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Sinterklaas visits Lithuanian and Dutch children in VilniusFREE

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 15:49
Sinterklaas at the Dutch Ambassador's Residence
Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
The Christmas season is in full swing in Lithuania. Christmas trees showed up last weekend in Klaipėda, Kaunas, Vilnius and other towns. This was the festive weekend for the international community with some of its traditional celebrations. On Saturday, the successful International Charity Christmas Bazaar took place in the old town hall and on Sunday, a real Dutch Sinterklaas (Sint Nic) arrived at the Dutch Ambassador's Residence in Vilnius.

Lithuanian speaking Marine in love with the homeland of his parents

Monday, December 5, 2016 12:54
US Marine colonel, Darius Novickis at Cathedral Sq. Vilnius
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
US Marines are rare guests in Lithuania. However, this year among those several hundred, who participated in international exercise Iron Sword 2016, one met a Marine colonel, who impressed locals not only by his impressive height and stern look, but also with his name and fluent Lithuanian language skills.

Join commission of Seimas, Lithuanian expats to continue work

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:45
Vida Bandis
DELFI (K.Čachovskio nuotr.)
A joint commission between the Seimas and the Lithuanian World Community (LWC) will continue its work in the new parliament, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Tuesday.

Opera singer Montvidas performs for the Belgium LithuaniansFREE

Monday, November 21, 2016 13:03
Edgaras Montvidas sings for Belgium Lithuanians
Tomas Razmus
Special evening was held at the Embassy of Lithuania in Brussels on the 14 November. The Belgium Lithuanian community had an exceptional opportunity to hear a live performance delivered by the opera singer Edgaras Montvidas as well as to get to know his unique personality.

Landslide victims in Norway confirmed as LithuanianFREE

Friday, November 11, 2016 15:39
Candles
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
The three male workers killed in a landslide in Norway are Lithuanian citizens aged 27, 43 and 47, local police confirmed to BNS.

Expatriate voting results

Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:14

Lithuanians to gather in London to help children in needFREE

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:03
This year the Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom (LCCUK) celebrates its 10th anniversary. It has become a custom and tradition for LCCUK to support charitable causes and those who are less fortunate. This year we are supporting Lithuanian children affected by cancer.

Vilnius should establish World Litvak Museum, restore YIVO institute

Monday, September 26, 2016 09:43
Vilnius has been suggested to establish the World Litvak Museum and restore a Jewish research institute, as well as pay tribute to the memory of Jews who contributed to the restoration of Lithuania's statehood in the government building.

ELECTIONS, London debate: Politicians promise dedicate constituencies and dual citizenshipFREE

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:46
Seimas Elections Debate in London
Organisers photo
To promote voting in general election this October amongst the diaspora, the Lithuanian Youth Association of the UK (JKLJS) with partners organized a political debate at the University College London. The event packed large Darwin hall with live streaming being watched by Lithuanians in the US, Netherlands and Norway.

Lithuanian expatriate community could play a significant role in Seimas elections

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:06
The Lithuanian World Community (PLB) has stressed that the votes (or lack of) of the many Lithuanian expatriates could decide up to half of the Seimas’ composition. A PLB announcement urges expatriates to actively register for voting and vote responsibly with the registration deadline tomorrow.

Lithuanian ambassador in UK gives more details about alleged hate crime attack in Northern Ireland

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 16:45
Lurgan High Street
wikimedia nuotr.
More details are available about the attack against Lithuanian migrants in Northern Ireland – the local police have told Lithuanian diplomats that unidentified individuals fired at least three shots at the house in Lurgan in early hours of Monday.

Lithuanian migrants targeted in suspected hate crime in Northern Ireland

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 09:01
A house in Northern Ireland occupied by Lithuanian migrants was subjected to a gun fire attack on Monday. Investigators suspect a hate crime.

Expatriate Lithuanians slow in registering to vote in general elections

Thursday, September 1, 2016 08:54
Lithuanian citizens living abroad are not very active in registering as voters for the October general elections, the Central Electoral Commission has said.

