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Mykolas Riomeris University ( V. Gelumbausko nuotr.)

Seimas okays plan to cut university numbers by half

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday endorsed a state university network optimization plan that calls for leaving less than half of the country's current 14 universities. The Seimas passed the resolution in a vote of 77 to 6 with 31 abstentions.
Rain in Vilnius

Flooded Vilnius in pictures FREE

Many Lithuanians woke up this morning to a sever rain, bright and loud thunderstorms. According to the Vilnius Municipality this was the most intensive rain since 1993. Some Vilnius streets are flooded, a few traffic lights out of order. The taxi drivers are charging the Christmas fee and some 7000 Vilnius’ region residents are left without electricity.
Raimundas Karoblis

Minister of Defense, other NATO ministers to discuss counter-terror efforts, defense funding

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis is taking part in a meeting of NATO defense ministries held in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the Alliance's counter-terrorism efforts and defense funding.
Kęstutis Pūkas

Top prosecutor to ask Seimas to strip MP Pūkas of immunity

Lithuanian Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis on Thursday will ask the Seimas to strip MP Kėstutis Pūkas of his immunity from criminal prosecution in a pre-trial investigation over allegations of sexual harassment and violation of the rules for keeping firearms.
Darius Semaška, Donatas Matulionisv

Government approves Semaška as next ambassador to Germany

Darius Semaška, Lithuania's outgoing ambassador to the Netherlands and a former chief foreign policy advisor to President Dalia Grybauskaitė, is proposed as the country's new envoy in Germany.
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