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On Friday, the Lithuanian Jewish Community called for the publication of “general data” on about 2,000 people who, according to historical research, may have participated in the Holocaust during World War II.
The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington has accepted a request to arbitrate between France's Veolia group and the Lithuanian government.
The number of Lithuanians concerned about illegal migration has rocketed in the last year, with 19% of Lithuanians choosing illegal migration as the most important public security issue, according to a new survey.
Lithuania expects to see the rapid growth of its tourism sector continue well into 2016. With a Lithuanian delegation travelling to the US later this month to promote the country, the award from the UNTWO for the Treetop Walking Path in Anykšciai, and the buzz that the Kaunas-set Japanese WWII film Persona Non Grata has created, Lithuania’s tourism sector is finding its way into the spotlights all over the world.
A development plan for the Oldtown of Vilnius, currently being drafted by the Culture Heritage Department, has raised concerns of heritage preservationists. The plan envisages "reconstruction of historical zones" that were destroyed during World War Two, which critics say will open the door for new construction in public squares at the heart of Vilnius.