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Lithuania's Small Planet Airlines adds A320 as summer season peaks

Lithuania's Small Planet Airlines adds A320 as summer season peaks Lithuanian leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines has added one more Airbus A320 to its fleet as summer tour operator contracts peak. The airline's fleet comprises 18 A320s and four A321s, all of which are booked for the summer season. “The summer ...

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Lithuanian satellite launched to space from India

Lithuanian satellite launched to space from India Lituanica SAT-2, a satellite developed by scientists of the Vilnius University (VU) and NanoAvionics company, was launched to space on a rocket from India on Friday morning.

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May's immigration offer will ease tensions among Lithuanians in UK

May's immigration offer will ease tensions among Lithuanians in UK The proposal by UK Prime Minister Theresa May for European Union (EU) citizens present in the country should ease tensions among the Lithuanians living in great Britain, says Daiva Asanavičiūtė, the leader of the local Lithuanian community.

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Married men to become diacons for 1st time in Lithuania

Married men to become diacons for 1st time in Lithuania Lithuania's Catholic Church will for the first time ordain married men as deacons, Kauno Diena daily said.

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President calls for more sanctions for Russia over situation in eastern Ukraine

President calls for more sanctions for Russia over situation in eastern Ukraine The West should expand sanctions for Russia amid the situation in eastern Ukraine, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė stated on Thursday.

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Lawyer appointed to head election watchdog

Lawyer appointed to head election watchdog The Lithuanian parliament has appointed Laura Matjošaitytė, deputy to incumbent chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, to head the election watchdog. The commission was approved two members short of its full line-up.

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Hyperloop One representatives: Lithuania might be part of the project

Hyperloop One representatives: Lithuania might be part of the project In Los Angeles, Minister of Economy Mindaugas Sinkevičius visited one of the most advanced global companies — Hyperloop One — which is engaged in creating a new generation transport system. At the meeting, the company’s representatives presented the technology and vision they are working on: to connect Scandinavia and the Baltic States as well as Poland and Germany via the Hyperloop One transport corridor; they also proposed that Lithuania could participate in this process Ministry of Economy reported.

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Minister of Defence notes increased military activity in Baltic Sea region

Minister of Defence notes increased military activity in Baltic Sea region Military activity in the Baltic Sea region has recently heightened, however, the situation is under control, says Lithuania's Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis.

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Lithuania hands note to Belarus over airspace violation

Lithuania hands note to Belarus over airspace violation Lithuania's Foreign Ministry on Thursday handed a diplomatic note to Belarus over violation of its airspace, calling to explanation over the incident and urging to prevent such incidents in the future.

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Lithuania rejects legalization of same-sex 'marriage'

Lithuania rejects legalization of same-sex 'marriage' June 22, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) rejected a proposal last week for legalization of same-sex partnerships put forth mostly by members of the liberal faction. Twenty-nine members of Seimas voted in support for the ...

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Purchases by Klaipeda FEZ companies exceeded EUR 200 million in Lithuania

In 2016, investors operating in KlaipA-da Free Economic Zone purchased goods and services for EUR 200,5 mln from Lithuanian suppliers, 1,9% more than a year ago.

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Growth in foreign trade imports led to a current account deficit in the first quarter

Balance of Payments of the Republic of Lithuania for Q1 2017

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Lithuania invests in defence modernisation

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait pointed out during the press conference that her country's army was modernising with German equipment. Lithuania is acquiring PzH 2000 155 mm armoured howitzers from the German Army, which has provided ...

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The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will witness celebration of the centennial of the restored state of Lithuania

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will witness celebration of the centennial of the restored state of Lithuania The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will call the entire world to witness our celebration of the centennial of the restored state of Lithuania. A special centennial edition of an Olympic Team collection for the opening and closing ceremonies ...

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How this cute map of LGBTI-friendly Vilnius, Lithuania inspired real change

How this cute map of LGBTI-friendly Vilnius, Lithuania inspired real change In 2012, a brave gay guy asked local businesses in Vilnius, Lithuania to show rainbow stickers in their windows. Thus, the idea for the Friendly Vilnius map was born. The guide lists all the city's LGBTI-friendly venues, and five years on, is ...

