read news from and about Lithuania in English

Stay up-to-date with our news portal, check the sources below.



 

Latest news

Tall Blacks go down fighting to Lithuania

Tall Blacks go down fighting to Lithuania The Tall Blacks have gone down 88-58 to Lithuania overnight on Wednesday in their final preparation game before the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila next month. The Kiwis were competitive for much of the match against the No 3-ranked side ...

Continue reading →

Basketball: Tall Blacks downed by Lithuania

The world number three ranked team Lithuania bared its teeth in an 88-58 win over the Tall Blacks in Kleipeda last night. In what was the final preparation game ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila next month, Head Coach Paul ...

Continue reading →

Darling Tinycamper from Lithuania starts at just 7K

In the world of backpacking, minimalism is a hot topic because a hiker has to carry everything on their back. When it comes to traveling with a trailer—whether you call it “caravaning” or “RVing” or simply “camping”—minimalism also comes into play ...

Continue reading →

Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania minister: EU will be 'weakened' by Britain's exit

Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania minister: EU will be 'weakened' by Britain's exit Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius warned Wednesday that the European Union will be losing one of its strongest voices standing up to Russian aggression following Britain's vote last week to leave the 28-nation bloc. In remarks at the ...

Continue reading →

'Wake up and smell the coffee': Lithuanian president delivers harsh warning to EU

'Wake up and smell the coffee': Lithuanian president delivers harsh warning to EU The European Union has been told to "Wake up and smell the coffee" after Britain voted to leave the bloc. The call was made by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite as she arrived for a European Council summit in Brussels. She told reporters ...

Continue reading →

WW2 Jewish escape tunnel uncovered in Lithuania's Ponar forest

WW2 Jewish escape tunnel uncovered in Lithuania's Ponar forest A tunnel dug out with spoons by Jewish prisoners escaping Nazi captors in World War Two has been uncovered in Lithuania's Ponar forest. The prisoners were from the so-called Burning Brigade, who were forced to burn corpses to cover up Nazi atrocities ...

Continue reading →

Lithuania Removes Restrictions on Russian TV Channels After EU Warning

Lithuania Removes Restrictions on Russian TV Channels After EU Warning VILNIUS (Sputnik) — In early 2014, Russian RTR Planeta and NTV Mir Lithuania were relegated to a paid service due to allegations of incitement of ethnic hatred. In January 2015, broadcasts by the Ren-TV Baltiya Russian TV channel was suspended ...

Continue reading →

Opinion: EU's big fault lines exposed by Brexit

Opinion: EU's big fault lines exposed by Brexit Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union has exposed big fault lines inside the bloc. Unless the divisions are overcome as soon as possible, the markets will pounce on the euro, having already done so on the British pound. Uncertainty over when and how to negotiate Britain’s exit from the EU will lead to paralysis inside the bloc that Euroskeptic movements will exploit. The yawning gap between citizens, leaders, and the EU institutions will widen. And resentment could build up between the big and small member states.

Continue reading →

New tech reveals forgotten Holocaust escape tunnel in Lithuania

New tech reveals forgotten Holocaust escape tunnel in Lithuania An international research team has located a forgotten tunnel in Lithuania dug by Jewish prisoners trying to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. A team of archaeologists and mapmakers from ...

Continue reading →

Marriott targets Lithuania for more hotels

Marriott targets Lithuania for more hotels US hotel giant Marriott is looking at opening new hotels in a number of cities around Lithuania.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by https://www.paysera.com/pay/?data=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&sign=508612532f449744bc63384337149062" target="_blank">clicking here.

Continue reading →

Lithuania aims to lure Chinese tea giant

Lithuania aims to lure Chinese tea giant Lithuania is aiming to entice China’s biggest tea grower to set up operations in the country.

Continue reading →

Archaeologists discover tunnel used by Jews to escape Nazis in Lithuania

Archaeologists discover tunnel used by Jews to escape Nazis in Lithuania An international team of archaeologists has located a tunnel in Lithuania used by Jewish prisoners to escape the Nazis during World War II.

Continue reading →

Lithuania's property developer Eika eyes stock market

Lithuania's property developer Eika is looking for new investors and is considering setting up a commercial real estate project management company that would possibly float its shares on the stock exchange, Verslo Zinios reported on June 29th, cites ...

