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Lithuania may review graduate grading system within few yrs - Minister of Education (1)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 13:30
Relevant institutions in Lithuania will work to review the graduation grading system within the next few years to make it based not only on graduation examinations, says Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskiene.

Over 22,000 applicants invited to study in Lithuania's universities

Monday, July 24, 2017 15:43
Over 22,000 applicants have been invited to study in Lithuania's universities and colleges, including about 14,000 in slots financed by the state or on scholarships.

IMF calls upon Lithuania for full education restructuring

Monday, July 24, 2017 11:30
At the graduation
ASU nuotr.
Experts of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have recommended that Lithuania should continue with its structural reforms to achieve process, with a focus on fundamental restructuring of the education sector.

Lithuanian fraud suspect appeals extradition to US

Monday, July 24, 2017 09:10
Evaldas Rimašauskas, a Lithuanian national accused of swindling US tech giants Facebook and Google via an email fraud scheme, on Friday appealed the Vilnius Regional Court's decision to allow his extradition to the United States.

Another 10 refugees from Eritrea arrive in Lithuania under EU program

Friday, July 21, 2017 16:59
Another ten refugees from Eritrea have arrived in Lithuania under the European Union's (EU) program, the Migration Department said on Friday.

Customs seize EUR 10 mln worth of smuggled cigarettes in H1

Friday, July 21, 2017 09:35
Smuggled cigarettes
MKT
The Lithuanian Customs seized almost 64 million illegal cigarettes with a total estimated value of 9.5 million euros in the first half of this year, making up the bulk of all smuggled goods detained during the period.

Latvians going on trial in Lithuania over undeclared EUR 700,000

Friday, July 21, 2017 09:20
The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has handed to Vilnius court a criminal trial of three Latvian citizens charged with unlawful cash movement.

Number of university applicants in Lithuania down by 1,700 this year

Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:50
Students at the graduation
DELFI / Rafael Achmedov
Just over 28,000 candidates this year filed applications to study at Lithuanian universities of applied sciences, down from more than 29,700 applicants last year.

Vilnius to host commemoration of US declaration condemning Baltics occupation

Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:46
Flags of the three Baltic states
Augustas Didžgalvis
A festive event will be held in Washington Square in Vilnius on Thursday to thank the United States on the 77th anniversary of the Summer Welles Declaration that condemned the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states.

Migration Dept agrees with Titov's proposal on asylum

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 14:22
Lithuania's Migration Department said on Wednesday it agreed with the proposal from Russian journalist Yevgeni Titov to reconsider his asylum application, if he withdraws his plea to court.

Active anti-smuggling efforts would trim Lithuania's illicit tobacco market (1)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:59
Smuggled cigarettes
VSAT
As Lithuania continues leading the European Union (EU) in terms of illicit cigarette market, executive director of the Lithuanian Association of Tobacco Producers says that successful prevention was the best way of fighting smuggling activities.

Chef Praspaliauskas has opened new restaurantFREE

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 16:31
Renowned chef Deivydas Praspaliauskas has opened new restaurant in the old town of Vilnius. The restaurant has small, cozy vinery type ground floor with solid wine list and a la carte menu. Moreover, in the evenings beautiful and wide basement part opens. A degustation menu, crafted by the restaurant chef is served in the basement part of the restaurant.

Another huge haul of smuggled cigarettes seized in Lithuania

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:34
Smuggled cigarettes
VSAT
Another huge haul of smuggled cigarettes, worth 1.3 million euros, has been seized in Lithuania, the customs service said on Tuesday.

Lithuania handing over to US suspect charged with USD 100 mln fraud

Monday, July 17, 2017 16:23
A Vilnius court has decided to extradite Evaldas Rimašauskas, Lithuanian national who is wanted in the United States for defrauding US information technologies giants of 100 million US dollars (around EUR 90 mln).

1 in 10 Lithuanians expect improvement from proposed tax changes

Monday, July 17, 2017 12:14
Merely 1 in 10 respondents in Lithuania believe that the government-proposed tax reforms will improve their financial situation, shows a survey conducted by RAIT pollster for BNS news agency.

