Socmin warns of potential increase in demand for housing for Ukrainian refugees

With the cold season approaching, demand for housing for refugees from Ukraine may increase, Lithuanian Social Security and Labor Minister Monika Navickiene has warned.

Continue reading →

EC member calls to get ready for winter as healthmin speaks of pandemic’s end

Lithuanian Health Minister Arunas Dulkys has stated that the coronavirus pandemic has been overcome “from a medical point of view”.

Continue reading →

Prosecutors drop "stolen" PPE probe

The Vilnius Regional Prosecutor's Office said on Friday it had dropped a pre-trial investigation into the alleged theft of anti-COVID-19 protective personal equipment two years ago.

Continue reading →

Dulkys: EU countries may have to contribute more in providing aid to Ukraine

Lithuania’s Minister of Health Arūnas Dulkys says with winter approaching there may be a new wave of Ukrainian war refugees and EU member states may have to show more solidarity.

Continue reading →

Next week Conservative party will select candidates for mayoral election in Vilnius and Kaunas

The Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD) has announced potential mayoral candidates in Vilnius and Kaunas cities for the 2023 election. The decision regarding the candidates will be finalised next week.

Continue reading →

Coronavirus: 1,173 new cases confirmed

On Thursday, 22 September, 1,173 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Lithuania and 3 individuals died of the disease.

Continue reading →

Lansbergis: calm, resolve is best response to Putin’s saber-rattling

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has called on the international community not to turn away in the face of Vladimir Putin's new war crimes and to hold the aggressor accountable for his actions.

Continue reading →

Border guards denied entry to 100 illegal migrants

On Thursday, 22 September, the State Border Guard Service of Lithuania (VSAT) turned away 100 migrants attempting to enter the country illegally from Belarus.

Continue reading →

Seimas slaps temporary ban on Russian, Belarusian TV and radio broadcasts

With the state of emergency in Lithuania now limited to zones along the country’s borders with Russia and Belarus instead of its entire territory, the Seimas on Thursday slapped a temporary ban on Russian and Belarusian TV and radio broadcasts in Lithuania.

Continue reading →

Police: four members of Football Federation’s Executive Committee have previous criminal convictions

According to the police, 4 members of the Executive Committee of the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) had been convicted of crimes. The Committee consists of 20 members.

Continue reading →

Majority of Russians crossing border meet criteria set by Government

After Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland on 19 September restricted the entry of Russian citizens due to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the majority of travellers meet the criteria set by the Government of Lithuania and are allowed to cross the border.

Continue reading →

Army chief: Russia's mobilization decision reveals personnel problems

Russia's decision on a partial mobilization is not unexpected and it shows the country's personnel problems in its war against Ukraine, Lithuanian Chief of Defense Valdemaras Rupsys says.

Continue reading →

Politicians oppose accepting Russians fleeing from mobilisation

Chairman of the party Democrats For Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis and Conservative MP Laurynas Kasčiūnas do not think that Lithuania should accept Russian citizens who started fleeing their country after President Vladimir Putin declared partial mobilisation to send more soldiers to fight in Ukraine. The lawmakers argue this would create multiple national security threats.

Continue reading →

Municipal and mayoral elections will take place on 5 March 2023

The Lithuanian Parliament has confirmed that the next municipal and mayoral elections will take place on 5 March 2023.

Continue reading →

PM: it is not the duty of Lithuania or any other country to save Russians from mobilisation

Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė argues that Russian citizens had enough time to express their standpoint on Russia’s war against Ukraine, therefore, now it is not the duty of other countries to save Russians fleeing from mobilisation.

Continue reading →

President’s adviser: Russia’s military threat to Lithuania and NATO remains low

Kęstutis Budrys, the chief national security adviser to President Gitanas Nausėda, says the military threat to Lithuania and NATO remains low after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilisation for Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Continue reading →

Border guards prevent 117 migrants from crossing in from Belarus

Lithuanian border guards have in the past 24 hours turned away 117 migrants attempting to cross into the country from Belarus illegally, the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) said on Thursday morning.

Continue reading →

Nausėda: UN’s role in stabilising the situation in Ukraine is crucial

President Gitanas Nausėda continues his participation in the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York. On Wednesday, the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia met with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres in what has become a traditional meeting, reports the presidency.

Continue reading →

Lithuania will decide on case-by-case basis on humanitarian visas for Russians after announcement of partial mobilisation in Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Lithuania will continue to consider each case individually before issuing humanitarian visas to Russian citizens. The announcement comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared partial mobilisation, which prompted some Russians to flee their country to avoid being sent to fight in the war in Ukraine.

Continue reading →

Kaščiūnas: foreign arms makers mull production in Lithuania

Foreign arms manufacturers are considering setting up a production facility in Lithuania, says Laurynas Kasciunas, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense.

Continue reading →

Page 1 of 173 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 >