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Donald Trump’s stunning win tops Lithuania’s most memorable events in 2016

The rise of Donald Trump to power of the mightiest country in the world, United States, as well as the surge of populists in the European Union, including Lithuania, stirred the pot most in 2016, agree all Lithuanian analysts that BNN spoke to before the end of the year.

Top Gear presenter says his stolen bike turned up in Lithuania

British radio and TV personality Chris Evans, who was the presenter of Top Gear television programme from 2015 to 2016 has said last week that police has tracked down a bicycle stolen from him in Lithuania.

Finnish Elisa to acquire telecommunications firm Starman Estonia for 151 million

Finnish group of telecommunication companies Elisa has on December 13 announced plans to acquire the full ownership of Estonian telecoms firm Starman for 151 million euros.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Concert «In one show»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during December 12-18:

Week in Lithuania. Putin in fury over blacklisting Russian Constitutional Court judges

Lithuania has ban entry to judges of the Russian Constitutional Court over decisions that legalized the annexation of Crimea. The Lithuanian decision drew an indignant reaction from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

European Commission blamed for being passive over gay discrimination in Lithuania

Six members of EU’s European Parliament from five political groups have this week blamed the European Commission for not acting on allegedly clear discrimination against homosexuals in Lithuania.

Lithuanians warned with TV ads to avoid being lured into espionage

In Lithuanian TV, informative adverts are being broadcast encouraging the population to be wary of kind strangers and call a hotline to check on them as attempts to recruit spies have been uncovered.

Ominous milestone: one-millionth Lithuanian to leave soon

The statisticians claim that, every day, 120 Lithuanians hop onto Scandinavia and Western Europe-bound planes in search of a better life. This month, Lithuania is likely to reach an ominous and heart-wrenching milestone with the country‘s émigré number expected to go over one million. To calm down the naysayers, the estimate is unofficial.

New Lithuanian PM plans increase in defence spending to NATO standard

Former Lithuanian Interior Minister and head of police, Saulius Skvernelis, gained this week the backing Seimas and the Lithuanian President to become the country’s next Prime Minister. He has pledged to increase defence spending to the threshold required by NATO.

Trump presidency and EU ballots among exterior factors to shape Lithuania’s life in 2017

Four economy luminaries have opined this week on looming threats to Lithuania and its national economy in the months to come. Despite disagreements on the tack a new «peasants»-orchestrated government is about to take, leading economists have firmly concurred on a couple of developments.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Italian Music Concert «Les Strade D’s Europa»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during November 21-27

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