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Minister: US military presence in Lithuania will become more apparent

By enhancing US military presence in Europe and providing this cause more funding, American soldiers stationed in Lithuania will be able to bring in more modern combat vehicles, announced Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas Olekas on Thursday, 31 March.

Celebrity Interior minister steps down, doubts loom over his political durability

Seemingly scratch-proof Lithuanian Interior minister Saulius Skvernelis, who has been for months Lithuania’s most popular politician enjoying 60 percent favourability, has taken a steep plunge – into uncertainty after announcing of his resignation from the post.

Lithuanian intelligence concerned over West’s reduced focus on Russia

Lithuanian intelligence body has found that there is concern in the context of national security that the migration wave and terrorism have distracted the attention of the West from Russia’s aggressive attitude towards its neighbouring countries.

Week in Lithuania. PM welcomes Latvia’s new head of government

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met on March 3 with the new Prime Minister of Latvia, Māris Kučinskis, on his first visit to Vilnius. The two PMs discussed the bilateral political and economic relations, joint strategic projects in transport and energy, the security situation in the region.

New Lithuanian political party needs to wait for green light a little longer

The first attempt to get the Non-Taxable Income Increase Party (NTIIP) registered has failed, but Naglis Puteikis, the outlandish MP of the Lithuanian Parliament and one of the spearheads of the party, is unfazed.

Week in Lithuania. Litgas and Statoil sign revised gas supply contract

Lithuania’s gas trade company Litgas, a subsidiary of the state-owned energy holding Lietuvos Energija, signed a revised LNG supply contract with Norway’s Statoil.

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