Lithuanian educational game among the strongest projects from 15 countries

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:29
The educational game Robo Settlers developed by the Lithuanian Team SneakyBox was among the strongest projects from 15 countries at the annual Microsoft Imagine Cup Regional Finals. The Lithuanian project competed with another eight projects in the finals for the opportunity to vie for the top prize in Seattle, USA.

Lithuanians back alcohol ad ban, disapprove of specialized stores - poll

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:26
Šampanas taurė
Lithuanians back a complete ban on alcohol advertising, shortening of sale hours and raising of the legal drinking age to 20, but they do not support plans to set up specialized alcohol stores and to prohibit the sale of alcohol at large public events, according to the latest opinion poll published on

Nigerian citizens studying in Lithuania suspected of financial fraud

Monday, May 29, 2017 12:07
Lithuania's Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) is conducting a pre-trial investigation into withdrawal of money transfers with fake ID documents of African countries by Nigerian citizens studying in a Kaunas university.

Brzezinski was European American - Lithuania's Landsbergis

Monday, May 29, 2017 11:26
Jūratė Katinaitė, Gražina Daunoravičienė, Vytautas Landsbergis
Organizatorių archyvas
Cold War strategist and politician Zbigniew Brzezinski always had an impact upon US policies, regardless of the president in power, and his death is an enormous loss, says Vytautas Landsbergis, speaker of Lithuania's Supreme Council – Reconstituent Seimas

Lithuania's Jewish Community re-elects Kukliansky as leader

Monday, May 29, 2017 10:35
The Jewish Community of Lithuania re-elected Faina Kukliansky for the second term as its chairperson at an election on Sunday, while her competitor Simonas Gurevicius dismissed the vote as unlawful and pledged to turn to court.

Lithuania to present Expo pavilion at Vilnius Town Hall

Monday, May 29, 2017 09:15
Lithuania's pavilion to take part at the Expo 2017 world exposition opening in Astana in two weeks will be presented at the Vilnius Town Hall on Monday.

Užupis adds Hindi and Sanskrit plaques to its Constitution WallFREE

Sunday, May 28, 2017 23:36
In a most colourful ceremony with song and dance and some animated speeches, two additional plaques were Thursday unveiled on the famous Constitution Wall of Užupis Republic in Vilnius. The 41-point constitution of the self-proclaimed artists' republic now boasts version in Hindi and Sanskrit.

Some 230 refugees relocated under EU program have left Lithuania

Friday, May 26, 2017 12:15
Some 230 Middle Eastern refugees relocated to Lithuania under the EU's resettlement program have already left the country, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Friday.

Vilnius police identify man who threw firecracker into Belarus' embassy grounds

Friday, May 26, 2017 09:23
Vilnius police said on Thursday that they have identified a man who they suspect threw a firecracker into the Belarusian embassy grounds in the Lithuanian capital a week ago.

Lithuanian Jews in row over Vilnius community leader election

Friday, May 26, 2017 09:23
Lithuanian Jews are in a row over Wednesday's election of the leader of the Vilnius Jewish Community (VJC).

Seimas inclined to raise legal alcohol drinking age to 20

Friday, May 26, 2017 09:23
The Lithuanian parliament is inclined to raise the minimum legal alcohol drinking age to 20 starting next year.

9 Eritrean refugees arrive in Lithuania under EU program

Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:16
Nine Eritrean refugees arrived in Lithuania this week under the EU's resettlement program, the Migration Department said on Thursday.

BNS asks Lithuanian leaders if they approve of same-sex partnerships

Thursday, May 25, 2017 09:37
Amid renewed discussions in the Lithuanian parliament on legalization of same-sex partnerships, BNS asked the country's leaders if they would approve of such a move.

Lithuania violates life prisoners' rights by depriving them of hope of release - ECHR

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 15:59
Lukiškiai prison in Vilnius
DELFI / Valdas Kopūstas
Lithuania violates the rights of prisoners serving life sentences by depriving them of any hope of release, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled on Tuesday.

Seimas speaker unveils VDU plan to become national university

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 15:46
The Vytautas Magnus University (VDU)
DELFI / Paulius Garkauskas
Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, on Tuesday unveiled plans by Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) to become a national "umbrella" university.

Liberals move to allow partnerships for both different and same-sex couples

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 09:55
Lithuania's opposition Liberal Movement proposes to allow civil partnerships for both unmarried opposite-sex couples and same-sex couples.

Total number of students in Lithuania falls 20% in 6 yrs

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 09:55
The total number of students in Lithuania's general education and higher education schools has dropped by more than 20 percent over the past six years, Statistics Lithuania said in Monday.

Lithuanian language watchdog backs original name spelling on ID document's main page

Monday, May 22, 2017 17:01
The Lithuanian language watchdog proposes to allow using non-Lithuanian Latin-based characters for spelling names on the main page of personal identity documents.

Police set to buy new boat for counter-terror operations at sea

Monday, May 22, 2017 12:55
Lithuanian police are buying a new motor boat that the anti-terrorist operations unit Aras will use for operations at open sea.

Judaica Research Center opens in Lithuanian national library

Monday, May 22, 2017 11:39
The Judaica Research Center is opening in the Martynas Mazvydas National Library in Vilnius on Monday.