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Newest presidential ratings reveal two leaders: experts advise to not rush to conclusions

Two leaders are emerging in the newest presidential ratings – Gitanas Nausėda remains first, while Ingrida Šimonytė continues to hold second, while also widening her lead against Saulius Skvernelis. According to political scientists, if we keep in mind the error margin for the research, it is still early to make conclusions, however if such trends continue, the PM may have to settle for third place in the elections.

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Four out of five returning emigrants admit: they are driven home by the longing for their homeland and close relatives

As Great Britain prepares to leave the European Union (EU), fellow countrymen returning from emigration admit: the decision to return is determined both by psychological and emotional arguments, not by economic reasons or fear of the consequences of Brexit.

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Dream housing for a Lithuanian – somewhere in a major city or tucked away in the nature’s lap

With unlimited financial possibilities at hand, more than half of Lithuanians would choose to live in a major city – young people are mostly fond of the spirit of an old town and lively city centre, while the older ones would opt for more remote neighbourhoods and suburban areas of major cities. Every sixth resident in Lithuania would choose to live in the nature’s lap, close to a river or lake. The above preferences were revealed by a representative survey carried out by Spinter Tyrimai on the initiative of Citadele bankas.

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Women celebrate March 11 with weapons in hand

The event 101 Shots for Lithuania was held for March 11 in a forest firing range. The original celebration of the Restoration of Lithuanian Independence was held for the third year now and is becoming a tradition. Ever more female representatives from culture, business and entertainment are daring to try their hand at practical combat shooting.

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Skvernelis starts: strikes against Grybauskaitė

During his presentation of his electoral headquarters and programme, Prime Minister Saulus Skvernelis indirectly criticised actions related to Dalia Grybauskaitė‘s work and behaviour a number of times.

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Documentary on Lithuanian president to premiere in April

A new documentary about Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will be premiered in Lithuanian cinemas on April 12, the film's director and producer, Donatas Ulvydas, said here on Tuesday.

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After the elections, at the broken shell of the political system

Non-partisan entities have flexed their muscles in the municipal elections, while political parties are potentially continuing to wane. The traditional political system is struggling in not only Lithuania, but the entire Western world. Lzinios.lt asks, for whom do voters vote for when they see no difference between the left and right?

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Should we really worry that the RE market indicators have reached the pre-crisis levels?

Nobel laureate economist Robert Shiller has coined the term “Narrative economics” – a situation where the market is affected not only by data, but also by mood and opinion. This was the case of the “narrative economics” in the housing market last year: when, in January, as a result of pessimistic forecasts, the market has decelerated significantly for a month. Nevertheless, the id recovered after the forecasts did not come true.

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“Adios, England. We return to Lithuania”: emigrants bring everything

“Adios, England. We return to Lithuania”. This phrase is not a headline intended to draw the reader’s attention. It is a part of an advert by an English Lithuanian. Coincidence or not, however in recent weeks, the number of signs of return from the UK to Lithuania has become greater.

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Experts agree: Opportunities offered by digital economy could bring significant growth for Lithuania, yet preparation is needed

Lithuanian economic growth exceeds the regional average, but local and international experts are in agreement that to keep it or even increase there is a need for new engines of growth. Digital economy in Lithuania offers such an opportunity.

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Skvernelis’ campaign intrigue: three famous women will endorse him

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who is running for president, will present his campaign team and its core members. His first three core members are to be famous women, Skirmantas Malinauskas, who is responsible for campaign public relations, mentions.

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Opposition presents a surprise to Skvernelis: PM describes the proposal as anti-constitutional

With the Ministry of Environment remaining without a head for more than three months now, the opposition Social Democratic Seimas group is proposing to legally bind the prime minister to find a minister in 15 days. This has also received support from the Conservatives, however PM Saulius Skvernelis has described the proposal as anti-constitutional.

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Lithuania celebrated Restoration of Statehood Day

On Monday, Lithuania celebrated Restoration of Statehood day, which featured a solemn sitting in Seimas, marches in the cities and various events.

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Latvian PM expects Baltics' power grid synchronization to be completed in 2025

Synchronization of the power grids of the Baltic States with the continental Europe must be completed in 2025 as it was agreed earlier, Latvia's Prime Minister Arturs Krisjanis Karins said Friday during his visit to Lithuania.

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Painful personal losses have not been avoided during two months of the pension reform

After start of the reform of pension accumulation at the beginning of January, a number of employees calculating their personal financial losses and regretting their decision is approaching to 100. According to the Lithuanian Association of Investment and Pension Funds (LIPFA), that number of participants in the 2nd pillar pension funds has tried to refuse returning to Sodra.

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Three most sought-after neighbourhoods in Vilnius were compared: which has the most advantages?

The housing supply in Vilnius is currently reaching record numbers, however, based on the latest data, sales are keeping up with such a supply. Real estate (RE) experts are surprised by the activity of buyers over the past months, and state that a similar situation was last observed before the financial crisis. They also distinguish three neighbourhoods which received the most attention from buyers over the past year.

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Skvernelis after meeting Matijošaitis: I do not want to discuss the presidential elections

On Friday Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis visited projects being developed in Kaunas and met with the city Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis. That said, S. Skvernelis denied that the visit to Kaunas was a part of his presidential campaign and evaded responsibility on International Women’s Day regarding why his cabinet features no female ministers.

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Cartography of a private domain: the 1645 map of the Duchy of Biržai

European cartography experienced a considerable rise in the 16th and the first half of the 17th century when maps became a practical necessity. Their importance rose in Lithuania too as people required more precise pictures of different localities due to intensifying economic ties with Europe, military conflicts and local land and administrative reforms. This is how the view of southern Lithuania emerged in 1559 according to the description of forests by Grigalius Valavičius.

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Vilnius University has become the first academic institution in Lithuania to evaluate gender equality

At the request of Vilnius University (VU), the evaluation of gender equality was performed by the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson. A unique research method called ‘gender equality ruler’ was used. VU is the first higher education institution in Lithuania that has participated in such research, a press release from the university states.

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Response to Nausėda from the cabinet: the analyst is clearly confused in his “research”

Presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda‘s analysis of the cabinets work is inaccurate, cabinet vice chancellor Alimas Mačiulis and the PM’s press representative Tomas Beržinskas say.

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