Lithuania votes against EU proposal for earlier start to emission reductions 1 d.

Lithuania was one of the two countries that voted against the European Union 's proposal for an earlier start to greenhouse gas emission reductions, saying that such plans may lead to funds being spent on buying extra emission quotas, rather than invested in reducing air pollution.

January 18 d., 2018

Russia set to publish "black list" of Lithuanians in response to Magnitsky Act 2 d.

Russia plans on publishing a list of Lithuanians who will be banned from entering the country, a move taken in response to Lithuania's so-called Magnitsky list that includes 49 Russian citizens not allowed to come to Lithuania over human rights violations and money laundering.

A senior executive of Latvian Railways resigns after arrest in Lithuania on Polish warrant 2 d.

Verners Lūsis has resigned as CEO of LDZ Logistics, a subsidiary of Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways), after he was detained in Lithuania last week at Poland's request.

January 17 d., 2018

Germany hands over February 16 Independence Act to Lithuania 3 d.

Germany's representatives officially handed over the February 16 of 1918 Independence Act on restoration of Lithuania's statehood to Lithuania on Wednesday.

China's investments would pose no problems for Lithuanian national security – Seimas speaker 3 d.

Chinese investments would constitute no problem to the national security of Lithuania and facilitate the country's economic development, says Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis .

Germany handing over Feb. 16 Independence Act to Lithuania 3 d.

Germany's representatives will officially hand over the February 16 of 1918 Independence Act on restoration of Lithuania's statehood to Lithuania on Wednesday.

Lithuania cannot be imagined without Jewish contribution – foreign minister 3 d.

Jews were highly important to the Lithuanian state, the country's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said at the Tuesday's meeting with David Harris , the head of the American Jewish Committee .

January 16 d., 2018

Belarus' N-plant fails to meet modern safety standards - Lithuanian experts 4 d.

Belarus' Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) fails to meet modern safety standards, Lithuanian experts say after reviewing the neighbouring country's stress tests report on the facility under construction some 50 kilometres from Vilnius.

Lithuania's Poles propose to name street in Vilnius after Poland's late president 4 d.

The Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–Christian Families Alliance (EAPL-CFA) calls for a street in Vilnius and a square in Maišiagala, a town close to the Lithuanian capital, to be named after Polish President Lech Kaczynski , who died in a plane crash in 2010.

IAEA won't probe radiation leak as requested by Lithuania 4 d.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) does not plan to carry out a probe into an extremely high concentration of a radioactive isotope, at nearly 1,000 times normal levels, that was registered in Russia's Chelyabinsk region last September as it does not have the authority to do so, a...

January 15 d., 2018

Lithuania's Magnitsky list made public, includes Chechnya's leader Kadyrov 5 d.

The Lithuanian Migration Department on Monday made public a list of 49 Russian nationals banned from entering the country over human rights violations and money laundering.

Belarusian Culture Centre planned in historic wooden house in Lithuania's capital 5 d.

The Vilnius City Municipality is considering reconstructing a protected cultural value – a wooden building in an emergency condition in the Užupis neighbourhood that would accommodate a centre of cultural exchange with Belarus.

Lithuania's PM urges Japanese colleague to step up economic ties 5 d.

Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe , and urged the countries to step up mutual economic relations.

Vatican minister: Pope's visit would help understand Lithuania's goals 5 d.

A visit by Pope Francis to Lithuania would help the country to reinforce its society and provide it with a better understanding of its objectives, says Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher , secretary for relations with states within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, said during a visit in...

Japan's PM honours WWII diplomat to who rescued Jews in Lithuania 5 d.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday went to Lithuania's second city Kaunas on Sunday to pay tribute to the memory of World War II-era diplomat Chiune Sugihara who rescued Jews from the Holocaust.

Japanese PM to visit Lithuania 5 d.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is coming to Lithuania to discuss bilateral issues and the North Korea situation with President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Saturday and to pay tribute to Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews...

Lithuania bans entry to 49 Russians under 'Magnitsky Act' 5 d.

Lithuanian Interior Minister Eimutis Misiūnas on Friday banned 49 Russian nationals accused of human rights violations and money laundering from entering the country.