Continue reading →

Tunnel used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazis found in Lithuania

Tunnel used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazis found in Lithuania An international research team has located a tunnel in Lithuania used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazis during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The team from Israel, the U.S., Canada and Lithuania used mineral and ...

Continue reading →

Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

The authority said Wednesday the team from Israel, the U.S., Canada and Lithuania used mineral and oil exploration scanning technology to pinpoint the tunnel. The 35-meter (115-foot) long tunnel is located in the Ponar forest, known today as Paneriai, ...

Continue reading →

LRT

Bank of Lithuania

Lithuania Tribune

Economist

  • The appeal of the euro: SELL signals

    May 12th

    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The war within Fly Title:  The appeal of the euro Location:  VILNIUS Main image:  Another blissful day in the euro zone Rubric:  Joining the euro is still attractive to some Another blissful day in the euro zone HAS the euro crisis dissuaded other countries from adopting the single currency? Not a bit of it. Since 2009, when euro-zone GDP shrank by 5%, four countries—Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (let’s call them the “SELLs”) have joined. Their experience suggests that the euro still has its benefits, but also some familiar risks. Many thought that joining the euro would spur the SELLs’ foreign trade, by removing the friction of exchanging currencies. The Slovakian central bank, for example, predicted a boost of 50%. That was wildly over-optimistic: the euro has made little difference to Slovakia’s imports and exports. The problem may have been a confusion of cause and effect. ...

    Read More

  • The view from Vilnius: The link between pro-austerity and anti-Brexit

    April 27th

    IN RECENT years one of the most divisive issues in economics has been whether or not you see the Baltics as a success. When the financial crisis hit they decided to pursue what the IMF called "unprecedented fiscal and nominal-wage adjustment", in an attempt to preserve their currency pegs with the euro. A long debate has ensued as to whether the Baltics were right to do what they did, and whether countries like Greece, Portugal and Spain have anything to learn from them. Cue reams of graphs about output gaps, exchange-rate competitiveness and nominal-wage rigidity. I have been in Lithuania reporting on another story. Happily, Lithuania's economic and financial elite are now willing to talk about what they did during the crisis. The arguments they put forward are fairly convincing. The first concerns naked economics. When the crisis hit all the Baltics were "euroised", i.e. banking-system liabilities were heavily denominated in euros. The IMF has data on the proportion of private-sector loans denominated in foreign currency. The figures for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2010 were 90%, 90% and 80% respectively (i.e., high).Some economists say that the Baltics should have let their currencies devalue. Economists in Vilnius counter that had they allowed the currency to devalue, a banking-system crisis would have ensued (because the cost in litas of serving euro debt ...

    Read More

Topix

  • EU to remain united despite Brexit: Lithuanian president

    June 28th

    Vilnius, June 28 : Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has said that Britain's exit from the European Union is an unprecedented case but this will, however, not break the union. Grybauskaite met European Union ambassadors residing in Vilnius on Monday.

    Read More

  • EU to remain united despite Brexit: Lithuanian president

    June 28th

    Vilnius, June 28 - Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has said that Britain's exit from the European Union is an unprecedented case but this will, however, not break the union. Grybauskaite met European Union ambassadors residing in Vilnius on Monday.

    Read More

  • Europe's regional airports meet in Vilnius

    June 27th

    In the context of the Conference, a special Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate ceremony was organised to mark the accreditation of Vilnius Airport at Level 1 Mapping. Gediminas Almantas, CEO Lithuanian Airports, receiving the certificate for Vilnius Airport from Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE.

    Read More

  • Spotlight / History75th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Holocaust On or ...

    June 23rd

    June 1941 marked the beginning of a dark episode in Lithuania's history: amid World War II and the occupation of the country by Nazi Germany, on or about June 23 the slaughter of nearly the entire Jewish population of Lithuania began. Lithuania's Jews had lived in the country for hundreds of years and, in the capital, Vilnius , had created a center of Jewish cultural life in eastern Europe that had lasted for 150 years.

    Read More

  • Airports in the news - Summer 2016

    June 22nd

    Passenger numbers at Avinor's airports increased by 2.7% in Q1 2016, driven by strong growth in international traffic. Norway's Avinor is to invest in an upgrade of its existing ATM system, and enter the iTEC alliance in collaboration with NATS.

    Read More

EUBusiness

Delfi

Other sources

GET IN TOUCH.

We are always excited to hear from you or if you know new sources!