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Lithuania likely to extend quarantine over holidays, declare emergency

The quarantine in Lithuania is likely to be extended until the end of the year, acting Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga has said, adding more restrictions on retail businesses are in sight.

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Lithuanian Dream Podcast – now on LRT English

LRT English is partnering up with Lithuanian Dream to bring you a weekly English-language podcast. Visitors will be able to find a wrap-up of the week's episode and also listen to it directly on LRT.lt.

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Government will review lockdown conditions, if coronavirus situation doesn’t improve

If the situation around the spread of the coronavirus does not improve, the Lithuanian government will review the existing lockdown conditions, acting Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says.

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Current quarantine measures ‘insufficient’, says Lithuanian health minister

The government plans to further tighten quarantine restrictions, as the current measures are not enough to suppress the pandemic, according to Acting Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga.

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Lithuania to vet Chinese firm in airport contract bid over security fears

A governmental commission that vets strategic deals has launched a review of Nuctech, a Chinese company bidding for an aviation security equipment contract in Lithuania.

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Lithuanian commission launches review of Chinese bidder for airport equipment contract

… from the operator of Lithuania';s three international airports … -owned Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports, LOU)," he told … X-ray scanners at Lithuanian airports could pose a threat … the international airports in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga is on …

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Nausėda rejects two candidates for ministers

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has rejected the new center-right coalition's candidates for transport and agriculture ministers.

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Lithuanian president rejects two candidates for would-be minister cabinet

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has rejected two candidates proposed for ministerial positions in the would-be government.

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Does Lithuania need a tunnel under the Baltic?

This year, Germany and Denmark have started the construction of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link tunnel beneath the Baltic Sea. Could Lithuania build a similar construction to link the Curonian Spit with Klaipėda?

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Anti-LGBT Lithuanian politician mocked after semi-naked man appears behind him during online call 

… on screen before cutting to Lithuanian MP Petras Grazulis's … protested Pride events in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius - appearing next to … that all gay people leave Lithuania and a year later sent …

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US biotech giant Biogen launches operations in Lithuania

… this week launched operations in Lithuania where it plans to … it opened its office in Vilnius on December 1, writes … ;s long-term commitment to Lithuania. Later, Biogen will look … can develop medical innovations with Lithuanian partners."  Biogen is …

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Paupys decorated for Christmas: wintery giraffes alongside silvery spruce trees already centre of attraction for Vilnius residents

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Pay rent or take out a loan? Expert advises as to when to invest in your own home

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania hits another daily record with 2,514 cases

Lithuania reported 2,514 new coronavirus infections on Friday – a record high for a second day in a row – and another 26 deaths from Covid-19.

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Lithuanian court sides with GetJet in obligation dispute with Novaturas

… the biggest tour operators in Lithuania, cannot temporarily be exempted from … has ruled in Lithuania, informs LETA/BNS. Vilnius Regional Court on …

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