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Ekspress Grupp acquires news website Lrytas

Ekspress Grupp, the leading media group in the Baltic States, has acquired news website lrytas.lt from Lithuania’s largest newspaper Lietuvos rytas.

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Foreign Minister: Austria among first to help Lithuania repel hybrid attack by Lukashenko’s regime

Austria was one of the first countries to help Lithuania repel a hybrid attack by Alexander Lukashenko’s regime by providing assistance in an expeditious manner, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told his Austrian counterpart on Friday, the Foreign Ministry announced.

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CCTV to cover all border with Belarus by end of year

Officers of Lithuania's State Border Guard Service are expected to have full CCTV surveillance of the country's border with Belarus by the end of this year, Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite said on Friday after visiting the border.

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Baltics agree on need to raise defence spending to 3% of GDP

The three Baltic countries agree on the need to raise defence spending to 3 percent of GDP. However, Lithuania, Latvia, ...

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Lithuania to train Ukrainian battalion as part of new EU mission

Lithuania plans to train a battalion of Ukrainian troops within the framework of the European Union’s new support missio...

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Estonia’s Ekspress Grupp buys Lithuanian news website Lrytas

Ekspress Grupp, an Estonian media group that owns the Delfi news websites in the Baltic countries, has acquired the Lryt...

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Third migrant loses leg to cold after crossing into Lithuania

An Egyptian national who crossed into Lithuania from Belarus was admitted to a hospital, where his leg was amputated on ...

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Vilnius' resident diagnosed with dengue fever after trip to East Africa

A resident of Vilnius has been diagnosed with dengue fever after returning home from a trip to East Africa, the National Public Health Centre said on Friday.

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Nigerian asylum seeker injures two center staff members

An Nigerian asylum seeker, 19, has injured two specialists at the foreigners' registration center in Lithuania's western city of Kybartai, using a homemade knife.

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With food inflation in Lithuania at 36%, economist calls for profit study

Food prices remain stubbornly high in Lithuania. The annual price change stood at 36 percent in November. Economist Tada...

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Deputy Defence Minister steps down

Deputy Minister of National Defence Vilius Semeška has stepped down from the position after two years in office.

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Conservatives will select new chair of Budget Committee next week

The Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD) next week will select a new chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Budget and Finance after MP Mykolas Majauskas was expelled from the party and resigned as committee chair. The politician was expelled from the party for supporting value added tax (VAT) amendments that had not been harmonised with the Government.

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Vilnius completes removal of Soviet sculptures from Antakalnis Cemetery

Six grey granite statues of Soviet World War Two soldiers have been removed from the Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius, the...

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Lithuanian deputy defence minister steps down

Vilius Semeška is stepping down as Lithuania’s deputy defence minister.

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Lithuania’s LRT and Latvia’s LTV join forces to bring Baltic art scenes closer together

Lithuania’s LRT PLIUS channel and Latvia’s LTV are stepping up cooperation to better inform audiences in both countries ...

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  • EC projects record fall in 2021 VAT gap for Lithuania

    December 9th

    In 2021, Lithuania’s value-added tax (VAT) gap has narrowed down most remarkably over the entire period of its calculation, the Ministry of Finance said, referring to the European Commission’s (EC) recent report.

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  • Finance Minister: China was never a significant economic partner for us

    December 8th

    Minister of Finance Gintarė Skaistė notes that China has never been a major economic partner for Lithuania and any trade losses can be offset by developing business ties with other countries. Relations between Lithuania and China deteriorated after the Taiwanese Representative Office was opened in Vilnius in 2021 and this move led to economic and political pressure by Beijing against Lithuania.

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  • Energy Minister: jump in electricity prices caused by three factors

    December 8th

    With electricity prices rising again, Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys says that the increase is due to lower generation in the region affected by three factors, yet these disturbances are temporary and the price increases should moderate.

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  • Landsbergis on EC's WTO request: it's another message to China

    December 7th

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has welcomed the European Union’s request to set up a WTO panel over China's economic coercion against Lithuania, saying that it’s another message to China that the EU would defend its member states from this country's economic coercion

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  • In November, economic sentiment indicator decreased

    December 7th

    The economic sentiment indicator, i.e. confidence of economic actors – producers, consumers and investors – in Lithuania’s economy, decreased from minus 10.9 to minus 11.9 percent. The economic sentiment indicator is deteriorating for the sixth month (since June), reports Statistics Lithuania.

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  • Third commercial attaché to Germany appointed

    December 6th

    The Ministry of the Economy and Innovation has announced that Inga Rovbutas, an expert in corporate and tax law, has been appointed the third commercial attaché in Germany. She joins Lina Gudelionytė-Gylienė and Arūnas Šarka.

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  • Volume of retail trade down by 3% in October

    December 6th

    In October 2022, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.8% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU, compared with September 2022, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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  • Earnings increased in all counties

    December 5th

    In Q3 2022, the gap in monthly earnings between Vilnius region and the rest of Lithuania stood at EUR 345.7, shows data published by Statistics Lithuania.

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  • Unemployment stood at 6.1% in October

    December 4th

    In October 2022, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 6.5%, down from 6.6% in September 2022 and from 7.3% in October 2021. The EU unemployment rate was 6.0% in October 2022, down from 6.1% in September 2022 and from 6.6% in October 2021. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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  • Royal HaskoningDHV to devise master plans for Lithuanian Airports development

    December 3rd

    Lithuanian Airports has carried out an international public procurement procedure for the preparation of master plans and feasibility studies. The study, which will outline development options for the coming decades, will be prepared by Royal HaskoningDHV from the Netherlands under the contract worth EUR 824 thousand (excluding VAT), Lithuanian Airports said.

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