Lithuania in the News
27th November 2007
|President Adamkus Honoured as European of the Year 2007|
President Valdas Adamkus accepting the European of the Year award.
Photo courtesy President of Lithuania website
Accepting his award President Adamkus declared:
"Nothing in the Reform Treaty is more important than the reaffirmation of the principles making 27 different nations into one united European Union: democracy and freedom, respect for human rights and openness, tolerance and solidarity...For 50 years Europe was a hope for peace and progress to many oppressed nations in Central and Eastern Europe. For some of them, including my nation, this hope became a reality. Now it us our duty to keep that hope alive so that the vision of the EU Founding Fathers to have a lasting peace, prosperity and democracy on the continent would finally come true not only for some but to all European nations."
President Valdas Adamkus and EU Commissioner Dalia Grybauskaitė
at the awards ceremony. Photo courtesy President of Lithuania website.
It is not the first time that a Lithuanian had been honoured in the "European Voice" awards. Two years ago Lithuanias Dalia Grybauskaitė was declared as the EU Commissioner of the Year for "...her unrelenting efforts to shift EU spending towards areas that would enhance competitiveness such as research and development".
Further information: http://www.ev50.com/noflash www.adamkus.lt www.lrytas.lt 28/11/07