BNN - Baltic News Network

Business news portal Baltic News Network was launched on September 1, 2010, to provide objective and immediate information on both Latvian and global economic, social and politic events. The portal is available in three languages: Latvian, English and Russian.

BNN ANALYSES | Lithuania’s former president Grybauskaite a favourite in the upcoming presidential elections

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Linas Jegelevičius for BNN A new poll gauging Lithuanians’ affinity with potential candidates for the 2024 presidential election raised some eyebrows. Gitanas Nausėda, the incumbent president, is outstripped by Dalia Grybauskaite, the country former head–of–state. And neither the ruling party, the Homeland Union–ithuanian Christian Democrats (TS–LKD) nor the largest opposition party, the Farmers and Greens […]

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Lithuanian Rapid Reaction Force is being put on high alert after Russia announces mobilisation

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Lithuania is responding to the partial mobilisation in Russia that was announced on Wednesday, 21 September, by raising the level of alertness of the Rapid Reaction Force, referencing to Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas, informs National Broadcaster LRT.  «Since the Russian military mobilisation will also be carried out in the Kaliningrad region, ie in our neighbourhood, […]

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Despite the tourist visa ban, some Russian citizens try to enter Lithuania

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Lithuanian border guards barred entry to 26 Russian citizens between Monday, 19 September noon and Tuesday, 20 September, referring to the State Border Guard Service (VSAT), informs Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT. According to the VSAT data, 1 159 Russian citizens arrived in Lithuania on Monday, almost half fewer than the week before (2 141). The […]

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Week in Lithuania: Brussels Airlines to halt Vilnius–Brussels flights, non–governmental organisation receives European Citizen’s Prize

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Last week, Tripartite Council failed to hammer out an accord on minimum wage, the state of emergency to be prolonged until mid–December, and starting from Monday, 19 September, Russian citizens won’t be allowed to enter the country. Border guards deter 64 migrants on the border with Belarus Lithuanian border guards turned away 64 migrants over […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Lithuanian water supply company’s Palangos vandenys electricity bill rises to 200 000 euros

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Linas Jegelevičius for BNN An increasingly louder ringing of alarm bells was permeating the meeting of Lithuania’s president Gitanas Nausėda and seven mayors of the country’s Western municipalities, including those on the Baltic Sea, last Sunday, 11 September. An array of topics was touched, but it was Šarūnas Vaitkus, the mayor of Palanga, a Baltic […]

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Lithuanian Military Academy sees drop in recruits

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The number of freshmen enrolled at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy in Lithuania has dropped by a third, compared to last year. Experts consider that the main reasons are bad exam results and war in Ukraine, as reported by Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT. The Lithuanian Defence Ministry’s target is 100–110 freshmen at the Military Academy […]

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Week in Lithuania: 935 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported on Friday, howitzers delivered to Ukraine

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Last week a Lithuanian court rejected a Russian broadcaster’s claim; a new energy saving plan was unveiled by the Lithuanian Energy Ministry. A cardboard producer halts production due to high power prices Grigeo Klaipėda, a Klaipėda–based cardboard producer that is part of the Grigeo Group, has halted production since Monday, 5 September, due to soaring […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Lithuania sees uptick in bankruptcies, but will it turn into a tide?

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Linas Jegelevičius for BNN As autumn sets in, so does gloom in Lithuanians’ mood – many are bracing for difficult months ahead. Perhaps unprecedentedly nerve-racking and purse–pinched. «Our sewing company is winding down its activities. The German businessman, who owns it, explained us bluntly the deterioration of Lithuania’s relations with China over Taiwan and now […]

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Commission clears Lithuania’s Expo 2020 pavilion manager of sexual harassment accusations

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Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment has decided that the director of Lithuania’s pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai is innocent of unethical behaviour and sexual harassment charges brought forward by his employees, reports National Broadcaster LRT. Six employees of the pavilion, in March 2022, appealed to the authorities to investigate and temporarily suspend Mantas Svečiulis, the […]

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Omicron–adapted vaccination to start in Lithuania

