justice, Evelina Dobrovolska initiated fundamental changes in the execution of sentences, the assurance of human rights, and improvement of ...

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2021 04 01
EP: Politically motivated persecution of Lithuanian officials is not a Lithuanian problem, but a pan-European problem

Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska attended a joint meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), where she reiterated her call for the EU to work together against politically motivated acts of ...

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2021 03 18
Ms. Dobrovolska: When commemorating our Day of Restoration of Independence we cannot forget the judges and prosecutors of the 13 January case

When attending the meeting of the EU Ministers of Justice, Minister Evelina Dobrovolska mainly focussed on the issue of persecution of the judges and prosecutors who worked with the 13 January case.

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2021 03 16
Ms. Dobrovolska: Lithuania’s priorities in the area of justice will be established in the UN political declaration

Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska took part in the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Lithuania approves of the political declaration which sets forth the key aspects for the coming five-year period.

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