Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and her colleagues – the other 27 EU Commissioners, are in Vilnius today to mark the start of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The opening of the Presidency will take place at a unique historical venue: Vilnius University, the oldest in Eastern Europe. The ceremony is hosted by Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania.
On their visit to Vilnius, members of the European Commission will meet the President of the Republic of Lithuania, the Prime Minister and members of the Government. The visit will be used to discuss current issues concerning EU policy.
The opening ceremony will be streamed live on the Presidency's website: http://www.eu2013.lt/.