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Lithuanian residents will be able to get vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine adapted to the Omicron variant starting from next week, informs National Broadcaster LRT. However, only people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 under the primary vaccination scheme will be able to get the shots of the adapted vaccine. Health Ministry’s spokesperson Ginreta Megelinskienė […]

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More Russians and Belarusians are buying homes in Lithuania

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While EU is split on visa ban for Russian citizens, they not only travel freely but also purchase real estate in Europe and Lithuania, as informed by Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT. In the first half of this year, Russian citizens purchased 520 real estate properties in Lithuania, including 184 apartments or residential houses. In 2021, […]

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Lithuania plans to reduce heating and limit speed on motorways

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Lithuania’s Energy Ministry has introduced an energy–saving plan which foresees to reduce speed on motorways, as well as limit heating and cooling in buildings, informs Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT. The plan will be presented to the cabinet later on Wednesday, 5 September. It will include lowering indoor temperatures to 19 degrees during the heating season […]

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Week in Lithuania: 726 new COVID-19 cases, Foreign minister rebukes EC president over Gorbachev praises

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Last week, President Nausėda said he would prefer energy subsidies to 3% of the GDP defence budget, Interior Ministry is drafting a bill that aims to legalise pushbacks of irregular migrants at the border only in crisis situations. Border guards turn 99 irregular migrants away Lithuanian border guards turned away 99 migrants on Thursday, 1 […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Lithuania completes 502 kilometre border barrier with Belarus

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Linas Jegelevičius for BNN The construction of a fence consisting of raze wire and stretching approximately 502 kilometres along Lithuania’s border with Belarus has been completed, EPSO–G, Lithuania’s state–owned energy group responsible for the project, has announced. Although the Lithuanian authorities praised the landmark accomplishment, which is believed to significantly enhance security of the border, […]

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Is Lithuania due for a cabinet restructure?

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The parliamentary opposition are calling for several ministers to resign over their allegedly poor handling of the energy and inflation crises, as well as the country’s foreign policy. According to analysts interviewed by Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT, a cabinet reshuffle is unlikely to quell tensions in the society. In September, the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, will […]

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Week in Lithuania: President paid official visit to Iceland, Lithuania to contribute to Ukraine’s reconstruction

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Last week: prosecutors asked court to liquidate controversial association, plans on rebuilding Ukraine’s Kyiv, Borodianka, Irpin detailed, President paid official visit to Iceland, Lithuania to send 30 instructors to UK to train Ukrainian troops. Lithuania posts 904 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths Lithuania recorded 904 new coronavirus infections and four deaths from COVID-19 over Thursday, […]

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Weekly events in Lithuania: Russian tourists, soaring energy prices, border guard’s insufficiently armed

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The Baltic states are leading the charge to have the EU stop issuing tourist visas to all Russians. An effective measure to put pressure on Moscow or is it a collective punishment? Lithuanian leaders say it is unacceptable that Russians spend vacation in Europe while their government is waging a criminal war. The president has […]

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BNN ANALYSES: Lithuania forced to delay completion of electricity market liberalization, frowns at Nord Pool Spot

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Linas Jegelevičius When joining Nord Pool Spot (NPS), the electricity trade exchange, in 2012, Lithuania rightly hinged many hopes on it. But after a recent surge of electricity prices on it and the subsequent collapse of an independent electricity trader in the country, which forced Lithuania to put off the completion of electricity market liberalisation. […]

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Lithuanian border guards complain they are underarmed

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Lithuanian border guards’ unions complain that they are armed with old unreliable Kalashnikovs and undersupplied with ammunition. In case of a foreign invasion, border guards say they would be the first line of defence, as reported by Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT. Shooting is an important part of border guards’ training and the main weapon is […]

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Lithuania’s biggest fertiliser producer stops its plant due to soaring gas prices

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Achema, Lithuania’s biggest fertiliser manufacturer based in Jonava, has announced it is stopping its plant as of September 1 due to high prices of natural gas, which is one of the key ingredients in manufacturing, as informed by Lithuanian National Broadcaster LRT.  For now, only the production of resins and technical gases will be maintained, […]

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