Lithuanian-American actor Lauren Lapkus stars in Hollywood comedy
Saturday, August 23, 2014
For those who love Hollywood movies, it is always a great pleasure to discover actors who have Lithuanian blood and who have carved out their reputation in the highest league of film industry. One of those actors is Lauren Lapkus who stars in the new comedy “Are You Here”. The actor, who worked with Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson, inherited the Lithuanian blood and surname from her father.
Jews with roots in Lithuania, known as Litvaks, have been active in applying for Lithuanian citizenship after the country a year ago amended the law to make it easier for them to do so, officials said on Thursday.
An increase in Lithuania's official emigration rate in the first half of 2017 could be due to living standard inequalities or rising prices and another possible reason is that more people reported their departure this year, experts told BNS.
Some 31,731 persons declared emigration from Lithuania in January through June this year, which is a steep increase by about 10,000 persons, from 21,248, year-on-year, Statistics Lithuania said on Monday.
Lithuania's government and ambassadors should be more efficient in provision of information emigrants about their possibilities to return, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a Monday's meeting with heads of the country's diplomatic missions abroad.
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