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.

Peculiar Path from Las Vegas to Lithuania (1)FREE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 08:52
Imagine that one day you pack your suitcase and utterly alone fly out for a month to an unfamiliar country located on the other side of the world. Sounds crazy, but catchy, doesn’t it?

Biggest cities fear new planned refugee integration scheme (1)FREE

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:42
Mayors of some of Lithuania's biggest cities fear the government's plans to move refugees directly to municipalities from April and bypass the stopover in the Rukla Refugee Reception Centre, Lietuvos Žinios daily said on Wednesday.

Vilnius selects best concept for monument to national revival leader BasanavičiusFREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 17:54
Vilnius' local authority has selected the best concept for a monument to Jonas Basanavičius, one of the most prominent pioneers of the Lithuanian national revival movement of the late 19th century, that is planned to be erected in the capital's Old Town.

Lithuania to relocate refugees directly to municipalities from April (1)FREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 14:31
Lithuania's non-governmental organizations should shortly provide a list of municipalities willing to receive refugees directly from camps in Greece, Turkey or Italy, with plans to implement the new scheme starting April, says Social Security and Labour Minister Linas Kukuraitis.

PM's residence in Turniškės empty (1)FREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 11:08
The prime minister's residence in Turniškės, a prestigious suburb in Vilnius, is empty until Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis decides where he wants to live. After taking office a few months ago, Skvernelis has pledged to decide shortly.

Ministers off to Rukla to inquire about refugee integration issues (1)FREE

Monday, February 20, 2017 11:07
Refugee Reception Centre in Rukla in the Summer
DELFI / Eglė Digrytė
Lithuania's ministers of interior affairs and social security and labour, Eimutis Misiūnas and Linas Kukuraitis, are Monday going to the Refugee Reception Centre in Rukla to inquire about refugee integration issues.

Authorities mull transferring Soviet-era Green Bridge sculptures to museum (2)FREE

Friday, February 17, 2017 15:27
The authorities are considering transferring Soviet-era sculptures removed from Vilnius' Green Bridge to the Lithuanian Art Museum, which could in turn give them for display to Grutas, a Soviet-era theme park in the southern part of the country, Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson said on Friday.

Novozymes Prize goes to Šikšnys and CharpentierFREE

Friday, February 17, 2017 11:56
The 2017 Novozymes Prize is being awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany, and Virginijus Šikšnys, Professor and Head of the Department of Protein–Nucleic acids Interactions at the Institute of Biotechnology of Vilnius University in Lithuania, the University of Vilnius announced.

Lithuanian archbishop Matulionis to be beatified in JuneFREE

Friday, February 17, 2017 10:49
Pope Francis has set the date for beatification of Lithuanian Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis – he will be announced blessed in Vilnius on June 25.

Lithuania didn't break down, stood up strong - GrybauskaitėFREE

Thursday, February 16, 2017 18:42
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has extended congratulations to the nation of Day of Restoration of State, urging people to remain strong and unbreakable.

Happy Independence day! (2)FREE

Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:10
Lithuania celebrates the Day of Restoration of the State, commemorating the 99th anniversary since the nation declared independence from the Russian Empire on February 16, 1918.

MG Baltic concern offers EUR 1 mln for original Independence ActFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:23
Signatories of February 16 Independence Act
Lietuvos nacionalinio muziejaus archyvas
MG Baltic, a concern controlled by businessman Darius Mockus, on Wednesday offered one million euros for the original of the Independence Act of February 16 1918.

January 13 coup victims to be offered free legal aidFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:02
The January 13 case
Free legal assistance will be offered to victims of the January 13 1991 attempted coup in the case of compensation of damages, Lithuania's Justice Ministry said.