More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably
- Feb 12, 2014
They're not EU borders FFS, they're Lithuanian. If an individual nation wants to close their border to non-EU citizens or goods (believing they're complying with EC sanctions let's not forget) they are, and always have been, perfectly within their rights to do so.Technically no, but still the external borders are EU borders and the sovereignty over these borders is de facto a collective one. Frontex runs on a €500 Million budget in order to help the member states manage their external borders.
Still, I think it is a smart move by Lithuania. It puts Kaliningrad on the agenda and forces EU states to take a position on it. Public opinion is not against putting more pressure on Russia.