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Let there be gas!
Let there be gas!
ENERGY MATTERS: Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite welcomes the LNG storage vessel Independence...
KLAIPEDA - The Independence, Lithuania’s newly purchased Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) storage vessel, arrived at Klaipeda’s LNG terminal on Monday 27. Oct, inspiring hopes of increased energy security in the Baltics. At the welcoming ceremony, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius stressed it was a historic day not only for Lithuania, but for the Baltic region as a whole, the PM’s press service has informed. “The regional LNG terminal in Klaipeda opens up opportunities for Latvia and Estonia and all Baltic countries, to make use of alternative sources o...  Full story...
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 Nov 05, 2014 - Silicon Vilnius?...
Silicon Vilnius?
VILNIUS - Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas, who once clamped down on illegal parking in the city’s cycle lanes by running over a car with a tank, has driven forward his city council’s approval for a new Vilnius Tech Park with similar intensity. Speaking at the 2014 Live Mobile Congress this October, Zuokas informed reporters that the idea for Tech Park was conceived “over a bott...
 Oct 01, 2014 - Rukla to receive new U.S. troop rotation...
Rukla to receive new U.S. troop rotation
VILNIUS - A new rotation of U.S. soldiers to be deployed in Lithuania, with heavy combat equipment, will begin service on Oct. 1, reports ELTA. The shift will come from the 2nd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, stationed in Texas. It will take over from the infantry personnel of U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade currently deployed in Rukla. The first 75 soldiers have been planned ...
 Oct 01, 2014 - Consumers to benefit with lower energy bills...
Consumers to benefit with lower energy bills
VILNIUS - Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius says that Lithuanian consumers are expected to pay 10-20 percent less for heating this season because of the adjustments due to the previous overpayment to the Russian gas giant Gazprom and the related rebate, reports ELTA. Although calculations on price reductions have been completed, the final say is up to the National Commission for Energy Cont...
 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...
 Sep 03, 2014 - 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...
 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. ...



 Nov 05, 2014 - EU Court of Justice allows arr...
VILNIUS - Following a Lithuanian court decision, the European Court of Justice has granted permission for arresting Latvian national airline &ldquo...
 Nov 05, 2014 - Lithuanian schoolchildren atte...
VILNIUS - The Lithuanian State Security Department (VSD) knew already last year that Lithuanian schoolchildren were being recruited by third partie...
 Nov 05, 2014 - Lietuva in brief...
The formation of the Lithuanian military rapid response force has begun. Lithuania will establish the rapid response force taking into account th...
 Oct 01, 2014 - NATO to build regional control...
VILNIUS - NATO will set up regional centers in a handful of Eastern European countries, Lithuania announced, as top military commanders met in Viln...
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