Mr. President of the European Parliament, members of the European Parliament,
Let me begin with a few words in Lithuanian.
It is an honour for me to review with you the results of the Lithuanian Presidency.
I do so with pride that our small country, our young democracy, its statehood so recently regained, has shown that it too can carry out the tasks of an EU Presidency as well as any other member state – large or small.
Lithuania has risen to the challenge. We did everything expected of us and more. After six months, the Lithuanian legacy is a stronger, more credible, more confident European Union. …