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Lithuania Handed EU Presidency

Updated: 2013-07-09 13:10
By Andrew Xing (chinadaily.com.cn)

The opening ceremony of Lithuania EU presidency was held at Vilnius University on July 5th.

Staged in a symbolic place - the Grand Courtyard of Vilnius University - the event was attended by the EC President José Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Rompuy, as well as outstanding representatives of Lithuanian culture and art, political figures and diplomats.

Lithuania took over the presidency after Ireland's six-month term and will hand over to Greece on 1 January 2014.