Latest news in English from and about Lithuania

Germany's rail logistics giant VTG sets up company in Lithuania

… has established a company in Lithuania. VTG Project Logistics Baltics was …

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Skvernelis voters' and who will manage to attract them?

A candidate who could get Skvernelis votes has the greatest chances to win in the second. This could be non-partisan expat from the banking system Nausėda

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Lithuania watches as Kaliningrad starts power grid isolated operation test

… write LETA/BNS. Lithuania';s power transmission … trading capacities on Lithuanian-Kaliningrad interconnectors will be … the process, noting that Lithuania is unable to purchase … smoothly," she added.   Lithuania imported 4.63 terawatt-hours …

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Europe’s first basketball venue marks 80th anniversary in Kaunas

Kaunas Sports Hall, a legendary venue that hosted the 1939 European basketball championship, opened 80 years ago.

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Lithuanian government approves secure data network to fend off cyber threats

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday a list of institutions and organizations that will use a secure public data transmission network, developed in response to cyber-security threats.

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Lithuanian authorities adopt more aggressive tactics to fight money laundering

Lithuanian law enforcement authorities are changing tactics in their efforts against money laundering – suspect origins of funds are now enough to trigger an investigation, an official says.

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Lithuania to choose between two "worthy candidates" in presidential race

The outgoing Lithuanian President, Grybauskaite. Vilinius: Lithuanians are "lucky" as … here. According to Grybauskaite, the Lithuanian people expect stability, peace and … percent. Advance voting in the Lithuanian presidential runoff and the European …

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Lithuania's FL Technics doubles profits to EUR 11 mln in 2018

… Avia Solutions Group owned by Lithuanian businessmen Gediminas Ziemelis, earned 10 …

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Plans for stricter rules on electric kick scooters in Lithuania

Electric kick scooters have been buzzing on the streets and sidewalks of Vilnius and other towns in Lithuania. Despite its many advantages, the new conspicuous mode of transport presents a safety hazard and has inspired calls for stricter rules.

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Ruling party would have better relations with Nausėda as president, leader says

If Gitanas Nausėda, an independent candidate, is elected president, relations will improve between the president's office and Lithuania's ruling party, the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS), according to its leader.

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Record-high temperatures reported in some Lithuanian areas; extreme weather three years in a row

The mercury rose to record-highs in some areas in Lithuania on Tuesday.

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Russia relies on local criminals in Donbass, Galeotti says in Vilnius

The Russian state “cannot afford to run operations itself, and therefore have to rely on structures” built on private individuals, said Mark Galeotti from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) during the ninth Sakharov conference in Vilnius on Tuesday.

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Rūta Meilutytė ends her professional sports career - the Lithuania Tribune

Rūta Meilutytė Olympic champion has decided to end her professional sports career. The 22 year old in 2012 she became Olympic champion at the age of just 15

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International investigation busts Lithuanian-led arms-smuggling gang

Lithuanian police were part of an international investigation that exposed a 22-person gang involved in illegal trade of arms and drugs.

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Russian, Ukrainian tycoons avoid flight ban by landing in Vilnius

After Ukraine banned non-regular flights from and to Russia in April, private planes of tycoons from the two countries started landing in Vilnius for several minutes to avoid the direct flight ban, the 15min.lt news website reports.

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