The number of people who have given a bribe over the past year has gone down in Lithuania, but there's a growing number of people who believe bribes help to solve problems, a survey initiated by the country's Special Investigations Service, shows.
Lithuania comes in 15th in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among the European countries monitored by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and was in the 9th place in terms of 14-day death notification rate.
People's increased mobility and the British variant of the coronavirus have apparently slowed down the pace of improvement of Lithuania's epidemiological situation, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said on Thursday.
Barring market access to unsafe electricity from Belarus is key to stopping the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant's second unit, Lithuanian Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys has said at a joint meeting of the foreign affairs committees of the Lithuanian and Ukrainian parliaments.
The Lithuanian government on Wednesday extended the coronavirus lockdown for another month, until April, but allowed not to wear facemasks outdoors and to travel between cities and their surrounding municipalities.
EU sanctions should target not only Russian officials directly responsible for the arrest and imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, but also people close to President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has said.
A close associate of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has called on the EU to introduce sanctions for Russian President Vladimir Putin's close circle of people and warned that the Kremlin is getting ready to falsify the results of the September general election.