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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 security are undermined for the sake of business, when ‘buy and rule’ is being applied,” the president told public broadcaster LRT, suggesting Moscow is using its purchasing power to ...  Full story...
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 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...
 Feb 05, 2014 - Antonov set for return to Lithuania...
Antonov set for   return to Lithuania
VILNIUS - The Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Jan. 20 announced that it approved Lithuania’s extradition request against Vladimir Antonov and Raimondas Baranauskas, former owners of the bankrupt Snoras bank, reports ELTA. The journalists at Lithuania’s newspaper Respublika participated in the announcement of the court’s verdict. The verdict announcing that banking...
 Feb 05, 2014 - Russia blocks pork imports on fever threat...
Russia blocks pork 	imports on fever threat
VILNIUS - Russia announced on Jan. 30 that a ban is on for pork and pork products crossing the border from European Union countries in wake of the swine fever outbreak in Lithuania, reports LETA. The ban will continue until Moscow receives safety guarantees from the European Commission about the possible spread of the disease to countries bordering Lithuania, said Alexey Alexeyenko, deputy he...



 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...
 Aug 06, 2014 - NPP advocates await study resu...
VILNIUS - Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius has not revealed any details regarding the construction of the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) an...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Lietuva in brief...
Results of a poll commissioned by the Ministry of Defense show that the majority of Lithuanian citizens, 68 percent, agree to a permanent NATO pres...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Lietuva in brief...
A poll conducted in May shows that 15 percent of respondents thought the economic situation in Lithuania improved in the past two months, while 56 ...
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