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Lithuania moving toward de facto universal military service – minister

Due to demographic changes, Lithuania will likely have to conscript all young men fit to serve in the military, Defence ...

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EU sues China over sanctions against Lithuania

The European Union has launched a World Trade Organization case over China’s “discriminatory trade practices” against Li...

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Lithuanian president urges to ‘fix’ Taiwan office name

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has called on the country's ministers to “fix” the name of Taiwan's de facto embass...

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US rejects Russian demand on NATO expansion, but offers 'path' out of Ukraine crisis

The United States has rejected Russia's demand to halt further NATO expansion eastward, but offered what it called a "se...

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 10,630 new cases

Lithuania has recorded 10,630 coronavirus infections and nine deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, official stat...

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Disney+ to launch in Lithuania

The streaming service Disney+ is to debut in Lithuania and several dozen other countries this summer, according to The H...

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Simonyte: we need to be ready for everything, only Putin can answer on war

Lithuania needs to get ready for all possible scenarios over Russia's military buildup near Ukraine and in Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says, adding that only Russian President Vladimir Putin can tell whether a war will take place.

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President urges to "fix" Taiwanese office name

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on the country's government to fix the name of the Taiwanese representative office so that its name sounds the same in all languages.

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10 630 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 10 630 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 639 527 coronavirus cases.

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Clint Eastwood pursues legal battle against Lithuanian firm despite unfavourable ruling

Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood continues his legal battle against Mediatonas, a now-defunct Lithuanian company, after th...

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Lithuanian biathletes don 'partisan' uniforms for Beijing Winter Olympics

Lithuanian biathletes "will fight like partisans" at the Beijing Winter Olympics, according to a press release by the co...

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Migrants entering Lithuania via Belarus are neither legal nor illegal – judge

Migrants entering Lithuania from Belarus are subject to lower standards. By labelling them a threat, the rights of vulne...

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The country has never seen such inconsistency before -

The country has never seen such inconsistency before: reacting to reports of a name change for Taiwan. Experts doubt if it would improve

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China is destroying its own international commitment to "one country, two systems" - the Lithuania Tribune

MEP Andrius Kubilius, discussing in the plenary session of the European Parliament the debate on China’s actions in destroying Hong Kong’s democracy, stressed that China is destroying its own international “one country, two systems” commitments. [...]

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Cabinet approves strategy for citizens' preparation for civil resistance

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday a strategy for citizens' preparation for civil resistance to increase their resilience to external threats and ensure that they are properly prepared in the event of a military conflict.

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  • Lithuanian airports’ aviation traffic results for 2021: the period of rapid recovery

    January 24th

    In 2021, Lithuanian airports handled almost 2.5 million passengers, 37% more than in 2020, when they handled just over 1.8 million. According to aviation experts, in 2021, aviation flows at Lithuanian airports grew in almost all main categories, with the active phase of recovery starting in the middle of the year.

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  • Lithuanian startup launches predictive eye-tracking analytics for ad posters

    January 24th

    Attention Insight, a pre-launch design analytics company offering AI-powered website and advertising campaign testing, has launched the market’s first tool for predictive attention testing on ad posters. The company’s predictive model, trained using data from more than 24,000 image data sets, simulates human attention and can provide marketing experts and agencies 90% accuracy in predicting users’ attention on poster designs, saving brands from the need to run their own eye-tracking studies.

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  • Seimas reject ruling block's bid to liberalize alcohol sale

    January 23rd

    The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday voted down the ruling block's initiatives aimed at liberalizing the existing rules on the sale of alcohol, regarding the age census and the time of sale.

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  • Bagdonavicius to lead birkle IT Lithuania and Latvia

    January 21st

    To meet the goal of business expansion in the Baltics, birkle IT is proud to announce that Dr. Kestutis Bagdonavicius has joined as CEO of birkle IT Lithuania and Latvia in January 2021. Starting from now, Dr. Kestutis Bagdonavicius will also be Member of the Board of Management of birkle IT AG.

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  • Prototype electric passenger bus is being tested at Vilnius Airport

    January 19th

    The prototype electric bus Dancer developed and manufactured in Lithuania is being tested for passenger transportation at Vilnius Airport. The prototype of a fully environmentally friendly vehicle, adapting the latest scientific discoveries, is being developed by a subsidiary of the Vėjo Projektai group, Elektrinio transporto sistemos, which is implementing a project funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund.

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  • Digitalisation in finance: will we truly be replaced by robots?

    January 18th

    In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic we hear increasingly more about digitalisation and how it transforms our daily lives as well as work style and habits. We also hear even more that human labour may one day be replaced by robots. However, experts say there is no reason to worry and point to the finance sector where synergy of the human factor and process automation drive the progress within it.

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  • Klaipeda worried about job cuts and drop in cargo traffic due to halt in Belaruskali transit

    January 18th

    Klaipeda city and port officials prepare for possible job losses and a sharp decline in cargo traffic due to the halt in Belarusian fertilizer shipments via Lithuania, but expect to avoid the worst-case scenario.

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  • The Banker names Skaiste as finance minister of year

    January 9th

    The Banker, an influential magazine that is part of the Financial Times group, has named Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste the Finance Minister of the Year in the global and European context, the Finance Ministry reports.

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  • Cabinet blocks EUR 63 mln rail contract with Chinese-owned Spanish firm

    January 8th

    he government has barred Lithuania's state-owned railway group from signing a deal with a Chinese-controlled Spanish firm for the construction of a Rail Baltica railway bridge over the Neris River over national security concerns.

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  • SunExpress will launch direct regular flights between Vilnius and Antalya

    January 6th

    SunExpress, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa Group, will as of April start direct regular flights between Vilnius and Turkey’s leisure capital – Antalya. Tickets are already available for purchase on the carrier’s website.

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