How Norway would have dealt with Kėdainiai tragedy
LT Daily, media brief
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
With the tragedy in Kėdainiai district, some Lithuanians are now asking how the Norwegian child welfare service, Barnevernet, would have responded to such an incident and what Lithuania could learn from Norway’s approach.
A psychiatric examination of the suspect in the investigation of a tragic double homicide in Kėdainiai district has been ordered as forensic experts presented their findings. A father is suspected of having thrown his two kids into a well.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė said not only the state but society as well had to take care of children growing up in dysfunctional families after the tragic events in Saviečiai village in Kėdainiai district when a 36-year-old father killed his two children by throwing them into a well.
The prime ministers of the three Baltic states agreed on Friday on additional two weeks for the final agreement on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, adviser to Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said.
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis met with his Latvian counterpart on the eve of Baltic prime ministers, expressing hope that the neighboring state would support the agreement on liquefied natural gas, which would pave way for applying for European Union (EU) support for gas infrastructure projects of all three states.
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis hopes to reach full stop in the Friday's negotiations among the Baltic prime ministers in an effort to ensure European support to the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. In his words, if the discussions end in failure, Lithuania will seek to end the discussions and move on.
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis is meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Inara Murniece, in the Latvian seaside resort of Jūrmala on Thursday to discuss the positions on the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus.
The Baltic Film Days will be held in Vilnius for the first time at the end of August – it is a unique event featuring Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian productions on the same week in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, the Lithuanian Film Center said.