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
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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.

Lithuania takes in 4 Afghans who worked with Lithuanian troops

Monday, July 10, 2017 09:31
Four local men who worked with Lithuanian troops in Afghanistan have come to live in Lithuania, with one of them still waiting for asylum, the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces told BNS.

President Grybauskaitė stresses unity, support on Statehood Day

Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:21
In her solemn message on the Day of Statehood – Coronation of King Mindaugas, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday urged the nation to feel the external support Lithuania enjoy and remember unity at all times.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:00
Tricolor and Vytis, the current and historical flags
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Lithuania is celebrating its Day of Statehood, which marks coronation of its only King Mindaugas.

NATO officers, Nobel laureate receive state decorations on State Day's eve

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 18:25
President Dalia Grybauskaitė conferred state orders and medals on over 40 Lithuanian and foreign nationals on Wednesday, the eve of the State Day, or King Mindaugas Coronation day.

Government allocates EUR 3 mln for urgent works on Vilnius' Gediminas Hill

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 15:24
The Lithuanian government on Wednesday allocated almost 3 million euros for urgent works to deal with landslides on Gediminas Hill in downtown Vilnius, Tomas Beržinskas, a spokesman for the prime minister, confirmed to BNS.

Seimas allows filming, broadcasting, photographing court rulings

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:43
Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday adopted amendments to the Law on Courts, which allow filming, broadcasting and photographing pronouncement of court verdicts.

Homicide convict in Sweden to serve life in Lithuania

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 16:36
Lithuanian citizen Nerijus Bilevičius sentenced for murder of a young female in Sweden will have to serve his life sentence in Lithuania, a Šiauliai court ruled on Tuesday.

Catholics angered by Constitutional Court ruling on dismissal from conscription

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 16:16
Conscripts
P.Čilinsko nuotr.
Clergymen of the Roman Catholic Church of Lithuania have expressed indignation of the Tuesday's ruling by the Constitutional Court, which said that the clergy of traditional religious communities had been dismissed from military or alternative defense service without due grounds.

Clergy ungroundedly dismissed from military service - Constitutional Court

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 16:09
Conscripts
P.Čilinsko nuotr.
Clergymen of Lithuania's traditional religious communities are dismissed from military and alternative defense service without grounds, the Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday.

4 refugee families moved directly to Lithuanian municipalities

Monday, July 3, 2017 10:17
Four families of Syrian refugees that arrived in Lithuania in June under the European Union (EU) program bypassed the Rukla refugee registration center and were moved directly to the country's biggest cities, officers in charge of their integration said.