When Lithuania in March 1990 declared its independence from the Soviet Union, the work on the new constitution began. The final proposal approved by the Supreme Court and presented to the public was a compromise between a purely parliamentary system and a presidential one. The new constitution was approved by popular vote in a referendum on 25 October 1992. 75 % voted in favor of adopting the new constitution.
Lithuania concluded the Europe-Agreement with the EU in June 1995 and became a member of the European Union in 2004.
History and News
- 21 March 2019: Constitutional Amendment (Art. 106, 107).
- 21 December 2007: Lithuania becomes a member of the Schengen Agreement.
- 25 April 2006: Constitutional Amendment (Art. 125).
- 13 July 2004: Constitutional Amendment (Art. 57, 150).
- 1 May 2004: Lithuania becomes a member of the European Union.
- 29 March 2004: Lithuania becomes a full member of the NATO.
- 23 January 2003: Constitutional Amendment (Art. 47, 84, 118).
- 20 June 2002: Constitutional Amendment (Art. 119).
- 20 June 1996: Constitutional Amendment (Art. 47, 119).
- 31 Aug 1993: The last Russia troops leave Lithuania.
- 25 Oct 1992: New Constitution adopted.
- 6 Sep 1992: USSR recognises the independence of Lithuania.
- 11 March 1990 (Indepenence Day): Declaration of independence from the former Soviet Union by adopting an "Act on the Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania".
For methodology see:
Comparing Constitutions and International Constitutional Law.
1994 - 1.4.2022
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