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Lithuania's budget proposal stimulates growth, but may overheat economy

Lithuania’s draft budget for 2021, planned with a general government deficit of 5-percent GDP, has been presented to the parliament.

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Lithuania should make a ‘pause’ in public life – PM

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the country should make a two-week “pause” in public life to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Minister: budget deficit to narrow, debt-to-GDP ratio to stabilize in 2021

The Lithuanian state's 2021 budget bill has been drafted with the aim of reducing the general government deficit and stabilizing the growth of debt relative to GDP, Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka said on Tuesday.

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Merged Triniti Jurex to provide free consultation to COVID-19 affected companies in business disputes

The law firm Triniti Jurex finalized the merger and has become one of the largest law firms in Lithuania and the Baltic States in terms of the number of practising lawyers, uniting more than 70 professional lawyers. Triniti Jurex is growing into the largest dispute law firm in Lithuania, with 23 lawyers and assistant lawyers specialising in solving law disputes.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 202 new infections, 5 deaths

Lithuania confirmed 202 new coronavirus cases, the country's Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning. Five Covid-19 patients passed away on Monday, two of them from conditions other than the coronavirus.

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202 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 202 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. In total, the country has already announced 7928 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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Lithuania, EU countries raise alarm on Europe’s ‘anti-5G movement’

A contingent of EU nations has pressed the European Commission to urgently develop a strategy to counter disinformation related to 5G telecommunications networks, amid concerns that the bloc may miss legally-binding targets for the rollout of new infrastructure.

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Bank of Lithuania issues a silver coin dedicated to a famous Sage - the Vilna Gaon

On 20 October, the Bank of Lithuania issues into circulation the €10 silver collector coin dedicated to the 300 th birth anniversary of the Vilna Gaon (Elijah ben Solomon Zalman). The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania has declared...

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Electricity, gas prices should not go up in Lithuania in 2021

… should not go up for Lithuanian residents next year and might … as October this year. Since Lithuania';s is completing the …

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Vilnius hands out iodide pills as Belarus nuclear plant nears completion

On Tuesday, pharmacies in Vilnius started handing out iodide pills to the residents of the Lithuanian capital.

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Voter turnout doubles on first day of Lithuania's early voting

Some 27,630 people, or 1.20 percent of all registered voters, cast their ballots on Monday, the first day of early voting in Lithuania's parliamentary runoff election.

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Politicisation fears stalk employees at Lithuania's genocide research centre

Lithuania’s state-funded Genocide and Resistance Research Centre (LGGRTC) is tasked with investigating the country’s traumatic past. But with recent appointments, staff at the centre are fearing the politicisation of memory.

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Tomas Janeliūnas. Three myths about election forecasting

Just like after every election cycle, there is no lack of questions and even outrage on how sociologists and political scientists have misjudged or were mistaken when speaking of future Seimas election victors and losers. One of the most frequently posed questions is how the Freedom Party’s good performance and the Social Democrats’ fairly poor showing in the multi-mandate district were not predicted.

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Potassium iodide pills to be distributed to Vilnius residents as of Tuesday

… pills to Vilnius residents as of Tuesday, the Lithuanian capital… will be distributed for Vilnius residents free of charge … , director of administration at Vilnius Municipality, said. E-recipes … power plant in Belarus. Lithuania criticizes the nuclear project …

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Lithuanians with coronavirus vote at drive-in polling stations

Lithuania has introduced COVID-19-friendly … 141-seat assembly. So far, Lithuania has recorded 7,726 coronavirus …

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