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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 Control and Prices. A 20 percent discount on gas has been applied to heat producers since May 1; they now have to calculate heating prices by Jan. 1. “Based on our calculations heating prices sh...  Full story...
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 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 ...
 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. ...
 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...



 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...
 Oct 01, 2014 - Poll shows discontent with eco...
VILNIUS - In August, 12 percent of the Lithuanian residents polled said that the economic situation in the country had improved over the last two m...
 Oct 01, 2014 - High stakes for film director...
VILNIUS - Ignas Jonynas’ debut feature film The Gambler has been announced as Lithuania’s submission for the Academy Award nomination a...
 Oct 01, 2014 - Lietuva in brief...
The Lithuanian Ministry of Energy has reviewed the final Ignalina nuclear power plant decommissioning plan; it turns out that the closing price wil...
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