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Lithuania's government opens debates in 2018 budget draft

VILNIUS – Lithuania's government is this week opening debates into the 2018 budget draft, with the document to be presented to ministe...

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Lithuania's Prime Minister to meet with Pope Francis

VILNIUS – Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday. ...

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Lithuanian, German ministers sign agreement on 1918 Independence Act

VILNIUS – The foreign ministers of Lithuania and Germany signed in Berlin on Thursday an agreement on handover of the February 16, 1918 In...

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EUR 1 million worth of smuggled cigarettes busted in coal in Lithuania

VILNIUS – Lithuanian customs officers have busted more than 1 million euros worth of smuggled cigarettes in sacks of coal transiting the c...

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Lithuania will have to rebuild dismantled railway to Latvia

VILNIUS – Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (LG) will have to rebuild the dismantled railway stretch to Lat...

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Migration Department need restructuring, not scrapping

VILNIUS – Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite has voiced disagreement with Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas' proposal to sc...

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Lithuanian Finance Minister thinks progressive taxes would do more harm than good

VILNIUS - Progressive taxes in Lithuania would do more harm than good as there are too few people who earn enough to be subject to higher rates,...

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Russian court rejects Zamolskis' request to serve his sentence in Lithuania

VILNIUS - A Russian court has rejected a request by Romas Zamolskis, one of the most notorious Lithuanian criminals, to service his prison sente...

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EC imposes EUR 28 million fine on Lithuania's Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai over dismantled rails to Latvia

VILNIUS – The European Commission on Monday imposed a 27.87-million-euro fine for the state-run company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian...

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Lithuanian Railways' long-tolerated behavior harms whole state

VILNIUS - Irresponsible practices by Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, or LG), tolerated by previous governments for years, have caus...

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