Remains of last partisan discovered in Vilnius

The remains of Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubunas, Lithuania's last partisan who was killed with a gun in his arms, have been found at the Orphans' Cemetery in Vilnius, the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania announced on Wednesday.

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Government backs EU plan to ensure net-zero emissions by 2050

Lithuania's government on Wednesday decided to join an initiative by other European countries to set a goal to transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, despite possible challenges for the country's economy.

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Vilnius University up in world ranking


Vilnius University got 30 positions higher ranking in recently released QS World University Rankings 2020. The university took the 458th position this year. Last year it was placed 488 in the ranking.


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Government in dispute over EU ambition to stop climate change

Members of the Lithuanian government will on Wednesday discuss whether the country should back an initiative by some Western European countries to transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050.

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Justice Minister richest in terms of assets, Prime Minister among "poorest"

Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius is the richest member of the Lithuanian government, having declared family assets worth 727,000 euros.

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Four millionaires among Lithuanian lawmakers

There are four millionaires among Lithuanian lawmakers and they include Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union, liberal MP Kestutis Glaveckas, Gabrielius Landsbergis, leader of the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and the party's member Kazys Starkevicius, according to asset declarations released on Tuesday.

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President-elect: ruling parties putting pressure on Parliament speaker

The ruling parties are putting pressure on Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis, seeking his replacement, Lithuania's President-elect Gitanas Nauseda says.

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Outgoing president's two advisors among new ambassadorial candidates

Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday nominated seven new candidates for ambassadorial positions, and they also include two advisers of outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite.

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Pope appoints archbishop Pajic as apostolic nuncio to Lithuania

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Petar Pajic as apostolic nuncio to Lithuania, the secretariat of the Lithuanian Biships' Conference, announced over the weekend.

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Public to get access to Baltic organization BATUN's archives

The archives of the Baltic Appeal to the United Nations (BATUN), a Baltic emigrant organization, will be made available to the public after they are handed over to Latvia's national archives, Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday.

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More people come to country than leave for 4th month in a row

Lithuania registered a positive migration balance for the fourth successive month in May as more people came into the country than left, with economists pointing to rising wages and facilitated immigration processes as determining factors.

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President-elect Nauseda to NATO chief: Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities

Lithuania needs more air defense capabilities, Lithuania's President-elect Gitanas Nauseda told NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday.

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Rules on home-made explosives and fight against terrorist financing strengthened

The European Council adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information.

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Former MP found guilty of sexual harassment

The Court of Appeal of Lithuania found former MP Kestutis Pukas guilty of sexual harassment and a gun possession violation. Pukas plans to appeal.

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Lithuania marks Day of Mourning and Hope

Lithuania is on Friday marking the Day of Mourning and Hope, the anniversary of the beginning of mass deportations of Lithuanian citizens in the Soviet era.

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More US troops in Lithuania after extra Poland deployment

The United States' decision to send more troops to Poland means that more of them will come to Lithuania for training as well, Lithuania's Minister of National Defense says.

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Heat wave continues: around thousand people have water supply problems in Kaunas

Lithuania has plenty of fresh water and supply problems in some areas have been caused by low capacity at some water extraction points, the country's Environment Minister Kestutis Mazeika says.

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Heat continues: water levels down in almost all rivers in Lithuania

Water levels in rivers across Lithuania have dropped to record-low, specialists from the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service warned on Wednesday.

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Government puts green light to tree felling for army training grounds

Lithuania's government on Wednesday gave permission to fell part of the forests in Svencionys and Jonava Districts for the expansion of the Pabrade and Gaiziunai military training areas.

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Four party negotiators to hold meeting on future work

Negotiators from four parliamentary parties in Lithuania, forming a new ruling coalition, will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss key tasks until the end of this parliament.

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