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HealthMin to take steps to ensure hormone therapy for transgender people

The Lithuanian Health Ministry plans to take steps to ensure that transgender people have access to proper hormone replacement therapy and psychological counseling.
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Seimas rejects proposal to move environment, agriculture ministries to Kaunas

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal to relocate the ministries for environment and agriculture from the capital of Vilnius to the second-biggest city of Kaunas.
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Lithuania has 'practically unlimited' freedom of speech - PM

Freedom of speech in Lithuania is "practically unlimited", Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday, commenting on the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders earlier this week.
Sugihara Memorial in Vilnius Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune

Kaunas strengthens relations with Japan with the establishment of a new organisation

On April 25, 2017, the Sugihara Group for Kaunas-Japan Relations Development was established. Soon to be approved by decree of the Mayor of Kaunas, the main purpose of the group is to bring together a wide range of organisations and Kaunas residents who together contribute towards positive relations between Kaunas and Japan.
Saulius Skvernelis, Ramūnas Karbauskis ir Gintautas Paluckas

PM sees no reasons for ruling coalition to break up

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that he sees no reasons for the ruling coalition of the Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the Social Democratic Party (LSDP) to break up.
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