Majauskas: working group proposed by FIFA might solve long-standing problems at Lithuania’s Football Federation

Chairman of the Seimas Committee on Budget and Finance Mykolas Majauskas says it is clear from the letter FIFA sent to Lithuania’s Football Federation (LFF) that the former agrees with the need to review the LFF’s statutes. He welcomed the suggestion of FIFA and UEFA to establish a working group for that.

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More than 200 illegal migrants tried to access Lithuania from Belarus in last 3 days

On 5-7 August, 203 migrants attempted to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus. Lithuanian border guards stopped 89 migrants at the border on Friday, 63 on Saturday and 51 on Sunday.

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Lithuania forms reserve volunteer company within engineer battalion

Lithuania is forming a new reserve engineer company within its Colonel Juozas Vitkus Engineer Battalion, and volunteer soldiers will make the basis of its personnel.

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Three monkeypox cases detected are unrelated

The Ministry of Health stated Friday that three monkeypox cases detected in Lithuania are unrelated epidemiologically and all three individuals are recovering at home.

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Beijing describes Fireign Minister's comments on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as “erroneous”

The Office of the Chargé d'Affaires of the People's Republic of China in Lithuania on Friday described as “erroneous” the remarks made by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis about a visit to Taiwan by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Prosecutors launch investigation into Paleckis’ organisation

The Prosecutor General’s Office announced on Friday that it has launched a pre-trial investigation into the activities of the International Good Neighbourhood Forum (TGKF) founded by Algirdas Paleckis.

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Health Minister approves procedure for diagnosing and treating gender identity disorder

Lithuanian Health Minister Arunas Dulkys has approved the procedure for diagnosing and treating gender identity disorder, the ministry said.

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Coronavirus: number of cases up by 1 373

On 4 August, 1,373 people were diagnosed with coronavirus in Lithuania. Patients did not die of COVID-19 on Thursday.

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60 migrants attempted to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus

On Thursday, 4 August, Lithuanian border guards stopped 60 migrants at the border as they attempted to cross from Belarus to Lithuania illegally.

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Top epidemiologist quitting Health Ministry

Lithuania's chief epidemiologist Loreta Asokliene is quitting the Health Ministry.

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Lithuanian Football Federation receives letter from FIFA and UEFA on compliance of statutes

On 27 July, the Seimas Committee on Budget and Finance and the Commission for Youth and Sports Affairs held a joint sitting during which a suggestion was made to introduce direct management over the Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) due to lacking transparency of how it is run and how funding is spent.

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Two more monkeypox cases confirmed

Two more monkeypox cases have been confirmed in Lithuania.

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Probe launched over minister’s decree reducing size standards for green areas in cities

The Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a probe over Environment Minister Simonas Gentvilas’ decree halving size standards for separate green areas in cities.

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Freedom Party’s leader: we never promised that law on same-sex partnership would be passed in 100 days

Attempts to pass the law on same-sex partnership have continued in parliament for the last two years. Aušrinė Armonaitė, leader of the Freedom Party and Minister of Economy and Innovation, however, notes that her party never promised that the law would be adopted quickly.

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President's adviser: Lukashenko’s promises to grant Belarusian citizenship to Lithuanians is yet another deception

Kęstutis Budrys, chief national security adviser to President Gitanas Nausėda, says Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s promises to do everything to grant citizenship to “honest and hood neighbours” is a propaganda message.

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Minister: restrictions on economic activities are not foreseen amid growing number of COVID-19 cases

Minister of Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė would not support proposals to limit economic activities amid the growing number of COVID-19 cases because, according to her, the country has adapted to the pandemic in two years.

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Coronavirus: 1 532 new cases confirmed

In Lithuania, 1,532 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Wednesday, 3 August, and 4 patients died of COVID-19.

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Budrys: Pelosi's visit important for Lithuania, but military escalation would be bad

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan is important for Lithuania, but military tensions in the region would be bad, says Kestutis Budrys, the Lithuanian president's adviser on national security issues.

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President's aide: business ties with Russia should be seen in terms of content and effects

Business ties of Lithuanian citizens with Russia should be assessed in terms of their content and implications, Kestutis Budrys, the Lithuanian president's senior adviser on national security affairs, has said.

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Command of Land Force Iron Wolf Brigade changes over

Colonel Aurelijus Motiejūnas will be in charge of the Lithuanian Land Force Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf starting 3 August. He replaces Colonel Mindaugas Petkevičius after three years in the position, reports the Armed Forces.

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