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

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 guiltyFREE

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

Criminal intelligence scope upFREE

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 cardsFREE

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 yearFREE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 14:57
Boy at school
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)FREE

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 interestsFREE

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 biggestFREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 14:41
Business woman
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 approveFREE

Monday, March 6, 2017 09:57
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 lawFREE

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.

Court instructs Migration Department decide on asylum for Kurdish familyFREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 13:40
A Vilnius court has instructed the Migration Department to reconsider the asylum application from a Kurdish family.

Klaipėda applies for European Youth CapitalFREE

Thursday, March 2, 2017 09:32
Youth at the Klaipėda port
DELFI / Kęstutis Cemnolonskis
The Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda has applied to become the European Youth Capital 2020, the city's municipality said on Wednesday.

Separate programme proposed for Jewish heritage maintenanceFREE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 15:13
Diana Varnaitė, director of the Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Department, has proposed envisaging separate funding of maintenance of the Jewish heritage, an idea supported by Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis.

Court orders passport with w for poet Mickevičius' descendantFREE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 08:26
Lithuania's Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday instructed the migration authorities to issue a Lithuanian passport to Alexia Gorecki- Mickiewicz , great granddaughter of poet Adomas Mickevičius, with the original spelling of her first and last names on the main page of the passport.

Eurobarometer: Lithuanians' life satisfaction downFREE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:22
Winter in Vilnius
DELFI / Juozas Markevičius
The level of life satisfaction among Lithuanians dropped by 5 percentage points to 70 percent in the fall of 2016 year-on-year, while the nation sees price hike as the main problem, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.

Lithuanians see radio as most reliable source of informationFREE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:50
Lithuanian residents see radio as the most reliable source of information, shows the latest Eurobarometer poll.

Court orders Lithuanian version of last name, version with q in passportFREE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 09:21
The Supreme Administrative Court on Tuesday instructed migration authorities to include both the Lithuanian version and the original version of a Lithuanian citizen's last name in a passport.

Minister of Education gets university network optimization proposals (1)FREE

Monday, February 27, 2017 10:09
The Lithuanian Education and Science Ministry has received proposals from interested institutions on how to optimize of the network of universities.

No traces of radioactive iodine detected in Lithuania - officialFREE

Friday, February 24, 2017 15:10
As Europe is looking into the causes of a radioactive iodine leak that has been detected in different countries in recent weeks, a Lithuanian official says that no traces of iodine have been recorded in Lithuania, adding that the levels of radioactive iodine detected across Europe pose no threat to humans.

Refugees to be relocated only to municipalities ready to accept them - SocMinFREE

Friday, February 24, 2017 14:45
Refugees will be relocated from camps in Greece, Turkey or Italy directly to Lithuanian municipalities that will be willing and ready to take them in, Social Security and Labour Minister Linas Kukuraitis said on Friday.