Debates started to get a grip on environmental polluters

The of Lithuanian Seimas during its extraordinary session on Thursday started deliberating a package of environmental protection bills aimed at increasing pollution taxes and getting a grip on environmental polluters.

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Lithuanian scientists create new breakthrough technology

Panevėžys Mechatronics Center (PMC) announced about the creation of a new breakthrough technology – PANDRONE – air pollution measurement system with the mobile drone. The project is designed for Panevezys municipality.

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Bad news for travel lovers from Wizzair

Hungarian airline Wizz Air will no longer fly from Vilnius to Reykjavik and Athens as of late March.

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Expert: internet names registered for personal use remains high

The Internet Service Centre DOMREG at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) – the registry of .lt top-level domain – informs that the number of domains has reached 198 923 in 2019. Since 2018, the growth of 3.15% is observed. The number of registered .lt domains is expected to reach 200 000 in the near future.

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Belarus offered alternative amid supply row with Russia

A crude shipment from Norway for Belarus is expected to arrive in the port of Klaipeda this week as an alternative to Russian oil.

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Coming soon: Tesla supercharger in Kaunas

It seems that Tesla hopes more its cars in Lithuania.

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Sources: Lithuania is offered EUR 97 mln to shift to climate-neutral economy

The European Commission offers to provide 97 million euros to Lithuania to help it transition toward a climate-neutral economy, informed sources have confirmed to BNS.

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Suspicions brought against Grigeo Klaipeda's three employees over pollution

Suspicions of possible pollution of the Curonian Lagoon have been brought against Grigeo Klaipeda and its three employees, with sources telling BNS that they include the company's former director Vidas Berzonskis who was in charged of the production facility from June, 2013 until last May.

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Counting its chickens: twice as many foreign start-ups chose Lithuania last year

While competition between start-up ecosystems in Lithuania and other countries is growing rapidly, innovative businesses from non-EU countries welcome Lithuanian start-up ecosystem. This is evidenced by the fact that in 2019, twice as many foreign start-ups than in the previous two years chose Lithuania for business development through the use of Startup Visa Lithuania program.

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Scientists: circular economy is not only about recycling

Lithuania, like other small open economies in Eastern Europe, is often characterized by linear production and consumption. Despite the European Union (EU) initiatives to prompt practical implementation of the principles of the circular economy, the problems of insufficient production from natural resources, relatively short product consumption term and small product reuse, limited waste recycling and new value creation from waste are still relevant.

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EIB opens regional office in Vilnius

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has today officially inaugurated its regional representative office for the Baltic Region in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Internet freedom: how Lithuania looks in global perspective

Almost 54 percent of the world’s population (4.1 billion people) uses the internet. It’s our source of instant information, entertainment, news, and social interactions, comparitech.com writes.

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US investor opens technology center in Vilnius: plans to hire 200 engineers and programmers

Invest Lithuania, the official agency for foreign direct investment and business development in Lithuania, today announced that Rocket Software has opened a new development centre in Vilnius and plans to hire more than 200 engineers and programmers in the next 2-3 years.

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"Shock therapy" might hit if EU funding drops

Several Lithuanian ministers who met with President Gitanas Nauseda on Wednesday says Lithuania's budget will not avoid shock therapy and the country risks getting stuck in the middle income trap if EU cohesion funding drops.

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Airbnb and Vilnius sign agreement

From 1st February 2020, Airbnb will automatically collect tourism levies from guests when they book via the Airbnb-platform and transfer it to the City of Vilnius on behalf of hosts, the city's development agency Go Vilnius announces.

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Part of Grigeo Klaipeda assets arrested

Part of assets of Grigeo Klaipeda, a local cardboard producer that released untreated wastewater in the Curonian Lagoon, has been arrested, its managing director Tomas Ekinas confirmed it to BNS on Tuesday.

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Another retail chain joins boycott of Grigeo products

Rimi Baltic, a chain of over 260 supermarkets in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, has joined a boycott against Grigeo amid accusations that the group's Klaipeda cardboard factory released untreated wastewater into the Curonian Lagoon.

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Vilnius Airport aims to cut check-in times

Vilnius Airport aims to cut check-in times with self-service baggage drop-off stations as it develops a new baggage handling system.

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Skvernelis: we haven't broken a single promise

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has rejected the criticism of major business organizations, which announced their decision on Friday to withdraw from a national agreement, that the government failed to keep its promises and criticized the business sector's contribution to the implementation of the agreement.

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Value of all real estate up by tenth

The value of all registered and evaluated real estate in Lithuania exceeds 109 billion euros, and the average real estate value rose around 9.5 percent over a year, according to the country's Center of Registers.

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