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Transport minister calls for discussion on "alcolocks" in rented cars

Lithuania's Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis is calling for discussions on the installation of the so-called "alcolocks" in rented cars following a tragic car accident over the weekend when a taxi passenger was killed in a crash caused by a DUI driver.

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Cheaper business opportunities probably lead to Barclays' decision, staff will be in demand

The Vilnius-based Barclays technology center, which has recently announced plans to cut the number of its staff by a third, has probably found cheaper business development opportunities, head of the Investors' Forum, uniting foreign investors, believes.

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President lets US-based artist keep his Lithuanian citizenship

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has let US-based Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas, a laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts and an American citizen, to keep his Lithuanian citizenship.

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Kęstutis Girnius. Restraining the president

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Lithuanity Code (#LietuvybėsKodas). Projection – outpost of high technologies

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Vilnius eyes space for artists in former synagogue location

Vilnius authorities are considering giving a Soviet-era school building in central Vilnius, built where the Great Synagogue of Vilna used to be, to artists and later demolish the building.

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Lithuania's Neringa to commemorate Sartre, French prisoners

French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and World War I's French prisoners will be commemorated in Lithuania's coastal municipality of Neringa.

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Lithuanian defmin to open NATO Week in Ukraine

Lithuania's Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis will pay a visit to Kiev on Monday and attend the opening of NATO Week in Ukraine.

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Flags with Nazi symbols hanged in Vilnius

Flags with Nazi symbols were spotted hanging on three bridges in Vilnius on Friday.

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PM feels "reserved" about his party's dropping ratings

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he is not worried about his political party's dropping popularity ratings.

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Ukraine to launch train from Riga via Vilnius, Minsk to Kiev, LG says talks ongoing

As Ukraine plans to soon launch a Kiev-Minsk-Vilnius-Riga passenger train, Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) says negotiations on the matter are still underway.

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Trust in Seimas, govt, parties in Lithuania is very low – survey

People in Lithuania traditionally trust fire fighters, the police and the army, and don't trust political parties, the Seimas and the government, according to the latest survey, carried out by the Vilmorus pollster for the Lietuvos Rytas daily, published on Saturday.

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TS-LKD widens gap with "farmers" – survey

The opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats remain the most popular party in Lithuania and its lead over the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), which came in second in April, has increased, according to a new survey by Vilmorus pollster for the Lietuvos Rytas daily, published on Saturday.

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Dealing with real and fake news in the age of ubiquitous media

Media can be a veritable minefield these days and the European Business Network invited its members and business breakfast guests to learn a little about talking to and consuming the media. The speaker, Ludo Segers, gave a fascinating presentation about the state of affairs and offered some valuable insights into “what to do when you become the news”.

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Barclays eyes cutting staff in Lithuania by third

The Vilnius-based Barclays technology center is considering cutting the number of its staff by a third.

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President, Kaunas mayor, PM remain most popular politicians in Lithuania – survey

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Visvaldas Matijošaitis, mayor of the country's second-largest city, and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis remain the most popular politicians in Lithuania, shows a new survey by Vilmorus pollster for the Lietuvos Rytas newspaper, published on Saturday.

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Lithuania's leaders don't plan to meet with Dalai Lama, but some MPs do

Members of the Lithuanian parliament's Provisional Group for Solidarity with Tibetans intend to meet with the Dalai Lama during his visit to Lithuania in June, but the country's top officials do not plan to do so.

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Lithuanian troops to provide communications, information systems support in Afghanistan

Ten Lithuanian soldiers were seen off to NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan in a ceremony at the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Staff Battalion in Vilnius on Friday, the Defense Ministry said.

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Lithuania plans two Mission Siberia expeditions this year

Lithuania this year plans to send two Mission Siberia expeditions to Russia to clean up deportees' graves.

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Seimas panel completes unlawful influence probe, wants materials declassified

The Lithuanian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defense (NSGK) has completed its probe into interest groups' influence on political processes and now asks for permission to declassify the materials of the investigation.

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