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Peterborough radio launches first Lithuanian language programme in the UK

The first Lithuanian language radio programme aired in the UK on May 1. It is broadcast from a studio in Peterborough, t...

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Afghan doctor’s year in Lithuania: language tests, job prospects, and foggy future

Juma Gul Yaqubi, an Afghan doctor who assisted Lithuanian soldiers, was resettled to Lithuania last summer, together wit...

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Lithuania in top five EU countries with most improved innovation ecosystem

Lithuania has retained its 19th place in the European Union in the European Innovation Scoreboard 2022 published by the European Commission, and has reached its highest level in terms of innovation ecosystem development since 2015. Latvia remained in 25th place, while Estonia lost two positions to drop to 12th, said the Ministry of Economy and Innovation.

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Minister: real-time public transport information must be available for regular long-distance and international transport

On 22 September, to mark World Car-Free Day, an innovation was presented in the Lithuania’s major cities: real-time public transport information is now available to passengers in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda when planning a trip through the Google Maps app, stated the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

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Socmin warns of potential increase in demand for housing for Ukrainian refugees

With the cold season approaching, demand for housing for refugees from Ukraine may increase, Lithuanian Social Security and Labor Minister Monika Navickiene has warned.

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Polish volunteers helping refugees struggle against government’s hostility and public indifference

The world was moved by Poland’s solidarity with refugees from Ukraine. Refugees from elsewhere entering from Belarus, ho...

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Russians in Lithuania react to mobilisation announcement: ‘This brings Putin’s end closer’

Russians living in Lithuania are reacting with indignation to the partial mobilisation announced in Russia. “It will fu...

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Lithuanian prosecutors drop probe into alleged theft of coronavirus PPE

Vilnius Regional Prosecutor’s Office said on Friday it had dropped an investigation into an alleged theft of Covid-19 pr...

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Medically, Covid-19 has been overcome, says Lithuanian health minister

Lithuanian Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys says the Covid-19 pandemic has been overcome “from a medical point of view”.

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EC member calls to get ready for winter as healthmin speaks of pandemic’s end

Lithuanian Health Minister Arunas Dulkys has stated that the coronavirus pandemic has been overcome “from a medical point of view”.

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Prosecutors drop "stolen" PPE probe

The Vilnius Regional Prosecutor's Office said on Friday it had dropped a pre-trial investigation into the alleged theft of anti-COVID-19 protective personal equipment two years ago.

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Dulkys: EU countries may have to contribute more in providing aid to Ukraine

Lithuania’s Minister of Health Arūnas Dulkys says with winter approaching there may be a new wave of Ukrainian war refugees and EU member states may have to show more solidarity.

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Next week Conservative party will select candidates for mayoral election in Vilnius and Kaunas

The Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrat party (TS-LKD) has announced potential mayoral candidates in Vilnius and Kaunas cities for the 2023 election. The decision regarding the candidates will be finalised next week.

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Lithuania’s Nausėda meets with US President Biden in New York

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, who is currently on a visit to New York to attend the session of the UN General As...

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Coronavirus: 1,173 new cases confirmed

On Thursday, 22 September, 1,173 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Lithuania and 3 individuals died of the disease.

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