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Morozov says cut Lithuanian ties
Morozov says cut Lithuanian ties
ACCUSED: Russia says President Grybauskaite’s remarks are “intolerable.”...
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 statements are intolerable for any head of state and make international relations between Russia and Lithuania impossible. This international-level rudeness has to be met with strict economic sanc...  Full story...
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 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...
 Jan 08, 2014 - Online data at risk to hackers...
Online data at risk to hackers
VILNIUS - The National Audit Office conducted an audit in state institutions and has determined that there are flaws in the protection of personal data, reports ELTA. The Office aimed to assess whether personal data processed by automatic means is effectively protected and overseen. The audit concluded that individual rights to personal privacy are insufficiently ensured in Lithuania. Not all...



 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 ...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Citizens living in fear of sur...
VILNIUS - Together with lawyers, Parliament Speaker Loreta Grauziniene will analyze if the procedure for courts issuing wiretap warrants during pre...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Study shows anti-Semitism stil...
VILNIUS - A roundtable discussion held by the Lithuanian Jewish Community has arrived at the conclusion that anti-Semitic attitudes held by Lithuan...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Late, but Ukraine signs EU acc...
VILNIUS - Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have said their signatures on the EU free trade treaties are a first step to accession to the bloc, reports...
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