LRT

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

Lithuania lifts ban on alcohol in beaches

Lithuania's parliament, Seimas, backed a proposal to ease restrictions on the sale of alcoholic drinks, allowing beverages with up to 15 percent alcohol to be sold at non-stationary beach cafes.

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Rimantas Sinkevičius appointed Lithuania's economy minister

The Lithuanian president has appointed MP Rimantas Sinkevičius as the country's new minister of economy and innovation.

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Lithuania legalises online voting abroad during pandemics

On Tuesday, the Lithuanian parliament legalised online voting for its citizens abroad in elections held during a pandemic.

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Coronavirus update: medical worker tests positive after returning from Kazakhstan

One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Lithuania over the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total count to 1,817, the country's Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania confirms 1 new case

One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Lithuania over the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total count to 1,817, the country's Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Lithuania updates ‘blacklist’ of coronavirus-affected countries, imposes mandatory self-quarantine

Lithuania has introduced a 14-day isolation requirement for its nationals arriving from 50 countries most affected by the coronavirus, including Sweden, Russia and Belarus.

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Lithuanian president to rally EU support against Russia’s revisionism

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda will call out Russia‘s attempts to “rewrite history” that downplays Soviet crimes at the upcoming EU summit, the presidential office said on Monday.

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Estonia criticises Lithuania's position on Belarus nuclear imports – 'worst time to show our differences'

An Estonian official has criticised Lithuania for alleged incoherence, saying “it’s hard to keep up” with Vilnius' changing positions on energy imports from Belarus.

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Lithuanian parliament outlaws ‘open beach’ on Vilnius central square

Lithuania’s parliament, Seimas, has passed a law saying that Lukiškių Square in Vilnius must be used to commemorate fighters for the country's independence and not offend “good morals”.

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Minimum wage raise may be smaller than planned, says Lithuanian PM

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Monday that the national minimum wage will increase less than originally planned.

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Lithuanian president opposes Brussels on Rail Baltica management

The infrastructure of the newly-built Rail Baltica railway in Lithuania must be managed by a state enterprise, the presidential office says.

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Lithuanian PM nominates candidate for economy minister

Lithuania's prime minister has nominated Rimantas Sinkevičius, a former transport minister, to head the Ministry of Economy and Innovation which has been without a chief for over six months.

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In blow to Lithuania, natural gas excluded in EU’s transition fund

In a blow to Lithuania and seven other countries, natural gas will not be part of the EU’s decarbonisation fund. EurActiv reports from Brussels.

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Tallinn hosts smaller than usual Baltic Pride march

Baltic Pride was not as big as usual this year, but included a small march in the Estonian capital.

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Nuclear particles detected in Baltics, likely from Russia

Higher than usual but harmless levels of radiation in the Baltic Sea region were detected last week, likely coming from a malfunctioning nuclear power plant in western Russia, according to a Dutch institute.

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British residents allowed to travel to Lithuania

UK citizens and residents are allowed to come to Lithuania as of Monday after the Health Ministry updated its ‘safe list’ of countries with low Covid-19 infection rates.

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Poles in Vilnius back opposition candidate in presidential election

More Polish voters in Vilnius backed Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski in Sunday's presidential election, and he will now face incumbent President Andrzej Duda in the second round of voting.

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Lithuanian judge turns to court over rule of law

On Friday, Sigita Rudėnaitė was reinstated to the Supreme Court of Lithuania, pending a Vilnius DIstrict Court’s decision on her previous dismissal which she says could have been unconstitutional and contrary to the rule of law.

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Coronavirus update: infected person from US visited Vilnius bars

Lithuania confirmed a single new Covid-19 case over Sunday, according to the National Public Health Centre.

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Coronavirus update: 1 new case diagnosed in Lithuania

Lithuania confirmed a single new Covid-19 case over Sunday, according to the National Public Health Centre.

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