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Bank of Lithuania has approved a new price cap for basic payment account

The Board of the Bank of Lithuania has set the maximum monthly fee of €1.52 (50% discount to social benefit recipients) for the basic payment account for 2020.

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First commemorative coin dedicated to Lithuanian ethnographic regions features a Samogitian bear

Today, the Bank of Lithuania issued into circulation the €2 commemorative coin dedicated to Samogitia. This is the first coin in a new series Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions. 

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Lithuanian customs detain €2m cigarette-contraband from Russia

Lithuanian customs have on Thursday detained a shipment of smuggled cigarettes worth almost 2 million euros in Kybartai on the Russian border.

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Customs officers detain smuggled cigarettes worth almost EUR 2 mln in Kybartai

Lithuanian customs officers detained a shipment of smuggled cigarettes worth almost 2 million euros in Kybartai on Thursday morning, the Customs Criminal Service said.

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New rotation of Lithuanian army instructors leaves for Ukraine

The 11th rotation of Lithuanian army instructors was seen off to Ukraine on Thursday to take part in a military training operation.

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Current account balance still in surplus

Balance of Payments of the Republic of Lithuania for Q2 2019

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New rotation of Lithuanian military instructors leaves for Ukraine

The 11th rotation of Lithuanian military instructors have departed to Ukraine on Thursday.

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Agriculture Minister: diesel fuel tax exemption for farmers will stay

The Lithuanian government will not cancel the existing diesel fuel tax exemption for farmers, the country's Agriculture Minister Andrius Palionis says.

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MPs draft constitutional amendment to allow impeached president Paksas to run for parliament

Lithuanian MPs drafted a constitutional amendment to allow the country's impeached president Rolandas Paksas to run for parliament.

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Lithuania could face EU sanctions for eroding independence of national auditor

Lithuania's Auditor General Arūnas Dulkys said there's a growing threat to the independence of the National Audit Office which could lead to EU financial sanctions.

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Tallinn should maintain dialogue with Moscow on behalf of partners, says Estonian president

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told the country’s public broadcaster ERR this week that Estonia should “remain the country that tells others – you don’t know, don’t understand, we’re keeping this difficult job of communicating with Russia to ourselves”.

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Late philosopher Donskis' office to be open featuring his book collection

Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) is opening on Thursday the Leonidas Donskis office featuring the late philosopher's personal book collection and his creative legacy, VDU said.

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Harju Elekter As Harju Elekter’S Lithuanian Subsidiary Opens New Production Facilities

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Lithuania's chief auditor warns president on independence, EU sanctions

Lithuania';s Auditor General Arunas … and potential EU financial sanctions Lithuania could face because of that … action on halting funding for Lithuania," the auditor general warned …

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Lithuanian expects to attract Japanese investment in transport, communications

… Transport and Communications Ministry. Lithuania can offer Japan access to … of 5G networks in Lithuania and across the region, … ," he added.   Lithuania needs to find strategic … railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) is carrying out …

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