Oak grow „Izraelita“ planted to commemorate Israeli-Lithuanian friendshipFREE

Friday, April 21, 2017 16:44
H.E. Ambassador and the Minister of Environment at the tree planting
Embassy of Israel
On April 21st, Friday, the Embassy of Israel in Lithuania, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry department and Vilnius District Municipality, together with schoolchildren from all over Lithuania planted an oak grove by the name “Izraelita” near Rukainiai, Vilnius district the Embassy of Israel in Lithuania reported in a press release.

Lithuanian healthmin favours decriminalization of cannabis useFREE

Thursday, April 20, 2017 13:23
Cannabis
Policijos departamentas
Lithuanian Health Minister Aurėlijus Veryga does not support the legalization of cannabis, but he backs a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and subject such persons to administrative liability instead.

Re-opening of Free Little Library - Bibliotekėlė in Bernardinai Park (1)FREE

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:18
On Good Friday, a reopening of the free little library took place in Bernardinai Garden (Bernardinų sodai). Located close to the children's playground, the little library specialises in children's books. At a time that libraries all over are facing tough competition from the Internet, little libraries reflect community spirit at work.

Lithuania should strengthen the protection of women, children and disable

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:06
“While considerable progress has been achieved in protecting human rights in recent years, the Lithuanian authorities still have to address some remaining shortcomings, in particular as regards the protection of women, children and persons with disabilities” said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in a report released today based on a visit to the country carried out in December 2016, the Council of Europe reported in a press release.

Renewed Open Society Fund-Lithuania to focus on boosting societal resilience

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 09:43
The Open Society Fund-Lithuania (OSFL) plans to focus on enhancing societal resilience and addressing the state's internal problems arising due to corruption, nepotism and social inequality as it resumes its activities after a break of many years.

Open Society Fund-Lithuania resumes activities

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 13:38
The Open Society Fund-Lithuania (OSFL) is resuming its activities after a break of eight years, with the opening ceremony scheduled to take place in Vilnius on Tuesday.

Documents of Nazi occupational agencies found in southern Lithuania

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 09:50
A monument on the Via Baltica
DELFI / Kęstutis Cemnolonskis
Employees of the ethnographic museum of Marijampolė, southern Lithuania, have discovered operational documents of the Nazi occupational administration in Lithuania, the Special Archive said on Friday.

63% of Lithuanians against longer academic year

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 09:26
Some 63 percent of Lithuanians oppose plans of extending the academic year, while the number of those against is even higher among respondents with children of school age (72 pct), show a public opinion poll conducted by Vilmorus company.

Happy Easter from the Lithuania Tribune!FREE

Friday, April 14, 2017 17:47
The Lithuania Tribune would like to wish all of our readers a happy Easter weekend!

Lithuania in for chilly Easter weekendFREE

Friday, April 14, 2017 17:01
Sleet
DELFI / Kęstutis Cemnolonskis
The coming Easter weekend in Lithuania will be chilly with rainfall and sleet, weather services said.

Court upholds Irish citizen's conviction for attempted support to terrorists

Friday, April 14, 2017 16:58
Lithuania's Court of Appeals on Friday found Irish citizen Michael Campbell guilty of attempting to finance and support terrorist operations and other crimes, however, the Irishman will not go to prison, as he has already served his sentence while in custody.

New documents on KGB activities in Lithuania published

Friday, April 14, 2017 08:52
The Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Centre has published documents from the Special Archives about KGB's activities between 1974 and 1985.

One in 7 Lithuanians experience severe material deprivation in 2016

Friday, April 14, 2017 08:46
Lithuania's severe material deprivation rate edged down by 0.4 percentage points in 2016 compared with 2015 to 13.5 percent, figures from the country's statistics office showed on Thursday.

Official emigration rate slows a bit, but remains higher than last year

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 08:57
Statistics show that Lithuania's official emigration rate slowed somewhat in March compared with February, bet remained higher than a year earlier.

Vilnius court orders changing gender marker in official records

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 08:57
A Vilnius court has ordered the Lithuanian capital's civil registry office to change the gender marker of a person who has undergone certain sex reassignment procedures in that person's official records.

Palm Sunday in VilniusFREE

Monday, April 10, 2017 16:51
Enjoy the pictures from the Palm Sunday in Vilnius!

Hundreds of students, dozens of teachers protest against longer academic year (1)

Monday, April 10, 2017 13:43
A protest action was held outside the Education and Science Ministry in Vilnius on Monday against the government's plans to extend the duration of academic year.

Migration officials drawing up housing register for asylum-seekers

Monday, April 10, 2017 08:46
At the Migration Department
DELFI / Juozas Markevičius
The Migration Department is drawing up a register of dwellings asylum-seekers could be housed in if there is a sudden inflow of migrants.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 11:31
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Minister of Economy moves for gender quotas on state companies' boards

Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:50
Lithuanian Economy Minister Mindaugas Sinkevičius, who is running for leader of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), proposes to introduce gender quotas for currently male-dominated management boards at state-owned and municipal companies.