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The Lithuania Tribune is an independent news portal on Lithuania’s current affairs and business, and a source of information on the most important general trends in this Baltic country.

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Since 2009, the Lithuania Tribune (our new address http://en.delfi.lt/) news portal has been bringing you the most insightful and relevant news about Lithuania and the Baltic region. Now we are relaunching our website and evolving our services in order to cater to the changing needs of …

Truck driver wanted in England

Truck driver wanted in England

HGV Class 1 Drivers for full time work in England, drivers will work 12 weeks with Nationwide and then a permanent contract with the end client. Drivers must have HGV Class 1 licence for over 6 months and have driver digicard and CPC / code …

Blossom of Hope pits James Bond against breast cancer

Blossom of Hope pits James Bond against breast cancer

George East | the Lithuania Tribune The International Women’s Association of Vilnius (IWAV) mixes charity with a twist of James Bond, in order to help Lithuanian women fighting breast cancer. IWAV invites all who support this idea to come to its seventh Blossom of Hope’ …

Google registers a company in Lithuania

Google registers a company in Lithuania

ELTA Google, an information technology giant from the United States, on Thursday registered their company Google Lithuania in the country. Data from Lithuania’s Centre of Registers shows that the new company was registered with the authority on Thursday and it is headed by Graham Law, …

British defence secretary warns of Russia’s danger to Baltic states

British defence secretary warns of Russia’s danger to Baltic states

ELTA Russia could inflict the tactics it is accused of using to destabilize Ukraine on Baltic members of NATO, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warned in comments to British newspapers on Wednesday. He said that NATO must be prepared for Russian aggression in any form, …

Over 80 percent of Lithuanians feel growing risk of electronic crimes

Over 80 percent of Lithuanians feel growing risk of electronic crimes Some 81 percent of Lithuanian residents feel a growing risk of being targeted by electronic crimes, shows an Eurobarometer survey published on Wednesday. Over the past year, the number of persons fearing cybercrimes went down by 6 percentage points. The European Union (EU) average …

Pace of emigration from Lithuania stabilized

Pace of emigration from Lithuania stabilized The pace of emigration from Lithuania has stabilized last year, while the number of returnees is growing each year, a Swedbank expert said on Tuesday. “The pace of emigration has stabilized. Its scale reached some 38,000 people both last year and the year before. …

Controversial Soviet statues will not be removed from Vilnius Green Bridge

Controversial Soviet statues will not be removed from Vilnius Green Bridge

ELTA The Immovable Cultural Heritage Assessment Council (NTPVT) decided to ignore the conclusion of the Cultural Heritage Centre (KPC) and not remove the Soviet-era sculptures of Vilnius Green Bridge from the list of protected cultural monuments. A picket was organised outside the Department of Cultural …

The Lithuania Tribune moved to new and bigger platform

The Lithuania Tribune moved to new and bigger platform

Providing English-language Lithuania news coverage since August 2009, the Lithuania Tribune had switched gears and moved to a new and better platform. “The Tribune is accelerating forward,” said  Editor-in-Chief Ruslanas Iržikevičius. “We had transitioned  to a new publishing platform. We’re going from running stories on a …

Photographer Antanas Sutkus: Recognized from Paris to Rio but slighted at home

Photographer Antanas Sutkus: Recognized from Paris to Rio but slighted at home

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune The internationally acclaimed Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus’ photographic signature in thousands of photo works is recognized in art galleries from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Over the last 50 years, the artist has seen his distinguished photo works showcased …

Lithuanian Kūčios: awe-inspiring rites in anticipation of Christmas

Lithuanian Kūčios: awe-inspiring rites in anticipation of Christmas

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune As the Christian world is getting ready for the biggest holiday of the year, Kalėdos, Christmas, for many at its cusp is Kūčios, the Christmas Eve, when an entire family get together for a celebratory supper and celebrate the …

Interview with the PM of the Peoples’ Republic of China

Interview with the PM of the Peoples’ Republic of China

Part I China-CEEC Cooperation 1. The first meeting between leaders of China and Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) was held in Warsaw in 2012, and leaders from the 17 countries met again in Bucharest in 2013 for their second meeting. What were the achievements …

Small Theatre of Vilnius: Mixing up rebellion and metaphysics

Small Theatre of Vilnius: Mixing up rebellion and metaphysics

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune Theatre is only possible when there is a director with his own theatre vision. At the roots of the State Small Theatre of Vilnius (SSTV) stands its director Rimas Tuminas, long praised by theatre critics for a distinctive theatrical …

Lithuanian partisan movie opens to positive reviews in the US

Lithuanian partisan movie opens to positive reviews in the US

On Friday, 7 November, The Invisible Front started its US tour at Cinema Village theatre, downtown Manhattan, New York. A number of excellent reviews in a wide range of US news outlets have made it clear to the US audience that this is a film …

Scanorama: action and redundant special effects-free, but still gripping hearts

Scanorama: action and redundant special effects-free, but still gripping hearts

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune The Scanorama Film Festival starting Thursday, 6 November, will be taking cinema lovers for a ride on the emotional rollercoaster through a spectacular array of movies able to shake up one with the quintessential issues of human existence until …

China bears arriving at rash conclusions

China bears arriving at rash conclusions

China’s economy now stands at a critical phase characterized by changing growth rates, restructuring and continuing utilization of previous stimulus. In other words, we are seeing a “new normal,” the Global Times writes. Some overseas observers suspicious about China have failed to grasp the import …

“Vilnius Jazz Festival 2014”: least commercial, superstar-less, groovy and funky

“Vilnius Jazz Festival 2014”: least commercial, superstar-less, groovy and funky

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune The least commercial music festival, relatively star-less, but groovy and sometimes funky, “Vilnius Jazz Festival” drives its fans mad with the wacky jazz “perversions” it has come to be known for every autumn. This year, the extraordinary festival to …

Jazz Federation head: “Lithuanian jazz needs better treatment”

Jazz Federation head: “Lithuanian jazz needs better treatment”

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune Solveiga Rusytė, president of Lithuania’s Jazz Federation (LJF), could be deservedly called a jack of all trades, juggling all the gigs in event planning, TV appearances and the workload as the LJF head. At the helm of the federation …

On this day in sport: 29 July

On this day in sport: 29 July

Alex Tigani | the Lithuania Tribune As Lithuania prepares for another UEFA European qualifying campaign, football fanatics will look back on another milestone on this day 20 years ago. Though Lithuania has never been a superior nation in the world game, the Baltic nation has …

On this day in sport: 28 July

On this day in sport: 28 July

Alex Tigani | the Lithuania Tribune Last week male cyclist Ramūnas Navardauskas became the first Lithuanian to take out a stage of the Tour De France. Fittingly on this day sport, another Lithuanian name would stand proudly on the podium in Raimondas Rumšas. Though the …

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