LRT

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

Lithuania considers following Latvia in banning Russia's RT

Lithuania's Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) is considering to ban Russia's state-controlled RT television channels from the country's airwaves, a move recently made by Latvia.

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With new constituency for expats, Lithuanian presidents urges diaspora to vote

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda has called on the country’s diaspora to register to vote in the upcoming general elections.

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Latvia bans Kremlin propaganda channel RT

Latvia has banned the Russian state-controlled television channel RT, formerly known as Russia Today, saying that it was under control of Dmitry Kiselev, who is on the EU’s sanctions list.

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Poland’s tumultuous election – what’s in it for Lithuania?

With the incumbent Andrzej Duda facing off the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, LRT.lt spoke with experts about what the results of Poland's presidential election might mean for Lithuania.

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Vilnius welcomes updated NATO plans – ‘Lithuania is not alone in face of threat’

As NATO finally endorsed updated defence plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Lithuanian officials say the step is crucial for regional security.

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Far-right MEPs visiting Crimea 'shameful', says Lithuania's Kubilius

Andrius Kubilius, a Lithuanian MEP, condemned a group of mostly far-right European politicians for visiting the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula, calling the move a “shame”.

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Coronavirus disinformation in Lithuania subsides, military says

Disinformation about the coronavirus in Lithuania has halved in June, compared to the previous months, the Lithuanian military said on Tuesday.

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Lithuania thinks pink to attract tourists – šaltibarščiai at the centre of new campaign

Lithuania is seeking to lure tourists with its iconic cold beetroot soup, šaltibarščiai. In a new campaign, the country's tourism promotion agency aims to make ‘cold pink’ the colour of this summer, according to a press release.

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Lithuanian medics on Covid-19 frontline to get €7.6m in bonuses

Lithuania's medical workers on the frontline of the coronavirus effort will receive bonuses totaling 7.6 million euros for April, the National Health Insurance Fund said.

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Arrested Belarusian candidates ‘prisoners of conscious’ – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has urged the Belarusian authorities to stop criminal prosecution, intimidation, and repression of President Alexander Lukashenko’s opponents.

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Lithuania adopts legal changes to streamline defence in wartime

On Tuesday, the Lithuanian parliament endorsed new mobilisation and martial law declaration procedures.

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Coronavirus update: traveler from Serbia tests positive, health authorities tracing contacts

One new case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 1,818, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms one new case

One new case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 1,818, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

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‘Aviation is climbing out of a deep hole.’ 70 routes to resume from Lithuanian airports

With air travel gradually resuming in Europe, Lithuanian airports are planning to launch flights to some 70 destinations in July, including to Dubrovnik in Croatia and London Gatwick.

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Lithuania and Germany sign landmark military agreement

Lithuania and Germany have on Tuesday signed an agreement, regulating the temporary presence of troops on each other’s territory.

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Surprise candidates top Lithuania’s opposition party lists

Last week, major Lithuanian opposition parties announced their electoral lists for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Some of the results exposed internal party divisions.

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Lithuanian tourist guides stage rally to demand government assistance

Lithuanian guides have staged an action in Vilnius to draw attention to their plight as the coronavirus pandemic has hit the tourism sector.

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NATO endorses Baltic defence plans after Turkey withdraws veto

NATO has endorsed the updated defense plans for the Baltic states and Poland after reaching a compromise with Turkey. Ankara had previously blocked the plans, calling for allied support in its conflict with the Kurds.

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Vilnius announces winner of iconic street revamp project

An international jury appointed by Vilnius municipality have chosen Strassen-Platz as the winner of the competition to revamp Vokiečių Street in the Lithuanian capital.

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Worst is over for Lithuanian economy, says Finance Ministry

Lithuania's economy has already hit the bottom of the coronavirus-induced crisis and is expected to start recovery, the Finance Ministry said.

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