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R. Bogdanas. Klaipėda and aggression on the Kerch straits

To sit down with the US president and split the world – this is V. Putin’s great dream. A 20 minute long talk was to be held between the two leaders in Buenos Aires during a G-20 meeting and after – two hour negotiations including delegations. All that remains of this is one question that D. Trump posed to V. Putin as he was walking. This question was not about Syria, not about intermediate distance rockets. It was about the attack on Ukrainians on Kerch straits.

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Vilnius’ Christmas tree starts the countdown to Christmas

Anticipation was high leading up to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Vilnius’ Cathedral Square this evening. Lithuania’s capital has received a lot of global attention over the years for its unique and stunning Christmas Trees, and this year’s creation, which looks like a giant clock from above, certainly did not disappoint.

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Latest EU study: three out of four Lithuanians work at small and medium-sized enterprises

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) create three out of four jobs in Lithuania and that is 10 % higher than the EU average. SMEs are economic growth drivers in Lithuania as stated in the “Small Business Act” for Europe report published by the European Commission. This is the latest EU study aimed at assessing measures for improving environment for small and medium-sized business.

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“Farmers” call up L. Kukuraitis for explanation on children’s rights protection project

The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union Seimas group has called upon Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas Kukuraitis to explain, what children’s rights protection project the cabinet is preparing, lrt.lt writes.

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Funding distribution frustrates universities

123 million euro, a sum reported by the lrt.lt news portal previously, is to be earmarked for the optimisation of the higher education network. However, it would appear that the distribution of funding is causing increasingly much confusion – some universities do not understand, how the funding was assigned, while education experts already mused earlier, whether higher education institutions would receive funding even if they hadn’t performed mergers.

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Government plans to hold minister accountable for on-going teachers' strike

As teachers' strike in Lithuania enters into the third week, the government is planning to hold the Minister of Education and Science accountable.

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Christmas Gift Ideas at the International Christmas Charity Bazaar

The 16h International Christmas Charity Bazaar in Vilnius Town Hall (Vilniaus rotušė) will this year take place on Saturday, 1 December from 12 to 18H. The Charity Bazaar is organised by the International Women's Association of Vilnius (IWAV) and will benefit 8 charitable causes all across Lithuania. There will be something wonderful for everybody's taste and budget at this year's bazaar.

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M. Jastramskis reveals, why the “Farmers” won the elections: who is in centre matters

Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science (VU TSPMI) political scientist Mažvydas Jastramskis has analysed trends in Seimas elections and noted that Lithuanian voters are particularly conscious of the “second choice”, thus politicians should remain aware of which parties appear in the so-called centre, lrt.lt writes.

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Struggling to find employees: making lists and bringing in from abroad

On Wednesday, the cabinet approved the Ministry of Interior’s proposal to form a list of the most demanded professions. It includes 40 professions the public sector is lacking. It has been decided that specialists on the list will be granted simplified employment conditions. Furthermore, they will be granted double the wages of professions not on the list. Solely forming this list will not solve the lack of staff in the country, the chairwoman of the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation (LPSK) says.

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Social workers complain of threats and even physical aggression: purchasing video and audio recording equipment

With tensions spiking regarding children being taken from their families and ever new accusations flying at various services, the State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service (VTAT) is rushing to ensure its staff’s security – two public procurements for video and audio recording equipment, as well as emergency buttons, were initiated.

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Average Lithuanian wages – lowest in the Baltic States

Lithuania is the only of the Baltic States where average wages do not reach a thousand euro, lrt.lt writes.

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Among the best digital innovations in the world – even two winners from Lithuania

Today, on 27 November 2018, winners of the World Summit Awards under the auspices of the United Nations were announced (www.worldsummitawards.org) – Top 5 content solutions in each of 8 WSA categories. This year, even two Lithuanian projects were ranked among Top 40 digital innovations: Pulse Tip (Pulsetip) was declared the winner in the business and commerce category, and Computers for Children (Computer Support Foundation) – in the teaching and education category.

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Consultations begin on equity token practical application: will Lithuania be first?

With solutions based on distributed ledge technology and blockchain rapidly gaining popularity, the demand for technologically reliable and legal means to organise property and other securities circulation when using these technologies appears.

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LRT Investigation. The scattering Russian Alliance is hunting members: how did V. Tomaševski‘s Poles help it?

Russian Alliance leader Irina Rozova’s business trips are planned with the aid of the Russian embassy, meanwhile Russian Alliance members find out that they are registered in such a party from journalists, lrt.lt writes.

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S. Jakeliūnas’ statement surprises bank association head: are you trying to cause panic in the markets?

There is too great a concentration of Swedish banks in Lithuania, thus one of them should be sold. This was a statement by Seimas Budget and Finance Committee chairman Stasys Jakeliūnas on Wednesday. SEB bank and Swedbank – these are namely two Swedish capital banks operating in Lithuania and other Baltic states and if they didn’t flinch, they must have at least been listening carefully, this was a statement by a politician from the ruling coalition.

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Wider choice of food for passengers: new pizzerias to open at Vilnius Airport

In the very near future the passengers of Vilnius Airport will have more options while spending their free time before departure. New-concept “Charlie Pizza” pizzerias will open in the extended commercial area of the air gateways of the capital at the beginning of next year. After their opening, 11 catering outlets offering different varieties of food will be operating at the airport, a Lithuanian Airports press release states.

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Magic awaiting in Vilnius, the capital of Christmas

Vilnius, which is titled one of the most magical Christmas cities in Europe, introduced a 5-week winter holiday programme, as impressive and full of miracles and surprises as always. So what magic can residents and guests of the city expect this year in the Christmas capital?

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Lithuanian student won the “Best First Year Dealer” title for making a profit of 25 000 dollars

Through the Southwestern Advantage program 46 Lithuanian students spent their summer in the US practicing their marketing and entrepreneurial skills and selling educational books. The best seller turned out to be a Lithuanian student who in only three months made a personal profit of 25 000 dollars.

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Pagan superstitions and spells in the GDL

Baltic Paganism, surviving in Europe up until the very late Medieval times, gave rise not only to hostility among the Christians, but also to a certain curiosity. As the Franciscan Bartholomew the Englishman described in his encyclopaedic treatise written in the mid-18th century, Baltic Paganism was regarded by Christians as a ritus mirabilis.

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A. Januška: G. Nausėda has a risk that could be used by S. Skvernelis

Ingrida Šimonytė and Gitanas Nausėda have decided to participate in the presidential elections. They are in neither the left, nor the right shelf, more uniting than divisive candidates and perhaps they are what Lithuania needs today, Lithuanian Act of Independence signatory Albinas Januška told lrt.lt. Furthermore, G. Nausėda would apparently be the main barrier to Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis entering the second round of the presidential elections, if the PM did choose to candidate, lrt.lt writes.

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