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Centre of Registers calls on prosecutors due to potentially illegal actions in the e.health system

After performing an audit of the e.health system regarding potentially illegal actions and their financial harm, the Centre of Registers has called on prosecutors. According to Delfi sources, during the audit it was found that the system’s flaws must have been known already in 2015, however no one took to fixing them at the time.

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Newest Bank of Lithuania forecasts: what awaits in 2019

After evaluating world and the country’s economic trends, the bank of Lithuania is lowering this year’s economic growth forecast from 3.4% to 3.2%. Next year’s insights are not changing, it is expected that in 2019, the economy will grow by 2.8%. Wages will continue growing faster than inflation, unemployment will consistently decline.

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Organized car theft group detained in Lithuania in international operation: police

An organized criminal car theft group of ten Lithuanian individuals was detained during an international Lithuanian-German operation, representatives of Kaunas chief police commissariat announced on Tuesday.

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What is S. Skvernelis seeking with his behaviour?

What do Saulius Skvernelis‘ unusual actions – reaction to teachers‘ strikes, dismissing ministers, talks about coups and contacting the special services regarding the Kremlin‘s hand among politicians – say about his goals? According to some experts, this is a well thought out strategy, however others see it as only failure to maintain calm, lrt.lt writes.

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Doctors appeal to the public for help due to critically low blood supply

The Blood Centre of the Vilnius University Hospital, Santaros klinikos, lacks A positive blood group supplies, the hospital said in a press release.

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Lithuania’s Christmas tree competition: choose the nicest

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side. What about Christmas trees? This time, Delfi invites you to elect the nicest Christmas tree. The candidates are not the ubiquitous Christmas trees of the large cities, it is instead time for the smaller Lithuanian towns to take to the stage.

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G. Kirkilas hopes that the prime minister will present A. Palionis’ candidacy by New Year

Two ministries remain without a minister – education and science, as well as environment. The Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union partners, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party are proposing their own candidate to the office of environment minister, their Seimas group prefect Andrius Palionis, lrt.lt writes.

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Ministry of Transport and STT will audit the Ministry of Education and Science and subordinate institutions

In order to resolve the country’s problems with teachers’ wage payments and to find resources for this, audit is to be initiated in the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as 17 of its subordinate regulatory institutions. The audit was initiated by Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis, who is the interim minister of education and science, a press release states according to lrt.lt.

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Ramūnas Bogdanas. Skvernelis’ godfather Paksas visits Putin

When the Order and Justice party negotiated with the then still whole Social Democrats to join the latter’s’ coalition, the usual division of posts proceeded. Order and Justice received the post of minister of the interior. It turned out that among them, they lacked a politician capable of handling this difficult office; after all, this minister handles both public order matters, the police and municipalities.

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Lithuania decides to buy out its LNG terminal

The Klaipėda liquefied natural gas floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) terminal should be bought out by the end of 2024, members of Seimas voted today.

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Lithuanian bread is tasted worldwide

One of the most popular Lithuanian bakeries „Vilniaus duona” is counting its stable export results this year: 10 percent of total produced goods in 2018 were exported worldwide.

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Can a Christmas tree send a social message? It can in Vilnius

A Christmas tree unveiled in Vilnius this week looks nothing like the shiny decorated trees usually associated with the holiday. Wrapped in a giant plastic bag, the tree at the Independent Christmas Town located at the Vilnius Railway Station serves as a reminder of the hyper-consumerism that tends to take over the holiday season, encouraging a more local and authentic approach to Christmas instead, a press release from Go Vilnius states.

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Baltic PMs meet on closer cooperation, security

The prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia met here on Monday on closer cooperation and security issues.

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Government promises there will be three million of us once more, experts shrug

The government is aiming to stabilise the demographic situation by 2021 and predicts that by 2030, we will once more become a country of three million. This is to be achieved through greater birth rates, larger return grants for returning citizens and longer life expectancy. However, migration expert Karolis Žibas notes that the emigrant attraction programmes will not work out until the country’s socioeconomic situation improves. Meanwhile, demographics expert Vlada Stankūnienė explains that the planned direct grants will not encourage larger birth rates, lrt.lt writes.

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If Skvernelis is seeking to rally his electorate, he chose the wrong opponents

The striking teachers are awaiting Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ apology, but he does not appear intent to do so. The team assembled by the PM, which is preparing a long-term public sector wage payment project features neither striking, nor non-striking teachers. The trade union confederation chairwoman stated that the goal is the lowest earning civil servants, but teachers were not mentioned among them, lrt.lt writes.

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Road safety in BSR – Vision Zero for sustainable changes

The conference “Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region”, held in Vilnius on 5-6 December 2018, acknowledged the importance of road safety matter and provided examples, suggestions and the possible outcome of what we can expect, if changes will not take place soon. The conference was arranged by Lithuanian-Swedish Academy and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) together with partners.

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Brewers’ experiments with unexpected tastes and aromas surprise people

More and more people are aware that beer has more properties than light or dark color. Brewers are constantly looking for different tastes - tastes that could surprise the consumers. Therefore, their new recipes are inspired by even other beverages, such as whiskey or wine, and their making techniques. Americans were the first ones to remember such production principles and Lithuanian brewers are following them as well.

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New specialized fintech bank setting up in Lithuania

On Friday European Merchant UAB was granted the license issued by ECB, European Central Bank through the Bank of Lithuania to engage in specialized banking activities. The provision of services is planned to start in June 2019.

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Lithuanian start-ups attracted EUR 70 million in investments in 2018, further breakthrough will be determined by environment improvement

In 2018, the Lithuanian startup community achieved the record-breaking results, i.e. attracted EUR 70 million in investments from abroad and Lithuanian investment funds. At the same time a legal basis for a better business environment was being developed for innovative Lithuanian business, what will determine a more significant breakthrough of the Lithuanian startup ecosystem next year, a press release from Startup Lithuania states.

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First new minister candidate surfaces

A candidate has appeared for one of the three vacant minister portfolios. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis presented President Dalia Grybauskaitė with the candidacy of literary, poet Mindaugas Kvietkauskas for the office of minister of culture.

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