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Lithuania to switch to daylight saving time SundayFREE

Friday, March 24, 2017 11:03
Summer time
DELFI / Rytis Daukantas
Lithuania will switch to daylight saving time on Sunday, March 26, by setting clocks one hour forward at 3 a.m. local time.

Kaunas prosecutors probing spill of untreated wastewater in River Nemunas

Friday, March 24, 2017 09:28
Šiuo metu Marvelėje veikianti nuotekų valykla
Povilo Mizgaičio nuotr.
Prosecutors of Lithuania's second-largest city Kaunas have opened a pre-trial investigation into the release of untreated wastewater into the River Nemunas by what the authorities suspect is Kauno Vandenys (Kaunas Water) company.

First refugee family relocated to Lithuania lose their residence permitFREE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:44
The Iraqis who in December 2015 became the first refugee family relocated to Lithuania under the EU's resettlement program have lost their residence permit as they failed to return to the country from Sweden within six months.

Some Lithuanian TV channels contain up to 40% of Russian content

Monday, March 20, 2017 12:36
Scene from film Diamond hand
Filmo stopkadras
The biggest share of features and films developed in Russia are broadcast on Lithuania's Lietuvos Rytas TV and BTV, shows a survey published by the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK).

Lithuania among least popular EU countries among asylum-seekersFREE

Monday, March 20, 2017 09:45
Lithuania is one of the least popular countries in the European Union (EU) in terms of asylum applications, Eurostat said.

Police intends to buy 500 new vehicles this year

Monday, March 20, 2017 09:33
Lithuanian police car park
Policijos departamentas
In an effort to add new vehicles to its transport depot, Lithuania's police plans to purchase about 500 automobiles for patrol tasks this year.

Honorary Consuls meet in Vilnius

Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:45
Honorary Consul Mr. Linas Aldonis with Mr. Sankalas looking on
Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
The Association of Honorary Consuls in Lithuania held on Wednesday their yearly meeting in Vilnius Forty-four honorary consuls represent a number of foreign countries in Lithuania. Many represent countries that do not have Embassies or other forms of diplomatic representation in the country. Several do represent countries that have an embassy in Vilnius, but represent a country in cities outside Vilnius, such as Kaunas or Klaipėda.

Hot water temps in all apartment blocks in Vilnius to be raised to fight legionellaFREE

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 15:10
Shower
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Hot water temperatures in all apartment blocks in Vilnius will be temporarily raised to carry out a thermal disinfection of the hot water systems after three people infected with Legionnaires' disease have died in the Lithuanian capital, the local authority's Emergency Commission decided on Wednesday.

Police cracks heroin supply chain to Roma settlement in Vilnius

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:08
Vilnius police have cracked a heroin supply channel from the Middle East to the Roma settlement in the Lithuanian capital organized and conducted by a Tajik national in close contacts with Roma people in Lithuania.

Prosecutors annul 38 findings in cases of violence against children

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:59
Violence against children
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The Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office has decided to annul 38 out of the 1,328 findings in 2016 and 2017 cases of violence against small children where the investigations were dropped.

Vilnius wants housing compensations for Roma moving out of settlement

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:29
Roma nationals moving out of the notorious settlement in Vilnius should be eligible for compensation, which they could use for renting flats outside the settlement.

Police open probe into online comments after brutal murder

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 15:04
Lithuania's police have opened an investigation into online comments after the recent murder of Ieva Strazdauskaitė.

Two-thirds of Lithuanians back corporal punishment ban

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:15
Violence against children
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Almost 68 percent of the Lithuanian population are in favour of the corporal punishment of children being banned by law, a survey carried out by the pollster RAIT for BNS has shown.

Radio, TV watchdog analyzing Russian content on TV channels

Monday, March 13, 2017 12:21
The Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) has opened an inquiry into the amount of Russian content broadcast on the country's TV channels.

