Minister of Social Affairs wants corporal punishment banned by lawFREE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:43
The Lithuanian Social Security and Labour Ministry will seek that a ban on corporal punishment be included into a framework law on children's rights protection, Social Security and Labor Minister Linas Kukuraitis said on Tuesday.

Flu epidemic declared in 16 out of 60 municipalitiesFREE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:15
An influenza epidemic has been declared in 16 out of Lithuania's 60 municipalities, according to the latest figures released on Tuesday.

Violence against children viewed wrong in Lithuania - ombudspersonFREE

Monday, January 30, 2017 13:48
Lithuania's Ombudsperson for Children's Rights Edita Žiobienė says that violence against children is viewed more leniently than violence against adults.

Court opens case of bilingual street signs in VilniusFREE

Monday, January 30, 2017 11:57
A Vilnius court on Monday opened hearings into the bilingual street signs in the Lithuanian capital. The government's representative says that non-Lithuanian signs run counter to the law and may instigate hatred, while the municipality maintains the signs are merely a decorative element.

Politicians focus on child's rights after violence against 4 years oldFREE

Monday, January 30, 2017 10:37
The death of a 4-year-old boy in Kėdainiai, central Lithuania, after severe beating at home has caused Lithuanian politicians and public to again shift their attention to the situation of child's rights.

Brutal violence against children up in Lithuania - doctor (1)FREE

Monday, January 30, 2017 10:20
At least one child beaten at home is admitted to the Lithuanian Kaunas Clinic every month, and the number of brutal violence against children is increasing, says Rimantas Kevalas, the head of the Children's Hospital of the Kaunas Clinic.

President calls for centralized decision on child removal from familyFREE

Friday, January 27, 2017 16:03
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has called for resumed discussion on centralization of protection of child's rights.

Hundreds of candles lit outside Seimas against violence against childrenFREE

Friday, January 27, 2017 15:48
After the tragic death of a 4-year-old after beating in his home in Kėdainiai, central Lithuania, a civil campaign was held outside the parliament on Friday aimed at stepping up efforts against violence against children.

Court issues arrest warrant for murdered child's mother, stepfatherFREE

Friday, January 27, 2017 15:33
A Lithuanian court has issued arrest warrants for the mother and stepfather of the 4-year-old boy who died of severe beating early on Friday.

SocMin pledges revamp of child's rights scheme after child beatingFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 17:32
Lithuania's Social Security and Labour Minister Linas Kukuraitis maintains that the repeating cases of violence against children prove that the existing child's rights protection system does not work.

Culture minister backs idea of Vilnius MuseumFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 16:24
Lithuania's Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson has expressed support to the idea of establishing a Vilnius Museum in the country's capital.

EC Andriukaitis agrees that Lithuanian doctors should 'work off' in regions for degreeFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 15:54
Medics at the Santariškės Clinic
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European Commissioner Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis of Lithuania in charge of health care and food safety agrees that doctors who receive degrees for money provided by the state should be put under the obligation of working it off in regions.

Lithuania to treat rare diseases in EUFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 15:40
Lithuanians who have mandatory health insurance will be able to undergo treatment of extremely rare diseases in other countries of the European Union (EU) that have the necessary specialists, visiting members of the European Commission said in Vilnius on Thursday.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day events begin in LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:59
Events marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day are getting underway in Lithuania on Thursday.

Taxi crashes into Seimas speaker's BMWFREE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 09:49
Seimas Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis got into a minor accident
DELFI (E.Samoškaitės nuotr.)
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis got into a minor accident in central Vilnius on Wednesday morning but escaped uninjured.

Flu epidemic declared in eight municipalitiesFREE

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:32
Thermometer
Organizacijos nuotr.
With flu and acute upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) cases across Lithuania having reached an epidemic level, a flu epidemic has been declared in eight municipalities.

Central bus terminal opening in Kaunas after reconstructionFREE

Monday, January 23, 2017 14:02
The Kaunas Bus Terminal after reconstruction
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The Kaunas Bus Terminal is opening in Lithuania's second-largest city on Monday after more than a year of reconstruction. The new facility will feature an underground parking area, a self-service parcel terminal, a supermarket and restaurants.

Lithuanian MPs, mayor want city museum in VilniusFREE

Monday, January 23, 2017 12:42
Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius of the Liberal Movement has been urged by a group of parliamentarians to found a museum of the Lithuanian capital.

PM Skvernelis thinks Polish TV channels should be available in LithuaniaFREE

Monday, January 23, 2017 10:37
Polish flag
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Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis thinks that more viewers in Lithuania should have access to Polish TV channels.

Prosecutors drop probe on Vilnaus students' participation in camps in RussiaFREE

Monday, January 23, 2017 10:16
Lithuanian prosecutors have dropped an investigation into participation of Vilnius school students in camps in Russia, the Prosecutor General's Office said on Monday.