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Lithuanian pensioner, ex-émigré sues state over «dignity-humiliating» pension

In an unprecedented lawsuit, ex-Lithuanian émigré is suing the state of Lithuania over the pension she is to receive in Lithuania. At 190 euro, the pension, she claims, is too little to make ends meet.

Migrant family sues Lithuanian agency’s decision to deny it refugee status

Lithuania’s first migrant family that arrived in the Baltic country in December as part of the EU refugee resettlement scheme has appealed in court against a decision not to grant it a refugee status.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. French Film Festival «Winter Screens»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week between January 18 and January 24.

Week in Lithuania. Economy to grow in 2016, but forecasts differ

Lithuania’s economy will grow by 2.8% this year, predicts SEB Bank. Meanwhile, Ernst&Young says that, although significantly shrunk export markets and droopy Russian economy last year slowed Lithuania’s GDP growth, but it should nevertheless grow twice as fast in 2015 and go up from 1.6 to 3.2% in 2016.

Lithuania on January 13, 1991: what if Soviets had seized power that night?

As Lithuania is commemorating the solemn 25th anniversary of the massacre on January 13, 1991, when 14 innocent defenders of Vilnius Television Tower were crushed to death by the Soviet tanks, few have ever given a thought on how different the path of the fledgling state would have been if the Soviet troops had seize power in Vilnius that night.

Kučinskis admits having limited English skills

The candidate of the post of the Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis from the Union of Greens and Farmers admits he has limited skills of the English language.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Lithuania’s 25th Day of Defenders of Freedom

BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during January 11 to January 17.

Week in Lithuania. Mandatory alcohol treatment program could go into effect in June

Mandatory alcoholism treatment program in Lithuania might go into force as soon as June. The draft regulations paving way for such kind of treatment have been approved by the Ministry of Health and are expected to put for the Seimas’ deliberations in its spring session.

Week in Lithuania. Tax collection results stokes FM’s optimism for 2016

Lithuania’s Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius says that 2015 was a breakthrough in tax collection for Lithuania and that extra revenue is projected for 2016.

Kaunas happy to join UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Kaunas City Council in Lithuania has expressed satisfaction on its accession to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of design.

Better liaisons with Latvia and Poland among Lithuanian analyst’s hopes for 2016

What kind of a year the elapsing year of 2015 was to Lithuania? Well, the answer depends on who you are talking to, but the majority of respondents agree the year has been turmoil and shake ups-free.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Christmas in Vilnius’ Chodkevičiai Palace

BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during December 21 to December 27

Russia bars fish imports through Lithuania

Russia's food safety agency and the medium of frequent sanctions against the Baltic states has on December 15 issued a ban on importing fish products in the country through Lithuania. The ban has been announced in the week after Lithuania decided to put in place a road tax on Russian trucks.

First refugee family arrives in Lithuania

As part of the European Union refugee quota programme, the first Middle Eastern refugee family has arrived in Lithuania on December 15.