Only several hundred irregular migrants remain in Lithuania

Just over 300 foreigners who have entered Lithuania illegally since the start of the migrant influx remain in Lithuania, the country's State Border Guard Service says.

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National Audit Office calls for improvement of cybersecurity assurance system

According to the National Cybersecurity Centre, 11,659 cyber incidents were registered between 2019 and 2021. Due to the high number of these incidents, their modernisation and the potential risks of significant effects of cyber-attacks and incidents, it is increasingly important to ensure cybersecurity at the national level, to protect critical information infrastructure and the state’s electronic information resources. To assess whether cybersecurity is ensured in Lithuania, the National Audit Office carried out an audit Ensuring Cybersecurity and recommended that the system of ensuring cybersecurity be improved, the National Audit Office announced.

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Experts: Russia's war against Ukraine will determine Europe's future

The outcome of Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine will determine the future of Europe as a whole, as well as Russia's own future, participants of the inaugural conference of the International Expert Network Russia said in Vilnius on Monday.

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Defence policy director invites Australia to join security centres operating in Lithuania

Defence Policy Director at the Ministry of National Defence, Vaidotas Urbelis, has invited Australia to participate in or observe exercises held in Lithuania and to join the Regional Cyber Defence Centre (RKSC) in Kaunas and the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius.

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PM: European response is necessary to energy crisis caused by Russia

After a meeting with Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Vilnius on Monday, Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė stated that Europe needed joint decisions in order to solve problems caused by the energy crisis.

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Former president Grybauskaitė takes part in debates on global energy crisis

On Monday in Berlin, Germany, former president of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė took part in the Annual Policy Dialogue Leading in a World of Converging Crises.

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NATO fighter jets scrambled five times last week to identify Russian planes

NATO fighter jets were scrambled five times last week to identify and escort Russian military planes flying in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense said on Monday.

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Landsbergis: Ukraine’s ports and grain belong to Ukraine

After Russia announced that it was indefinitely suspending participation in the internationally brokered Ukrainian grain export deal via the Black Sea, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis called on the international community to safeguard Ukraine’s interests.

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Coronavirus: more than 500 cases detected in last 3 days

More than 500 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania in the last three days, on 28-30 October: 437 last Friday, 34 on Saturday and 34 on Sunday.

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Vilnius hosts inaugural meeting of International Expert Network Russia

Vilnius is hosting on Monday the inaugural meeting of the International Expert Network Russia.

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Border guards stopped 86 illegal migrants in last 3 days

On 28-30 October, Lithuanian border guards stopped 86 migrants that attempted to enter the country illegally from Belarus.

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Finnish president to visit Lithuania next week

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is expected to pay a visit to Lithuania next week.

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7 out of 10 people would approve of Cabinet reshuffle

A public opinion poll commissioned by the national broadcaster LRT has revealed that the majority of Lithuanians would approve of a Cabinet reshuffle.

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Gender Equality Index: Lithuania posts highest increase but remains in 20th place

Lithuania's gender equality score rose the most over a year, but the country remains in the same 20th place.

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New education advisor to join president's team

Professor Jolanta Urbanovic of Mykolas Romeris University is set to join Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda's team on November 7 as an advisor on education issues, the president's office said on Friday.

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Šimonytė: Putin's nuclear threats remind me of North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons now resemble North Korea's similar behavior, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte, currently in Japan, says.

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Lithuanian instructors continue training Ukrainian soldiers in UK

A group of instructors from the Lithuanian Armed Forces continue training Ukrainian soldiers in the United Kingdom together with other allies.

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Čmilytė: helping Ukraine and strengthening NATO’s eastern flank are two sides of same coin

Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, together with heads of parliament of Latvia and Estonia, attended the opening session of the 41st Baltic Assembly in Riga, Latvia, where they discussed the importance of this cooperation format for the region and the international arena.

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Defence Ministry signs agreement on acquisition of Spanish mortars

The Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry of National Defence has signed an agreement with the Spanish company EXPAL Systems S.A. on the acquisition of 120 mm towed mortars EXPAL 120-MX2-SM, capable of hitting targets up to 8km away.

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Seventeen migrants tried to cross from Belarus illegally

On Thursday, 27 October, Lithuanian border guards stopped 17 migrants from accessing the country illegally from Belarus.

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