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Lithuania hopes the next century is quieter than the last

IT TOOK Thomas Mann just a few days to fall for the Curonian Spit. The "indescribable beauty" of this geographical oddity, a skinny stretch of land curving from Lithuania's west coast to what is today the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, so enthralled the German author and his wife during a holiday in 1929 that they decided to build a summer house on its coast.

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Jonavicius: Latvian PM's visit in Belarus may affect Lithuania's Klaipeda port

The Latvian prime minister's visit in Belarus may consolidate Latvia's chances of getting the biggest share of Belarusian freight at the expense of the Lithuanian Klaipeda port, says Laurynas Jonavicius, lecturer at the Vilnius University's International Relations and Political Science Institute, informs LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Kauno Tiltai, ABB to revamp Ignalina NPP, Utena substations for EUR 29 mln

Substations of Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and the Utena transformers, which are crucial for electricity network synchronization with continental Europe, will be reconstructed by road and bridge construction company Kauno Tiltai and Sweden's energy and automation technologies concern ABB for nearly 29 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Telia Lietuva boosts copper line speeds with 'Super VDSL'

In the near future, the service will be launched in Kretinga, Palanga, Priekule and Salantai, with coverage set to reach the majority of Lithuanian cities and neighbourhoods by the end of the year. The Swedish-owned firm estimates that more than 70,000 residents and businesses with a Telia Speeds will depend on the length of the copper line connecting the exchange and end-user equipment; if it is shorter than 700 metres, data download speed will be up to 250Mbps, and if the distance is 700-1,200 metres, the speed will be a maximum of 100Mbps.

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Lithuania puts underground gas storage project on hold

Lithuania is putting on hold its project for building an underground gas storage facility in Syderiai, in the northwestern district of Telsiai, as it failed to attract interest from Polish energy companies and has started using the Incukalns gas storage facility in Latvia, reports LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Make expelling foreign criminals easier, Danish prime minister tells euro rights body

National courts should be able to expel foreign criminals more easily, Denmark's prime minister on Wednesday told a European rights body that his country currently chairs. FILE PHOTO: Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen visits the Danish Air Force team during their NATO air policing mission in Siauliai, Lithuania January 15, 2018.

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Latvijas Tilti, Borta to reconstruct Klaipeda port embankments

Latvijas Tilti, one of Latvia's largest road and bridge construction companies, together with Borta, company of the Lithuanian Kaminera group, will reconstruct two embankments of the Klaipeda port that are used by Klaipedos Konteineriu Terminalas for 23.985 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Abe: Japan enters cooperation pact with Baltic countries

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis lay flowers at the Freedom Monument in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Abe is on a visit to three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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US Air Force F-15 Eagles from RAF Lakenheath intercept Russian jets above the Baltic region

US Air Force F-15 Eagles from RAF Lakenheath intercept Russian jets over the Baltic region. Picture: 48th Fighter Wing/Tech Sgt Roidan Carlson/ DVIDS These are moments fighter jets from RAF Lakenheath intercepted Russian jets on two separate occasions while deployed to help protect the sovereign skies above the Baltic region.

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Bono-linked firm pays extra taxes after Lithuania probe

The singer, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, was an investor in the Maltese company which bought a shopping centre in the Baltic euro zone member's city of Utena A company linked to U2 frontman Bono has voluntarily paid 53,000 euros after a tax investigation in Lithuania, authorities have said. The singer, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, was an investor in the Maltese company which bought a shopping centre in the Baltic euro zone member's city of Utena.

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Lithuanian port sees historic cargo handling in 2017

Lithuanian state-controlled Port of Klaipeda reached a record cargo handling turnover in 2017, the Baltic Sea port announced Wednesday. "A total of 43.01 million tons of cargo have been reloaded in 2017, which is 7.2 percent more than in 2016," announced the port.

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Cyprus registered boat rescued close to Klaipeda seaport in Lithuania

A rescue operation was underway on Tuesday to help a Cyprus-registered bulk carrier which had run aground close to Lithuanian Klaipeda seaport. "We are informed that works in order to strip the boat off the shoals have already started.

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Pope Francis needs a microscope to eye Lithuanian crib

In this image made available by the Lithuanian President's office, President Dalia Grybauskaite looks through a microscope inside the Presidential Place in Vilnius, Friday Dec. 22, 2017. Lithuania has given Pope Francis a Christmas present invisible to the naked eye: a Nativity scene where baby Jesus is smaller than a human cell.

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Lithuanian railways to electrify only Vilnius-Klaipeda route

Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai , the state-run railway company, intends to electrify the route from Vilnius to Klaipeda within four years.

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Poyry analysis: Lithuania will need LNG terminal after 2024

Lithuania will need the Klaipeda liquefied natural gas terminal after the expiry of the lease of Independence Floating storage and regasification unit with Norway's Hoegh LNG in 2024, shows the initial analysis of perspectives of LNG imports to Lithuania conducted by Poyry Management Consulting, cites LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Lavango draws up new expansion plans

Lavango Group, a Lithuanian food industry equipment manufacturer that moved to a new factory in the Klaipeda free economic area last spring, is drawing up a new plan for expanding its production premises as its product exports are growing at a rapid rate and metalworking services to other companies are picking up speed, the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on December 7th, cites LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Rokiskio Suris starts shipping mozzarella to China

Rokiskio Suris , one of Lithuania's biggest dairy processing groups, has started exporting mozzarella cheese to China, with the whole shipment to over 800 tons to be sent out of the country by the end of January 2018, reports LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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Lithuanian LNG terminal costs for gas consumers to rise in 2018

With Lithuania's natural gas consumption on the decline, the Klaipeda liquefied natural gas terminal's maintenance costs for consumers will rise next year, which will likely lead to an increase in final gas prices, reports LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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GDP increased only in Vilnius, Kaunas and Siauliai counties in Lithuania in 2016

Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on non-final data, in 2016, gross domestic product increased only in Vilnius, Kaunas and A iauliai counties. In 2016, the bulk of GDP was created in Vilnius county - 41.6%; GDP created in Kaunas and KlaipA-da counties accounted for, respectively, 20 and 11.1% of the country's GDP.

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Klaipeda port CEO puts cost of building outer port at around EUR 800 mln

The chief executive officer of the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda says that building an outer port may cost an estimated 800 million euros, adding that the port's authority would prefer it to be a concession project and that the bulk of the new capacity would be used for handling containers, reports LETA/BNS.... Read more...

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