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

Understaffed and overwhelmed: Lithuania's health officials struggle to contain pandemic

With the number of daily coronavirus cases skyrocketing, employees of Lithuania's National Public Health Centre (NVSC) are struggling to trace the infections. The centre is also shedding staff and is not sufficiently resourced for the challenge of Covid-19.

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Biden's bid to Baltic states: will support NATO and won't confuse Baltics with Balkans

Joe Biden's presidential campaign has presented his vision for US relations with the Baltic states, putting emphasis on "sending a strong signal to Russia" to not "bully a NATO member".

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Lithuanian king holds ‘the last cod’: street art decries looming disaster in Baltic Sea

On October 19, street artists installed a massive cod fish on the lap of King Mindaugas sculpture in central Vilnius. The act was a response to overfishing in the Baltic Sea and alleged inaction of the European Union.

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Lithuanian bars, restaurants ordered to close at midnight

Lithuania's government announced on Wednesday that bars, restaurants, and nightclubs will have to close at midnight and register their visitors as of Monday.

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Lithuania to put 12 municipalities under quarantine

The Lithuanian government has decided on a traffic light system to differentiate coronavirus restrictions across the country's municipalities. Twelve of them will be labeled red and put under local quarantines.

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Vilnius turns into Sweden for Netflix crime drama – in photos

With historical cars and Swedish shop-names, the producers behind a six-part crime drama for Netflix have turned the Lithuanian capital into Stockholm.

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Lithuanian FM compares Belarus crisis to Venezuela: ‘both dictators’ violate democratic principles

On Tuesday, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said the situation in Venezuela “can be compared to the developments in Belarus”.

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Lithuania grants 507 visas to Belarusians fleeing repressions

Lithuania has granted a total of 507 visas to Belarusian citizens fleeing the regime, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania hits another record with 311 new cases

A record number of new coronavirus cases, 311, were diagnosed in Lithuania over Tuesday, and two more people have died from the virus, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday morning.

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Bear rescued from Lithuania dies in Ireland

Aurnia, a brown bear rescued from Lithuania, has passed away in Ireland following complications from surgery.

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Vilnius TV Tower suggested to house EU cyber security centre

The TV Tower in Vilnius could house an EU cyber security centre, Lithuania's Defence Ministry has suggested in its bid to host the institution.

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Far-right terrorism, infanticide and police blunders in Lithuania – opinion

Several crucial trials have recently unfolded in Lithuania. From the trial of a neo-Nazi to a mother murdering her child – the cases need to be examined in closer detail, writes law professor Justinas Žilinskas.

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Is US about to finance a motorway linking the Baltic and Black Seas?

Romania’s less-than-discerning press corps last week reported with barely-disguised joy that the United States had announced plans to finance – to the tune of seven billion US dollars – the construction of a motorway linking the Baltic and Black Seas. What’s more, a railway would be built alongside the motorway.

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As Covid-19 cases rise, Lithuanians let their guard down too soon – president

Having coped with the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic fairly well, Lithuanians have let go too soon, resulting in the rising infections, President Gitanas Nausėda has said. There might be a need for a lockdown to get the pandemic under control, he noted.

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Lithuanians' incomes hit by coronavirus pandemic – survey

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted personal income of almost half of Lithuania's residents, a recent survey has shown.

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Elections behind delays of protective measures, says Lithuania’s former president

Lithuania's former President Dalia Grybauskaitė has criticised the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, saying more stringent measures should have already been introduced.

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Lithuania's budget proposal stimulates growth, but may overheat economy

Lithuania’s draft budget for 2021, planned with a general government deficit of 5-percent GDP, has been presented to the parliament.

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Lithuania should make a ‘pause’ in public life – PM

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the country should make a two-week “pause” in public life to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 202 new infections, 5 deaths

Lithuania confirmed 202 new coronavirus cases, the country's Health Ministry reported on Tuesday morning. Five Covid-19 patients passed away on Monday, two of them from conditions other than the coronavirus.

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Lithuania, EU countries raise alarm on Europe’s ‘anti-5G movement’

A contingent of EU nations has pressed the European Commission to urgently develop a strategy to counter disinformation related to 5G telecommunications networks, amid concerns that the bloc may miss legally-binding targets for the rollout of new infrastructure.

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