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NATO exercises over Baltics
NATO exercises over Baltics
TAG: Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite meets with NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Ramussen ...
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 unrest has escalated in the vicinity of the Baltic States, NATO has augmented the Baltic Air Policing mission with additional aircraft to ensure our security,” said Lithuanian Defense Minister Juoza...  Full story...
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 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...
 Jan 08, 2014 - Grybauskaite highlights EU Presidency achievements...
Grybauskaite highlights EU Presidency achievements
VILNIUS - President Dalia Grybauskaite attended Lithuania’s EU Presidency closing event, which was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to mark the ending of six months at the helm of the EU institution, reports ELTA. The president underlined that the EU Council Presidency demonstrated national maturity for the country. Lithuania has successfully fulfilled the tasks assigned to...
 Dec 18, 2013 - School renewal to serve Jewish community...
School renewal to serve Jewish community
VILNIUS - “On this brisk December day towards the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one, the City of Vilnius took another step towards restoring a part of its important Jewish heritage and past,” said Vilnius City Municipality in a statement, reports ELTA. A ceremony attended by the mayor of the City of Vilnius, Arturas Zuokas, and the deputy minister of education, ...
 Dec 18, 2013 - Grybauskaite praises Shiller’s work...
Grybauskaite praises Shiller’s work
VILNIUS - On Dec. 14, President Dalia Grybauskaite met with Professor Robert Shiller, an economist of Lithuanian descent who was awarded with the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, reports ELTA. “I sincerely congratulate you upon receiving this most honorable award. I am pleased that your work, and the work of other Lithuanian scientists, is highly valued globally and achieved international...
 Nov 27, 2013 - Vilnius heads into summit...
Vilnius heads into summit
VILNIUS - Ukraine’s surprise decision earlier this month to pull back from negotiations leading to the signing of a trade and cooperation agreement with the EU, and instead turn toward Russia, leaves a big cloud hanging over this week’s Vilnius Summit. The signing was supposed to be the main event, capping one of Lithuania’s key initiatives in its Presidency of the EU Council....



 Apr 02, 2014 - EU citizens can stand for elec...
VILNIUS - Under the proposal drafted by the Ministry of Justice, EU citizens, who are not citizens of Lithuania, would be permitted to run for the ...
 Apr 02, 2014 - Lithuanian school affected by ...
MOSCOW - Education reform implemented in Russia will affect Jurgis Baltrusaitis Secondary School, the only public school in Russia, where the Lithu...
 Apr 02, 2014 - All parties in support of powe...
VILNIUS - Leaders of Lithuania’s political parties represented at the parliament last Saturday (29th) stated theirsupport to the Visaginas Nu...
 Apr 02, 2014 - Russian TV banned...
VILNIUS - Vilnius Regional Administrative Court on Friday satisfied the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania’s request and halted the...
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