Intelligence: Belarus KGB uses "honey trap" to recruit Lithuanians

Lithuania's intelligence warned on Thursday that Belarusian KGB is becoming increasingly aggressive against Lithuanians and lures them into compromising relationships to then blackmail them.

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Chancellor of president's office and spokesman resign

Alge Budryte, chancellor of the Lithuanian president's office, Antanas Bubnelis, Gitanas Nauseda's spokesman, and another two members of the president's team are stepping down, but two new advisors, on economic and legal matters, are joining it.

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517 new COVID-19 cases

On Wednesday, 517 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 200 884 coronavirus cases.

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Heads of major Vilnius polyclinic, hospital detained in corruption probe

The Lithuanian Special Investigation Service has detained Daiva Kanopiene, director of Seskine Polyclinic, one of the Lithuanian capital's largest health care facilities, and Narimantas Markevicius, head of Vilnius City Clinical Hospital, on public procurement corruption suspicions, well-informed sources have told BNS.

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Negative corona test from all travelers required from March 10

Starting March 10, all travelers arriving or returning to Lithuania will need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before arrival, the Cabinet decided on Wednesday.

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Lithuania eases outdoor restrictions

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to relax restrictions for outdoor activities and allow practical driving lessons to resume.

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501 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 501 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 200 349 coronavirus cases have been recorded in the country.

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Simonyte: too soon to speak about "green pass" without proper vaccination

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says it's too soon to speak about the introduction of the green pass, being considered at the EU level, in Lithuania until a significant part of the country's population is not vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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Lithuania expects to agree with neighbors by July on Belarus' nuclear power blockade

Lithuania proposes a new, slightly amended trilateral methodology for power trade with Russia to its Baltic neighbors and expects to agree with them by late June on a blockade of electricity from Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys said on Tuesday.

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Lithuania to get 600,000 vaccine doses in Q1

Lithuania is to receive a total of around 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the first quarter of this year and another 3 million euros in the second quarter, a presidential advisor said on Tuesday.

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426 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 426 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already detected 199 825 coronavirus cases.

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President expects J&J vaccine to fill gap after AstraZeneca cuts deliveries

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine, expected to be authorized by the EU in March, should help fill a vaccine supply gap due to a cut in deliveries by AstraZeneca, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Monday.

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Skuodis: Lithuania supports Poland’s objective to include the Via Carpathia route in the Trans-European Transport Network

Lithuania supports the ambition of Poland and other countries along the Via Carpathia to include the entire Via Carpathia route, a part whereof also runs in Lithuania, near the eastern part of Poland, south of the Via Baltica, in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). This would help to better develop infrastructure and open up new opportunities for the growth of transport flows. This was stated by Marius Skuodis, the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, on Saturday during his participation in the remote conference “Europe of the Carpathians” held by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.

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Updates of COVID-19 affected countries list

Following the Friday update, the United States of America has been added to the list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to tighter self-isolation requirements, Spain and Portugal have been removed from it. A significant change is awaiting carriers and others departing from Lithuania: departure notification deadline has changed - it is no longer required to notify the NPHC of the departure from the country at least 24 hours before the departure. These changes will take effect as of 1 March.

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"Game of Thrones" between president and ruling party for EC: arguments for and against

Lithuania's ruling conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats have launched an initiative to have Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte replace President Gitanas Nauseda as Lithuania's representative at the European Council.

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243 new coronavirus cases

On Sunday, 243 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, Lithuania has already recorded 199 398 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Number of bribe-givers down, many believe bribes solve problems

The number of people who have given a bribe over the past year has gone down in Lithuania, but there's a growing number of people who believe bribes help to solve problems, a survey initiated by the country's Special Investigations Service, shows.

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State-level school graduation exams to begin on June 7

State-level school graduation exams in Lithuania will begin on June 7 this year, Education, Science and Sports Minister Jurgita Siugzdiniene says.

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Man dies after COVID-19 shot

A 77-year-old man has died in Lithuania after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine shot but his death is not linked to the vaccine, the State Medicines Control Agency said on Friday.

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Lithuania ranks 15th in Europe by COVID-19 case

Lithuania comes in 15th in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate among the European countries monitored by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and was in the 9th place in terms of 14-day death notification rate.

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