Primary school built with Lithuanian funds opened in Iraq

The Mahmudiyah Primary School built with the funds allocated by Lithuania and intended for the children of the local Yazidi community was opened in the Sinjar District of Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate on Tuesday.

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Niinisto does not think nuclear weapons could be stationed in Finland after joining NATO

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, currently on a visit to Vilnius, does not think that nuclear weapons could be stationed on Finnish soil following the country’s accession to NATO.

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Nausėda highlights Türkiye’s role in stopping Russian aggression in Ukraine

After a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö in Vilnius on Friday, President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda highlighted Türkiye’s role in stopping Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

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Nausėda: State Defence Council will decide on transfer of additional weapons to Ukraine

President Gitanas Nausėda says a decision on donation of additional weaponry to Ukraine should be reached at the State Defence Council and should not be discussed publicly before any announcements are made.

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LVŽS leader calls for snap election

Amid the opposition’s suggestions to hold a motion of no confidence against the entire Ingrida Šimonytė-led Government, the leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens party (LVŽS) Ramūnas Karbauskis instead calls for a snap election.

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Lithuanian and Polish chiefs of defense agree to hold unannounced military drills

Lithuanian and Polish chiefs of defense have agreed to share intelligence and hold unannounced military drills.

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Parliament Speaker: opposition wants attention with its initiated riot probe

The opposition's initiative to carry out a parliamentary probe into the way the riots outside the Lithuanian parliament were handled last year is just a wish to maintain attention, Speaker of the Seimas Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen says.

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Teacher with Lithuanian citizenship detained in Belarus on extremism charges

A teacher with Lithuanian citizenship was earlier this week detained in Belarus on extremism charges, Belarusian media reports.

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Ukrainian troops improve qualification at training courses at Military Academy of Lithuania

Training for Ukraine’s military personnel is a vital component of the continued military assistance from Lithuania to Ukraine. This week the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania delivered a course on commander training for the Ukrainians to help them improve battlefield management competencies of cadet and junior officer, said the Ministry of National Defence.

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Forty-five migrants tried to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus

On Thursday, 3 November, Lithuanian border guards stopped 45 migrants that were trying to cross from Belarus to Lithuania illegally.

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Lithuanian leaders congratulate ex-President Adamkus on his 96th birthday

Lithuanian leaders on Thursday congratulate former President Valdas Adamkus on his 96th birthday wishing him good health and thanking him for his role in reconciling politicians.

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Vilnius police launch probe into removal of Soviet sculptures' cover

Vilnius police are gathering information on the actions of Kazimieras Juraitis, an associate of Algirdas Paleckis, a controversial Lithuanian figure convicted for spying for Russia, after he removed a cover from Soviet sculptures in the Lithuanian capital's Antakalnis Cemetery during the recent holidays to honor the memory of the dead.

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Opposition proposes setting up ad hoc investigation commission regarding interior minister

Opposition MPs propose creating an ad hoc investigation commission after the former director of the Public Security Service (VST) Ričardas Pocius accused Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė of negligently carrying out her duties. Pocius left VST on 20 October on the mutual agreement but publicly claimed that he was being pressured to resign after riots near parliament that happened in August 2021.

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Šimonytė: infrastructure needed for German brigade will be developed within 2 years

Doubts as to whether a new German brigade is going to be deployed in Lithuania permanently or sent in case of a crisis emerged due to miscommunication, says Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė. According to her, miscommunication occurred because National Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas’ statements were taken out of context and misinterpreted.

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PM: vote on budget will show if Government is trusted

Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė believes that a vote on the 2023 state budget may be regarded as a vote on trust in the Cabinet.

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32 new COVID-19 cases reported, one death

Lithuania has recorded 32 new coronavirus infections and one death from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, official statistics showed on Thursday morning.

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In 3 days, border guards stopped 108 migrants from entering illegally from Belarus

On 31 October-2 November, Lithuanian border guards prevented 108 migrants from accessing the country illegally from Belarus. Thirty-eight migrants were stopped on Monday, 49 on Tuesday and 21 on Wednesday.

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PM and Greek counterpart discussed European energy security and support for Ukraine

On Monday, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė met with Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis to discuss energy security in the European Union (EU), sanctions against Russia, support for Ukraine amid Russia’s attack, and key issues of bilateral cooperation, said the Office of the Government.

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Military academy runs online course for Ukrainian troops

The General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania last week ran a commander's training course for Ukrainian troops.

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SocDems will establish a think tank

The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) will establish a think tank, the Solidarity Institute, which will be engaged in education, research and analytics.

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