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  • NATO Chief visited Lithuania

    June 21st

    On Tuesday, 20 th June, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg observed a river crossing by Allied forces and then met troops taking part in Exercise Iron Wolf, in Lithuania, in Rukla.

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  • NATO holds a drill in defending the Baltics’ weak spot

    June 21st

    Lithuania in co-operation with its NATO Allies carried out the first large-scale defensive drill on the border with Poland rehearsing for a possible scenario where Russia might try to cut-off the Baltics from the rest of NATO.

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  • Lithuanian Seimas passed restrictions aimed at alcohol consumption

    June 2nd

    World Health Organization recently put Lithuania among the countries with the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in Europe and Lithuanian Parliament is determined to change the situation with a new wave of stricter measures.

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  • Hackers publish private photos from beauty surgery clinic

    June 2nd

    Hacker group Tsar Team stole personal records and photos of patients from data system of Lithuanian clinic ‘Beauty Surgery’ and put them up for sale already in April, but then posted only several hundred victims’ data on Tor network.

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  • Lithuanian Special Operation Forces

    June 1st

    Lithuanian Special Operation Forces, after forging close ties with their American colleagues in Afghanistan, today are country’s best strategic hope if Russia tries to destabilize their homeland.

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  • U.S. Secretary of Defence visits Lithuania

    May 10th

    U.S. Secretary of Defence did not comment on Patriot deployment in Lithuania during his visit in Vilnius, on Wednesday, confirming steadfast NATO’s contribution to the security of the Baltics States.

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  • Ukrainian and Lithuanian FM meet in Vilnius

    April 25th

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister met his Lithuanian counterpart in Vilnius on Monday amid a monitor’s death in Ukraine’s rebel-held east, and further highlighted security issues.

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  • Fire at the Hill of Crosses

    April 11th

      Lithuanian landmark Hill of Crosses was for a short time on fire, on Monday, but firemen quickly localised it.

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  • Lithuanian President on US striking Syria

    April 7th

    ‘Assad and Russia must know the red lines on what is allowed and what is not', said Dalia Grybauskaitė after reporter asked her if the attack would not develop into a broader conflict. ‘I think the opposite’, responded Grybauskaitė.  

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  • State Security on threats posed by Russia

    April 4th

    Lithuanian State Security Department said on Monday in Vilnius that Russia has developed the capacities to launch an attack on the Baltic States with as little as 24 hours' notice.

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  • Lithuania: Belarusian nuclear plant is threat to safety

    June 15th

    VILNIUS, Lithuania - Lithuania on Thursday called a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus a threat to the Baltic republic. Lithuanian lawmakers voted to declare that the plant in Atsravets, some 50 kilometers south of Vilnius, poses a threat to the environment, living standards and public health.

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  • Common Sense Instead of Russophobia

    June 13th

    When one would like to understand the real nature of the Russian threat, a better place to start than the scandals surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump and his entourage would be the notes of those who are dealing with Russia and its thousand faces on a daily basis. Take Lithuania, for example, a place I recently visited.

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  • Baltic states could have 2 LNG terminals

    June 9th

    In his words, the two terminals would supplement each other along with the Incukalns gas storage facility in Latvia, reports LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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  • Firm setting up electric car charging network in Lithuania

    June 8th

    Elektromobiliai, the owner of the autoPildyk chain of electric vehicle charging stations, has built new stations in the Curonian Spit resort of Nida and will soon open one in the seaside resort town of Palanga as it moves forward with plans to electrify more Lithuanian cities and towns, LETA/BNS reported according to the business daily Verslo Zinios.... Read more...

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  • FEPORT Releases Strategic Roadmap for Future

    June 6th

    Federation of European Private Port Operators and Terminals members have exchanged about the strategic roadmap of the organization for the three coming years in in Klaipeda at their General Assembly gathering. They have also commented the adoption of the Ports Regulation and the General Block Exemption Regulation .

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