Sunday, June 3, 2007

Lithuania to open centers of European studies in Lviv and Donetsk, Lithuanian Ambassador to Ukraine Algirdas Kumza says

Lithuanian Centres of European Studies will shortly open in Lviv and Donetsk to inform Ukrainians on the state of affairs in Lithuania and purported problems of the EU as well as fulfilment of projects and cultural exchanges, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Lithuanian to Ukraine Algirdas Kuzma said.

We know that Ukrainians, especially the youth, seek to have more information about Europe, about everyday life of Lithuanians in the EU, and gains and losses of Lithuania after joining the EU, the Lithuanian Ambassador to Ukraine noted. He also said that activity of the centers is likely to boost Ukraine's EuroIntegration, as Lithuania is ready to share EuroIntegration experience with Ukraine.

Centers will be based in the cities of operation of Honorary Consulates of Lithuania in Ukraine, headed by well-known prosperous businessmen. According to him, the centers will operate on donations. He also warned against considering centers to be potent recruiting organizations. These will be just centers with a small staff to fulfill certain projects, he said.

The centers will open after successful registration in the Justice Ministry, Algirdas Kumza said.