The Lithuanian State Security Department has said that last year it had 874 Lithuanian nationals and 1,040 foreign nationals under surveillance.
A spy
© Shutterstock

These people were subjected to court-authorized measures, mostly recording of information transmitted via electronic communications networks, the intelligence agency said in its 2016 performance report.

Compared with 2015, the number of Lithuanians under surveillance declined, from 1,017 persons, while that of foreigners increased, from 904 persons.

The State Security Department also had 34 legal entities on its radar in 2016.

The department last year recommended against issuing or renewing residence permits to 116 people, against allowing entry or issue visas to 418 and against granting citizenship to 15 people. It issued three negative conclusions as to the accreditation of diplomatic personnel and individuals.

Young people in Vilnius and Klaipeda joined climate change protests

Young people in Lithuania's cities of Vilnius and Klaipeda plan to join an international protest...

Reuters: US ambassador pressed Lithuanian government on Huawei

The US ambassador pressed the Lithuanian government not to allow China's technology giant Huawei...

More than 140 thousand cast ballots in 4 days of early voting

Some 140,228 people, or 5.78 percent of all eligible voters , cast their ballots during four days of...

Some 700 WWII victims might be buried at Air Base in Siauliai

The remains of around 700 World War II victims might be buried in the territory of Lithuania's Air...

Customs officers block rocket launch system from Belarus

Lithuanian customs officers refused to allow a rocket launch system from Belarus to enter the...