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

Coronavirus update: 8 new cases, all in care homes and hospitals

The Lithuanian Health Ministry reported eight new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday morning, bringing the total to 1,444. A 50th person has also died from causes linked to the virus.

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How Vilnius International Film Festival went digital in 7 days

After spending an entire year preparing for the 25th anniversary edition of their event, organisers of the Vilnius International Film Festival had less than a week to move it from cinemas to streaming platforms in the midst of the pandemic.

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Lithuanian government looks at 12-percent shortfall in planned revenue this year

Lithuania's government may fail to collect up to 1.5 billion euros, or 12 percent, of planned budget revenue due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a deputy finance minister.

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Lithuania may face a drought 'disaster' over the summer

After exceptionally dry winter and spring, Lithuania could be facing another summer drought, the country's Hydrometeorological Service has warned.

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Canadian curator appointed to take charge of Kaunas Biennial

Kaunas Biennial, a contemporary art event in Lithuania’s second-biggest city, has appointed the Canadian curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois to curate next year's show.

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Estonia will not buy electricity from Russia, president says

Estonia does not intend to buy electricity directly from Russia, said the country's President Kersti Kaljulaid. Estonia will also seek consensus among EU member states for a pollution tax on Russian electricity entering the single market.

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Lithuania's schools may reopen for two weeks – education minister

Lithuanian school students may be allowed to return to classrooms for at least two weeks before the end of the academic year, Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius has suggested.

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Washington and nine European countries denounce Russia's effort to ‘falsify history’

The United States, along with nine Central and Eastern European countries, issued a joint statement denouncing attempts to “falsify history” of World War Two.

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Twenty lung ventilators flown to Lithuania after Turkey lifts export ban

Twenty lung ventilators were flown from Turkey to Lithuania on Friday after Ankara lifted export restrictions on medical supplies.

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Lithuanian churches to resume Sunday masses and weddings

Starting on May 10, Roman Catholic churches in Lithuania will resume holding services on Sundays, the Bishop's Conference said on Thursday.

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Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 3 new cases, lowest increase since early March

Three people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Lithuania on Thursday, the lowest daily increase since early March, the country's National Public Health Centre announced.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 3 new cases, lowest increase since early March

Three people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Lithuania on Thursday, the lowest daily increase since early March, the country's National Public Health Centre announced.

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Ukraine joins Lithuania's boycott of Belarusian nuclear energy

Ukraine has agreed to join Lithuania's boycott of electricity from Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas says.

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LRT English Newsletter: Looking for Baltic unity on VE Day

LRT English Newsletter – May 8, 2020

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Celebrating end of WW2: when victory does not mean liberation – opinion

The fact that the Red Army helped defeat Hitler does not give Moscow the right to claim that it liberated Central and Eastern European nations, writes Ivan Krastev.

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Lithuania approves post-pandemic welfare package: €200 payouts, 6-month subsidies

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Thursday approved a new post-pandemic welfare package which includes job seekers’ allowances, 200-euro payouts and other measures.

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Lithuania 'more entrepreneurial' and will rebound faster than Europe – finance minister

Lithuania's economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis will be more rapid than in other EU countries, since its businesses are “more entrepreneurial,” according to Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka.

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Quarantine library boom: Vilnius residents order over 300 books per day

During quarantine, residents of Vilnius have been ordering more than 300 books from the city’s libraries per day, according to a press release by the municipality.

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Baltic presidents call for 'common European history' to counter Russia’s ‘revisionism’

The presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on Thursday condemned Russia’s attempts to falsify history by playing down Moscow’s role in "unleashing" the Second World War and Soviet crimes in occupied Baltic countries.

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Poland and Finland could join Baltic ‘free movement zone’, Latvian president says

After the Baltic states reopen internal borders in mid-May, Poland and Finland could join the area of free movement, according to Latvian President Egils Levits.

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