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New primary school for Russian, Polish children to open in Vilnius

A new primary school where classes will be taught in Russian and Polish is planned to be opened in Vilnius.

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No incidents reported as football fans return by train to mainland Russia

No incidents were reported last weekend as almost 2,000 football fans took trains to return from Kaliningrad, which hosted a World Cup game, to mainland Russia via Lithuania.

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Lithuania's Jan-May budget revenue EUR 14.3 mln below target

Lithuania's central government and local authorities collected a total of 3.452 billion euros in budget revenue between January and May, some 14.3 million euros, or 0.4 percent, less than expected, but 187.3 million euros, or 5.7 percent, more than in the same period last year, the Finance Ministry said on Monday.

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Ireland's president to visit Lithuania

Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins is coming on a two-day official visit to Lithuania on Tuesday.

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Lithuania's school year to be extended by another 5 days

The Lithuanian Education and Science Ministry says it will work out new recommendations for schools on how to make the best use of extra school days as it plans to add five more days to the 2018-2019 school year.

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R. Bogdanas. To whom in Lithuania did x US millions go to?

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Lithuanian-Bulgarian-Polish co-production Miracle triumphs at the Lithuanian Film Academy Awards

On June 13, Eglė Vertelytė’s debut film Miracle – first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival – was awarded the Silver Crane (Sidabrinė gervė) for the best feature film of the year at the 11th Lithuanian Film Academy Awards. Vertelytė also received the prizes for the best writing and directing, while the award for the best acting went to Eglė Mikulionytė who appeared as the lead actress in the Miracle.

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Environmin tells parlt he distanced himself from former workplace

Lithuania's Environment Minister Kęstutis Navickas claims to have distanced himself from any decisions related to his former workplace, public institution Baltijos Aplinkos Forumas (BAF).

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PM to spend vacation in Spain, president has no vacation plans

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis plans to spend his vacation in Spain and Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis will spend time between the parliamentary sessions in Lithuania.

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Lithuania ranks 36th in World Press Freedom Index

Lithuania ranks 36th in the annual World Press Freedom Index, produced by Reporters Without Borders, unchanged from last year.

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New STT head proposes overhauling lobbying regulation in Lithuania

Žydrūnas Bartkus, the new head of Lithuania's Special Investigation Service (STT), suggests overhauling the way lobbying is regulated in Lithuania. In his words, the country needs a special procedure for businessmen with specific interests to act only through lobbyists.

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Lithuanian lawmakers want persons with corruption convictions banned from elections

Lithuanian lawmakers propose banning persons who have been convicted for corruption from any election for ten years.

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The Netherlands extends its troops presence in Lithuania until late 2020

The Dutch government has decided to extend the presence of the country's troops in Lithuania until the end of 2020.

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Technical synchronization details will follow political agreement – Lithuanian energmin

Technical details on the planned synchronization of the three Baltic states' power networks with continental Europe will be known in late June when the parties involved plan to sign a political agreement, Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiunas says.

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Back to the Future: Europeanism and Atlanticisim

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Lithuanian medicines policy over the past two years: the good, the bad and the questionable

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Friendly City maps challenge the stereotypes in and about Kaunas

Thursday, the new Friendly City Kaunas maps were presented at the Al Cantuccio Italian restaurant in the old town. 20.000 free copies of the Friendly City maps are now distributed around Kaunas and the Lithuanian capital city Vilnius, promoting diversity and showing local friendliness to tourists. In addition to the maps, the big news this year is the Friendly Stories photobook which includes ten different interviews representing contemporary Lithuania. It can be read on any of Friendly City venues in Vilnius or Kaunas, all listed online at friendlycity.info .

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New take on FIFA World Cup fever in Vilnius

Much like the rest of Europe, World Cup fever has hit Vilnius. However, focus shifted away from the tournament yesterday and onto another interpretation of the world’s most popular sport – a football-inspired dance performance piece called Match. The performance was one of many that took place yesterday throughout the evening and into the early hours of this morning as part of Vilnius Culture Night, an annual summertime event that transforms the city into numerous open-air stages for music, dance, theatre, cinema and photography.

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Astravyets NPP's safety info doesn't match reality – Lithuanian formin

The published information on the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus does not match reality, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius says.

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Lithuania plans restricting forest access due to fire risk

There are plans to introduce restriction on entering forests in southern and southeastern Lithuania due to the risk of fire.

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