Brits interested in Lithuanian citizenship after Brexit

Friday, August 26, 2016 10:11
Brits concerned that they will lose the free travel benefits after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union are looking into ways to procure passports of other EU countries. The Lithuanian Embassy in London, too, says it has received more enquiries about the Lithuanian citizenship.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Portland's Lithuanians have a new player to root for

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 13:49
Members of the Lithuanian community in Portland will once again be able to regularly observe as one of their countrymen participates in the American sports scene.

Iceland's handball player applies for Lithuanian citizenship

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:46
Ramunė Pekarskytė
Sportas.info nuotr.
Ramunė Pekarskytė, a Lithuanian-born handball player who is a citizen of Iceland, has asked Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė to grant her the Lithuanian citizenship for her special merits for Lithuania.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Descendants of Lithuanian nobility run big coffee business in El Salvador

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 09:36
The Pacas family was one of the most influential noble houses in 17-century Lithuania. Its descendants now run a coffee business in El Salvador.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Hollywood actor Rūta Lee explores her family history in Lithuania

Friday, July 29, 2016 16:00
Hollywood actor Rūta Lee's last visit to Lithuania, the land of her fathers, has been nothing if not eventful.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanian government plan to stop emigration 'will not work'

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:37
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker has said a government-proposed plan to curb emigration will fail to stop Lithuanian citizens leaving the country for a number of reasons.

Boris Johnson's family ties with Lithuania

Monday, July 25, 2016 08:39
Britain's new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has ancestral ties with Lithuania. The controversial politician's great grandfather was a Litvak born in Žemaičių Kalvarija, the famous American palaeographer Elias Avery Lowe (Loew).To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Emigration from Lithuania continues to rise

Friday, July 22, 2016 12:12
New data released by Statistics Lithuania show that even more people emigrated from the country over the first half of this year than in January-June 2015. Demographers say the figures are alarming, but may be inflated due to Brexit.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuanians to participate in International Four Days Marches Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 13:46
This year will be the 100th edition of the International‬ ‪‎Four‬ ‪‎Days ‎Marches‬ in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Considered the biggest walking event in the world, this world-famous march has attracted a small Lithuanian group of tough marching enthusiasts.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Litvak painter's works 'good introduction to teaching about Holocaust' in US schools

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 09:05
The works of Vilnius-born Jewish painter David Labkovski that were recently presented in Los Angeles could serve as a good introduction to teaching about the Holocaust in US schools, researchers say.

Lithuanian woman attacked in UK due to her origin in wake of Brexit vote

Thursday, July 14, 2016 15:14
Laura Gudauskienė, a female of Lithuanian origin residing in Great Britain, was attacked last week in a small town in Eastern England by a local resident because of her origin.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

President to meet with world Lithuanian community leaders

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 09:05
President Dalia Grybauskaitė and the board members of the Lithuanian World Community (LWC) will discuss questions regarding the preservation of Lithuanian identity and the fight against propaganda.

Lithuania's youth from around the world gather for global congress

Friday, July 8, 2016 09:26
Lithuania's youth from around the world gather for global congress
DELFI (K.Čachovskio nuotr.)
The third Meeting of World Lithuanian Youth has begun today in Prienai, a town in southern Lithuania.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania's Mindaugas Kuzminskas to join the NY Knicks

Thursday, July 7, 2016 11:20
On the celebration of the coronation of King Mindaugas on Wednesday, well-known Lithuanian basketballer Mindaugas Kuzminskas left for New York to sign a contract with the NBA's New York Knicks.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania aims for world record with coat of arms that can be seen from space

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 09:56
Lithuania's coat of arms
D.Tunkūno nuotr.
Lithuanians will try to achieve a world record tomorrow by drawing a gigantic Lithuanian coat of arms that should be visible from space.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania lays up bronze at U17 Basketball World Championships

Monday, July 4, 2016 18:05
Lithuania have taken bronze at the U17 basketball world championships.

1,800 dancers raise roof at Lithuanian North American Folk Dance Festival

Monday, July 4, 2016 17:47
Abruselis. A dance about washing, drying and folding linen towels
Sokiu Svente 2016
Nearly 1,800 dancers hit the floor to celebrate the 15th North American Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival in Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena this weekend.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.