Wednesday, June 7, 2017 16:56
Quarters comprising of several streets that were designed along religious, ethnic or professional lines were a regular way of life in European cities during the Middle Ages. Thus the settling of Jews, who employed the use of a section of the city that was delegated to them by law did not go counter to the pattern that had developed for settling in cities. Orthodox believers, Germans, Jews, butchers, glass makers and others who established themselves in Great Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) cities divided up living space in a similar manner. Thus Jews brought traditions to the GDL that were typical for them in the quarters they lived, traditions that coincided with other trends that managed to express themselves in GDL cities.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:08
Kas vyksta Kaune / Rokas Tenys
An anonymous call about an explosive device planted at Kaunas Airport on Tuesday forced an evacuation of the airport.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 09:11
A plan of the Operation Priboi, the code name for a mass deportation of the Lithuanian population by the Soviets in 1949, has been granted the status of a document of national importance and listed in Lithuania's national Memory of the World Register.
Monday, June 5, 2017 09:19
Algirdas Brazauskas is considered the president of Lithuania who has made the biggest contribution for the country, shows a poll carried out by Spinter Tyrimai (Spinter Surveys) company for the news portal delfi.lt.
Friday, June 2, 2017 14:37
Specialists and scientists of the Nordic countries will attend a conference at the Lithuanian parliament on Friday share their experience on fighting violence against children.
Friday, June 2, 2017 14:25
The Lithuanian Fire and Rescue Department has warned of strong winds in much of the country on Friday and urged people to be cautious.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:32
Kauno aps. VPK
Some 104 minors have died in traffic accidents in Lithuania in the past six years, accounting for around 5 percent of all road fatalities, the country's traffic police said on Thursday.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 14:58
Lithuania's 2016 per capita alcohol consumption figures released by the country's statistics office are lower than those published by the World Health Organization, but Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that this does not substantially change the situation.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 13:47
Alcohol-caused mortality in Lithuania is on a steady decline, the country's statistics office said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:57
Lithuania's legal alcohol consumption per person aged 15 years and over last year amounted to 13.2 liters, down by 0.8 liters from 14 liters in 2015, according to preliminary figures from the country's statistics office.
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.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:26
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 Delfi.lt.
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.
Monday, May 29, 2017 11:26
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Friday, May 26, 2017 09:23
The Lithuanian parliament is inclined to raise the minimum legal alcohol drinking age to 20 starting next year.