Lithuania


Lithuanian Railways has foreign policy of its own
2016 m. gruodžio 9 d. 13:41
Lietuvos Geležinkeliai ( Lithuanian Railways , or LG) pursues a foreign policy of its own by cooperating with a Russian corporation linked to the military industry, a...
Pavilionis. Pearl Harbor – the USA and Lithuania
2016 m. gruodžio 9 d. 13:13
Exactly 75 years ago the USA experienced a blow which would change the course of history....
Infrastructure for hosting German-led battalion to cost EUR 5.8 mln
2016 m. gruodžio 9 d. 11:11
It will cost Lithuania around 5.8 million euros to put in place the infrastructure to host...
Putin's breakout year
2016 m. gruodžio 9 d. 11:05
2016 saw a major step toward Vladimir Putin ’s vision of the world – it remains to be...
Peasants & Greens in EUR 1 mln debt after Seimas elections
2016 m. gruodžio 9 d. 10:12
The Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union (LPGU) has a campaign debt of almost a million euros after the October parliamentary elections , in which the party scored a...
Refugee in Rukla – how do seven people live off of 500 euro?
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 16:26
Abdulrahman Alfahed from Syria arrived with his family at the Rukla Refugee Centre a month and a half ago. The man is frustrated. So far the Migration Department has...
Unexpected juncture – Karbauskis’ withdrawal is a huge victory for him
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 15:48
The sparks flying due to the Artificial Insemination Law should not impact the ratings of...
Two signals from Donald Trump to the Baltics that Russia won’t like
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 14:49
After Donald Trump was elected President of the United States there were numerous...
Lithuanian residents unlikely to stand up for violated rights  (2)
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 13:10
Residents of Lithuania are unlikely to stand up for their rights that have been violated,...
PM-designate to propose Vainiutė for justice minister
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 12:47
Lithuania's Prime Minister-Designate Saulius Skvernelis will propose Milda Vainiutė for the country's new justice minister.
Half-hearted reforms won't raise competitiveness of the Baltic Region - Swedbank
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 12:34
Russia has exited recession and now all the Baltic Sea region (BSR) economies are expanding, but growth is expected to be modest. The global rise of populism and...
Specialized alcohol stores would wipe out small shops – small businesses
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 11:32
Small-scale entrepreneurs say they would go bankrupt, if alcohol was moved out of food...
More volunteers come forward to defend Lithuania
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 11:06
Some 359 young people have expressed willingness to serve in mandatory initial military...
Govt backs pre-paid SIM cards registration, bill now goes to Seimas
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 11:00
The Lithuanian government on 8 December approved a proposal to obligate operators to...
Outgoing PM regrets his Govt failed to carry out health, education reforms
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 10:52
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says that what he regrets most is that his Cabinet failed to implement healthcare and education reforms.
SocDems to propose law Prof Vainiutė for JustMin
2016 m. gruodžio 8 d. 10:34
The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) proposes Milda Vainiutė , a law professor at the Mykolas Romeris University, for the post of justice minister in the...
(Un)convenient Kaliningrad and Kremlin’s relationship
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 15:00
Kaliningrad is the smallest part of the Russian Federation, spanning over 4-times smaller...
Government may be sworn in without Minister of Justice
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 14:43
Lithuania's new government may be sworn in next Tuesday without a permanent justice minister...
Will the “Peasants” keep their promises to voters?
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 14:33
According to the data of early surveys, Ramūnas Karbauskis ’ Peasant and Greens...
Lithuania's rate of smokers above EU average  (1)
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 13:12
The average share of smokers of cigarettes in Lithuania is higher than that in the rest of the European Union, Eurostat said on Wednesday.
University index published in Lithuania
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 13:03
Computer engineering is best taught at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), finances at the ISM University of Management and Economics, while pedagogics at...
Prosecutors want Real IRA defendant imprisoned for 10 yrs
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 12:40
The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has asked a Vilnius court so send Michael...
Skvernelis on embryo freezing, new Cabinet programme and more...
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 12:32
The Seimas is debating the programme for the upcoming government term which outlines its...
ForMin contests Russian argumentation over Georgian officer busted in Vilnius
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 11:33
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry has provided info to the country's law-enforcement, contesting...
ForMin thinks that elections gave fresh view of ties with Poland  (1)
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 11:22
After the parliamentary elections Lithuania and Poland may take a fresh look on the bilateral ties, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said at a...
Social Democrats and Conservatives – a quest for identity
2016 m. gruodžio 7 d. 10:55
The two largest and up to then most significant parties in Lithuania, the Social Democrat s and the Conservatives , not only did not win the elections, albeit losing...
Putin outraged over Lithuania's refusal of entry to Russian Constitutional Court judges
2016 m. gruodžio 6 d. 23:27
Lithuania has refused to ban entry to judges of the Russian Constitutional Court over...
Lithuania considers purchase of missile artillery systems
2016 m. gruodžio 6 d. 23:19
Lithuania is considering supplying the country's Armed Forces with missile artillery...
Sinterklaas visits Lithuanian and Dutch children in Vilnius
2016 m. gruodžio 6 d. 15:49
The Christmas season is in full swing in Lithuania. Christmas trees showed up last weekend...