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Lithuania Industrial Production Declines In April

… in April, figures from Statistics Lithuania showed on Friday. Industrial production …

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Better not to return to some schools after the lockdown: what the Swiss would say?

A nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution study performed by the Alliance of Lithuanian Consumer Organisations (ALCO) before the lockdown has confirmed concerns – the most polluted locations are close to the capital’s major transportation arteries.

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Fashion displays encourage social distancing in Vilnius restaurants

Restaurants in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius are reopening in … in the restaurants in Lithuania. The clothing industry has … , according to the official Lithuanian Statistics Office. "While … ," said Vilnius mayor Remigijus Šimašius. Lithuania has had 1 …

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Rapid tests not suitable for diagnosing coronavirus, Lithuanian researchers say

Rapid coronavirus tests can best detect antibodies in a person's bloodstream 14–50 days after first Covid-19 symptoms appear, but are of little use for diagnosing the virus, Vilnius University researchers say.

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Eight Lithuanians freed from slavery in Spain

Eight Lithuanians have been rescued from modern slavery in Spain and local police officers have detained two other Lithuanians for abusing fellow nationals, Lithuania's Police Department said on Friday.

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US pulls out of Open Skies treaty, citing Russia’s actions on Lithuania’s doorstep

Citing Moscow’s unwillingness to cooperate in the Kaliningrad exclave wedged between Lithuania and Poland, Washington has said it will withdraw from the Open Skies arms control treaty in six months.

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How will Lithuanian cinemas survive?

In an attempt to evaluate the long-term effects of Covid-19 on cinema operators, the law firm Sorainen, by the request of the Lithuanian Film Centre, has conducted an economic analysis of the situation.

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Bite Lithuania acquires Mezon retail business from Telecentras

Lithuanian state-owned telecommunications company Telecentras … agreement with mobile operator Bite Lithuania for the sale of its … under the Mezon brand. Bite Lithuania plans to take over its …

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Lithuanians among the most numerous applicants for UK's settled status

Nearly 177,000 Lithuanians have applied for the settled status in the UK, one of the biggest national groups and more numerous than French or Germans citizens.

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Lithuania Telecommunications Market 2020-2025, by Analysis of Lithuania Mobile, Fixed Telephone and Broadband Markets

… , the report analyzes the Lithuania telecommunications sector. Request a sample … and changing business scenario of Lithuania telecommunications industry is included. Forecasts … Broadband Telecom Segment 5 Lithuania Telecommunications Market SWOT Analysis 5 …

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Employers to commit not to cut wages if income tax is lowered

Lithuanian employers' organizations say they will commit not to reduce wages during the crisis if the parliament approves President Gitanas Nauseda's initiative to cut the personal income tax rate to 15 percent, from 20 percent, and increase the non-taxable income threshold by 50 euros.

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Latvia reopens border to EU states, no word from Estonia or Lithuania

Latvia has allowed EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and residents to enter the country as of May 21.

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Paysera revenue increased by 15%, transfer turnover approached EUR 6 billion

One of the largest Lithuanian electronic money institutions, Paysera LT, generated EUR 11.05 million last year, which exceeded the results of the previous year by more than 15 per cent. 2.7 million transactions were carried out through the Paysera payment system throughout last year, amounting to a total of EUR 5.9 billion, the company informed in a press release.

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Researchers: rapid tests not suitable for diagnosing coronavirus

Rapid coronavirus tests that can detect antibodies in the blood show the best results 14-50 days after the first symptoms of COVID-19 appear or the infection is confirmed via a PCR test, and, therefore, are not suitable for diagnosing the virus, Vilnius University (VU) said on Friday.

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Eurovaistinė: Baltic States tourism bubble also used by those seeking cheaper medicines

Customers are once more travelling from Latvia to Lithuania in search of cheaper medicines. Pharmacists working for the largest pharmacy network in the country Eurovaistinė in Palanga and Panevėžys say they have noticed how already last weekend, they received numerous customers from Latvia. That said, so far, their numbers aren’t quite the same as before the quarantine.

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