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Fatigue, memory and concentration loss – Lithuanians report lingering post-Covid symptoms

A tenth of Lithuanians experienced symptoms that linger well after recovery from Covid-19, a survey by Kaunas Clinics su...

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Lithuanian politicians call Russian elections ‘farce’

Lithuanian politicians have called the Russian State Duma elections last weekend a "farce" aimed at legitimising the cou...

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Manuscript of May 3rd Constitution to be displayed in Vilnius

The manuscripts of the Constitution of 3 May 1791 and the Mutual Pledge will be exhibited at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius in October, Lithuania's Culture Ministry announced on Monday.

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Minister: Vilnius Airport building must be demolished

Built seven decades ago, Vilnius Airport's main arrival terminal does not meet today's needs, therefore, it should be demolished and a new building should be built, Lithuanian Transport Minister Marius Skuodis says.

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Foreign Ministry: Russian vote took place amid restrictions on civil, political rights

VILNIUS, Sep 20, BNS – The State Duma elections took place in the context of restrictions on civil and political rights, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Monday in a statement on Russia's parliamentary vote that ended on Sunday.

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Manuscript of Lithuanian–Polish constitution to be displayed in Vilnius

The manuscripts of the Constitution of May 3, 1791  will be exhibited at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in V...

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Minister suggests demolishing Soviet-era Vilnius Airport building

Vilnius Airport should demolish its Soviet-era arrivals terminal because it is antiquated and “does not fit Lithuania's ...

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Lithuanian customs sign contract with Chinese tech firm despite security concerns

The Lithuanian Customs Department has signed a contract with the Warsaw branch of China's Nuctech on the installation of...

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Another medic in Lithuania commits suicide

A doctor from the Republican Vilnius University Hospital committed suicide last week, sources told on Monday.

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Customs sign contract with China's Nuctech on border scanners

The Lithuanian Customs Department has signed a contract with the Warsaw branch of China's Nuctech on the installation of X-ray equipment at the Kena customs office on the border with Belarus.

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Celebrating autumn equinox in Kernavė the pagan way – photos

A group of enthusiasts celebrated the beginning of astronomical autumn with bonfires and pagan rituals in Lithuania's Ke...

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Travel update: Lithuania adds Latvia to red list

Lithuania has updated its weekly travel restrictions, adding Latvia, Luxembourg, and Romania to the red list.

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Four migrants found dead on Poland-Belarus border

Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish ...

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 745 new cases, 15 deaths

Lithuania has registered 745 new coronavirus infections and 15 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the country'...

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Lithuania's biggest opposition party issues ultimatum to PM over pandemic, migrant crisis

Lithuania's biggest opposition party, the Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽZ), is threatening the conservative prime ministe...

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  • Small country with a huge startup: the success of CoinGate

    September 19th

    Silicon Valley is no longer synonymous with innovation. More and more small countries are entering the fintech arena as successful startups emerge outside the big nations. In the list of the 62 most startup-friendly countries of 2021, 28 are the small countries: Malta, Israel, Switzerland, and Lithuania to name a few.

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  • Some firms say Chinese partners refuse to renew contracts

    September 18th

    Some Lithuanian companies working with China say that their partners in China are not renewing or concluding new contracts amid worsening relations between Vilnius and Beijing, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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  • Lithuanian startup committed to facing the truth and fixing reality

    September 16th

    The most recent edition of the Digiconomist Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index found that the total Bitcoin carbon footprint exceeds the total greenhouse gas emission reductions of electric vehicles. In other words – Bitcoin mining erases the environmental benefits of all e-vehicles globally.

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  • Taiwanese delegation to visit Lithuania in late October

    September 14th

    A Taiwanese delegation of officials and business people will visit Lithuania in late October, Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

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  • Finance minister: economic growth allows increasing pensions and public sector wages

    September 11th

    Lithuania’s 2022 budget bill provides for more rapid increases in pensions, social security allocations and wages in the public sector, which will be possible due to the expected economic growth, Finance Minister has said.

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  • Palanga Airport begins major reconstruction works

    September 9th

    Minister for transport Marius Skuodis in Palanga airport together with representatives from Palanga city municipality and Lithuanian airports announced the start of reconstruction of Palanga airport. Starting from Monday, the 6th September, Palanga airport is closed for a minimum period of 45 days, during which runway, taxiway and platform will be modernized, aircraft ramp will be reconstructed, illumination systems and utility network will be modernized.

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  • YIT and BTA agreed to invest 120 million EUR in rental apartments

    September 9th

    BTA Baltic Insurance Company, a part of the Vienna Insurance Group, has agreed with the Finnish construction company and developer YIT to establish a joint venture and co-invest a total of EUR 120 million in rental apartments in the Baltics. The seed portfolio consisting of ca. 500 apartments worth ca. 65m EUR will be acquired by the JV (Joint Venture) as the first step in a forward funding deal. The international real estate consulting firm Newsec in the Baltics advised YIT in the transaction, which is the largest residential rental deal in the Baltic so far.

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  • Taiwanese up spending in Lithuania’s online stores as ties grow stronger

    September 8th

    Taiwanese consumers have increased their spending in Lithuania’s online stores considerably amid growing ties between Lithuania and Taiwan, which Beijing considers an inalienable part of China.

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  • Finance Minister: budget deficit may be smaller than planned this year

    September 5th

    Lithuania’s general government deficit this year will be somewhat smaller than the planned rate of 6.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste has said, adding that next year, the deficit may exceed the projected rate of 3.5 percent due to the migration crisis and the ongoing pandemic, the Verslo Zinios business daily reported on Thursday.

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  • Tripartite Council fails to agree on minimum wage increase

    September 3rd

    Lithuania’s Tripartite Council, which brings together the government, employers and trade unions, on Friday failed to agree on the increase of minimum wage from January 1, 2022.

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Delfi Culture

  • Restored Ziezmariai synagogue opens its doors

    September 19th

    The restored wooden synagogue in Ziezmariai in Lithuania's Kaisiadorys District is opening its doors on Friday.

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  • Remains of three WWII victims found to be handed over to US

    September 19th

    The remains of three WWII American pilots found in Lithuania will be handed over to the United States on Thursday.

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  • Art photographer Rakauskas passes away

    September 16th

    Well-known Lithuanian art photographer Romualdas Rakauskas has died at the age of 80.

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  • Kaunas 2022 will reveal its programme during special Forum

    September 15th

    Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022, is preparing for an extraordinary event: in September, the European Capital of Culture year-long program, put together with many partners, will be unveiled. At the international press conference on September 22, the details of the programs of Kaunas 2022 and other European Capitals of Culture – Esch 2022 and Novi Sad 2022 - will be presented to the international and national audience of journalists. After the press conference, Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022 will be inviting to the fourth European Capital of Culture Forum, dedicated to a detailed review and evaluation of the Kaunas 2022 program.

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  • Lithuanian film wins award for Best Film at Venice Film Festival

    September 13th

    Piligrims, a feature-length film by Lithuanian filmmaker Laurynas Bareisa has won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, the Lithuanian Film Center said.

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