Russian TV channels back on radar of Lithuanian media watchdog 22 hr.

Russian-language TV channels broadcasted in Lithuania are back on the radar of the country's media watchdog over alleged violations.

Eight Lithuanian troops leave for NATO operation in Afghanistan 22 hr.

Eight Lithuanian troops are leaving for NATO 's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan , the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

Prosecutors probe possible violation EU sanctions on Russia by Lithuanian firms 1 d.

Prosecutors have launched a probe into whether some Lithuanian companies violated the European Union's sanctions against Russia .

Lithuania in for hot Saturday with hail, squalls possible 1 d.

Lithuania is in for a hot day on Saturday with a risk of hail and squalls in places, the country's Hydrometeorological Service said.

The last medieval dukedom: the coronation of Mindaugas 1 d.

The Lithuanian dukedom was in existence for 10 years only: from the coronation of Mindaugas in July 1253 to his murder in 1263. Later two more attempts to create the Lithuanian Dukedom were known. Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas tried to do that at the end of his life in 1429–1430. In 1526, a...

Border guards uncover illegal channel for Tajiks into Lithuania 1 d.

Lithuanian border guards have uncovered an illegal channel for Tajik nationals into Lithuania and have found that the alleged organizers and perpetrators of the trafficking of migrants also forged documents for arriving foreigners, the State Border Guard Service said.

SocDems' vice-chairman steps up with plan to save Lithuania's ruling coalition 1 d.

Gediminas Kirkilas , vice-chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), is initiating an agreement with the party's senior coalition partner, the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), under which the ruling majority would commit to approving several initiatives put forward...

Jakilaitis ranked as Lithuania's most influential media figure (3) 1 d.

Lithuania's elite sees Edmundas Jakilaitis , the host of the public broadcaster LRT's TV show Dėmesio Centre (In Focus), as the country's most influential media figure, new portal Delfi.lt reported on Friday.

Ruling party's leader considers scrapping fiscal discipline laws 1 d.

Lithuania's laws passed by previous governments to impose fiscal discipline constrains on the budget deficit and spending growth prevent the state from using additional revenue to improve the well-being of people, the chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) said on...

Vilnius Airport reopens after runway renovation 1 d.

Lithuania's main airport in the capital of Vilnius reopened on Thursday after a 35-day closure, with the first passenger plane, an Air Baltic flight from Riga, expected to land on its renovated runway shortly after midnight on Friday.

Conservatives overtake ruling Farmers: opinion poll 1 d.

The opposition Homeland Union –Lithuanian Christian Democrats have overtaken the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) as the country's most popular party, according to a RAIT opinion poll commissioned by BNS.

August 17 d\., 2017

Lithuanian business woman becomes a member of Istanbul Finance Summit board 1 d.

How our future finances will look like? The 8th Istanbul Finance Summit will be held at Hilton Bomonti Hotel—Istanbul, between 27 – 28 September 2017, and will answer any concerning questions by offering great insights of what's coming. Lithuanian business woman, CEO and Co-founder of Nexus...

Lithuanian accused of swindling Facebook, Google handed over to US officials 1 d.

Evaldas Rimašauskas , a Lithuanian national accused of defrauding the US-based IT giants Facebook and Google of over 100 million US dollars via an email fraud scheme, on Wednesday was turned over to American officials, the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau confirmed to BNS.

Lithuanian leaders to discuss army needs, participation in international operations 2 d.

The Lithuanian State Defence Council will discuss the needs of the national defense system and the country's participation in international operations at its meeting next week.

PM says immigration from Ukraine 'not bad' 2 d.

Recent growth in immigration from Ukraine to Lithuania is not a bad thing as it helps solve labor market problems, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.

Exporting oil products via Russia would be dangerous for Belarus - Lithuanian PM 2 d.

If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus , Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.


Vikings spotted on the River Neris 2 d.

If you go down to the River Neris today, you’re sure for a big surprise, if you’re lucky you might spot a Viking ship with its full crew rowing upstream.

Number of students accepted to Lithuania's Military Academy unchanged 2 d.

The Lithuanian Military Academy of General Jonas Žemaitis accepted 64 first-year students for the academic year 2017-2018, up by one from the year before.

Belarus' arms inspectors visit Lithuania 2 d.

A team of Belarus ' arms control inspectors on Thursday will inspect a Lithuanian military unit, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

Image of Vilnius' Gate of Dawn losing popularity in vote on new design of Polish passports 2 d.

The background image the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius is losing popularity as a possible choice for the design of new Polish passports, according to the latest results of online voting.

Lithuanians have doubts about ruling coalition's future - BNS/ RAIT survey 2 d.

The ruling coalition of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP) is not popular with the general public, but people do not see any other strong alternative, according to a survey conducted by the pollster RAIT for BNS.

