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442 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 424 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, 9104 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the country.

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Pope's same-sex partnership endorsement gets cold reception in Lithuania

Pope Francis sent shockwaves across the Christian world when he expressed support for same-sex partnerships in a documentary that premiered on Wednesday. However, the statement has received a muted response from Lithuania's church leadership.

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Parliament election: home voting starts, voting at special points continues

People eligible to vote at home will be able to cast their votes in the Lithuanian parliament election's runoff on Friday and Saturday, and also voting at special voting points, including hospitals, care homes and incarcerations places, continues and will end on Friday.

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Clocks to go back one hour in Lithuania

At 04:00 on Sunday, Lithuania will move the clocks back one hour.

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LRT English Newsletter: Yellow, green and red of Covid-19 in Lithuania

LRT English Newsletter – October 23, 2020

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V. Čmilytė-Nielsen: target ministries and review of alcohol advertising restrictions on the to-do list

Liberal Movement chairwoman Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen already knows what ministries her party would aim for if it were in coalition negotiations. The party is interested in the ministries of education, science and sports, environment, as well as economics and innovation. Perhaps also the Ministry of Healthcare.

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Rail Baltica plans include evaluation for potential new airport between Vilnius and Kaunas

A specialist team from UAB Sweco Lietuva and DB Engineering & Consulting GMbH hired by AB LTG Infra has selected four alternative routes for the Rail Baltica railway from Vilnius to Kaunas, with one of them being chosen as being the best match for meeting transportation needs, and as having the lowest environmental footprint.

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Lithuania's post-pandemic direction: eyes on Russia and Eastern Europe

Russia and the eastern neighbourhood are Lithuania’s top foreign policy priorities, even in a global pandemic, writes Justinas Mickus at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

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Lithuania sets up annual prize for Belarusian dissident journalists

The Lithuanian Union of Journalists, the Lithuanian Society of Journalists and the family of MP Kazys Starkevičius have established a 1,000-euro Hope and Freedom Prize for Belarusian journalists.

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Three of 5 new coronavirus fatalities recorded in Siauliai County

Three of Lithuania's five latest coronavirus fatalities were elderly residents of Siauliai County who had underlying health issues, the National Public Health Center (NPHC) said on Thursday.

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Pandemic teaches creative thinking: a company celebration on hotel balconies

How do you maintain a sense of community in your team when your staff are working remotely and you cannot organise group celebrations or trips? The personnel department at iToGroup faced a difficult challenge – finding a format to replace typical events.

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Lithuania has enough coronavirus tests for two months

Lithuania has at least a two months' supply of reagents, a chemical compound used for coronavirus tests, according to the National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory.

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Lithuania has a 2-month supply of coronavirus reagents

Lithuania currently has at least a two months' supply of reagents for coronavirus diagnostic tests, the National Public Health Surveillance Laboratory said.

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BNN ANALYSES | Lithuanian government muddles through 13th pension before Seimas election runoff

The outgoing Lithuanian Parliament and the term-ending Farmers-and-Greens-led government are mulling paying out the so-called 13th pension of 200 euros for the army of roughly 600,000 pensioners in the country. If passed, the measure would thin the budget coffers by ca 120–180 million euros yearly, which Lithuania’s Electoral Action of Poles, the Polish-ethnicity based political party and the initiator of the proposal, says could be raised through a tax on bank assets.

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Lithuania’s VDU university grants honorary doctorate to Belarus’ Alexievich

Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city, has granted Nobel Literature Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich an honorary doctorate degree, the university said on Thursday.

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  • BNN ANALYSES | Lithuanian government muddles through 13th pension before Seimas election runoff

    October 22nd

    The outgoing Lithuanian Parliament and the term-ending Farmers-and-Greens-led government are mulling paying out the so-called 13th pension of 200 euros for the army of roughly 600,000 pensioners in the country. If passed, the measure would thin the budget coffers by ca 120–180 million euros yearly, which Lithuania’s Electoral Action of Poles, the Polish-ethnicity based political party and the initiator of the proposal, says could be raised through a tax on bank assets.

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  • Vilnius distributes potassium iodide tablets weary of Astravets NPP

    October 21st

    The residents of Vilnius are being encouraged to receive potassium iodide tablets to protect themselves from the effects of radioactive iodine in case of a possible radiation disaster in the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus.

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  • Lithuanian genocide research centre voices concern about its politization

    October 20th

    The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania studies genocide, crimes against humanity and resistance to occupying powers in the Baltic country. A number of its employees have pointed to intensifying attempts to politicise the body's work, LRT.lt and Modesta Gaučaitė-Znutienė report.

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  • Lithuania includes three EU states in its self-quarantine list

    October 19th

    Lithuania has on Monday, October 19, included Bulgaria, Italy and Lichtenstein in its list of epidemiologically-unsafe countries, travellers from which have to go into self-quarantine in Lithuania, LRT reports.

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  • BNN ANALYSES: Lithuanian Conservatives win first round of election, 68 MP seats available in runoff

    October 15th

    Having temporarily sunk in anxiety with the tepid election results tricking in from the hinterlands, where the voters favoured the ruling Farmers and Greens (LFGU), the opposition Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (HU-LCD, or the Conservatives) became swiftly joyful after the results from the country’s largest cities, commenced to flow in. The Conservatives celebrated a victory in the general election’s first round on October 11, but the run-off to be held on October 25 will be decisive.

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  • Nida invites to recharge at special forest

    October 22nd

    From the end of August 2020, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts is showing The Spectral Forest – an international group exhibition of eight contemporary artists working across a range of media and themes, exploring a spectrum of histories, ecologies, and mythologies intertwined with both local and planetary woodlands.

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  • Forbes: Prof Šikšnys deserves to share the glory of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry

    October 19th

    This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry still evokes resonance not only in Lithuanian but also in the most respective foreign publications. Various world science magazines write that Prof Virginijus Šikšnys from Vilnius University (VU) should share this Nobel Prize and fame with scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and Jennifer Doudna from the University of California for discovering and developing the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.

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  • Lithuanian student in Yale: it made me rethink my personal experiences

    October 17th

    Gintarė Venzlauskaitė, a researcher at KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, who has recently obtained her PhD at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, today is already a thousand miles away. Dr Venzlauskaite is undertaking a four-month internship at one of the best in the world, Yale University in the US. A number of opportunities opened to Gintarė when she won the scholarship of Kazickas Family Foundation.

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  • Composer Antanelis passes away

    October 13th

    Lithuanian composer, architect and painter Kestutis Antanelis has passed away at the age of 69.

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  • Pulse: a project to enliven the Kaunas Ninth Fort Monument

    October 3rd

    The act by Alexandra Pirici is choreographed for a group of up to 50 performers and will take place in the open-air area of ​​the monument to the victims of Nazism of Kaunas Ninth Fort.

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