66 illegal migrants stopped at the border

On Wednesday, 3 August, Lithuanian border guards prevented 66 migrants from illegally crossing the state border and entering Lithuania from Belarus.

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Prosecutor General’s Office is assessing information about Paleckis’ associates

The Prosecutor General’s Office is assessing information provided by the State Security Department (VSD) about the activities of members of the International Good Neighbourhood Forum (TGKF), ostensibly founded by Algirdas Paleckis, former leader of the Socialist People’s Front (SLF) who was convicted of spying for Russia and imprisoned for six years in 2021.

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First monkeypox case confirmed in Lithuania

The first monkeypox case has been confirmed in Lithuania, the Health Ministry reported on Wednesday.

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Coronavirus: 1 557 new cases detected

On 2 August, Tuesday, 1,557 people were diagnosed with coronavirus in Lithuania and one person died of COVID-19.

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Landsbergis: Pelosi has opened door to Taiwan much wider

Having arrived in Taipei, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has opened the door to Taiwan much wider, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis says.

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73 migrants tried to enter Lithuania illegally from Belarus

On Tuesday, 2 August, Lithuanian border guards prevented 73 migrants from crossing the border illegally from Belarus.

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Nausėda: Lithuania stands together with US in pursuit of freedom and justice

On Tuesday, as he attended the ceremony to commemorate the centenary of Lithuania-US diplomatic relations and the anniversary of the Sumner Welles Declaration, President Gitanas Nausėda pointed out that during the years of the Soviet occupation, Lithuania had always enjoyed the support of the United States of America in its pursuit of independence, stated the presidency.

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Three new military campuses to be built

Lithuania is starting the construction of three new military campuses the Ministry of National Defense said on Tuesday.

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Bilotaitė on illegal migration: Lithuania will continue using pushback policy

Minister of the Interior Agnė Bilotaitė announced Tuesday that migrants attempting to cross illegally from Belarus to Lithuania would continue to be turned away back to Belarus at the border.

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MP appeals to prosecutors over emergency with Ekranas Reservoir in Panevėžys city

Social Democratic MP Linas Jonauskas has appealed to prosecutors, the Ministry of Environment and the Environmental Protection Department over an emergency in Panevėžys city. On Tuesday morning, high water level damaged a floodgate of Ekranas Reservoir in turn causing the water level to rise in the Nevėžis River and briefly sparking fears that the city might be flooded.

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Lawyer Velička will seek to become Labour Party’s chair

Following the resignation of MEP Viktor Uspaskikh as the chair of the Labour Party, its member Marijus Valička will strive to become the new leader.

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66 migrants tried to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus

On Monday, 1 August, Lithuanian border guards stopped 66 migrants from entering the country illegally from Belarus.

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Vilnius to host commemoration of 100 years of US-Lithuania diplomatic relations

An official event commemorating 100 years of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and the United States and the 82nd anniversary of the Welles Declaration will be held in Washington Square in Vilnius on Tuesday.

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MP asks prosecutors to launch investigation over visit to Russia by members of organisation linked to Paleckis

Conservative MP Matas Maldeikis has appealed to the Prosecutor General’s Office over a visit to Russia by members of the International Good Neighbourhood Forum (TGKF), an organisation founded in June by Algirdas Paleckis, former leader of the Socialist People’s Front (SLF), when he was already carrying out a six-year imprisonment sentence for spying for Russia.

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Finance Minister: it is not sanctions that affect economy, but Putin’s war

The following is the text by Minister of Finance of Lithuania Gintarė Skaistė, published by the Ministry of Finance:

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Nausėda: Lithuania will not be short of gas in winter thanks to LNG facility

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda assures that the country will not be short of natural gas in winter thanks to the supplies ensured by the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipeda.

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Hundred migrants tried to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus in last 3 days

More than a hundred migrants attempted to cross the border from Belarus to Lithuania illegally on 29-31 July but were not allowed to enter the country.

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Nausėda urges to draw strength from defenders of Lithuania’s borders

On Sunday, as the country commemorated the 31st anniversary of the tragedy in Medininkai, President Gitanas Nausėda called on all the people of Lithuania to unite, join forces, and draw strength from the officials who, at the dawn of independence, risked their lives to reinforce the country’s borders and to protect them, said the presidency.

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More than 800 migrants fled Lithuania in July, up from 500 in June

More than 800 foreigners registered in Lithuania failed to return to their places of accommodation in July after Lithuanians lifted movement restrictions for irregular migrants. There were some 500 such cases in June, the country's Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

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Women commanders in space analogues demonstrate more sustainable leadership behaviour

A new study based on Mars Desert Research Station commanders’ reports reveals differences in female and male leadership behaviour. Although both genders are task-focused, women tend to be more positive. The genders also differ in their approach toward their team – while men focus on accomplishments, women emphasise mutual support. According to the author of the study, Inga Popovaitė, a sociologist at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania, the findings suggest that women may be better suited for long-term space missions.

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