Vytautas Magnus Uni, Euroleague establish joint masters program of studies

Monday, March 13, 2017 09:28
Basketball in Kaunas
@Ray Vyšniauskas
Euroleague and Lithuania's Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) on Thursday announced plans to establish a joint program of master's studies – management of sports business.

Lithuania marks 27 yrs of restored independence with solemn parlt sitting, 2 marches

Monday, March 13, 2017 09:26
Lithuania celebrated on Saturday the 27th anniversary of restoration of independence.

Vilnius declares emergency over Legionnaires' disease

Friday, March 10, 2017 16:41
Shower
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An emergency has been declared in Vilnius after Legionella bacteria were found in the water systems of several apartment buildings in the Lithuanian capital.

Eight refugees from Eritrea relocated to Lithuania (1)

Friday, March 10, 2017 14:38
Eight refugees from Eritrea, a country in northeastern Africa, have been relocated to Lithuania under the European Union (EU) program, the Migration Department said on Friday.

Vilnius court suspends 1991 crackdown trial due to defendant's illness

Thursday, March 9, 2017 09:35
At the January 13 case court hearing
Stopkadras / DELFI.TV
The Vilnius Regional Court has cancelled hearings, scheduled for this week, in a mass trial related to the bloody events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius after Gennady Ivanov, one of the two defendants present in court, fell ill.

Some MPs propose to consider lowering election barrier for Natl minorities

Thursday, March 9, 2017 09:35
The May 3 Group set up at the Lithuanian parliament to address national minority policy issues proposes to consider lowering the Seimas election threshold for national minority parties.

Man jailed for spying for Belarus to get compensation for poor prison conditions

Thursday, March 9, 2017 09:35
Andrei Oshurkov, a former military paramedic convicted of spying for Belarus, is to receive 1,500 euros in compensation from the Lithuanian state for non-material damage he suffered while waiting for his sentence in an overcrowded prison cell.

Courts of first instance find 97% of defendants guilty

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 13:53
Court
TEISMAI.LT
Court of first instance in Lithuania find 97 percent of persons on trial guilty, shows statistics published on Wednesday.

Criminal intelligence scope up

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:11
Stop Police
Policijos departamentas
The scope of criminal intelligence in Lithuania has increased, with collection of information sanctioned for 5,150 persons last year, which is an increase by 15 percent from 2015, according to data provided by the Prosecutor General's Office to BNS.

Court orders non-Lithuanian last names in ID cards

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 15:18
The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court has handed down yet another ruling on spelling of personal names in documents – it ruled that non-Lithuanian last names of Wardyn and Pauwels should be spelled in personal identification cards in both Lithuanian and non-Lithuanian characters.

Lithuania plans to extend school year

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 14:57
Boy at school
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The Lithuanian government plans to extend the school year to lighten the workload for schoolchildren, Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskienė said on Tuesday, noting that the school year in most European countries lasts until late June.

Court to rule on spelling of non-Lithuanian surname in ID card (1)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:26
The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court is to rule on the spelling of two non-Lithuanian surnames in identify documents.

University network overhaul must reflect state's interests

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:16
A working group set up by the Lithuanian prime minister to work out a plan for streamlining the network of scientific and educational institutions will represent the interests of the state, rather than those of individual universities, Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskienė said on Monday.

Lithuania's rate of female execs among EU's biggest

Monday, March 6, 2017 14:41
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The share of females in top positions in Lithuania is among the biggest across the European Union (EU), Eurostat said on Monday.

Spelling of non-Lithuanian names should be considered when there's will to approve

Monday, March 6, 2017 09:57
Letters
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Lithuania's parliament should discuss spelling of non-Lithuanian names in passports, when there is sufficient will to take the decision, says Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

Santariškės Clinic 1st to provide artificial insemination under new law

Monday, March 6, 2017 09:47
The Vilnius University's Santariškės Clinic is the first one to start providing artificial insemination services after adoption of a relevant law – earlier this week, the hospital was granted a license extension, allowing it to provide services of artificial insemination and sex cell bank.