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