Historic military compound the Seventh Fort in Vilnius, Lithuania has become a popular site for weeding parties and children summer camps, but, according to Israeli press, a Nazi German concentration camp had once stood there.
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Wary of cyber security risks, Lithuania has opened a new National Cyber Security Centre in the capital Vilnius. The Ministry of Defence will be in charge of it. The Centre will protect the country’s cyber security and containing attacks.
While the world - and Lithuania- are in the guessing game what the aftermaths of Brexit will be for the world, Europe, UK itself and each member of the already one-member-less 27 member bloc, Standard & Poor’s, an American financial services company, knows it best. According to S&P, Lithuania would be the most affected by Brexit among all Eastern European nations. Lithuania’s Ministry of Finance hastened to refute the international rating agency’s claim, saying it has «drawn misleading conclusions.»
Beginning this fall, anyone purchasing alcohol in Lithuania will have to show their ID. The Ministry of Health and Lithuanian retailers have signed a memorandum that will set tighter restrictions on buying alcohol. The good-will memorandum has been signed by Lithuania’s largest retail chains and by the Cooperative Union, which unites a number of smaller stores.
Lithuania‘s adoption of the euro has jerked prices steeply upward and chit-chats of what-costs-what is one of the most daily topics across in Lithuania and in the Palanga resort, rightly dubbed Lithuania’s summer capital, too.
At a World War II atrocities site near Vilnius in Lithuania, an international team of researchers has found a tunnel used by Jewish prisoners to escape Nazi soldiers, Israel’s antiquities authority unveiled on June 29.
Construction on the third phase of Vilnius western bypass may be completed as early as this year and the road is expected be opened to traffic immediately thereafter, Vilnius Major Remigijus Šimašius has said.
With the nearing UK‘s referendum whether to stay in the European Union or not, the heartbeat of thousands of Lithuanian émigrés in the country and their relatives back in Lithuania has quickened.
Lithuania, worryingly, is spending less and less time and effort on strategic decisions and the state is losing its strategic direction, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė emphasized in her annual state of the nation address on Thursday, June 9.