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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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2021 03 03
Evelina Dobrovolska: Partnership with Norway is highly relevant for the efforts to reform correctional institutions

In the e-meeting with Kim Ekhaugen, Director of International Cooperation of the Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service, Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska emphasised the importance of changes in the correctional system and the willingness to cooperate with the Kingdom of Norway.

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2021 02 22
The 13 January Case on the Agenda of the EP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament, promised to the Minister of Justice Evelina Dobrovolska that the Committee would discuss the issue of persecution of prosecutors and judges who investigated the 13 January case.

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2021 02 22
E. Dobrovolska: Lithuania will seek to strengthen the protection of victims of crime, prevent intellectual property violations and develop digitalisation

At the meeting of EU Ministers of Justice Ms. Dobrovolska stressed that EU Member States must guarantee the optimal protection of the interests of vulnerable adults in the field of civil law, focus their attention on the fight against illegal actions ...

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2021 02 05
Lithuania and the United Kingdom will follow the former procedure of cooperation in criminal matters

The Parliament adopted, as a matter of urgency, the draft law initiated by the Ministry of Justice to regulate the principles of cooperation with the UK in criminal matters. After the EU and the UK signed the partnership agreement in December 2020, the Member States have to define these principles and appoint competent ...

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