Vilnius Airport set to reopen after runway renovation 2 d.

Vilnius Airport is set to resume operations after a 35-day closure for renovation of its sole runway.

August 16 d\., 2017

Former Vilnius police chief Lančinskas seeks Europol director job - sources 2 d.

Kęstutis Lančinskas , a former Vilnius police chief and currently the head of the European Union's advisory mission in Ukraine ( EUAM ), is seeking the job of director at Europe's police agency Europol , several sources have confirmed to BNS.

Grybauskaitė, Skvernelis, Karbauskis ranked as Lithuania's most influential politicians 3 d.

President Dalia Grybauskaitė , Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Ramūnas Karbauskis , chairman of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), are ranked as Lithuania's most influential politicians, the Delfi.lt news website reported, citing the results of two separate...

Vilnius council gives nod to 3 national minority schools becoming all-grade schools 3 d.

The City Council of Vilnius on Wednesday gave the green light for three national minority high schools to become all-grade schools.

PM hails progress in relations with Poland 3 d.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Vilnius and Warsaw are gradually moving to a new stage of better relations and hopes that Lithuanian politicians will solve the highly contentious issue of the spelling of Polish names in Lithuanian personal documents.

SocDems' council to discuss leaving ruling bloc - PM 3 d.

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis , appointed to the post by the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU), says he has no doubt that the council of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), the LFGU's junior coalition partner, will discuss a proposal to withdraw from the ruling bloc.

Lithuanians to observe Zapad drills in Belarus, Russia's Leningrad region (Updated) 3 d.

Lithuania has received an invitation from Moscow to observe Zapad (West), a large-scale military exercise to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus in September.

Defmin hopes there won't be incidents during Putin's trip to Kaliningrad 3 d.

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis expects that there will be no incidents as Russian Vladimir Putin will fly to Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad on Wednesday.

PM pledges greater govt support for Lithuanians in Poland 3 d.

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised that the Lithuanian government would provide greater support for ethnic Lithuanians living in Poland and other neighboring countries as he visited Punsk, a town in northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.

Testing of Vilnius airport's renovated runway completed 3 d.

The testing of Vilnius Airport 's renovated runway was successfully completed on Tuesday.

August 14 d\., 2017

Lithuania celebrates Assumption 4 d.

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven is marked by Catholics in Lithuania on the 15th of August when the first harvest of fruit and berries is sanctified.

Medieval Lithuanian princesses in foreign countries – diplomacy of men and stories of women 4 d.

Around 1250, with the help of great military and diplomatic efforts Mindaugas managed to dissolve a union that posed a serious threat to his power. During political negotiations Mindaugas’ daughter of unknown name was engaged, and later she was married off to Švarnas, a son of Duke Daniel of...

NATO jets in Baltics intercept over 20 Russian aircraft last week 4 d.

NATO fighter jets conducting the Alliance's air-policing mission from Lithuania and Estonia were last week scrambled eight times to identify and escort Russian military aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, intercepting a total of 21 Russian planes, the Lithuanian Defense...

Lithuanian Air Force helicopter searches for drowning person in Latvia 4 d.

A Lithuanian Air Force helicopter is helping in the search for a drowning person in Latvia, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

Russian nationalist Gorsky applies for political asylum in Lithuania 4 d.

Yuri Gorsky , a Russian nationalist who fled Russia in July, has applied for political asylum in Lithuania.

Lithuanian leaders dismiss US Congressmen's fears about Šnipiškių cemetery 5 d.

Lithuania's leaders say that Šnipiškių Jewish cemetery would not be affected by the reconstruction of the derelict Sports and Concert Palace in central Vilnius, dismissing the fears voiced by a group of US Congressmen as ungrounded.

Wizz Air to open Vilnius-Morocco route in November 5 d.

Hungary's budget airline Wizz Air will open a route between Vilnius and the Agadir resort city in Morocco in early November.

Police reform complete in Lithuania 5 d.

Lithuania's Police Department has announced having completed the reform of the country's police force.

Lithuanian troops readying for mission in Mali 5 d.

A unit of Lithuanian troops is readying for a mission in Africa – they will join the United Nations ( UN ) mission in Mali , western Africa, in October where the international community aims to curb Islamic fighters.

US Congressmen urge Vilnius to halt Sports Palace reconstruction project 5 d.

Twelve member of the US Congress call for termination of the reconstruction project of the Vilnius Concert and Sports Palace.

Software linked with Russia has spying gaps - deputy defmin 5 d.

Lithuania's cyber security specialists are currently searching for a replacement of the unsafe software used by state institutions. Linked with Russia, the software leaves gaps that allow system hacking, Defense Vice-Minister Edvinas Kerza said.