Resolution on the Fifth Anniversary of Lithuania's Membership of the European Union

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30 April 2009
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,
commemorating the fifth anniversary of Lithuania’s membership of the European Union;
being confident that the Republic of Lithuania membership of the European Union is consistent with the European identity of the Lithuanian nation, the European relations and cultural heritage fostered by the State of Lithuania for centuries;
emphasising the importance of the five years of Lithuania’s membership of the European Union for the country’s more rapid and all-round development, democracy, security and stability;
noting Lithuania’s active participation in creating and implementing the European Union internal and external policies, safeguarding its core values and strengthening solidarity between the Member States;
welcoming the achievements of the European Union development and partnership policies of the last decade, their profound influence on the democratic development and all-round progress of the states seeking membership or closer partnership with Europe;
acknowledging the importance of further integration of the European Union Member States with a view to strengthening the political influence of the European Union in the world and the competitiveness of its economy;
believing that it is essential to continue creating and consolidating the ability of the European Union to unanimously react and jointly act in the face of global challenges, tackling climate change, energy security, migration, public security and other relevant issues,
approves further coordinated actions of the European Union Member States, consolidated effort and joint measures aimed at ensuring the stability of the financial system and the economy of the EU at large and each Member State,  while overcoming the current financial and economic crisis and reviving the economy;
supports further enlargement of the European Union, the European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative, a constructive, purposeful and co-ordinated partnership with Russia and emphasises the importance of the European Union’s Baltic Sea Strategy;
considers joining the Schengen Area to be a milestone in Lithuania’s European integration, also stressing the need for further consistent and coordinated action to achieve the earliest possible integration of Lithuania into the Economic and Monetary Union;
seeks integration of Lithuania’s energy systems into the common European Union systems and energy markets as a goal of strategic importance for the national security and hopes that solidarity between the European Union Member States will help to attain this goal within the shortest possible period of time;
expresses Lithuania’s determination to continue properly contributing to further development of the single European Union and expresses belief that the membership experience will allow Lithuania to appropriately perform the functions of the  European Union Presiding Member State in 2013. 
SPEAKER OF THE SEIMAS                                                        ARŪNAS VALINSKAS