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TS-LKD International Secretary leaves the post to return to Lithuania

TS-LKD International Secretary leaves the post to return to Lithuania TS-LKD (Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats) appoints Dr. Žygimantas Pavilionis as the new International Secretary of the party. He replaces Ms. Gintarė Narkevičiūtė, who successfully held this position for over five years.

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Rekindled train wagon debate calls into question planned size for Zapad 2017

Rekindled train wagon debate calls into question planned size for Zapad 2017 Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė told journalists in Riga earlier this month (February 2017), “We are worried about the Zapad 2017 exercise, during which concentrations of extremely large and aggressive forces will demonstrate [Russian] preparations for war with the West”.

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PM seeks Germany's support on power grid synchronization, Belarus' N-plant

PM seeks Germany's support on power grid synchronization, Belarus' N-plant Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis plans to focus on energy issues, such as the planned synchronization of the Baltic power transmission grids with the Western European system and the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, during Thursday's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

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Lithuania has increased its military spending dramatically in recent years

Dalia Grybauskaitė met with U.S. Senator Richard Durbin. The President and the Senator discussed challenges to regional and transatlantic security, defense cooperation between Lithuania and the United States and strengthening the transatlantic bond.

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International Vilnius Book Fair opens in Vilnius

International Vilnius Book Fair opens in Vilnius An annual international book fair, one of the key cultural events in Lithuania, is kicking off at the Litexpo exhibition center in Vilnius on Thursday.

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Lithuania World leader in 4G LTE availability

Lithuania World leader in 4G LTE availability The OpenSignal project, which measures access to services provided by mobile operates, found that 84.73% of Lithuania has access to 4G internet coverage, the highest level in Europe. According to data from the project, the Netherlands and Norway rank ...

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Lithuania strongly maintains non-recognition policy of illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea

Lithuania will consistently maintain the non-recognition policy of the illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea, maintain the EU and international sanctions against the Russian Federation, Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on the third ...

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PM Skvernelis in Germany to meet with Chancellor Merkel

PM Skvernelis in Germany to meet with Chancellor Merkel Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday to discuss the EU's agenda, as well as energy and security issues.

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Energmin sees some positive shift in Latvia's stance on Belarus' N-plant

Energmin sees some positive shift in Latvia's stance on Belarus' N-plant Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas says that an agreement has been reached with Latvia to appoint a group of experts to look at possible ways of blocking electricity from Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, which could signal a positive shift in the neighboring country's more reserved position toward the facility under construction some 50 kilometers from Vilnius.

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Ruling party's mayor in Panevėžys district suspected of abuse of office

Ruling party's mayor in Panevėžys district suspected of abuse of office Lithuania's Special Investigation Service (SIS) has brought suspicions of abuse of office against Panevėžys District Mayor Povilas Zagunis of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) as part of a probe into the local authority's public procurement activities.

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Peculiar Path from Las Vegas to Lithuania

Peculiar Path from Las Vegas to Lithuania Imagine that one day you pack your suitcase and utterly alone fly out for a month to an unfamiliar country located on the other side of the world. Sounds crazy, but catchy, doesn’t it?

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Lithuanian watchdog to ask for explanation from Russia's TVC over hatred-inciting content

Lithuanian watchdog to ask for explanation from Russia's TVC over hatred-inciting content Lithuania's media watchdog will ask for explanation from Russia-registered broadcaster TV Tsentr over a TV program containing incitement to hatred and defamation of the state.

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Seimas has yet to show its true face

Seimas has yet to show its true face

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Psychological support must be available to Lithuanian military personnel - MP

Psychological support must be available to Lithuanian military personnel - MP Timely psychological support has to be available to members of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence, said on Wednesday, commenting on the news that a military intelligence captain had committed suicide while on duty.

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Lithuanian PM wishes to give every household a present – a national flag

Lithuanian PM wishes to give every household a present – a national flag On the occasion of commemoration of Centenary of Restoration of the State of Lithuania, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, on his private initiative, wishes to give every household of Lithuania, which cannot afford to buy it, a present – a flag of the ...

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  • Ihned.cz: Czech soldiers have conflict with police in Lithuania

    February 21st

    Five Czech soldiers, currently on a three-month training in Lithuania, had a conflict with the police in the Klaipeda port when they wanted to enter a night club while drunk, server IHNED.cz writes yesterday referring to the Lithuanian police and Russian and Lithuanian media. The guards did not want to let them in and they called in police when the soldiers started to be aggressive.

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  • Lithuanian brewer Svyturys-Utenos Alus to sack 20 employees in Klaipeda

    February 9th

    Lithuania's beer market leader Svyturys -Utenos Alus, which is part of Carlsberg, one of the world's largest beer groups, will sack 20 employees out of the 57 in Klaipeda.

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  • Leveling Out

    February 6th

    As the new Lithuanian government urges emigres to return home, the education of their children moves center stage, with promising results. Even locals would probably admit that Taurage a town in the southwestern part of Lithuania, in close proximity to the Russian border is a pretty tedious place, ridden with social problems and notorious for its bootleg alcohol and tobacco sales.

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  • News Briefs - " January 25, 2017

    January 26th

    A U.S. Army truck has collided with a private van in southwestern Poland, hospitalizing two Poles. It is the third recent accident involving a U.S. Army vehicle in Poland where American troops are being deployed as a deterrent force toward a belligerent Russia.

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  • Germans, Belgians land in Lithuania for NATO deployment

    January 25th

    The first group of German and Belgian troops arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday, part of a NATO move to reinforce its eastern flank in a bid to deter a militarily resurgent Russia. A group of German officers landed in the Baltic state's capital Vilnius to coordinate the deployment of a 1,200-strong battalion that will include forces from several NATO members.

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