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

US risks dividing allies by withdrawing troops from Germany, says Lithuanian minister

United States planned troop withdrawal from Germany risks creating divisions among NATO allies, Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said on Thursday.

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Coronavirus update: 2 new cases in Lithuania

Two new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Lithuania over the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total count to 1,806, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.

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Lithuanian author wins prestigious Andersen children’s book award

Autor and illustrator Monika Vaicenavičienė has been awarded the Premio Andersen 2020 prize in Italy for her book, What is a River?

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Lithuania’s parliament lifts tax-free income threshold to €400

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, has lifted the tax-free income threshold by 50 euros to 400 euros.

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Coronavirus: medical worker confirmed infected after party in restaurant

One new case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Lithuania on Wednesday, according to the National Public Health Centre.

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Coronavirus update: medical worker confirmed infected after party in restaurant

One new case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Lithuania on Wednesday, according to the National Public Health Centre.

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Can Eastern Europe teach West what to do with ‘cancelled heroes’?

While colonial-era statues are being torn down in the UK and Belgium, some Eastern European countries have already banished communist-era monuments to isolated parks, like Grūtas in Lithuania. Are there better ways to deal with canceled “heroes”, asks Deutsche Welle.

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Lithuanian parliament passes tax exemption raise

Lithuania's parliament has raised tax-exempt income threshold, called the NPD, to 400 euros in a move to raise incomes for low-earners.

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Vilnius turns central square into sandy beach

Despite its location some 3-hour drive from the coast, Vilnius is offering a beach experience, complete with sand, volleyball and ocean sounds, in one of its central squares, according to a press release from Go Vilnius.

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Chinese supplies dominated Lithuania's spending on fighting coronavirus

Lithuania has so far spent 84.4 million euros on various measures to fight the coronavirus, according to the Public Procurement Service. Almost half of it was spent by the Health Ministry's Health Emergency Situations Centre.

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Poppy field near Vilnius becomes social media star, to the owner's irritation – photos

A blooming poppy field in Trakai, merely half-an-hour drive from Vilnius, attracted scores of visitors over the weekend, although the owners of the land were less than thrilled.

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Lithuanian Seimas speaker urged to step down after throwing his lot with opposition party

Lithuania's Parliament Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis should step down from the position, since it should be occupied by someone representing the ruling party, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has said.

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Polish president will speak for Lithuania during meeting with Trump, minister says

Polish President Andrzej Duda will speak for Lithuania, too, when he meets US President Donald Trump, according to the Lithuanian foreign minister.

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Quarantine boosts e-commerce, though 40% of Lithuanians still don't shop online

The three-month quarantine and restrictions on non-essential retail have changed Lithuanian shoppers' habits, a survey by Enterprise Lithuania suggests.

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Coronavirus: Lithuania reports 2 new cases, death toll at 77

Two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Monday, the Health Ministry reports.

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 2 new cases, death toll at 77

Two new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Lithuania over Monday, the Health Ministry reports.

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Lithuania considers resuming flights to Georgia and Ukraine

Lithuania may open up its borders to travel from Georgia and Ukraine next month, the country's foreign minister has hinted.

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Chinese ambassador incensed after Taiwan representative speaks in Lithuanian parliament

Chinese Ambassador Shen Zhifei has asked an explanation from Lithuania about a recent speech of Taiwan's representative at the country's parliament.

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Kidnappings and assaults in Belarus. Inside Lukashenko’s crackdown on independent voices

Never a free media-friendly country, Belarus is intensifying crackdowns on reporters in the run-up to presidential election. Belsat TV journalist Dzmitry Mitskevich experienced it firsthand.

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Thomas Mann Festival returns to Lithuania’s Nida for 24th edition

July 11-18 will see Nida welcome summer visitors with the 24th Thomas Mann Festival, offering a series of events named after the great German writer and admirer of the Curonian Spit.

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