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Lithuanian dairy producers seek Government help amid Russian embargo

If you happened to be at a dairy products section in a Lithuanian supermarket, vivid, colorful and Russian language-emblazoned labels of yogurts, cheese, cottage cheese or sour cream will likely catch your eyes, even if you speak neither Russian, nor Lithuanian.

Lithuania faces proposal to legalise euthanasia

A member of the Lithuanian Seimas has prepared a draft law that sets forth guidelines, conditions and procedure for conducting euthanasia. Currently, euthanasia is forbidden in the predominantly Catholic Baltic state.

Poll in Lithuania shows popular support for permanent NATO presence

68% of Lithuanians support permanent presence of NATO forces in their country, a public opinion poll by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence shows.

African swine virus gives jitters to all Lithuanian farmers

With African swine fever (ASF) virus found in a Danes-owned pig complex in the settlement of Rupinskiai in the district of Ignalina, which borders Latvia, the local authorities have declared a state of emergency in the entire district. Along with the specialists of the State Veterinary Service specialists, they also started looking for the culprit of the virus, but so far the source of it remains unclear.

Lithuania may establish a nation-wide state of emergency due to African swine fever

Lithuanian authorities consider the possibility of announcing a nation-wide state of emergency because of the recent outbreak of African swine fever at one of the largest pig breeding company in the country – Idavang, said Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Virginia Baltraitiene.

Usually Crimea-bound Belarusians swarm Lithuanian resorts this summer

The Crimean annexation by Russians has played out big for Lithuania: for holiday Crimea-bound Belarusians this summerhave been swarming Lithuanian resorts instead. The numbers of the neighbors in Lithuania could be considerably higher if not the lengthy and often human-dignity-hurting visa procedures.

Lithuania is given final approval for joining euro in 2015

The EU General Affairs Council has given the final approval for Lithuania’s addition to Eurozone next year.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. July 21-27. Ukrainian art, classical music and jazz concerts

July 21, 6 pm: Saxonian music orchestra performance, St John’s Church, Vilnius; A free concert; listen to C. P. E. Bach, A. L. Dvořák, K. E. Larsson, W. A. Mozart, J. Strauss, E. Morricone, R. Stolz

Lithuania is given green light to enter Eurozone

Lithuania should join the euro on 1 January 2015, as mentioned in a resolution approved by the European parliament this Wednesday, July 16th.

Lithuania’s political diary. An avalanche of high-ranking resignations, increased defence budget, Ukrainian-made news on state television

Amid the bribery suspicions Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Vigilijus Jukna has stepped down by handing his resignation request to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius. PM has accepted it.The quitting later was followed by the resignation of six vice-ministers of Environment and Transport and Communications ministries.