Lithuania: my journey of returnFREE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 15:23
As a Cape Town born Jew, my life has come full circle. Although I was born after his death, my zeida, Rabbi Shimon Ze’ev Aysenberg, played an indelible influence in my life. My father, Isaac Eisenberg, born in a stable in Mogilov, Belarus, in 1922, a medical doctor and writer, spent his life interpreting his childhood memories.

Sodra extends deadline for paying off compulsory health insurance arrears

Friday, February 3, 2017 12:38
After causing an uproar by warning thousands of people to pay overdue compulsory health insurance contributions or face sanctions, the Lithuanian state-run social insurance fund Sodra said on Friday that it will wait for a month before taking action to recover the arrears.

Dual citizenship only possible by changing Constitution - Constitutional Court

Thursday, January 26, 2017 16:13
Dual citizenship can only be allowed by way of changing the Constitution, says Dainius Žalimas, chairman of the Lithuanian Constitutional Court, adding that amending the Citizenship Law will not be enough.

Lithuania to seek ways of keeping citizenship, not allowing dual passports - Seimas speaker (3)

Monday, January 23, 2017 13:44
Lithuania's parliament will seek ways of allowing citizens living abroad to preserve their Lithuanian citizenship without referendum, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.

A Japanese who wants the Japanese to love Lithuania (1)FREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 13:47
The ‘Global Lithuanian Awards 2016’ sees Tamaki Kenjiro nominated for the award of ‘Global Friend of Lithuania’. He established the ‘Japan Lithuania Exchange Centre’ in Japan, which was highlighted upon Mr. Kenjiro receiving this award.

Declared emigration up 14.5% in Lithuania in 2016

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:37
The number of emigrants who declared emigration from Lithuania last year increased in 2016, as compared to 2015, Statistics Lithuania said on Wednesday.

Thousands of talented Lithuanians spread across the world – how to bring them back (17)FREE

Monday, January 2, 2017 17:24
Lithuania's students studying in the UK
DELFI (E.Digrytės nuotr.)
For a decade we have heard repeated stories of foreign companies entering Lithuania and successfully establishing their branches here, but this could become a rarer sight if the country’s demographic crisis is not stymied.

Global Lithuania Leaders Awards – the laureates (1)FREE

Thursday, December 29, 2016 15:52
On Wednesday, December 28, guests and laureates for the Global Lithuania Awards 2016 gathered at the presidential palace. With the now fifth year of these awards, international Lithuanians and Lithuania-related business, culture and science professionals, talents seeking to create a successful and acknowledged Lithuania on the global level were honoured.

Several hundred Litvaks granted Lithuanian citizenship after legal amendments

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 13:41
Several hundred applications for Lithuanian citizenship have already been approved since the country amended the law last June to ease the rules for descendants of Jews who left Lithuania in the interwar period to apply for a Lithuanian passport.

Rights of Lithuanians after Brexit must be ensured - EU negotiator

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:49
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with the European Union's (EU) Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that Lithuania's position was to prevent discrimination of EU citizens, including Lithuanians, during the United Kingdom's exit from the organization.

Dual citizenship, tax incentives would encourage emigrants to return to Lithuania

Friday, December 16, 2016 10:48
Dalia Henke
DELFI / Audrius Solominas
Many emigrants hope to return to Lithuania and dual citizenship and tax-incentives for starting a business would encourage them to do so, Dalia Henke, chairwoman of the Lithuanian World Community, said on Friday.

President - Lithuania won't abandon citizens in Britain

Thursday, December 15, 2016 19:03
Lithuania will not abandon its citizens living in the United Kingdom in the Brexit negotiations, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Thursday.

Poland's Lithuanian minorities uncertain about ruling bloc's initiatives (1)

Thursday, December 15, 2016 15:19
Members of the Lithuanian national minority living in Poland say they are observing the increasingly radical sentiments of the Polish ruling parties on national minorities, adding they are not certain about their future.

President vows to seek post-Brexit guarantees for expatriates

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:12
Theresa May
AP/Scanpix
Lithuania will seek all possible guarantees for Lithuanians living in the United Kingdom after that country leaves the European Union, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said ahead of her bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Thursday.

Dark Lullaby: Irene Angelico's belated pilgrimage to VilniusFREE

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 14:55
Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Irene Angelico confronts her doubts and visits Vilnius, the city where her parents lived during the Second World War. They knew it as Vilna.

People cannot be divided into reliable, unreliable for citizenship - PM

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:30
In the discussion of the possibility for a part of Lithuanian citizens to have dual citizenship, citizens cannot be divided into reliable and unreliable, says Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

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 (3)FREE

Monday, December 5, 2016 12:54
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
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.