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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.

Week in Lithuania | MPs decide to turn to Constitutional Court over Istanbul Convention, President signs law banning fur farms

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Last week, Lithuania said it may accept several dozens of refugees from Italy, Nord Security raised USD 100 million Baltic fishermen picket over EU fishing quota cuts Baltic fishermen staged a picket in Lithuania’s Baltic Sea resort of Palanga on Friday, the 29th of September, as the European Commission is considering reducing sprat and herring […]

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Baltic fishermen protest against reduction of EU fishing quotas in Palanga

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On Friday, the 29th of September, Baltic fishermen gathered for a protest in Palanga, where the European Commission is gathered for a meeting to discuss the reduction of fishing quotas for sprat and herring in 2024. Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian and Polish fishermen gathered for a protest outside a hotel in Palanga, where Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Is revelation of Lithuania MPs’ Communist party membership still a big thing or a fuss?

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Linas Jegelevičius First it was the President, who was caught having hidden his membership in the Communist Party (CPSU), now it turns out that 18 Lithuanian MPs did not declare the past CPSU affiliation in their candidate questionnaires before the 2020 Seimas elections. The 15min online news site made the list public in the beginning […]

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Week in Lithuania | Democrats For Lithuania exit defence pact, MPs outlaw animal farms

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Last week, MPs received threatening emails in Russian; President urged Ukraine, Poland to resolve spat Lithuania reports 304 new COVID-19 cases Lithuania recorded 304 new coronavirus infections and no deaths from COVID-19 over Thursday, the 21st of September, the country’s public health authority, NVSC, reported on Friday, the 22nd of September. The number of COVID-19 […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Lithuania’s presidential campaign is picking up steam

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Linas Jegelevičius Although the new presidential election in Lithuania is still far – in May next year, the political campaign is already churning ripples and splashes. BNN spoke to various Lithuanian politicians and political life observers, asking them to say what already draws their attention in the campaign. Until now, only two politicians have said […]

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Lithuania bans fur farming

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On Thursday, the 21st of September, the Lithuanian Seimas passed in the final reading amendments to the Animal Protection Law. These amendments impose a ban on fur farming in Lithuanian from 2027 onward, as reported by Animal Freedom movement’s chairperson Katrīna Krīgere. Amendments passed by the Lithuanian Seimas provide for the ban on fur farming […]

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Week in Lithuania: teachers in some schools go on strike, Foreign ministry zeroes in on London Embassy

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Last week, Lithuania’s University unveiled a first ever 3D medicine printer; Indian woman killed as car with migrants veers off into river President ready to sign decree on ice skater’s citizenship revoking President Gitanas Nausėda said on Friday, the 15th of September, that it will not take long for him to sign a decree on […]

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BNN ANALYSES | As Lithuanian doctors resort to drastic walkouts, politicians scratch heads – what to do?

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Linas Jegelevičius Unhappy with work conditions, employees go on strike. But the dissatisfaction with their workplace has led to unconventional protest forms among doctors and nurses in Lithuania, where they simply walk out and never return. It is estimated that, recently, up to 100 doctors and other specialists have left various Lithuanian medical institutions. “That’s […]

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Life skills classes in Lithuania ignite controversy: Accusations of being a "Trojan horse" for genderist education?

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Lithuania has introduced a life skills programme for schoolchildren starting this year, covering topics such as safe traffic, emotional well-being, and sex education. The lessons, aimed at pupils aged six to 16, aim to provide social and emotional education, prevention of drug use, bullying, violence and suicide, and offer sex education, health education, first aid […]

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Lithuanian president: we need a solution to transport Ukrainian grains through Baltic Sea ports

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda believes that with support from the European Commission it is necessary to look for solutions that would allow using Baltic Sea ports to export Ukrainian grains. “Our duty is helping Ukraine to export grains using Baltic Sea ports. With help from EC, we have have to find administrative, financial and infrastructure […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Where groceries are cheaper – in Lithuania or Latvia? Even border dwellers cannot agree

