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Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) is the national public broadcasting company of Lithuania.

'Sometimes we went too far'. One year of Covid-19 in Lithuania

At 03:00 on February 28, 2020, the health minister at the time rose to the podium to announce the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Lithuania. Although press conferences are unusual at such an early hour, Aurelijus Veryga could not wait until the morning.

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Culture Nerve Podcast. Dealing with traumatic heritage in Italy and Lithuania

LRT has launched a bi-weekly English-language podcast, Culture Nerve. In this installment, we speak about traumatic heritage and what the fascist and Soviet regimes have left behind in their respective countries with Italian professor and political scientist Roberto Farneti and Lithuanian historian Irena Vaišvilaitė.

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Will Belarus lose its Soviet-era name tag in Lithuania?

Lithuania is not the only country in the world that has adopted ‘White Russia’ as the official name for Belarus. What legacy does the name carry, and what would changing the name mean for Belarusians?

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Man dies in Lithuania while getting Covid-19 shot, death not linked to vaccine

A 77-year-old man has died in Lithuania minutes after receiving a Covid-19 shot, although the death is not linked to the vaccine, the State Medicines Control Agency (VVKT) said on Friday.

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Man dies in Lithuania while getting vaccinated, death not linked to Covid-19 shot

A 77-year-old man has died in Lithuania minutes after receiving a Covid-19 shot, although the death is not linked to the vaccine, the State Medicines Control Agency (VVKT) said on Friday.

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FT ranks Vilnius among top global cities of the future

Vilnius has been ranked among the top 25 Global Cities of the Future by the fDi at the Financial Times, according to a press release by Vilnius municipality.

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Why the Europeans don’t have a Russia policy – opinion

While the Baltics and Poland push for a hard line on Russia, the leaders of the EU’s institutions and member governments need Germany to shape a strategic policy toward Russia. But Chancellor Angela Merkel is not prepared to take on this task. Judy Dempsey writes for Carnegie Europe.

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Ryanair staff in Lithuania pressured to take unpaid leave

The Irish budget airline Ryanair is forcing its staff based in Vilnius and Kaunas to take unpaid leave, a letter seen by LRT suggests. The company has recently scaled down its operations in Lithuania due to the pandemic.

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Petition targets openly-gay Lithuanian MP for work on LGBT issues

A Lithuanian liberal MP has been under attack for advocating pro-LGBTQ+ policies, with a petition, allegedly signed by 300,000 people, calling for his dismissal as a committee chair. Critics of the initiative say the petition is clear discrimination.

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Estonian president to visit Lithuania

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid will pay a working visit to Lithuania next week, Office of the Lithuanian President said in press release on Friday.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania records 624 new cases, 13 deaths

Lithuania has registered 624 new coronavirus infections and 13 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the country's statistics office said on Friday morning.

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LRT launches English language podcast – Culture Nerve

LRT RADIO is launching the public broadcaster’s first English-language podcast, Culture Nerve.

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National security panel blocks Avia Solutions expansion plans at Vilnius Airport

A Lithuanian government commission has proposed blocking expansion plans of Avia Solutions Group, an aviation business group, at Vilnius Airport due to national security risks.

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Lithuania calls for European vaccine passports covering everyone with immunity

Lithuania backs the idea of a European vaccine certificate, President Gitanas Nausėda says, and it should also cover people who have not been vaccinated, but have immunity against Covid-19.

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Lithuania ready to mediate in Georgia crisis – president

Lithuania stands ready to act as a mediator to resolve the ongoing crisis in Georgia, President Gitanas Nausėda said on Thursday, adding that he is consulting his Polish and Latvian counterparts on the issue.

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LRT English Newsletter: Third wave or not?

LRT English Newsletter – February 26, 2021.

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'Prisoners of conscience': A look at some of the biggest names on the list

Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's time as an Amnesty International "prisoner of conscience" was short-lived – but not because he was released from detention.

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Lithuanian fertility clinic under investigation for hiding €1m

A fertility clinic operating in Lithuania's three largest cities is suspected of having hidden revenue worth around 1 million euros.

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Lithuanian graduates to begin exam session one week later than usual

School graduation exams in Lithuania this year will begin on June 7, Education Minister Jurgita Šiugždinienė says.

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Ruling party calls for major review of Lithuania's election rules

The conservative Homeland Union (TS-LKD), the biggest party in the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, is launching an initiative to review the country's electoral system, with a focus on parliamentary and municipal elections.

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