Finland, Sweden to consider training along with NATO forceFREE

Friday, January 27, 2017 14:22
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Finland and Sweden will consider the possibility of their troops training along with NATO forces being deployed to Lithuania, the country's chief of defense said.

Lithuania to raise salaries for soldiers by 5% this year, another 10% in 2018FREE

Friday, January 27, 2017 09:59
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Lithuania's Defence Ministry suggests raising salaries for troops by 5 percent in October and by further 10 percent in mid-2018, according to figures envisaged in the draft governmental resolution.

DefMin extends military helicopter repairs probeFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:37
Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis has extended until February 8 a probe into plans to send two military helicopters for repairs in Russia.

Leadership of NATO battalion under establishment in Lithuania arrives in VilniusFREE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:10
Leadership of the international NATO battalion to be established in Lithuania arrived in Vilnius from Germany on Tuesday.

Belgian troops to come to Lithuania this week as part of NATO battalionFREE

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:19
Troops from the Belgian Armed Forces are to arrive in Lithuania by ferry via the port of Klaipėda this week, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.

Leadership of NATO intl battalion coming to LithuaniaFREE

Monday, January 23, 2017 11:00
Top commanders of the NATO international Allied battalion to be deployed in Lithuania are coming to Vilnius on Monday.

DefMin completes helicopter repairs probe, to release findings next weekFREE

Thursday, January 19, 2017 15:52
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The Lithuanian Defence Ministry's General Inspectorate has completed its probe into two helicopter repair contracts, with the findings to be released by Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis next week.

President: defence spending shouldn't be tied to specific figuresFREE

Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:02
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Lithuania should not tie itself to specific financing figures as its defence spending will depend on geopolitical challenges and available financial resources, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Wednesday.

Lithuania needs bigger defence budget for cyber security, universal conscription - MPFREE

Thursday, January 19, 2017 09:53
Lithuania needs a bigger defence budget to ensure cyber security and prepare for universal military conscription, says Vytautas Bakas, chairman of the parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence, which has recently called on political parties to commit to increasing defence spending to 2.5 percent of GDP in 2020.

PM backs proposal to boost defence spending to 2.5% of GDP (1)FREE

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 18:54
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis supports lawmakers' proposal to update a defense policy agreement among political parties to include a commitment to gradually increase defence spending to 2.5 percent of GDP in 2020.

First troops of intl battalion expected in Lithuania next weekFREE

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00
The first troops of the international Allied battalion should arrive in Lithuania next week, army officials said in Rukla on Wednesday.

Seimas panel initiating new deal on defence financing (1)FREE

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 17:04
The Lithuanian parliament's National Security and Defence Committee has decided to initiate update of the agreement reached among political parties on defence spending.

Lithuania's updated natl security strategy lists 14 dangers and threatsFREE

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 16:38
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday adopted an updated National Security Strategy that identifies 14 dangers, threats and risks.

Lithuania, US sign agreement on status of US troopsFREE

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 13:53
Lithuania and the United States signed on Tuesday an agreement on the status of US troops on Lithuanian territory.

State Defence Council approves 2017 intelligence prioritiesFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 13:02
The Lithuanian State Defence Council on Monday approved the country's intelligence needs and priorities for this year.

Lithuania not getting answers from Russia on extradition of citizens in prison for spyingFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 11:09
Lithuanian authorities have not yet received answers from the Russian Justice Ministry about the possibility for two Lithuanian citizens sentenced on spying charges to serve their sentences in their home country.

Lithuania, US to sign deal on status of US troopsFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 10:41
Lithuania and the United States will Tuesday sign an agreement on the status of US troops in the country, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said.

Building near Vilnius linked with CIA centre to be up for saleFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 10:28
The Lithuanian State Security Department is discarding the building in Antaviliai near Vilnius that was investigated as a suspected secret detention centre of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Lithuanian leaders to approve 2017 intelligence prioritiesFREE

Monday, January 16, 2017 09:50
The Lithuanian State Defence Council is holding a meeting on Monday where top officials of the country and heads of intelligence institutions should discuss and approve needs and priorities of intelligence information for this year.

Suspected spies face 6, 13 yrs in prison in LithuaniaFREE

Friday, January 13, 2017 21:21
A Šiauliai court on Friday finished hearings in an espionage trial of a former Lithuanian officer and a Russian citizen whom prosecutors want sentenced to six and 13 years in prison, respectively.