Linas Jegelevičius Unlike many Westerners, and even when stacked up against Latvians and Estonians, the average Lithuanian household spends more on food, Picodi, an international e-commerce platform, established in its recent survey. Of 105 countries surveyed, Lithuania is on the 48th place – Lithuanians spend 21% on food and non-alcoholic beverages of their total consumption […]

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Lithuanian minister says number of Wagner PMC mercenaries in Belarus is going down

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The number of Wagner PMC mercenaries in Belarus is going down, as journalists were told by Lithuanian Minister of Defence Arvydas Anusauskas. “Based on open sources [available information], I can say there is a dynamic drop [in the number of Wagner mercenaries],” he told journalists. “They are distributed across different territories. Some travel to Russia […]

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Week in Lithuania: President calls on ministry not to question legality of teachers’ strike

Last week, Prosecutor sought arrest warrant for man who fled to Russia with infant; Lithuania summons Vatican’s rep over Pope’s remarks on Russia One irregular migrant turned away on Lithuania’s border with Belarus Lithuanian border guards on Thursday, the 31st of August, turned away one migrant attempting to cross into the country from Belarus illegally, […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Lithuanian teachers set to strike again – little progress made despite pledges from government

Linas Jegelevičius Rasa, a 40-year-old Lithuanian and German teacher in Klaipėda, is ready for the new school year. She is convinced that, with everybody yearning to catch up, it is the topic of a new teacher strike in September that will be on the lips of of her many colleagues. “Frankly, I am already fed […]

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Week in Lithuania: teacher trade union announces it will stage a warning strike, President reflects on Prigozhin’s demise

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Last week, Lithuania rolled out new €41 million military aid package to Ukraine; President paid visit to Kyiv Army, border guards start joint exercise Lithuanian border guards and the Armed Forces on Friday, the 25th of August, held a joint exercise Cover–2023 in the so-called Dieveniškės Loop in Šalčininkai District in Vilnius County. The Interior […]

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US tells its citizens to immediately leave Belarus

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On Monday, the 21st of August, the US, called on its citizens to leave Belarus “immediately” since Lithuania closed two of its six border crossings with Belarus. The US Embassy in Minsk advises against travel to Belarus due to Russian troop presence, potential unrest, and limited embassy assistance amid ongoing support for Russia’s actions in […]

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Panevėžys residents oppose home demolitions for Rail Baltica track

The construction of a railway line Rail Baltica near Panevėžys in northern Lithuania could require the demolition of dozens of houses. Homeowners are protesting, but the town’s mayor says the railway will bring many benefits, reports Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT. Rail Baltica is the largest Baltic infrastructure project in the past decade. One scenario includes […]

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Week in Lithuania: VU sacks Russian professor who denied Baltics’ Soviet occupation, top court refuses to accept French company’s appeal

Last week, Interior Ministry said it favours extending statute of limitations for child sexual offences Lithuania shuts down two border checkpoints with Belarus At midnight of Thursday, the 17th of August, Lithuania closed two of its six border checkpoints with Belarus, Lina Laurinaitytė-Grigienė, spokesman for the State Border Guard Service (SBGS), said on the 18th […]

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BNN ANALYSES | Lithuania shuts down two border checkpoints, angers some cross-border shoppers

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Linas Jegelevičius Thursday, the 17th of August, was the last day for crossing the border with Belarus through Lithuania’s Šumskas and Tverečius border checkpoints – they will be temporarily shut down from the 18th of August. The liberal-conservative Lithuanian government says the measure was necessary to address the new geopolitical circumstances and threats, stemming from […]

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Week in Lithuania: pilots set out on 4000-km glider flight; watchdog probes news website acquisition

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Swedbank Lithuania has suspended transfers to 61 high-risk countries this week, while the Defense Ministry has encouraged reforms of compulsory service. Lithuania reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths Lithuania recorded 21 new coronavirus infections and no deaths from COVID-19 over Thursday, the 10th of August, the country’s public health authority NVSC announced on Friday, […]

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