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Lithuania's last partisan Kraujelis-Siaubūnas remains found -

Remains of Lithuania's last partisan Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubūnas were found and identified today in Vilnius. Genetic studies have confirmed it is him.

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New flights to Norway will start from Palanga in October

Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch flights from Lithuania's coastal city of Palanga to Norway's Bergen in October, Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports), the airport operator in Lithuania, has announced.

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Farmers cannot expect drought compensation from EC

Lithuanian farmers who have incurred drought-related losses cannot expect compensation from the European Union as it's an insured event, Vice Minister of Agriculture Venantas Griciunas says.

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Israeli fintech launches expanded operations with new Vilnius Office

Simplex, an Israeli based company providing fraudless payment processing solutions worldwide, has just opened its new Lithuanian office. As part of an overall expansion plan, the company is looking to triple its current 25 strong Lithuanian team in the next three years, states Invest Lithuania.

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Government backs EU plan to ensure net-zero emissions by 2050

Lithuania's government on Wednesday decided to join an initiative by other European countries to set a goal to transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, despite possible challenges for the country's economy.

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Remains of last partisan discovered in Vilnius

The remains of Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubunas, Lithuania's last partisan who was killed with a gun in his arms, have been found at the Orphans' Cemetery in Vilnius, the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania announced on Wednesday.

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NATO lands on ‘shaman’ beach in Latvia

Spanish marines landed on the Baltic coast for the first time during this year’s BALTOPS exercises. Choosing an uncanny location not too far from Riga, the Spaniards weren’t the only bearded people on the beach.

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Tele2 Lithuania ends dispute with former retail partner

… legal expenses for Tele2 Lithuania.  Stateta was forced to … Lithuania forced Stateta to close three of its shops in Vilnius … , and the retail subsidiary of Tele2 Lithuania opened … The partnership between Tele2 Lithuania and Stateta was terminated …

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No need to rush with coalition agreement, PM Skvernelis says

As four Lithuanian parliamentary parties negotiate a new coalition agreement, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis advises against rushing into finalizing it before the inauguration of the new president next month.

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Higher-class housing in Vilnius: sales continue to grow

The share of higher-class housing purchases in Vilnius continues to grow. In the first 5 months of this year, nearly 2400 newly built apartments were sold

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Lithuanian government backs EU plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

Lithuania's government has decided to join an initiative by other European countries to set a goal to transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, despite possible challenges for the country's economy.

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Nausėda’s pick for doctor seen as éminence grise of Lithuanian health care

Lithuanian President-elect Gitanas Nausėda has chosen Remigijus Žaliūnas as his personal doctor. The pick is seen as controversial by LRT broadcaster over Žaliūnas’ contacts with both business heavyweights and policy makers.

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Ageless Authors Writing Contest Honors Dozen Top Texas Senior Writers

Cash prizes announced for international competition in five different writing categories DALLAS, TX-TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- “Estate Sale,” a humorous short story by Rosanne Gordon of Dallas, won a cash prize in …

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Lithuanian govt proposes introducing equal university admission criteria

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday put … /BNS. Currently in Lithuania, different criteria apply to school … exams, including those of the Lithuanian language, mathematics and one … exams, including those of the Lithuanian language, mathematics and one …

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No EU compensation for drought-hit farmers, Lithuanian vice-minister says

Lithuanian farmers who have been hit by drought this year cannot expect compensation from the European Union, because it is an insured event, Vice Minister of Agriculture Venantas Griciūnas says.

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