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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 1,970 new cases, 18 deaths

Lithuania has registered 1,970 new coronavirus infections and 18 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the countr...

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Lithuania commands Chinese attention due to its ‘oversize role’ in collapse of USSR – NYT

Lithuania commands Chinese attention because of its “oversize role in the collapse of the Soviet Union”, the New York Ti...

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LRT English Newsletter: Masks, pushbacks, and heating bills

LRT English Newsletter – October 1, 2021

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Lithuania to take in another 30 Afghans who worked with NATO troops – ambassador

Lithuania is ready to take in up to 30 people who assisted NATO's mission in Afghanistan, in addition to around 180 Afgh...

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Belarus targets Helsinki Committee, country’s oldest human rights group

The oldest human rights group in Belarus is facing closure as the country’s authorities step up their crackdown on civil...

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ECHR rules not to extend interim measures in Lithuania's Afghan migrant case

On Wednesday, The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled not to extend the interim measures introduced in the case ...

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Lithuanian PM against proposal to extend migrant detention period

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė is not in favour of the proposal to extend the detention period for irregula...

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Rowdy bears terrorise Latvian gardeners

Two young bears have been trespassing people's gardens in north Latvia, eating fruit and ignoring attempts to shoo them ...

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Christian priests to visit migrant camps in Lithuania

Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaitė has met with Vilnius Archbishop Gintaras Grušas and discussed possibilities ...

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From Soviet enzyme factory to startups: Lithuania’s biotechnology sector marks 50-year anniversary

In 1971, Vilnius became on the five cities in the Soviet Union to built an enzyme factory, which was later followed by a...

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Lithuania moves to tighten vetting of deals with Astravyets-linked firms

In an effort to prevent firms with links to Belarus' controversial Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant, the Lithuanian govern...

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‘Legal’ pushbacks: Lithuania not alone in EU calling for changes

Faced with a stalemate in talks over a new EU migration pact, several member states have tabled a proposal to legalise p...

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Coronavirus update: Lithuania reports 1,806 new cases, 19 deaths

Lithuania has registered 1,806 new coronavirus infections and 19 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the countr...

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Amid spiking costs, Lithuania to cap heating, electricity prices for consumers

Amid a surge in heating and electricity costs, the Lithuanian government has moved to cap the prices for consumers start...

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Lithuanian households to see heating bills rise up to 30 euros a month

Central heating prices will surge by around 30 percent on average across Lithuania, a member of the National Energy Regu...

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Lithuanian ministry proposes ‘solidarity tax’ on high incomes

The Lithuanian Finance Ministry says it is initiating a discussion on introducing an additional 3-percent tax on high ea...

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Lithuania’s preparation for nuclear emergency wavers under ‘a real crisis’

Lithuania has faced difficulties managing irregular migration and housing just 4,000 people. In case of an incident at t...

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Lithuania makes facemasks mandatory again, issues ‘strong’ recommendation to switch to telework

Amid spiking coronavirus infections, the Lithuanian government has decided to bring back mandatory facemasks and recomme...

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Lithuania grants asylum to 167 Afghans

Afghan interpreters who assisted Lithuanian troops in Afghanistan, as well as their family members, have been granted as...

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Brussels recognises migrant crisis on Belarus border as hybrid attack

In its action plan on migration adopted on Wednesday, the European Commission singled out the situation on the border of...

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