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Lithuanian border guards do not allow a car with Soviet symbols to enter the country

Lithuanian border guards denied entry to a car owned by a citizen of Belarus because it had Soviet symbols on it. Soviet symbols are prohibited in Lithuania.

Lithuanians overjoyed for their «swimming princess»

The British media openly expresses pity that the Olympic sensation – the 15-year-old swimmer Ruta Meilutyte – decided to represent her home country Lithuania, and not Britain.

Lithuanian basketball players set to take, at least, the fifth place on the London Olympics

Lithuania’s national basketball team departed for the London Olympics on Friday, July 27, hoping to give it their best.

Lithuanian athlete disqualified from the Olympics

Lithuanian cyclist Rasa Leleivyte will be forced to withdraw from participating in the London Olympics, because a doping substance was found in her blood.

British Foreign Minister: Lithuania can be considered a leader in EU growth

Lithuania can be considered a leader in growth in the European Union (EU) and a prime example to all member states – says British Foreign Minister William Hague, who arrived in Vilnius following the invitation of Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis.

Lithuanian economist: minimum wage increase will not bring anything good

The increase of the minimum monthly wage in Lithuania will not resolve the problems of those who receive it and will only burden small-scale business and hinder the newcomers' access to the labor market, said President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute Zilvinas Silenas.

Baltic states fight reliance on Russian gas

In 2014, Lithuania hopes to build a gas terminal and escape total reliance on supplies from Russia. Soon enough, a flat and featureless island off the port of Klaipeda will house a floating liquefied natural gas terminal, paving the way to energy independence.

Lithuania and Armenia to cooperate in defence

Armenian and Lithuanian defence ministers Seyran Ohanyan and Rasa Yuknevichien signed an agreement on cooperation in Yerevan's defence area.

Lithuanian parliament approves Visagina NPP construction

Thursday, June 21, Lithuanian Saeima votes for amendments to the Law on Nuclear Power Plant, which are necessary for the realization of the construction plan of the Visagina Nuclear Power Plant (VNPP) and the concession pact with its strategic investor – Hitachi.

Palanga to relocate Soviet warriors' cemetery

Palanga city mayor Šarūnas Vaitkus has promised to agree with Russia on relocation of a Soviet warriors' cemetery which is currently located in the city's centre.

Lithuanian doctor receives a stern warning because of illegible handwriting

Lithuanian doctor received a verbal warning from management because her handwriting in one medical report was impossible to read. The warning was given to her after one of her patients sent a complaint about her illegible handwriting to the Healthcare Ministry and the President of Lithuania - Dalia Grybauskaite.

Gazprom agrees to split Lithuanian natural gas company

Foreign shareholders of a Lithuanian natural gas company Lietuvos Dujos have agreed to split the utility into three separate units as part of a European Union directive to unbundle energy monopolies and introduce competition.

Cheap Norway nappies smuggled via Sweden

A gang of Lithuanian diaper smugglers is using Sweden as a transit country to ferry cheap nappies bought in Norway for resale at a stiff markup in eastern Europe.

Lithuanian NPP construction may start in 2015

Construction of the Lithuanian Visaginas nuclear power plant could begin in 2015 at the earliest, says the Economy Minister Arvydas Sekmokas.

Lithuanian Central Bank raises growth forecast

Lithuanian economy will grow more than previously estimated as the labor market improves and domestic demand strengthens, according to the Lithuanian Central Bank.

Lithuanian budget deficit drops to 5.5% of GDP

Lithuania’s budget deficit fell to 5.5% of gross domestic product last year, missing the government’s target of 5.3%.

Powerful explosive found in bus Minsk - Vilnius

On Saturday morning, Vilnius bus station was cut off: mine experts dealt with the bomb, which arrived in a bag on the shuttle bus from Minsk. Police is looking for a young Belarusian.

Latvia is the most unattractive for investments among Baltic states

Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian businessmen find Estonia the most attractive country for foreign investments among the Baltic states, but Latvia – the most unattractive. Only 1% of Lithuanian businessmen and 15% of Estonian businessmen find Latvia the most attractive country for foreign investments.

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