Army signs preliminary EUR 8.7 mln contract on communication systems

The Defense Materiel Agency under Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense signed a preliminary contract in November on the acquisition of communication systems for more than 8.7 million euros.

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Prime Minister's popularity rating plunges by 8pp

The popularity of Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has nosedived by 8 percentage points, a new public survey has revealed.

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KTU scientists: citizens’ distrust in governmental institutions in Lithuania is among the lowest in Europe

According to the findings of the research team of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanity, political efficacy is lower in Southern and Eastern and Central European countries. This means that people in these countries tend to be less active in politics, they trust the government less, and they do not believe that their actions can have an effect on governance.

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Vilnius hopes to build monument for Jew savers in couple of years

A monument to Jew savers is planned to be built in Vilnius over the next couple of years.

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International document forgery ring busted in Lithuania

Lithuanian police have busted an underground international document forgery ring, officials said on Friday.

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Parliament extends deadline for adapting trains for people with disabilities

The Lithuanian parliament on Friday extended, for another four years, the deadline for Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG) to adapt trains and railway stations for people with disabilities.

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1st blood vessel transplantation saves man's leg

The first blood vessel transplantation was carried out at Kaunas Clinics in Lithuania last week, saving the patient's leg.

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Court rejects January 13 convict Mel's complaint

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court on Friday rejected a complaint of Russian citizen Yuri Mel, a former Soviet military officer convicted in the January 13, 1991 case, regarding his requested transfer to an area where former state official serve their sentences.

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Tomasevski: Advent is wrong time to pressure Transport Minister

MEP Valdemar Tomasevski, leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance, has refused to comment on the president's reproaches for the party's representative, Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevic, saying that the Advent is a wrong time for pressure.

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Prosecutors bring suspicions against Alytus tire recycling plant's CEO

Prosecutors investigating October's fire a tire recycling facility in the southern town of Alytus have brought formal suspicions against the director of Ekologistika, the plant's owner, and its employee responsible for environmental compliance.

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Nauseda: Turkey approves defense plan but technical hurdles still possible

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says the Baltic countries and Poland have received Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's political approval in principle for their updated defense plan, but admits that hurdles may still arise at NATO's technical level.

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Life sentences sought for men tried for murder of young woman

The prosecution is seeking life sentences for three young men standing trial for the murder of a young woman in 2017, Prosecutor Gintas Ivanauskas told reporters on Thursday.

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Lithuanian farmers to hold protest in Brussels

Lithuanian farmers will hold a protest in Brussels on Thursday to express their dissatisfaction with small direct payments that are over 80 euros below the EU average.

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Prosecutors want exchanged Russian spy's accomplices tried in absentia

A criminal case in which charges were brought against two suspected accomplices of Nikolai Filipchenko, an exchanged Russian spy, has been submitted to a court for trial, the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office said on Wednesday.

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Nauseda: Lithuania needs to spend 14 billion EUR on climate change over 10 years

Lithuania will need to spend 14 billion euros over ten years to meet its climate change commitments, President Gitanas Nauseda said on Wednesday.

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Application to register "For the Fatherland" submitted in Prime Minister's name

Lithuania's brand database officially states that an application to register a brand For the Fatherland was submitted on Dec 2.

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Parliament lowers election threshold to 3 percent

The Lithuanian Seimas on Tuesday lowered the parliamentary election threshold to 3 percent for political parties and 5 percent for coalitions.

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Cuban dissident calls on Lithuania to block EU-Cuba deal

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, on a visit to Vilnius, has called on Lithuania to block the European Union's cooperation agreement with Havana until the communist regime changes its attitude toward human rights.

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Vilnius airport and medics to hold drill to prepare to handle dangerously ill passenger

Medical personnel, airport staff and other authorities will on Tuesday take part in an exercise simulating the arrival in Vilnius Airport of a passenger suspected of having a dangerous contagious disease.

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Rupsys: EUR 10 mln drop in defense budget will affect tactical training

A 10 million euro drop in defense funding under Lithuania's updated budget bill will make the army reconsider its tactical training plans for the next year, the country's Chief of Defense Valdemaras Rupsys says.

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