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FinCEN leaks. Ukraine’s powerful who shuffled money through the Baltics

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US troops to stay in Lithuania until June, defence minister says

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Employers advised to organize work remotely if possible

The Lithuanian National Public Health Center recommends that employers organize work remotely where possible as new coronavirus clusters are emerging in companies and organizations after 249 cases were recorded in the country over the weekend.

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Lithuanians advised to work from home whenever possible

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Buying Covid-19 vaccines may cost over €100m for Lithuania – officials

Lithuania may need over 100 million euros to purchase Covid-19 vaccines, according to government officials.

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Ryanair launches new route from Vilnius

Low-cost carrier Ryanair announced a new Vilnius route to Leeds Bradford, flying three times per week from 26th October 2020 as part of Ryanair’s British Winter 2020 schedule.

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Lithuania may need over EUR 100 mln to buy coronavirus vaccines

Lithuania may need over 100 million euros to purchase COVID-19 vaccines, the country's prime minister and its health minister said on Tuesday.

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Dancing stork kicks off Lithuania’s prep for FIFA Futsal World Cup

Lithuania has revealed its dancing stork mascot, nicknamed Ivartito, as the country gears up to host the FIFA Futsal World Cup championship in 2021.

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Bank of Lithuania opened the way for Ignitis grupė debut on the stock exchange

The Bank of Lithuania today approved the prospectus of AB Ignitis grupė, which provides for the issuance of up to 20.9 million new ordinary registered shares (nominal value of one share – €22.33), part of which will be distributed on foreign markets...

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Belarus steps up controls on Lithuanian lorries causing delays

Lithuanian haulage companies are facing delays and increased costs after Belarus has stepped up border checks on trucks registered in Lithuania.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 45 new cases, over 30 active hotspots

Forty-five new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Monday, bringing the country's total count to 3,859, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday morning.

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Teenager on electric scooter killed in traffic accident in western Lithuania

A teenager on electric scooter was killed in a traffic accident in western Lithuania on Tuesday morning.

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Lithuania in FinCEN dirty money trail: millions wired through now-bankrupt bank

The FinCEN Files, the massive leaks revealing some 2 trillion US dollars in dirty money transactions worldwide, also include banks in Lithuania.

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Tighter checks at Lithuanian-Belarusian border push up haulers' costs

Lithuanian haulage companies are facing delays and increased costs after Belarus has stepped up border checks on Lithuanian-registered trucks, the president of the national road carriers' association Linava has said.

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Mačiulis: Lithuania has been able to avoid shock and so the economy will contract the least - the Lithuania Tribune

The coronavirus crisis has struck a major blow to the global economy. However, Lithuania’s economy was almost able to avoid economic shock, with the country posting among the smallest declines in its economy among all [...]

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Delfi Business

  • Tighter checks at Lithuanian-Belarusian border push up haulers' costs

    September 22nd

    Lithuanian haulage companies are facing delays and increased costs after Belarus has stepped up border checks on Lithuanian-registered trucks, the president of the national road carriers' association Linava has said.

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  • Palanga Airport is preparing for reconstruction: runway and parts of apron to be renewed

    September 20th

    Palanga Airport is preparing for an important reconstruction in the autumn of 2021, as the runway of the airport will be reconstructed and other works will include renewal of the taxiway and other parts of the apron. The search for a contractor for these works will be announced this week and the contract will be signed with a selected partner in the second quarter of 2021. Reconstruction works are scheduled to start in September next year, during which time the airport will be suspended for the shortest necessary period - 45 days.

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  • Skvernelis sees EU's proposed emission cut target as achievable

    September 20th

    The European Commission's proposal to cut greenhouse emissions in Europe by 55 percent by 2030 is an ambitious target that is achievable for Lithuania, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday.

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  • Lithuania mulls allowing third-country businesses open e-money accounts

    September 19th

    Lithuania is considering facilitating conditions for Belarusian businesses to move to Lithuania by letting them open not only bank accounts while establishing an enterprise in Lithuania but also open accounts with e-money institutions, Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation Marius Skuodis says, adding that legal changes would be required to do so.

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  • Lašas: engineering students have many opportunities in space

    September 19th

    Students that choose technological sciences are welcome in many companies, including space technology and space research centres in Lithuania and abroad. In contemporary world, even startups are capable to fulfil great ideas. However, every new project needs someone to believe and to invest in it. Dr Vladas Lašas, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) alumni and lecturer is a business angel of a very important European-British space programme – startup Orbex.

