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Upgrade2018! meetings in Vilnius and Riga indicate the importance of cross-Baltic cultural cooperation

International networking meetings realized in the frames of Cross-Baltic Upgrade2018! initiative in Lithuania, Vilnius 26-27 September and Riga, Latvia 1 October engaged in active dialogue leading figures of art and society from Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Poland and Belarus. Promoting cultural diversity as well as European cultural heritage provoked multifaceted discussions among the participants, representing writers, journalists, directors of theatres and museums as well as politicians and ambassadors, a press release from Creative Association for Arts and Culture DROM states.

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5 essential rules for keeping your personal data safe on your phone

This summer, the ride-sharing company “Yandex. Taxi” started its activity in Lithuania and immediately caused a stir in the Lithuanian society. The National Cyber Security Center even issued a public recommendation to avoid using this app, as the leaked data of Lithuanian residents might constitute a threat to national security. Other specialists draw attention to the fact that such cyberattacks are increasingly common, and cyber criminals use mobile apps for non-political goals too. Hackers use acquired data to clean electronic banking accounts, to blackmail, or to use the hacked devices as launchpads for future attacks. For these reasons, it is crucial to know how to prevent your phone and your data from falling into hackers’ hands.

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Seimas rejects resolution accusing PM of restricting freedom of speech

Lithuania's ruling bloc on Tuesday mustered enough votes to reject an opposition-initiated resolution accusing Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis of restricting the freedom of speech after his office deleted the audio recording of a Cabinet meeting that discussed free access to registry data for the media.

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Lithuanian conservatives' potential presidential candidates differ on family definition

Diplomat Vygaudas Ušackas and MP Ingrida Šimonytė, who are vying with each other for the Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) nomination to run in next year's presidential election, differ in their attitude toward family, with the former tying it to marriage and the latter calling for not ignoring reality.

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Georgian foreign minister visiting Lithuania

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani is visiting Vilnius on Tuesday to discuss on his country's EU and NATO integration and the security situation with Lithuanian politicians.

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Seimas to hold opposition-initiated sitting over ruling bloc's actions

The Lithuanian parliament is holding an extraordinary sitting on Tuesday after the opposition collected signatures for the Seimas to debate on the ruling bloc's actions.

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Vilnius expects bid from reinstated bidder for natl stadium contract within 1-2 months

Vilniaus Nacionalinis Stadionas (VNS), a company brought by the Lithuanian Supreme Court back into the bidding for the construction of a national stadium in Vilnius, is expected to file its proposal within a month or two, the municipal administration director said on Monday.

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Lithuanian formin expects US to make Russia keep to nuclear weapons treaty

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius expects that the United States will force Russia to adhere to a bilateral treaty banning intermediate-range nuclear missiles after Washington last week threatened to withdraw from the pact.

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Lithuanian intelligence body allocated EUR 7.7 mln to finish its building complex

The Lithuanian state investment program earmarks more than 7.7 million euros for completing the construction of a complex of buildings of the State Security Department, or VSD.

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German Field Army commander receives Lithuanian state award

President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Monday awarded Lieutenant General Joerg Kurt Willy Vollmer, commander of the German Field Army, with the Cross of Officer of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.

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Other politicians also raised Palestinian representation issue - Seimas speaker

The issue of Palestine's representation in the Baltic states was first raised more than three years ago, and those criticizing the proposal are carrying out a separate foreign policy, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis says.

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Lithuanian children adopted by foreigners to keep Lithuanian citizenship

Lithuanian children adopted by foreigners will be able to keep their Lithuanian citizenship after the country's parliament adopted necessary amendments.

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Lithuania's public broadcaster's budget to rise by EUR 2.8 mln

The budget of the Lithuanian National radio and Television (LRT) will rise 2.8 million euros next year, compared to this year's budget.

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Borisovas proposed for Lithuania's ambassador to Poland

Career diplomat Eduardas Borisovas has been proposed for Lithuania's ambassador to Poland and would assume his new position on Dec. 3, according to a draft resolution.

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Two Young Lithuanians Perform Concert in Paris

Two young Lithuanian pianists, Marija Kaleničenko and Pijus Pirogovas performed on Thursday evening in Lithuanian Embassy on a very nice, unseasonably warm evening, in Paris. The concert in the Lithuanian Embassy was a first on a concert piano donated to the Embassy by Michel Sogny, the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Switzerland.

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Lithuania to incur EUR 200,000 medicine registration burden after Brexit

Lithuania will incur an additional burden related to the registration of medicines after Great Britain leaves the European Union.

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Public trust in media up in Lithuania – survey

Public trust in the media is growing in Lithuania amid Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis' excuses on why a recording of a government meeting was deleted and the ruling parties' wish to overhaul the public broadcaster.

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Lithuanian army's Iron Wolf brigade affiliated to German army division

The Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has been affiliated to a German Army division.

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Gap grows between Lithuania's TS-LKD, LVŽS in popularity rating – survey

The opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats are going up the popularity ladder, leaving the constant rivals– the ruling Lithuanian farmers and Greens Union – far behind, a new survey shows.

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Lithuania gets EUR 1.6 mln in EU finding to promote mead, sparkling wine in China, US

Lithuania has received 1.6 million euros in funding from the European Union for the promotion of Lithuanian mead and sparkling wine in China and the United States as the EU wants to promote European food products in Europe and the world.

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