On July 1, Lithuania takes over the rotating presidency of the EU, “marking a new and exceptional page in its history,” announces Lietuvos žinios.
As Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has pointed out, the country is “ready” to take on this task. However, the daily argues, “the need to take rapid and important decisions, which are expected throughout Europe, will weigh on our shoulders.” In particular the country will have to make progress on two issues: the adoption of the EU 2014-2020 budget and the development of the Eastern Partnership.

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