Lithuania becomes co-founder of NATO's EUR 1b innovation fund

Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas, defense ministers from 16 other NATO countries, and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg signed on Friday the Declaration of Intent for the NATO Innovation Fund.

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Army takes delivery of another 42 new Unimog trucks

Forty-two additionally-purchased Unimog U5000 trucks were handed over to the Lithuanian Armed Forces on Wednesday, the Defense Ministry has said.

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Formin calls detention of 1991 crackdown convict 'Lithuanian Nuremberg'

The detention in Greece of a Ukrainian citizen convicted by a Lithuanian court in the January 1991 Soviet crackdown case is part of a Lithuanian Nuremberg, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said.

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Around 3,000 households without power after windy night

Almost 40,000 customers reported power outages after strong winds and rain hit Lithuania on Thursday evening and 3,000 of them were still without electricity on Friday morning.

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2 939 new COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, 2 939 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 382 454 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Lithuania.

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Ukrainian held in Greece at Lithuania's request is veteran of war against separatists

Alexander Radkevich, a Ukrainian citizen detained in Greece on a European arrest warrant issued by Lithuania, is a veteran of Ukraine's war against Russian-backed separatists, according to a document that BNS received on Thursday from Ukrainian human rights defenders.

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Foreign Minister on note to Belarus: it's hard to talk diplomatically with 'criminals'

It is difficult to talk with criminals in any political-diplomatic language, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Thursday, commenting on a note that Vilnius handed to Belarus on Wednesday in protest at repeated border violations.

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President to propose review of migration policy at EU summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is on Thursday leaving for Brussels to take part in an EU summit and propose a review of the bloc's migration policy.

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3 058 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 3 058 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 379 438 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Lithuania.

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Vilnius hospital closes vascular surgery unit due to COVID-19

Vilnius City Clinical Hospital is closing its vascular surgery unit due to a growing number of COVID-19 patients.

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Lithuanian and other MEPs turn to EC over security of Chinese smartphones

A group of MEPs from Lithuania and other countries have turned to the European Commission over the security of Chinese smartphones, asking for the protection of consumers' privacy.

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3 331 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 3 331 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 376 089 coronavirus cases.

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Nauseda warns about aggressive Minsk

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda warns about the Belarusian regime's increasingly aggressive policy. Meanwhile, Polish leader Andrzej Duda calls on the European Union to impose sanctions for intentional illegal migration.

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Lithuania offers COVID-19 booster shots to all adults

COVID-19 booster shots are available to all eligible adults in Lithuanian as of Tuesday.

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2 235 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 2 235 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has already recorded 372 585 coronavirus cases.

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Lithuania to send military transport plane to French-led Mali mission

The Lithuanian State Defense Council confirmed on Monday that the country will send a Spartan military transport aircraft to a French-led mission in Mali.

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1 468 new COVID-19 cases

On Sunday, 1 468 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 370 119 coronavirus cases have been detected in the country.

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Ex-premier and allies establish new political party

Lawmakers who left the opposition Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Unions have announced they are establishing a new political party, Democratic Party For Lithuania.

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Three countries put on red list

Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Finland have been put on Lithuania's red list of countries affected by the coronavirus on Monday, the country's Health Ministry said.

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Polish President Duda to visit Lithuania next week

Polish President Andrzej Duda will pay an official two-day visit to Lithuania next week, the Lithuanian presidential office announced on Friday.

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