Lithuania will look for ways to boost the signal of its public broadcaster LRT for Lithuanians living in Poland to be able to watch and listen to its broadcasts, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says.
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"We have already preliminary agreed with LRT director Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė on boosting the signal," the prime minister told BNS Lithuania by phone from Poland he visited on Wednesday.

He said he was told of such a need during a meeting with members of the local Lithuanian community. The prime minister was told that Lithuanians living in Punks, Sejny and Suwalki have problems watching and listening to LRT TV and radio programs due to bad reception.

"We will be looking for solutions to boost the signal or find other ways for LRT to be available for Lithuanian people living there," the head of the Lithuanian government said.

Lithuania started broadcasting five free Polish TV channels to Poles living in southeastern Lithuanian in May.

"We resolved the same situation when the Lithuanian state funded and five Polish TV channels are broadcast in ethnic minority areas. So we have to look for solutions to make our Lithuanian television to be available to Lithuanian living here in Sejny, Punsk and Suwalki," Skvernelis told BNS Lithuania.

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