Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas Savickas for the country's economy minister, the president's spokesman confirmed it to BNS.

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Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the consequences of World War II, especially regarding the sufferings and losses of the Jewish nation.

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Sinkevicius: it is the deal which leaves nobody behind

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which hosted a debate on COP25 and the European Green Deal.

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Minister calls for better protection of EU citizens from political prosecution

Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius has called on the European Union to improve its existing legislation or to adopt new legal acts to ensure that the bloc's citizens are protected from political prosecution by third countries.

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Poderys leaves ruling political group in Seimas

Lithuanian MP Virgilijus Poderys has left the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union's political group in the Seimas.

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MPs initiating impeachment proceedings against Rozova

Members of the Lithuanian parliament's Committee on National Security and Defense (CNSD) are initiating impeachment proceedings against MP Irina Rozova over her allegedly concealed ties with Russian diplomats.

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Police free Polish citizen kidnapped for ransom

Lithuanian police have freed a Polish citizen who was kidnapped for ransom and also detained his kidnappers, the Criminal Police Bureau said on Tuesday.

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President to skip Holocaust forum in Israel

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has decided not to go to a major Holocaust commutation event in Jerusalem, but will pay homage to the Jewish victims in Auschwitz, in Poland, next Monday, his office said on Tuesday.

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Panevezys mayor faces new corruption suspicions

Lithuanian prosecutors and the Special Investigation Service (STT) said on Monday they a conducting a new influence-peddling investigation involving the mayor of the northern city of Panevezys.

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Police: there was no girl kidnap in Vilnius

There was no girl kidnap in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital's police said on Friday night.

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Ex presidential candidate Juozaitis becomes party leader

Former presidential candidate philosopher Arvydas Juozaitis was on Saturday elected chairman of the former Pensioners' Party which is now known as The Union of Generational Solidarity-Joint Action for Lithuania.

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Proposal to make Jan 13 public holiday registered

Two lawmakers from the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats have proposed making the Day of Freedom Defenders on January 13 a public holiday.

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Telemedicine services to be launched next year

Lithuania plans to launch telemedicine services for district and regional hospitals as of next year.

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From transgender person to Karbauskis' son: 2020 military list

Five players of Lithuania's two top basketball teams, two members of the national football team, a transgender person and the son of Ramunas Karbauskis, the leader of the ruling the Farmers and Greens Union, are on this year's military conscription lists.

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Lithuania's population grows for 1st time in 28 years

Lithuania's population has grown for the first time in 28 years due to migration trends, the country's statistics office said.

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Liberals move to lower minimum age for standing as MP

The opposition Liberal Movement proposes to amend the Constitution to lower the minimum age for standing as a candidate in Lithuania's parliamentary election to 21 years.

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President on Holocaust: we can only imagine how many generations we lost

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said one can only imagine how many generations the country and the world lost due to the Holocaust as he visited the Litvak Memorial Garden in the northwestern district of Plunge.

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Police wants info on man who could provide info on alleged kidnapped girl

Lithuanian police are looking for a man who could provide information on the alleged kidnap of a girl in Vilnius officers are investigating.

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Lithuania and Poland to join forces against Russia's attempts 'to rewrite history'

The Lithuanian and Polish foreign ministers have agreed to work together to counter Russia's attempts to rewrite history.

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Police search for girl believed to be abducted in Vilnius

Lithuanian police on Thursday continue their search for a girl believed to be abducted in Vilnius on Wednesday evening.

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