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

Covid-19 rates grow in Estonia and Lithuania, exceed Latvia’s self-isolation threshold

Lithuania and Estonia have exceeded the coronavirus threshold agreed by the Baltic states that triggers mandatory 14-day self-isolation, according to the latest results from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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Views of neighbours matter to Belarusians, activist Latushko says in Vilnius

The views of neighbours matter a lot to Belarusians, Pavel Latushko, from the presidium of the Belarusian opposition's Coordination Council, said in Vilnius on Friday.

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Coronavirus: 26 new cases of Covid-19, new infections at military unit

Twenty-six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,004, the Health Ministry said on Friday morning.

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Coronavirus update: 26 new cases of Covid-19, new infections at military unit

Twenty-six new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,004, the Health Ministry said on Friday morning.

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US troops arrive in Lithuania amid tensions with Belarus

An armoured US battalion is arriving in Lithuania on Friday amid heightened tensions with Belarus.

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Key Belarusian activist flees country, to visit Lithuania

Pavel Latushko, a member of the Belarusian opposition's Coordination Council, is visiting Vilnius on Friday.

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Norwegian PM to meet with Tikhanovskaya in Vilnius

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is coming to Vilnius next week to meet with Lithuanian leaders and Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the exiled Belarusian presidential candidate.

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Lithuania hopes cross-border workers in Latvia will be exempt from isolation

As Latvia plans to introduce mandatory self-isolation for people coming from Lithuania, Lithuanian Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė hopes to agree an exceptions for people going to Latvia for work.

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LRT English Newsletter: Baltic travel bubble bursts?

LRT English Newsletter – September 4, 2020

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Lithuania's president to call for European response to Navalny's poisoning

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda says he will suggest a European response to the recent poisoning of the Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny at the upcoming European Council meeting.

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Lithuania to sanction Belarus’ Constitutional Court officials

Lithuania may impose national sanctions on officials from the Belarusian Constitutional Court, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said on Thursday.

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Lithuania may halve self-quarantine for travelers who test negative for Covid-19

Lithuania will decide next week whether to cut self-quarantine time for travelers coming from coronavirus-affected countries, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says.

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Lithuania, Estonia push EU to blacklist Lukashenko

Lithuania and Estonia have been asking other EU member states to impose sanctions on Belarus' embattled leader Alexander Lukashenko, Reuters reports quoting unnamed diplomatic sources.

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Lithuania's military drills ‘not aimed against any state’, officials tell Belarus

Vilnius has assured Minsk that the yearly large-scale military exercises are not targeting Belarus or any other country, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.

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Coronavirus update: 20 new cases, outbreak at military unit ‘under control’

Twenty new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Wednesday, the National Public Health Centre (NVSC) reported on Thursday morning.

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Lithuania’s judge removal ‘unconstitutional’, rules court

Sigita Rudenaitė was dismissed as head of the Lithuanian Supreme Court's Civil Case Division based on a presidential decree and a parliamentary resolution that ran counter to the Constitution, the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday.

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Lithuania drafts aid plan for Belarusians: student scholarships and easier visas

The Lithuanian government approved a provisional aid plan for Belarusians suffering from repression at home. In addition to offering scholarships to Belarusian students and simplifying visa procedures, Lithuania looks to welcome Belarusian IT businesses.

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US battalion deploying to Lithuania for ‘pre-planned’ drills, says defence ministry

An American battalion of some 800–900 troops is arriving in Pabradė, near Vilnius, to take part in a month-long exercise, Lithuanian Armed Forces said on Wednesday.

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Amid new restrictions, Baltic travel firms are fighting for survival

Lithuanian travel firms say that restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus push them to bankruptcy. The government agrees that the pandemic hit the tourism sector hardest, but sees little room for change.

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After internet outages, Belarusian tech firms consider moving to Lithuania

In recent years, the Belarusian tech sector has grown into a thriving industry. But the crackdown on protests, human rights violations, and internet outages made around 1,500 tech firms rethink their future in Belarus and consider moving to neighbouring countries, including Lithuania.

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