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MEP Antanas Guoga backs up Euroleague against FIBA unilateral decisions

MEP Antanas Guoga backs up Euroleague against FIBA unilateral decisions Lithuanian MEP Antanas Guoga condemns the false accuses towards Euroleage calling it a basketball Cold War and sees the flaws in the new FIBA system. The concern regarding the conflicting scheduling of Euroleage clubs´ sessions and FIBA´s qualification tournaments for the basketball World Cup and the Olympics´20 was raised last week in the European Parliament, MEP Antanas Guoga press office informed.

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Lithuania will honour the centenaries of Finnish, Estonian, Polish and Latvian independence

Lithuania will honour the centenaries of Finnish, Estonian, Polish and Latvian independence At the initiative of Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis the cabinet decided to raise the Lithuanian state flag in honour of the centenaries of Estonian, Latvian, Polish and Finnish independences. It was also recommended to raise the flag of the centenarian country on the day of the jubilee next to the Lithuanian state flag at the main state institutions – the Seimas, Presidential Palace and cabinet building.

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Lithuania already planning preparations for pope's visit - PM

Lithuania already planning preparations for pope's visit - PM Lithuanian officials have already discussed preparations for Pope Francis' planned visit in 2018, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday.

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Cop, banker, manufacturer and others

Cop, banker, manufacturer and others

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Pope Francis to visit Lithuania next year

Pope Francis to visit Lithuania next year Pope Francis plans to visit Lithuania in the autumn of 2018, the president's office confirmed to BNS on Wednesday.

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Lithuania's 2018 draft budget meets fiscal discipline requirements - European Commission

Lithuania's 2018 draft budget meets fiscal discipline requirements - European Commission Lithuania's draft budget for 2018 complies with the fiscal requirements of the Stability and Growth Pact, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

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Minister of defence says universal service impossible if defence spending stops at 2 pct

Minister of defence says universal service impossible if defence spending stops at 2 pct Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis says that universal military conscription in Lithuania is only possible if the country spends more than 2 percent of its GDP on defense.

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Increasingly grey shades of tax reform

Increasingly grey shades of tax reform

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Lithuanian deputy health minister steps down

Lithuanian deputy health minister steps down Lithuanian Deputy Health Minister Aušra Motiejūnienė-Bilotienė and her adviser Danas Bakša are stepping down from their positions, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Lithuania expects breakthrough in talks on Baltic air defense

Lithuania expects breakthrough in talks on Baltic air defense Lithuania expects to achieve by mid-2018 a breakthrough in NATO talks on the Baltic Sea region's air defense principles, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Wednesday.

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Baltic countries discuss how to contribute to fight against jihadists

Baltic countries discuss how to contribute to fight against jihadists The three Baltic countries are discussing how to contribute to the international community's fight against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East.

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Lithuanian president to light up Christmas tree

Lithuanian president to light up Christmas tree Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Wednesday light up a Christmas tree at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius and kick off the traditional Christmas of Books campaign.

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Brussels hails improving ties with Belarus, but vows to keep up pressure over N-plant

Brussels hails improving ties with Belarus, but vows to keep up pressure over N-plant In the lead-up to the European Union's Eastern Partnership summit, officials in Brussels hail improving relations with Belarus, but promise Lithuania that they will keep up pressure on Minsk to ensure the safety and security of its Astravyets nuclear power plant.

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Toys and games in medieval Lithuania

Toys and games in medieval Lithuania Even in the times of gravest calamities and shortage, people did find time for games and other ways of making their everyday lives brighter, regardless of whether it was a ducal palace of a hut of a peasant family. In the 19th century, even the poorest peasants had simple wood-carved toys for their children.

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Kasiulevičius steps down as leader of Lithuanian Medical Movement

Kasiulevičius steps down as leader of Lithuanian Medical Movement Vytautas Kasiulevičius, one of the leaders of the Lithuanian Medical Movement, a newly-established organization of health professionals, is stepping down from the position.

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The family and the patriarchate in ancient Baltic societies

The family and the patriarchate in ancient Baltic societies The family in the 13th and 14th century Lithuania represented a unit in many senses, from economical and productive to social, organisational, and legal. The average family consisted of five or six people. The remains of a 14th century house in the lower town of Kernavė feature a plank-bed, made of several benches, up to three by 1.7 metres. Since the average human of the time was about 1.65 metres tall, the bed could accommodate the entire family of five to six people. On the other hand, the family also had a broader meaning, the one that covered two or three generations of relatives, such as fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers, as well as unmarried brothers and sisters.

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Seimas appoints new chief of language watchdog

Seimas appoints new chief of language watchdog Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday appointed Audrys Antanaitis, editor of alkas.lt news portal, as the new chief of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (VLKK).

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Former Estonian head of intelligence – the Baltics know how to act regarding their big neighbour

Former Estonian head of intelligence – the Baltics know how to act regarding their big neighbour

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International prosecutor seeks probe of suspected CIA prison on Lithuania

International prosecutor seeks probe of suspected CIA prison on Lithuania The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Monday asked for authorization to investigate alleged crimes committed during the armed conflict in Afghanistan, including allegations that suspected terrorists were tortured in a secret detention facility in Lithuania.

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Lithuania's Internet suppliers to appeal against court ruling to block linkomanija.net

Lithuania's Internet suppliers to appeal against court ruling to block linkomanija.net Following an obligation to block access to file sharing website linkomanija.net, Lithuania's largest Internet suppliers intend to file an appeal against the court ruling to avoid a precedent of blocking the spread of information online.

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