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

‘If this coalition cares about winning elections, they have to change.’ Is Lithuania due for a cabinet reshuffle?

The parliamentary opposition are calling for several ministers to resign over their allegedly poor handling of the energ...

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A look inside Lithuania’s bomb shelters

As children will head back to classes in September, they will find some of their schools marked with new stickers – hund...

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Key women in Lithuania’s history – first parliament members and drive for modernisation

“Let there be no more such prejudices!” the president and prime minister called on voters to treat men and women candida...

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Blue-eyed and good at digesting fats. Scientists sequence Lithuanian genes

Using advanced supercomputers, researchers have looked into the genes of Lithuanians and found they have much in common ...

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Necessary modernisation or waste of defence budget? Lithuania to build a cyber force

The Lithuanian Armed Forces will have a cyber force by 2024, as foreseen in the parties’ agreement on defence. The defen...

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Lithuania to buy two kamikaze drone systems from Poland for Ukraine

Lithuania reached a deal with a Polish company to purchase the Warmate loitering munition system. The so-called kamikaze...

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Payments for Kaliningrad transit will continue, though ‘challenges’ possible – Lithuanian minister

Payments for the transit of sanctioned goods between mainland Russia and its Kaliningrad exclave through Lithuania shoul...

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International community should take example from Iceland, Lithuanian president says in Reykjavik

Iceland, the first country to recognise Lithuania’s independence in 1991, should serve as an inspiration for the interna...

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Overnight fire at Kaunas recycling plant consumes tonnes of hazardous waste

A large fire broke out on Thursday night at a waste recycling plant in Kaunas. Firefighters were working overnight to co...

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Lithuanian prosecutors ask court to liquidate pro-Russian organisation

Lithuania’s Prosecutor General has asked a court to liquidate the International Forum of Good Neighbourhood, a pro-Russi...

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Riga authorities topple largest Soviet monument in Baltics

The authorities of the Latvian capital Riga dismantled the largest Soviet-era monument in the Baltic states on Thursday,...

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Poll ranks Lithuania’s most influential pop culture figures

A new survey has ranked Lithuanian pop culture figures according to their perceived influence. The singer Andrius Mamont...

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LRT English Newsletter: War on Russian tourists

LRT English Newsletter – August 26, 2022

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Goodbye USSR! Eastern Europeans dismantle monuments of the past

The Ukraine war has inflamed fervent debates about what to do with USSR-era monuments.

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Lithuanian Customs tightens checks to enforce sanctions

Lithuanian Customs is stepping up checks to monitor the execution of EU sanctions on Russia and Belarus.

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The pros and cons of unanimity in EU’s foreign policy and what’s better for Lithuania – opinion

Unanimity rule in the EU’s foreign policy-making often leads to frustrations and accusations of ineffectiveness – but wo...

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Achema closure signals more troubles to come, says Lithuanian business rep

Achema’s decision to temporarily stop its nitrogen fertiliser production was a better option than operating at a loss an...

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Air pollution up in Lithuania due to prolonged drought

Air quality monitoring stations have been recording increased levels of PM10 and PM2.5 for several days in a row.

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Minister suggests raising minimum wage to €800 in Lithuania

The minimum monthly wage should rise to 800 euros next year, Lithuania’s Economy Minister Aušrinė Armonaitė says. At the...

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Monument to Soviet soldiers vandalised in Lithuania’s Tytuvėnai

A monument to Soviet soldiers in Tytuvėnai, a small town in the central Lithuanian District of Kelmė, has been smeared w...

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