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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Skvernelis nominates candidate for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has on Monday nominated MP Rimantas Sinkevicius for the position of economy and innovation minister, the government said.

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Poles in Vilnius back Trzaskowski in Poland's presidential election

More Polish voters in Vilnius backed Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in Sunday's presidential election, and he will now face incumbent President Andrzej Duda in the second round of voting.

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Only 1 new coronavirus case

On Sunday, only 1 new coronavirus case was confirmed in Lithuania. Overall, 1816 cases have been recorded in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Christian Democrats ranks its members for upcoming Seimas election

The opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats have ranked their members in the multi-member constituency for the forthcoming Seimas election.

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Early childhood vaccinations might protect children from COVID-19

A group of Lithuanian and Kurdish scientists have raised a hypothesis that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine could protect children from COVID-19. The hypothesis is based on the discovered sequence similarity of the 30 amino acid residues between glycoproteins of SARS-CoV-2, measles and rubella viruses. An experimental analysis is required in order to support the hypothesis.

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Attempt was made to carry out terror act in Vilnius

An attempt was made last fall to carry out a terror act in Vilnius, prosecutors said on Friday.

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Parliament adopts new law on lobbying activities introducing cross-declaration

Lithuania’s Seimas on Friday adopted a new Law on Lobbying Activities establishing the so-called “cross-declaration” that requires both lobbyists, and politicians and public servants who have contact with lobbyists to report lobbying activities.

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2 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 2 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, 1808 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Changes in presidential office: three advisers leave team

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda's chief advisers Jonas Vytautas Zukas, Sonata Sulce and Aistis Zabarauskas are leaving the presidential team, the presidential office said on Thursday.

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Nauseda didn’t go to planned meeting with Latvian and Estonian counterparts

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda didn’t go to the planned trilateral meeting with the Latvian and Estonian counterparts on Thursday.

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