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Medical cannabis bill paves way in Lithuanian legislature

Otherwise conservative Lithuania has made a big stride forward legalising cannabis for medical use with 92 Lithuanian parliamentarians voting Thursday, November 15, to open the bill draft on medication containing cannabis. The law draft should go back to the parliamentary floor for deliberations on December 12.

Irish singer Bono has invested in Lithuanian mall via Malta, the Guardian finds

Irish pop-rock legends U2 do not seem to have toured in Lithuania, but its singer Bono has been an investor in a Maltese firm used to buy a mall in the Baltic country, British newspaper and news portal The Guardian has found.

Lithuanian court convicts supporter of Stalin, Soviet deportations

A court in Lithuania has handed a house arrest to a man for expressing public support to notorious head of the former USSR, Joseph Stalin, and Soviet crimes against Lithuanians.

Chief prosecutor rings alarm bells over rising number of missing children

This week, Lithuania’s chief watchdog of law, Prosecutor General Evaldas Pašilis has rung alarm bells over an increase of missing children in the country.

Week in Lithuania. Election watchdog’s decision puts budget grants for Liberals in question

A total of 45,336 euros in the costs of the training organised by an Institute of Applied Politics owned by Sarunas Gustainis, a former MP and former member of the Liberal Movement, for the party should be recognised as non-monetary contribution, says a task force established by the Lithuanian Central Electoral Commission.

LG cozies up with idea of rebuilding railway tracks to Reņģe, Latvia

Lithuania‘s Lietuvos Geležinkeliai has sent a mixed message as to what it intends to do next following an EC fine of nearly 28 million against it over the dismantling a 19-km railway stretch with the Latvian village of Rengė.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian, German ministers sign agreement on 1918 Independence Act

The foreign ministers of Lithuania and Germany signed in Berlin on Thursday, October 5, an agreement on handover of the February 16, 1918 Independence Act to Lithuania for five years.

Single elderly households are poorest in Latvia

Among Latvian households, the lowest income has been observed in the households of single and elderly people, who are aged 65 or older, Latvian statisticians have estimated.

Lithuania willing to call Georgia «Sakartvelo»

Senior Lithuanian politicians have expressed readiness to standartise the name it uses referring to Georgia to «Sakartvelo», rather than the Russified name it now uses, «Gruziya», responding to a long-time diplomatic endeavour of the Caucasus state.

Lithuania sets off alarm bells over quality of international brands' foods

What Lithuania‘s State Food and Veterinary service announced last Tuesday was big news in Lithuania, but not so of a discovery to the majority of Eastern European consumers - food of international brands sold in Western Europe and in Eastern Europe, and Lithuania, are not just the same.

Former head of energy pricing body deals a blow to Lithuania and President

The pendulum in 120 million euro lawsuit against Lithuania may have swiftly shifted in favour of France‘s energy giant Veolia, after Diana Korsakaitė, former chairwoman of Lithuania‘s National Commission for Energy Control and Prices, VKEKK, testified in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington DC about pressure she has felt from President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Week in Lithuania. Central Bank chief notes signs of economic overheating

Lithuania's economy shows signs of overheating, however, they are not of the extent they were during the economic boom before the latest financial crisis in 2008-2010, says Vitas Vasiliauskas, chairman of the board of the central Bank of Lithuania.

Skvernelis invites Polish supermarkets to Lithuania, seeks to overcome Polish differences

It seems that Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, who paid this week a visit in Poland, wanted to catch up with – and cheer up – his Polish counterpart, Beata Szydlo, and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the ruling party Law and Justice, on all hot mutual issues.