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  • Lithuania and US agree to rigorously evaluate 5G equipment suppliers

    September 17th

    Lithuania and the United States have signed a joint declaration and agreed to step up cooperation on the development of 5G communication networks and carry out a rigorous evaluation of suppliers of hardware and software.

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  • Ryanair adds more flights from Vilnius due to high demand

    September 15th

    Ryanair announced it will add more flights from Vilnius to Liverpool. In light of strong demand from both Lithuanian & British consumers, Ryanair will now fly 3 times weekly (+1) from Vilnius to Liverpool from the 25th October as part of its Winter 2020 schedule.

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  • Presidential aide: Lithuania's coronavirus situation under control

    September 15th

    Lithuania's coronavirus situation is under control and its infection rate and economic indicators are better than in most other European countries, an advisor to President Gitanas Nauseda said on Tuesday.

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  • Girteka Logistics and other market leaders urges EU heads of states to set higher targets

    September 15th

    As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target in time for the State of the Union address tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 16), more than 150 European businesses, investors and business networks, including Microsoft, IKEA, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, H&M, Google, Girteka Logistics, Signify and Apple are calling on EU leaders to back the ambition set out in the European Green Deal and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, the company writes in a press release.

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  • Innovation expert: developing technologies bring some risks that need to be addressed

    September 14th

    Have you tried imagining your life in 2050? What do you see – a much more advanced and comfortable everyday life, infused with futuristic technology, or less appealing images of environmental degradation, uncontrolled migration, and alienation brought by diving deeper in the virtual world? Will technology save or destroy humanity? According to innovation expert, the managing partner at consultancy companies CIVITTA and Startup Division Sander van der Molen, technology is never in itself dystopian or utopian; unfortunately, people can use it both for good and bad.

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Delfi Politics

  • 45 new coronavirus cases

    September 22nd

    On Monday, 45 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. Overall, 3859 coronavirus cases have been detected in Lithuania since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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  • PM: some mass gatherings to be banned as of October

    September 21st

    In response to a recent spike in coronavirus infections, the Lithuanian government is planning to ban some mass gatherings, such as city or harvest festivals, as of next month, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Monday.

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  • Mandatory testing for all new hospital patients ordered

    September 21st

    The Lithuanian government is planning to reintroduce mandatory coronavirus testing for patients on admission to hospital and tighten the rules for hospital visitors, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday.

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  • 70 new coronavirus cases

    September 21st

    On Sunday 70 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. It adds to 3814 confirmed coronavirus cases of the infection in the country.

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  • Survey: President's popularity up, Health minister's down

    September 21st

    Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has seen his popularity rating grow in recent months, whole Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga's popularity has tumbled, according to the latest Lietuvos Rytas/Vilmorus survey published on Saturday.

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Delfi Culture

  • Plan to mark anniversary of May 3 Constitution approved

    September 20th

    The Lithuanian Cabinet approved on Wednesday a program for marking the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of May 3, 1791 next near.

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  • New director of Lithuania's genocide center: we'll boost our international visibility

    September 6th

    Adas Jakubauskas, 55, the new director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania, vows to improve the center's international and internal communication and spread awareness on Lithuania's historic memory issues abroad.

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  • Minister: recommendations for schools may change if coronavirus situation worsens

    September 1st

    Lithuania's authorities may change their safety recommendations for schools if the coronavirus situation in the country continues to worsen, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Tuesday, the first day of the new academic year.

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  • New step integrating Roma people in Vilnius

    August 31st

    The City of Vilnius is taking yet another step in the successful integration of the Roma into the society – today, the City Council approved a new programme for 2020–2023 with new solutions, strengthening the areas of education, health care and culture, with a particular focus on the reduction of social exclusion (especially that of women), their inclusion in the labor market and the right to housing. In order for the programme to be effective and efficient, measures for its monitoring and supervision have been planned.

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  • Čepulis: in today’s technological world creativity is becoming increasingly important

    August 30th

    There are more connections between art and technologies than might appear from the first sight. The most obvious one – art needs tools and equipment and technological innovation cannot happen without involving creativity and improvisation, thinks Nerijus Čepulis, philosopher, Associate Professor at KTU. What are other ways in which creativity and so-called soft skills are saving every one of us in the age of technologies?

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