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Lithuanian government approves three-year bailout deal for Greece

On Monday August 17, 2015, the Lithuanian government approved a three-year bailout deal for Greece.  The deal is ...

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Riga and St. Petersburg to increase cooperation over next three years

By the end of 2016, Riga and Russia’s second city, St.Petersburg, will have agreed on a three-year co-operation plan, with a focus on busi...

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Foreign Minister Linkevicius calls for tougher sanctions on Russia amidst increased fighting in Eastern Ukraine

Following a meeting with Ukrainian leaders on August 11, 2015, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said intensive shootouts conti...

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Prime Minister Butkevicius: integration of refugees more important than burqa ban

Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, believes helping its quota of 325 refugees affected by the Mediterranean Crisis integrate...

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Arturas Paulauskas calls for ban on the burqa in Lithuania

According to Arturas Paulauskas, the chairman of the Lithuanian parliament’s National Security and Defence Committee, Lithuania must ban t...

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New African Swine Fever cases reported in Eastern Latvia

A series of new African Swine Fever (ASF) cases in domestic pigs have been reported in three eastern Latvian districts, Staicele, Ambeli and Vec...

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Russian opposition journalist arrives in Lithuania - seeks political asylum

Russian opposition journalist Andrey Nekrasov has sought political asylum in Lithuania. On Wednesday August 11, 2015, ...

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Lithuanian pensioners may receive six percent pension raise in 2016

According to Social Security and Labor Minister, Algimanta Pabedinskiene, pensions in Lithuania may increase by an average of 6 percent, or 16 e...

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Lithuanian citizen sentenced to nine years in prison for phone scamming in Estonia

On August 11, 2015, the Lithuanian police confirmed a Lithuanian citizen has been sentenced to nine years emprisonment for phone scamming in Est...

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President Vejonis supports burqa ban

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis believes a ban on the face-covering burqa should be the subject of debate in the Latvian parliament. 

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