Court to announce verdict on Lithuanian man's extradition to US in USD 100 mln fraud case

Monday, July 17, 2017 09:25
A Vilnius court will Monday pronounce a verdict on extradition of Evaldas Rimašauskas, Lithuanian national who is wanted in the United States on large-scale fraud charges, money laundering and identity theft.

Strasbourg court asks Vilnius for explanations over non-Lithuanian names in passports

Monday, July 17, 2017 09:20
The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Lithuanian government for an update on the latest changes of the country's legal system in connection to entering a person's first and last name in passports and other official documents in non-Lithuanian letters.

EUR 13,000 worth of forged euros found in Lithuania

Monday, July 17, 2017 09:10
Forged euro note
Policija
Over 13,000 worth of euros have been detected in Alytus, southern Lithuania, local police said on Friday.

Lithuania in for warm, mostly dry weekend

Friday, July 14, 2017 15:41
Summer
DELFI / Kęstutis Cemnolonskis
Lithuania will enjoy some warm and mostly dry weather this weekend, the Hydrometeorological Service said.

A-Z of Kaunas becomes the country’s main airport for a month

Friday, July 14, 2017 14:53
Kaunas Airport
DELFI / Kęstutis Kasciukevičius
With Vilnius Airport closing for a month due to reconstruction, Kaunas will be the location of the country’s main airport. This is the first case in Europe where traffic from a larger airport is transferred to a larger one.

President meets with Mission Siberia 2017 team

Friday, July 14, 2017 12:34
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met on Friday with the Mission Siberia 2017 team who are leaving next week for Russia's Siberian city of Irkutsk.

Study shows Lithuanians believe to be most business-savvy among Balts

Friday, July 14, 2017 10:17
Lithuanians believe that the most important thing for the start of the business is having enough savings and a great business idea (76 percent), while Latvians view know-how as the most important (73 percent) and Estonians think that the most important thing is an idea and know-how (79 percent), shows a survey of entrepreneurship of residents of the Baltic states conducted by Spinter research (Spinter Surveys) for DNB bank. The survey was published on Thursday.

Gediminas Hill more permeable to water than thought, Polish geologists find

Thursday, July 13, 2017 13:56
Polish geologists have found that the structure of Vilnius' landmark Gediminas Hill is more permeable to water than thought, a factor that accelerates landslides.

Forecasters warn of downpours in Lithuania Thursday

Thursday, July 13, 2017 13:13
Forecasters warn that heavy downpours and strong winds may hit Lithuania again on Thursday.

Lithuania receives another 28 Syrian refugees arrive under EU program

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 13:21
Another 28 refugees have arrived in Lithuania under the European Union (EU) program, the Migration Department said on Wednesday.

Tuesday's downpour flooded cellars, interrupted traffic, power supplies. PHOTOSFREE

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:09
Rain in Vilnius
DELFI skaitytojai
The thunderstorm that ripped through Lithuania on Tuesday night and early hours of Wednesday caused substantial damage across the country, flooding cellars, rupturing a gas pipeline and interrupting traffic for a few hours on some streets due to massive rainfall. Bottom levels of some largest malls in Vilnius were also flooded.

Downpour in Vilnius prevents landing of 6 flights

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 09:31
The heavy rainfall in Lithuania on Tuesday evening prevented six airplanes from landing at the Vilnius international airport. In early hours of Wednesday, four of the planes returned to Vilnius, however, two morning flights to Warsaw and Riga were canceled, as the airplanes intended for the flights decided not to return to the Lithuanian capital.

Seimas transposes EU directive without listing partners as family

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 15:10
Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday transposed a European directive on non-discrimination of European Union (EU) citizens and their family members on grounds of their citizenship, however, partners were left aside.

Migration body can't review Russian journalist asylum decision now

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 09:20
The Lithuanian Migration Department currently cannot review its decision not to grant asylum to Yevgeni Titov, a Russian journalist, its director said on Monday.

Baltic states consider lighting Baltic coast with fire for 100-yr anniversary

Monday, July 10, 2017 09:57
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are considering the possibility of lighting the coast of the Baltic Sea with fires next year to mark 100 years of restored statehood.