The official inauguration of the European Humanities University (EHU) closed last year by the Belarusian authorities is scheduled to take place on 9 June in Lithuania.
Antonas Valonis, Foreign Minister of Lithuania, made a statement to this effect after an informal meeting of the heads of Foreign Ministers of the European Union countries in Luxembourg, which took place at the end of the last week.
The statement by the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania notes that Antonas Valonis mentioned “tendencies in Belarus, which cause concern”.
According to the Minister, with respect to Belarus the European Union mostly uses approaches oriented to bring about concrete results. Antonas Valonis emphasized the important role played by the European Humanities University in Lithuania’s aspirations “to pass universal European values to the academic community of the neighboring country in the broadest manner possible”. For the first time, the exact date of the EHU official opening in Vilnius was named – 9 June. The Lithuanian government looks for appropriate premises, says Radio Liberty.