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Karbauskis’ prediction: if Šimonytė wins, there will be another election

“Silence about a candidate is much worse than discussions,” Lithuanian Farmer and Greens Union (LVŽS) leader Ramūnas Karbauskis says, adding that, “With a few days passing, no one remembers, what was written, but they do remember about who.”

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VGTU is among the top 100 universities in the world: the highest position in the history of Lithuania

For the first time, a Lithuanian university is among the top 100 best universities in the world in Engineering – Civil & Structural subject group according to the latest “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019” results, which have been announced on 27 February. In total, 4 higher education institutions from Lithuania are listed in this ranking, a press release from VGTU states.

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The mythology of the Battle of Saulė

The raid of the Christian army against Lithuania in 1236 was dictated by the political circumstances that occurred after the Curonians’ surrender to Livonia in 1229-1230. It was then that Germans readied themselves to invite the pagans living south of Dauguva into the “sweet yoke of Christ’s faith.” It was at this point that the Christian German immigrant community of Riga and the interests of the Pope’s curia intersected.

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New motorsports series to debut in the Baltics – for both street legal and sports cars

In the summer of 2019, a new motorsports event – “Baltic Time Attack Series” – is set for its debut, bringing the popular and affordable time attack event format to the Baltics. The best part of the event is the fact that it welcomes fast driving enthusiasts in street legal vehicles, as well as professionals with cars built specifically for this type of racing. Events abroad show that time attack events are often the first step into motorsports for those who do not enjoy the unreasonably low speed limits and speed cameras on the roads. At the same time, this is a very serious event for experienced racers, giving everyone the chance to further improve both driving skills and the cars they compete in.

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Kęstutis Girnius. The judge community also bears a responsibility

The graft case involving eight judges is the greatest blow to Lithuanian judges and courts since independence was recovered. It is correctly emphasised that we should not rush to conclusions and that currently the suspects only stand accused and their guilt has not been proven.

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Ramūnas Bogdanas. Referendum as bait nr. 1

Once upon a time, when there were far fewer people on this earth and their communities were small, questions that arose for them would be resolved by a chief or council.

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Your guide to the Jewish heritage of Vilnius

With bagels making a delicious comeback in Lithuania’s capital and a number of traditional Jewish celebrations becoming part of city life again, there’s a sense that Jewish culture is experiencing somewhat of a rebirth in Vilnius, which has many looking back at the city’s historic ties with its Jewish, or Litvak, community. And though the time machine has yet to be invented, it’s now possible to travel back in time to when Vilnius was known as the Jerusalem of the North. Unlocking the Jewish cultural heritage deeply embedded into the city’s streets, buildings, and history has just become a lot easier thanks to the new free guide entitled, Discover Jewish Heritage in Vilnius, a press release from GO Vilnius states.

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Environment-friendly logistics Centre of SBA Group will shortly astonish us with its unique architecture

As soon as this spring, the SBA Group will start a new era in the building tradition with erecting a new logistics centre near Klaipėda. The innovative, green-technology and distinctive design industrial complex will be the first such building in the Baltic States. The authors of the project are the architects of Paleko archstudijos – Rolandas Palekas, Bartas Puzonas, Dalia Uogintė, Karolina Burbaitė.

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Pilot project of floating solar power plant in Kruonis PSHP receives funding

Experimental floating photovoltaic solar power plant project in Kruonis pumped storage hydroelectric power plant (PSHP), developed by Lithuanian state-owned enterprise Lietuvos Energijos Gamyba has received funding from the Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LBSA). The total amount of 235k EUR have been granted.

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Vilnius to see launch of scooter-sharing system: five companies express willingness to develop the system

As early as this spring Vilnius city dwellers and guests will be offered to take advantage of the service of electric scooter-sharing service and to travel in the city in an innovative and convenient manner. Striving to become the capital of scooters in Europe Vilnius will not only reduce congestions but will also become a free area of scooters and other alternative means of urban transport, a press release from Vilnius City Municipality states.

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Map of Business Obstacles: seaside businesses worried about the shortage of qualified workforce

The conditions in 5 out of 7 municipalities in Klaipėda County are seen as very favourable for business development, and the businesses of Neringa and Palanga face the least obstacles in the country. The seaside businesspeople are optimistic, but most worried about the lack of qualified workforce and high tax burden.

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Year in Lithuania started with 30% increase of the production of electricity

Although the electricity production in the Baltic States grew by one third in January, the electricity prices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia also increased and reached the threshold of 55 euros per megawatt hour.

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Lithuanian former basketball star to run for seat in European Parliament

Šarūnas Marčiulionis, one of the Lithuanian basketball legends, is to run for a seat in the European Parliament with Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVZS), the party announced last week.

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WANTED: volunteers to spread Lithuania’s name in the world

Do you feel that the world does not know enough about Lithuania? Do you feel that Lithuania has a lot to offer to the world but it is not heard? Guess what, you are not alone, and the Lithuania Tribune team feels that way as well. Hence, together we can do something real about it!

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BC Žalgiris is clear favorite against unfamiliar Budučnost

BC Kaunas Žalgiris will do everything to end one more losing streak in Euroleague when they face Podgorica Budočnost at home. Even though Žalgiris will face Budočnost without one of the key players Nate Wolters, their opponents have a lot more problems.

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Lithuanians borrow less, but larger amounts and more responsibly

The Lithuanian non-bank financial sector is showing maturity: the consumer credit market survey of 2018 Q4 shows that Lithuanians borrow less, but more significant amounts and more responsibly. The representatives of the financial sector observe that the declining number of borrowers also shows decreasing access to consumer credit for lower-income clients.

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Crisis looks bigger through the eyes of fear, yet statistically insignificant

Last year, the rate of enterprise failure decreased by fivefold and credit ratings of companies remained fairly stable, however, businesses cut down short-term borrowings by 14 per cent and long-term – by 13 per cent. It seems that businesses are unsure about the future; meanwhile, the fundamental indicators show no reasons for worrying – the specialists of Creditinfo credit bureau arrived to this conclusion upon the analysis of the data from over 50 thousand enterprises operating in Lithuania and information on the initiated bankruptcy proceedings.

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Socially responsible business: growth opportunity or a rehabilitation centre for the disabled?

The Lithuanian Parliament (the Seimas) intends to oblige companies employing the disabled to allocate the significant part of their profits (as much as 75%) for the integration of the disabled. Representatives of the Association of Social Enterprises (the Association) state that reintegration is already underway, the proposal itself is not based on any calculations, and regulations on where and how companies should use the money they earn raise more questions than answers.

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How Lithuania helped shape Sweden’s elegance

Politics is the new black, regardless of which one you choose, fictional or real. Just as many passions were stoked by the last season of House of Cards as were by Trump's twitter account.

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Historical breakthrough - there are no more obstacles to building a multifunctional complex in Vilnius

Residents of Vilnius and sports community of the country can mark today as a day to remember – the Council of Vilnius gave the green light to the concession agreement of the multifunctional complex in Šeškinė, and there are no more obstacles to signing it. Having signed the agreement, starting works of construction of the National Stadium and another 15 sports objects on Šeškinė hills will be possible in the nearest future.

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