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Post-election flare-ups emerge in Lithuania, as winners build new government

Nearly a week after the second round of Lithuania‘s general election, the Lithuanian Peasant and Green Union, the holder of 54 mandates in the141-member Lithuanian Parliament, has not gotten a step closer to agreeing with other political parties on a new Cabinet.

Not all Roma happy about Lithuanian firm making tours to largest Roma village in Baltics

Lithuanian Roma representatives have been critical about a tour agency organising sightseeing tours to the village of Kirtimai promoted as «an extreme challenge» having a former drug addict as a guide.

Lithuanian military discussing deployment of long-range missiles

A senior Lithuanian military officer has on October 20 stated that Lithuania is considering the deployment of long-range missiles in the country in the framework of hosting a multinational NATO battalion in 2017.

Job seekers in Lithuania want Western salaries, employers dumbstruck

Although Lithuanian labour market is in desperate for workforce, but those willing to toil will nod to a job offer only if the pay is really big. So big that the country‘s hirers feel like grabbing their heads upon hearing the candidates‘ salary expectations.

Grybauskaitė: Deploying Iskanders to Kaliningrad – agressive move against European capitals

The sending of nuclear-capable Iskander rockets to Russia’s western-most territory in Kaliningrad is an aggressive move against Europe’s capitals, evaluated Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on October 18.

Lithuanian border guards hold hero’s funeral to dog killed in action

Lithuanian border guards have last week held an official funeral ceremony to a dog killed in action near the country's border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Conservatives and Peasants/Green likely to form Lithuania’s new government

The results of Lithuania’s parliamentary election have veered off way astray from the pollsters’ latest forecasts. The Homeland Union- Lithuanian Christian Democrats, or Conservatives, have surged from around 12 per cent in the pre-election polls to 21.66 per cent of the vote in the final tally; meanwhile, the Peasants/Greens’ leap on the election day was nearly the same, with the party losing the nail-biter fight to Conservatives by a mere 0.11 per cent.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Polish Film Festival

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during October 11 and October 16.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian Banks cautious on arival of UK‘s Revolut Limited

Stasys Kropas, president of the Lithuanian Banks‘ Association, has expressed cautiousness about the accession of UK-based financial services and payments company Revolut Limited to Lithuania.

Newcomers farmers-greens leading in Lithuanian Seimas election

Lithuania held the first round of its parliamentary election on October 9, where according to partial results Peasants/Greens are leading, while PM Algirdas Butkevičius’-headed Social Democratic Party has come third.

Week in Lithuania. Five per cent of hacker attacks threaten national security

Lithuania’s state institutions are subjected to thousands of attempted cyber attacks on a daily basis, including hundreds constituting a medium threat and at least 5 percent constituting a serious threat, says Rimtautas Černiauskas, director of the National Cyber Security Center.

Lithuanian MPs overturn contentious law ID’ing all booze buyers

After a fortnight of grocery retailers’ mandatory carding, Lithuanian lawmakers gave in to the angry alcohol buyers’ demand to repeal the order and passed this week an amendment that now requires sellers to ID only those alcohol buyers who seem to be underage.

Meet «average candidate» for near Lithuanian parliamentary election

It‘s a race that has coalesced many of Lithuania’s heavy-hitters, political wannabes and simply better-life seekers for the same goal – clinching the coveted seat at Parliament.

Vilnius biomass power and thermal plant project gains EC backing

Lithuanian state funding for the project of a biomass and waste power-thermal plant in Vilnius adheres to EU rules on state support, the European Commission has stated this week.