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Doubts from central bank about 2020 budget bill

The government's 2020 budget bill projects a significant amount of questionable revenue from improved tax administration, which may lead to a worse-than-planned general government balance and raises serious doubts as to the draft budget's compliance with the fiscal discipline rules, the country's central bank has said.

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Belarus sending deputy PM to state funeral of 1863-64 insurgents in Vilnius

Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko will represent his country in Friday's ceremony of reburial of the remains of the 1863-1864 uprising commanders and participants in Vilnius, Belarus' Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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Polish president to visit Vilnius for reburial of anti-Tsarist fighters

Polish President Andrzej Duda, and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, is expected to arrive for a working visit in Lithuania on Thursday, the Lithuanian president's office said on Monday.

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Danish company picks 3 Lithuanian districts for wind farms

European Energy, a Danish company that is planning to build wind power farms with a total capacity of around 500 megawatts (MW) in Lithuania, has founded three companies whose names show that it has chosen the districts of Raseiniai, Anyksciai and Rokiskis for its project.

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Constitutional court should change position on dual citizenship, expat Lithuanian leader says

Dalia Henke, the chair of the Lithuanian World Community, has proposed making dual citizenship available to more people, even though a referendum on the issue failed earlier this year.

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EaP countries plan to sign regional roaming agreement in 2020

… held in the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius, Trend reports on Nov. 18 … Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassador to Lithuania Tamerlan Garayev also took part … meeting was organized by the Lithuanian Communications Regulatory Authority together with …

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SEB bank shares drop following money laundering suspicions in Baltics

Swedish banking giant SEB AB has seen its stock value sink by 15 percent as it awaits a programme by the Swedish public broadcaster over suspected money laundering in the Baltics, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

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Social democrats oppose Lithuanian expat constituency as unconstitutional

The Social Democratic Party of Lithuania (LSDP) has appealed the decision to establish a separate election constituency for Lithuanians living abroad.

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Lithuanian universities ‘fortresses’ competing for funds, say experts

Lithuanian universities are like closed fortresses competing with each other for government funds, which ultimately hinders cooperation and impedes progress, say scientists at the annual World Lithuanian Symposium on Arts and Sciences taking place in Kaunas.

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Georgian ambassador's rent arrears damage diplomats' reputation – Lithuanian MFA

Former Georgian ambassador Khatuna Salukvadze's rent arrears damage diplomats' reputation, Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

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Freed Norwegian Berg flies back home to Norway

Norwegian citizen Frode Berg was flown to Norway from Lithuania on Saturday and is at an undisclosed location in eastern Norwat with his family, according to local media reports.

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Turto Bankas to hold workshops on vacated Lukiskes prison

Lithuania's state enterprise Turto Bankas (Property Bank) plans to hold creative workshops next year on the use of territory of the vacated prison in central Vilnius.

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Tsar-era in prison in Vilnius to be transformed via creative workshops

Lithuania’s state enterprise Turto Bankas (Property Bank) will hold workshops next year to decide on the future use of the vacant prison in central Vilnius.

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Tsarist-era prison in Vilnius to be transformed via creative workshops

Lithuania’s state enterprise Turto Bankas (Property Bank) will hold workshops next year to decide on the future use of the vacant prison in central Vilnius.

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People in Baltic states feel safe, survey shows

People's sense of security in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania has improved in recent years, according to a recent survey.

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  • Latest Lithuanian films and projects to compete in Tallinn

    November 15th

    Lithuania joins Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) with a rich line-up and a growing delegation of Lithuanian film professionals. 12 Lithuanian films and co-productions will be screened at this year’s programme, with the world premiere of Jurgis Matulevičius’ debut film “Isaac” (lit. Izaokas) being one of the most awaited events, Lithuanian film center informs.

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  • Restored first colour Lithuanian film has its world premiere in Washington

    November 6th

    As Lithuanian films are receiving more and more recognition at international film festivals, the Lithuanian film heritage is also being screened in various programs. On November 3rd the world premiere of the first colour Lithuanian film “March! March! Tra-ta-ta!” (lit. Marš! Marš! Tra-ta-ta!, 1964) by dir. Raimondas Vabalas took place at National Gallery of Art in Washington. The film was restored specially for this occasion, the Lithuanian film center writes in a press release.

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  • Government lets Vilnius school work under English education program

    October 30th

    Lithuania's government on Wednesday allowed a Vilnius-based private British school to work under the English national education program.

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  • Two Lithuanian films to have world premieres at DOK Leipzig

    October 28th

    DOK Leipzig, an international festival for documentary and animated film which kicks off today sheds light on Lithuanian films. Two films will have its world premieres at the festival: “Exemplary Behaviour” (lit. Pavyzdingas elgesys), a documentary by Audrius Mickevičius and Nerijus Mileris and “One life” (lit. Vienas gyvenimas), a short film by Marija Stonytė, Lithuanian film centre writes in a press release.

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  • Hotel in Vilnius succeeded in prestigious Surface Travel Awards

    October 23rd

    The 17th-century mansion-turned-hotel located in Vilnius Old Town was named the winner in the large international hotels’ category of this year’s Surface Travel Awards. The hotel was praised for being “a model for integrating historical authenticity with contemporary design.” 

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