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The Vytautas Magnus University (VDU)

Seimas speaker unveils VDU plan to become national university

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, on Tuesday unveiled plans by Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) to become a national "umbrella" university.
Manchester after the terrorist attack

Lithuania pursues counter-terror cooperation, ForMin tells UK counterpart

Lithuania will continue to cooperate with the United Kingdom and international community in counter-terrorism efforts, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said as he offered his condolences to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over Monday's deadly explosion in Manchester.
LGBT

Liberals move to allow partnerships for both different and same-sex couples

Lithuania's opposition Liberal Movement proposes to allow civil partnerships for both unmarried opposite-sex couples and same-sex couples.
Students

Total number of students in Lithuania falls 20% in 6 yrs

The total number of students in Lithuania's general education and higher education schools has dropped by more than 20 percent over the past six years, Statistics Lithuania said in Monday.
Lithuanian ID card

Lithuanian language watchdog didn't assess possibility of original name spelling by Poles

The Lithuanian language watchdog did not assess certain legal provisions, currently under debate in the Seimas, that would pave the way, among other things, for ethnic Poles who are Lithuanian citizens to have their names spelt in their identity documents with non-Lithuanian characters.
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