Foreigners from Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal banned from entering

Foreigners from Sweden, Luxembourg and Portugal will be banned from coming to Lithuania next week, based on the list approved by Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.

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Survey: more Lithuanians view Belarus as unfriendly state

The number of Lithuanian residents considering Belarus to be an unfriendly state is rising amid ongoing disagreements over the Astravyets nuclear power plant, a new public opinion survey has revealed on Friday.

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Belarus: fish kill in River Nemunas near Grodno triggered by natural and climatic causes

The die-off of fish and other aquatic organisms in the River Nemunas near Grodno in Belarus was triggered by natural and climatic causes, Belarus Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection said in a response to the note earlier issued by Lithuania.

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Lithuania hands over to Russia regarding serious environmental violations in Baltic Sea

On 3 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania handed over a verbal note to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius in response to information that had appeared in the public domain regarding serious environmental violations on the D-6 offshore platform on the continental shelf of the Baltic Sea.

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LGBT community calls on president to show solidarity and wear rainbow badge

Representatives of Lithuania’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and their supporters gathered near the president’s office in Vilnius on Friday to call President Gitanas Nauseda to show solidarity and wear a rainbow badge.

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First ladies discuss challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic

Lithuania’s First Lady Diana Nausediene and Elke Budenbender, spouse of Germany’s president, discussed the countries’ experience in fighting COVID-19 and the challenges brought by the pandemic during a video call on Thursday, the president’s office said in a press release.

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President congratulated Belarus on Independence Day

President Gitanas Nausėda extended congratulations to President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus on Independence Day and wished the people of Belarus for a strong, independent and prosperous country.

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Twelve suspects and convicts brought by military plane from UK

Twelve suspects and convicts whose extradition had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic have been brought to Lithuania from the United Kingdom by a military plane Spartan, the Police Department reported on Friday.

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3 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 3 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, 1828 COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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7 new coronavirus cases

After three days with only 1 new coronavirus case, on Wednesday, Lithuania has detected 7 new COVID-19 cases.

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Lithuania-delegated EU commissioner to present initiative to cut pollution in Baltic Sea

Virginijus Sinkevicius, Lithuania-delegated EU Commissioner who is responsible for environment, oceans and fisheries, will on Thursday visit Klaipeda to present an initiative for reducing pollution in the Baltic Sea.

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Media watchdog mulls following Latvia’s suit in banning RT TV channels

Lithuania's media watchdog, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK), is considering following Latvia’s suit in banning TV channels of RT group controlled by Russia’s state but the decision will only be taken after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes its opinion on the application of the European Union’s (EU) sanctions, Mantas Martisius, the commission’s chairman, has said.

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President calls on expats to register for participation in general election

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda has called on the country’s citizens living abroad to register to participate in the upcoming general elections.

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Sources: Jasiulionis to be put in charge of President’s Communication Group

Ridas Jasiulionis, a journalist and an actor, should be put in charge of the Communication Group of Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda, informed sources confirmed to BNS on Wednesday.

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3 days in a row Lithuania confirms only 1 new coronavirus case

The third day in a row Lithuania announces about only 1 new coronavirus case in the country. Overall, 1818 cases have been confirmed in Lithuania since the outbreak of the virus.

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Debunk EU: 70% of the information analysed about the NATO exercise was misleading

NATO's Defender Europe 2020 exercise, scheduled for May in Eastern Europe, was set to become the Alliance's largest exercise on the continent since the Cold War, with the United States and other NATO partners planning to deploy about 37,000 soldiers. Since September last year, Debunk EU has recorded a great stir in Russian-speaking portals by disinforming the public – more than 400 publications about these exercises appeared, most of which (70%), were misleading.

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1 new COVID-19 case in Lithuania

The second day in a row Lithuania has recorded only 1 new case of coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 1817 cases have been detected in the country.

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President appoints Sinkevicius as economy minister

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda has appointed MP Rimantas Sinkevicius of the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania as the country’s economy and innovation minister, the president's press service said.

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Lithuania and Germany to sign agreement on temporary presence of troops

As enhancement of defence cooperation between Lithuania and Germany continues, Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany concerning Temporary Stays of Members of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania and the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Territory of the Other State will be signed on June 30 at the Ministry of National Defence, the Lithuanian Ministry informs.

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Self-isolation required for arrivals from 50 worst-hit countries

The Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries that are most affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus infection); arrivals from these countries will be required to self-isolate.

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