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

Coronavirus update: 14 new cases in Lithuania, Vilnius bus driver among infected

Lithuania confirmed 14 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country's total infection count to 1,505, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

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Coronavirus update: 14 new cases diagnosed in Lithuania, one-fifth total cases imported

Lithuania confirmed 14 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country's total infection count to 1,505, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.

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'Don't look it in the eye'. What to do if you spot a bear in the Baltics

Latvia has published recommendations for what to do in case you spot a bear. Up to 30 of them are awakening from their winter slumber across the border from Lithuania.

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First flights from Vilnius to depart for Frankurt

German airline Lufthansa is resuming regular service between Vilnius and Frankfurt on Wednesday, becoming the fist airline to resume flights from Vilnius following a break of almost two months.

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Lithuanian filmmaker wins best director award at German film festival

Lithuanian filmmaker Karolis Kaupinis has won the best director award for his debut feature, Nova Lituania, at goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Latvian intelligence names China, Russia a threat

Latvia’s yearly threat assessment named China a growing cyber and espionage threat, alongside risks posed by Russia’s historical revisionism and foreign policy. Warsaw Institute, a think tank in Poland, analyses the report.

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Eager to restart tourism, Central Europe takes cue from Baltics

The Baltics have created the first “travel bubble” in the EU, opening borders to each other's citizens. Now other countries, looking to restart their tourism, look for similar solutions, Emerging Europe reports.

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Bow hunting lands Lithuania's environment minister in trouble

Lithuanian environment minister's decree allowing bow hunting has caused outrage among animal rights activist, with calls for the minister's dismissal.

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Coronavirus spreading at Vilnius hospital, possible outbreaks in shops

Covid-19 infections have been spreading at Vilnius City Clinical Hospital located in the Antakalnis area of the Lithuanian capital. The National Public Health Centre has also urged to test people working in shops and pharmacies in the area.

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Nearly 140 people cross from Poland after Lithuania relaxes restrictions

Nearly 140 Polish citizens crossed the border into Lithuania on Monday after Lithuania eased travel restrictions for the neighbouring country.

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Prosecutors to look into Lithuania’s €363m railway deal

Following an audit, the Lithuanian Transport Ministry has asked prosecutors to look into the 363-million-euro railway electrification contract with a Spanish consortium.

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Lithuania hopes for Latvia’s support against Belarus’ nuclear plant

With more neighbours backing Lithuania over Belarus’ nuclear plant, Vilnius hopes for Latvia's support in its boycott of Belarusian nuclear imports.

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Lithuanian PM hints at allowing indoor restaurants to reopen next week

Indoor cafes and restaurants may be allowed to reopen on May 18, if they can meet coronavirus safety requirements, Lithuania's prime minister has suggested.

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Russian-led Orthodox forum is a risk – Lithuanian MPs

The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) is a risk to Lithuania’s national security, and MPs should refrain from participating in its events, according to the country’s parliament, Seimas.

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Lithuanian government to offer one-off subsidies to small firms

The Lithuanian government has allocated up to 100 million euros in support for coronavirus-affected small firms with up to nine employees, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 6 new cases

Six new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Lithuania over Monday, the country's National Public Health Centre said on Tuesday morning.

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Lithuanian PM presents last yearly report before October elections

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is presenting his government's 2019 annual report – the last before the October general election – to the parliament on Tuesday.

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Five Lithuanian beaches granted international quality certification

Five Lithuanian beaches on the Baltic coast have been granted the Blue Flag, an international quality mark.

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Lithuanian artists bring concerts and art to the coutyards

Artists across Lithuania are bringing concerts and performances to the courtyards of apartment blocks in different towns.

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Lithuania joins clinical trials for Japanese Covid-19 drug

Lithuania is joining clinical trials of Avigan, a Japanese-developed antiviral drug, to be tested on Covid-19 patients, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Monday.

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