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Future of Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga: Vilnius can win on only one condition -

Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga with similar indicators have always competed, but recently analysts have been saying that Vilnius may break out.

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Covid-19 cases jump in Vilnius, infections linked to bars

Ninety-eight new cases of coronavirus cases were confirmed in Vilnius on Wednesday, prompting calls to introduce restrictions on bars.

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Lithuanian government presents 2021 spending bill with 5-percent deficit

Lithuania's state budget revenue, including EU and other international assistance funds, will be smaller in 2021, compared to this year's budget, and expenses will grow.

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Lithuanian intelligence eases restrictions for informants to arrive in the country

Foreign nationals who cooperate with Lithuania's intelligence services will be admitted into the country and will not be required to self-isolate upon arrival, according to new rules approved on Wednesday.

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Lithuania may raise minimum wage by EUR 35

The Lithuanian government proposes to raise the minimum wage from 607 euros to 642 euros before tax and increase the monthly child benefit from 60 euros to 70 euros next year.

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Moscow film festival removes Armenian film shot in Lithuania

The Moscow International Film Festival has removed the Armenian film Gate to Heaven, directed by Jivan Avetisyan, from its non-competitive programme. The organisers reasoned that the screening could cause riots in light of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its creators said.

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Government's deficit estimated at 5 pct GDP next year

Lithuania's general government deficit is estimated at 5 percent GDP next year, the country's Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday, having presented next year's budget bill.

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How are world-changing start-up ideas born?

Generating an idea, thinking over its implementation, and starting to resolve societal problems. This is what the hackathon format was used for more than 20 years ago in the IT world. Today, it is used as a means to quickly generate new solutions for resolving a variety of problems – and the best examples become multi-million euro start-up companies. The hackathon series initiated by the project Prisijungusi Lietuva - Startuoliai Keičiantys Visuomenę (Society-changing Start-ups) looks to encourage such success stories.

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KTU researcher from an internship at Yale: interviews with displaced people have made me rethink my personal experiences

Gintarė Venzlauskaitė, a researcher at KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, who has recently obtained her PhD at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, today is already a thousand miles away. Dr Venzlauskaite is undertaking a four-month internship at one of the best in the world, Yale University in the US. A number of opportunities opened to Gintarė when she won the scholarship of Kazickas Family Foundation.

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Coronavirus: 139 new cases in Lithuania, outbreak among asylum seekers

Lithuania confirmed 139 new coronavirus cases over Tuesday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said, and three more people died of the disease.

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Coronavirus update: 139 new cases in Lithuania, outbreak among asylum seekers

Lithuania confirmed 139 new coronavirus cases over Tuesday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said, and three more people died of the disease.

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Coronavirus update: 139 new cases, outbreak at migrant registration centre

Lithuania confirmed 139 new coronavirus cases over Tuesday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) said, and three more people died of the disease.

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139 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 139 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, the country has already confirmed 6505 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Turkish Airlines resumes Vilnius-Istanbul flights

… has resumed flights between Vilnius and Istanbul, informs LETA … requirement in Turkey or Lithuania. Flights will take place … week, Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports), the airport operator … Turkish Airlines will ensure Lithuania';s connection with …

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Turkish Airlines to resume Vilnius–Istanbul flights

Turkish Airlines plans resume flights between Vilnius and Istanbul, according to the carrier and Vilnius Airport.

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