The union of the Commonwealth of Two Nations and Saxony 1 d.

Frederik August I (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony, became the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania (1697-1733) on June 27th, 1697. During the coronation, the new ruler took the name of Augustus II, but often was called the Strong due to his unusual physical strength. Saxony was one of...

Russian seeks to save secret shooting range in Lithuania from demolition - daily 1 d.

Russian businessman Yuri Borisov seeks to legitimize an illegal underground facility housing one of Lithuania's longest and most modem shooting ranges as authorities want to demolish it, the daily Lietuvos Rytas reported on Friday.

A third of Lithuanians say their life got worse last year - BNS/RAIT survey 1 d.

Almost one-third of Lithuanians say they were worse off in 2017 than a year earlier, slightly more than a half say their financial situation did not change last year and only one in ten noted noted an improvement, according to a survey carried out by the pollster RAIT for BNS.

Lithuanian tax body takes administrative action against journalist Jakilaitis 1 d.

The Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate , or VMI, has taken administrative action against producer and journalist Edmundas Jakilaitis following an inquiry by Agnė Širinskienė , a lawmaker of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU).

Ten people convicted of act of terrorism for torching cars in Lithuanian town 1 d.

A court on Thursday handed down prison sentences to ten people who were charged with committing an act of terrorism when they torched seven cars in Marijampolė to intimidate the public and exert pressure on the southwestern Lithuanian town's law-enforcement officials.

January 17 d., 2018

Lithuanian bishops allow skipping fasting on Feb. 16 3 d.

Lithuania's bishops said that meat is allowed on Feb. 16, the 100-year anniversary of Lithuania's statehood and the Lent Friday, which is traditionally a day of fasting for religious people.

January 16 d., 2018

Tourism Department suspends Travelonline Baltics' license 4 d.

Lithuania's State Tourism Department has suspended the license of Travelonline Baltics after failing to establish whether the tour operator had enough insurance, therefore, the company's clients will not be able to use the company's services until the end of the month.

January 15 d., 2018

Dissident awarded Lithuanian Freedom Prize 5 d.

Nijolė Sadūnaitė , 79-year-old nun, dissident and Soviet-era political prisoner, was awarded the Freedom Prize on the Day of Freedom Defenders at a solemn ceremony at the parliament on Saturday.