Friday, September 9, 2016 13:37
The leader of the Lithuanian Liberal Movement, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius, has been summoned for questioning by the Special Investigation Service.
Friday, September 9, 2016 11:39
Lithuania's parliament will on Saturday discuss President Dalia Grybauskaitė veto on the new Labour Code that is meant to liberalize relations between employers and employees. Under the Seimas statute, MPs should decide during the meeting whether the law should be discussed again or scrapped.
Friday, September 9, 2016 09:08
Šiaulių turizmo informacijos centras
Šiauliai, Lithuania's fourth biggest city located in northern part of the country, is celebrating its 780-year anniversary.
Friday, September 9, 2016 08:44
Winds of tolerance and human rights appear to be blowing in the run up to the Seimas elections. A highlight of a Tuesday discussion at the Loftas venue, organised by the initiative “Žinau, ką renku” (I know who I’m voting for), was Seimas candidate responses to the question of LGBT rights, with the conservative leader Gabrielius Landsbergis delivering the biggest surprise with his statement in support of same-sex partnership, something his party has vehemently opposed.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 16:13
Darius Mockus, owner and CEO of MG Baltic, one of Lithuania's biggest manufacturing, trade, real estate and media groups, has been questioned by agents of the Special Investigation Service.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 15:39
As part of its effort to estimate the damage caused by the Soviet occupation, Lithuania wants to dig up archival documents to calculate the balance of financial flows between Vilnius and Moscow during that period, a method that has already been used by neighbouring Latvia, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reports.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 15:19
Residents of Vilnius are the most satisfied with life in their city among people living in EU capitals, according to a Eurostat survey.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 15:09
K. Cemnolonskio nuotr.
Polls are now open to elect the Lithuanian Tree of the Year from a pool of 12 "candidates".
Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:57
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, who is on a visit in Vilnius, has thanked Lithuania for its preparations to host German troops who are to be deployed to the country next year as part of NATO's multinational battalion.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:09
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has reiterated his position that the parliament should overturn President Dalia Grybauskaitė's veto of the new Labour Code and adopt a little improved bill by the end of the current parliamentary term.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 09:29
The Lithuanian-Polish relations are quite normal and do not need to be normalized, says Vilnius University lecturer Marijuš Antanovič. Instead, he adds, they need a renewal, because in their current situation they are best described as 'Cold Peace'.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 07:00
Nearly three thousand participants walked this day to pay tribute to the over 2,000 Jewish Lithuanians - 700 adults and 1463 children - who were murdered here on August 29, 1941.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 14:29
Lithuania's Culture Minister Šarūnas Birutis of the Labour Party had a clash of interests by failing to declare links with the Bulgarian-registered company Agrolitas, the Chief Official Ethics Commission has found.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 13:54
Rolandas Kvietkauskas has been re-appointed as director of the Lithuanian Film Centre for a second four-year term, the Ministry of Culture has said.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 12:07
Another 20 refugees from Syria arrived in Lithuania on Wednesday under the European Union (EU) resettlement programme.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:26
A loan or repayment of loans is the most frequent defence in corruption crimes, says Saulius Urbanavičius, the head of Lithuania's Special Investigation Service conducting probes of political corruption.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 09:22
The QS World University Rankings 2016–2017 marks an important milestone for Lithuanian academics with Vilnius University (VU) entering the list of the 500 most prominent universities in the world.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 08:59
The town of Zarasai, nestled in the picturesque north-east of the country amongst sparkling lakes and gently rolling hills, may be best known as a summer holiday destination, but for two days this weekend it chose to highlight a different side of its cultural history. To mark the European Days of Jewish Culture, the Zarasai Regional Museum organised three events that gave the public an opportunity to reflect on the region's largely vanished Jewish heritage.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 08:55
Eligijus Masiulis, a former MP and leader of the Liberal Movement who has been under investigation for alleged influence peddling and bribe taking, has presented his version of events. He insists that the money that investigators found in his home, the suspected bribe, was a personal loan extended to him by Raimondas Kurlianskis, vice-president of the business group MG Baltic.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 13:34
Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas must step down because of the scandal over the army's overpriced purchases that discredits not only the national defence system, but also the state and the Social Democratic Party, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Tuesday.