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Alternative for Germany building connections in Lithuania

Having gained popularity in Germany, the far right party is seeking supporters in Lithuania as well. At the invitation of presidential candidate Arvydas Juozaitis, three MPs from the anti-immigration and recognising the Crimean annexation Alternative for Germany, have arrived in Lithuania. A. Juozaitis says that their view match over immigration and the European Union, but not Russia. Political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas notes that isolated by traditional parties in Germany, the AfD is seeking international recognition, lrt.lt writes.

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Skvernelis softens his tone

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis wrote on his Facebook profile, which introduced a softer tone toward the striking teachers. He admitted that anger, emotions and unwillingness to hear one another took hold. “Passions or even destructive actions are dominating, rather than rational discussion,” S. Skvernelis stated.

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More than just falling ministers could hamper Skvernelis’ ratings

Gas, electricity and heating prices are rising. After paying up to 20% more for utilities during winter, the people will be electing their new municipal governments already in spring, as well as their representatives to the European Parliament. Lrt.lt questions - will the citizens, especially the “bottoms Lithuania”, want to vote for those, who did not stop the price increases?

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Flights from Lithuania to the UK were Most Frequent in November; Most Popular Direction of Overflights: to Russia

Flights to the United Kingdom made up the largest number of flights operated from Lithuania in November 2018, and as to the flights crossing the Lithuanian airspace by transit, most frequent were overflights to Russia, a press release by Oro Navigacija states.

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Smart Energy Fund together partners is investing in Sterblue

Smart Energy Fund powered by Lietuvos Energija, managed by Contrarian Ventures is investing in French and US start-up Sterblue which develops software for non-pilot aircraft (drones) allowing inspecting power lines and wind turbines without human intervention, a press release from Lietuvos Energija states.

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Lithuania puts 3D air defense radars into operation

Lithuanian Air Force put into operation on Tuesday two long-range 3D radars amid efforts to strengthen its national and NATO air defense.

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Lithuanian, Ukrainian presidents to meet on security issues

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Friday to discuss the security situation in Eastern Ukraine and the Sea of Azov, said the President's Office on Tuesday.

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PM untroubled by Barclays' decision to close operations center in Vilnius

The decision by Britain's Barclays Bank to close its operations center in Vilnius will not cause significant losses to Lithuania, Saulius Skvernelis, the Baltic country's prime minister, said on Tuesday.

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The search for new ministers begins. Farmers not looking among their own

Eugenijus Jovaiša, Mindaugas Puidokas, Robertas Šarknickas and Kęstutis Mažeika are “Farmer” group members, whose names are, according to lrt.lt sources, brought up among the potential candidates to the recently freed minister positions. The “Farmer” leaders do not reveal yet, what candidacies are being discussed and only emphasise that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will continue to form the cabinet out of professionals, not from colleagues working in Seimas, lrt.lt writes.

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Polish politicians present their vision: large children’s money and free medicine for seniors

On Tuesday, the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Union (LLRA-KŠS) organised a press conference in Seimas, where they presented their position on joining the coalition government. According to the party’s representatives, so far a decision on joining has not been made and everything depends on the majority’s reception of the LLRA-KŠS’ proposals.

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Šimonytė explains where millions for teachers‘ wages vanished

Already prior to September, 17 million euro were earmarked for teachers’ wage raises and at the end of October, the Ministry of Education and Science declared that another 10 million euro was set aside. The teachers are on strike and state they have not noticed this funding despite the ministry sharing especially favourable statistics. Presidential candidate Ingrida Šimonytė visited the teachers on strike and mentioned, where the millions intended for wages could have vanished.

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Kęstutis Navickas: I know, who wanted my head

Unlike Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of the Environment Kęstutis Navickas feels both surprised and hurt by the prime minister‘s decision to dismiss him. The minister muses on various internal reasons, why he could have landed in such a situation.

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J. Petrauskienė: the reforms we started touched numerous interests

On Monday, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced his dismissal of three ministers – Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson, Minister of Environment Kęstutis Navickas and Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė. The latter’s ministry has been the site of a sit-in by some thirty teachers since Wednesday and around a thousand five hundred more teachers have now been on strike for four weeks. The lrt.lt news portal spoke to the departing minister Jurgita Petrauskienė.

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Health behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: the health and lifestyle of Lithuanian children and adolescents are improving

Every 4 years since 1994, the Health Research Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences conducts the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study (HBSC) about children in grades 5 to 9. The study is coordinated by the World Health Organization. The main goal of this study is to evaluate children's and adolescents' health and its determinants as well as understand young people's behaviour in a health and social context. In 2018, 4191 pupils from 64 Lithuanian schools participated in the study, which was conducted for the seventh time, thus enabling the assessment of 25 years trends, a press release from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences states.

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Barclays leaves Lithuania, but only half the staff will lose their jobs

Changes in the Lithuanian office of the UK-based Barclays bank. The company has declared that it is transferring its activities to HCL Technologies, to which it will be transferring around half of its staff.

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S. Skvernelis: I planned to “reboot” the cabinet after the presidential elections

Probably no one expected Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ decision to replace three of his cabinet ministers – education and science, culture, as well as environment. Even President Dalia Grybauskaitė, to whom the PM intends to hand the dismissal documents, stated that she only has no doubt about the dismissal of Jurgita Petrauskienė, but regarding the other ministers’ unsuitability to hold office, she expects to hear arguments. S. Skvernelis spoke on this topic in LRT Television’s show Dienos Tema, lrt.lt writes.

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E. Gentvilas on Skvernelis’ move: with one more minister removed, he would run for president as a victim

Liberal Movement leader Eugenijus Gentvilas tells lrt.lt that Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who has announced the firing of three ministers, may seek to provoke a dissolution of the cabinet and use this to portray himself as a victim in the presidential elections, lrt.lt writes.

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Public relations expert: soon S. Skvernelis will come into question

By firing three of his cabinet ministers, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has won some time to try and contain the situation, however it is only a temporary solution, public relations expert Arijus Katauskas tells lrt.lt. “If all social groups and especially educators do not back down, the prime minister will have to place the target of criticism on himself. Soon we will start questioning not ministers, but S. Skvernelis himself,” the expert says.

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Do we conduct our foreign policy in line with the US or with Putin’s Russia?

Last week’s news that, for the past two years, the Government led by Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has been covertly negotiating a draft Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at the United Nations caused quite a stir in Lithuania. The turmoil following the revelation of this fact has not subsided yet. Interestingly, none of the Seimas committees in charge of foreign policy and national security have been informed about the negotiations. The reason behind this was obvious. Both publically and behind closed doors at a meeting of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs, government members failed to provide answers to some of the essential questions: why do we have to approve this questionable agreement and who has decided that Lithuania supports it?

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Classifier of Lithuanian influencers has been created

Growing popularity of Lithuanian opinion leaders in social networks sites (SNSs) among many others has attracted the attention of scientists. Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) together with Smart Communication Agency Idea Prima have created classifier of influencers which will be constantly updated and refined.

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