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Partisans’ lesson to Lithuania: weapons not requisitioned in case of war - the Lithuania Tribune

Almost three weeks ago, president Grybauskaitė vetoed a law, which sought to limit the citizens’ right to firearms in the case of war or the declaration of a national emergency. The law stated that firearms [...]

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Lithuanian military seeks €39m pollution response, search and rescue vessel

Lithuanian Military has called a public procurement tender for a pollution response, and a search and rescue vessel, with a preliminary purchase value of 39.4 million euros.

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Nausėda on Ursula von der Leyen's appointment: narrow margin gives Lithuania strong negotiating position

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the president of the European Commission on Tuesday night in the European Parliament. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has welcomed the vote.

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Large vessel brining Total's LNG to Lithuania's Klaipeda

… Orinta Barkauskaite, spokeswoman for the Lithuanian LNG terminal's … Klaipedos Nafta, told BNS Lithuania. Based on the information … available to BNS Lithuania, the Total shipment is … which is part of Lithuania';s raw materials supply …

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Bankruptcy of national cinema awards shocks Lithuanian filmmaking community

It came as a shock to the Lithuanian filmmaker community when they learned this week that the national film awards were cancelled. The Silver Cranes, as the ‘Lithuanian Oscars’ are called, have been in existence for a decade and have come to be an important institution that must be continued, film professionals insists.

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Lithuania introduces e-residency to boost foreign investment

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AFP) — Lithuania';s parliament voted yesterday … the right to travel to Lithuania. “We must go along with … money laundering and terrorism financing. Lithuania is following the trail blazed …

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Divisive Polish-minority issue escapes Nausėda’s promises in Warsaw meeting

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said during his visit to Poland he couldn't give promises that Lithuania would legalize the original spelling of Polish names on identity documents.

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Mission Siberia departs for Kazakhstan after being denied Russian visas

Participants of the annual Mission Siberia are set to leave for Kazakhstan from Vilnius Railway Station on Wednesday.

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Synagogue Square Memorial to be unveiled in Lithuania's Jurbarkas

The Synagogue Square Memorial for communities that co-existed for centuries in Jurbarkas, western Lithuania, will be unveiled on Friday, the local municipality announced on Tuesday.

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Women in Lithuania's new cabinet ‘matter of negotiations’, president says

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda plans to discuss the government formation with representatives of the ruling parties later this week. He said he wanted to see women represented in the new cabinet, but suggested it would not be his top priority.

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LRT bill banning ads on Lithuanian public TV, radio and online fails to advance in Seimas

A bill aimed at completely banning advertising on LRT's radio, TV and online platforms has failed to pass a vote in the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Tuesday. The public broadcaster's head says the bill is an attack on LRT's independence.

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Lithuania's Achemos Grupe turns to president, PM, Brussels in Klaipedos Nafta row

… Oil), has turned to the Lithuanian president, the prime minister and …

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Vilnius to buy 50 new buses for EUR 19 mln

Vilnius will buy 50 new low- … million euros from Adampolis, the Lithuanian partner of Germany's … /BNS. Vilniaus Viesasis Transportas (Vilnius Public Transport) and Adampolis signed … hybrid buses soon. Now in Vilnius, 250 new buses and 41 …

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Vilnius to buy 50 new buses for EUR 19 mln

Vilnius will buy 50 new low-floor buses for 19.39 million euros from Adampolis, the Lithuanian partner of Germany's MAN, one of the largest bus and truck producers in the world, after it won the municipal tender.

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Lithuania president against any EU sanctions for Poland

… Czarek Sokolowski, AP Lithuanian First Lady Diana Nausediene, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda … , 2019. less Lithuanian First Lady Diana Nausediene, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda … and received an invitation to Vilnius in the fall for observances …

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