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Baltic Way anniversary commemorated
Baltic Way anniversary commemorated
VILNIUS - Marking the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way on Saturday, Aug. 23, President Dalia Grybauskaite noted that despite the successful history of the last 25 years, freedom still cannot be taken for granted, it must be protected and safeguarded every day, and the events in Ukraine prove this, reports ELTA. “I congratulate you all that we have been able to build our state for 25 years ourselves. I congratulate you with the fact that our decisions were based on free will and that no one dictated how to live and govern the country, how to speak or how to sing in our country. T...  Full story...
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 Sep 03, 2014 - Students get taste of political process...
Students get taste of political process
VILNIUS - Thirty students participated in the project ‘Students - to the Government’ in a week-long program at the Office of the Government and ministries, reports ELTA. On Aug. 25, at the opening event for the project, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius encouraged students to “not be shy and ask questions, share opinions and gain as much knowledge and experience as possibl...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Mistral deal unacceptable with war raging in Ukrai...
Mistral deal unacceptable with war raging in Ukraine
VILNIUS - President Dalia Grybauskaite said on July 22 that the European Union was compromising its values to protect trade ties with Russia, pointing to a French warship agreement with Moscow, reports AFP. “We see the Mistralization of European policy,” Grybauskaite said, referring to a 1.2 billion euro deal to supply Russia with two French Mistral warships. “Values and s...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Morozov says cut Lithuanian ties...
Morozov says cut Lithuanian ties
VILNIUS - The comparisons just aren’t going away. After President Dalia Grybauskaite compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tactics to those of Stalin and Hitler, Member of the Council of the Federation Committee for Foreign Affairs Igor Morozov declared that Russia must terminate all relations with Lithuania and impose economic sanctions in response, reports ELTA. “Such ...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Schools face dwindling student numbers...
Schools face dwindling student numbers
VILNIUS - Statistics Lithuania has announced, based on data from the Center of Information Technologies in Education, that in the last ten years the number of students attending schools in the country has decreased by 253,000, or 31 percent, reports ELTA. This reflects a drop in the number of inhabitants in Lithuania, with its direct effect on the number of pupils in education institutions. ...
 May 13, 2014 - Balcytis ready for debates - Lithuania’s PM...
Balcytis ready for debates - Lithuania’s PM
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, Leader of the social democrats, claims the party's nominee Zigmantas Balcytis is ready for active debates with his competitor President Dalia Grybauskaite. "As we have seen he beat five competitors and, I believe, this is a sign he is ready for intense debates with our current president in the second round. Let's just wait and see what the r...
 May 01, 2014 - Lithuania in violation in Paksas ban...
Lithuania in violation in Paksas ban
VILNIUS - Lithuania violated the rights of its ex-President Rolandas Paksas by imposing a blanket ban on impeached politicians from seeking political office, a UN watchdog body said April 9, reports AFP. Paksas, the first ever European head of state to be ousted by impeachment, has spent a decade battling the lifetime ban and filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee. The commi...
 Apr 02, 2014 - NATO exercises over Baltics...
NATO exercises over Baltics
VILNIUS - On April 1 and 2, NATO’s aerial combat training exercise will take place over the Baltics, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry announced on Monday, as reported to LETA and ELTA News agencies. Tasks that will be simulated during the exercise include emergency landing and search and rescue operations using “Mi-8” helicopter of the Lithuanian Air Force. “As unre...
 Mar 05, 2014 - Citizens resort to popular populist referendums...
Citizens resort to popular populist referendums
VILNIUS - The initiative group behind the referendum against land sales to foreigners apparently won’t be content with holding just one referendum, reports ELTA. They are also planning to ask the nation about the introduction of the euro planned in 2015. At a press conference on Feb. 21, initiators of the referendum said that introduction of the euro was a step against the will of the...



 Sep 03, 2014 - U.S. senators meet with Grybau...
VILNIUS - Possible shale gas import by Lithuania through the Liquefied Natural Gas terminal which is currently under construction in Klaipeda was d...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Lietuva in brief...
In July, 17 percent of those polled stated that over the previous two months the economic situation had improved in Lithuania; 56 percent said that...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Grybauskaite talks of ‘invasio...
VILNIUS - The State Defense Council (VGT) adopted a decision proposing that the Lithuaninan government increase state budget appropriations for the...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Mission Siberia returns home...
VILNIUS - President Dalia Grybauskaite invited to breakfast the participants of the Mission Siberia 2014, who returned to Vilnius on Aug. 1, report...
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