October 2018

Lithuania's Foreign Vice-Minister visits Kazakhstan

On 15 October in Astana, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov and discussed the intensifying ties between the two countries, prospects for bilateral relations, recent positive developments in Central Asia, and thanked K. Abdrakhmanov for helping participants of the Mission Siberia 2018 in Kazakhstan.

EU summit: Theresa May says 'maybe' to transition period extension


British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday hinted at her openness to extending a so-called transition period "for a matter of months" after Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019.

"A further idea that has emerged, and it is an idea at this stage, is to create an option to extend the implementation period for a matter of months, and it would only be a matter of months," May told reporters in Brussels, where EU leaders were gathered for a bloc summit meeting.