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Saturday 25.03.2017 | Name days: Māra, Marita, Mārīte

Lithuanian MPs target smoking on balconies

The nearer end of the four-year term, the weirder bills pass scrutiny of the Lithuanian Parliament, Seimas. First, the legislature has green-lit mandatory carding of all liquor buyers from September 1 and, now, the lawmakers have come close this week to banning smoking in flats’ balconies, terraces and outdoor patios.

Lithuania looking for ways to annul Stockholm Gazprom ruling

Lithuanian Ministry of Energy is reportedly planning to seek the annulment of the ruling by Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania’s legal battle with Russian gas giant Gazprom.

Former Liberals leader insists 90,000 euro bribe was «a loan»

Being long disliked by the public and prosecuted by the justice for an alleged take of bribe, Eligijus Masiulis, a former Lithuanian parliamentarian and the dethroned leader of the Liberal Movement, has laid out his this week his own sequence of the events leading to the fall.

Lithuania sends ammunition to Ukraine, disagrees with calls to lift sanctions

Lithuania has announced that it has supplied combat ammunition to Ukraine and its top diplomat has dismissed calls to lift EU sanctions imposed on Russian officials and companies.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Baltic culture festival «Blackhorned Moon»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during August 22-28:

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Days of Ancient Crafts in Trakai

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during August 15-20.

Self-service parcel terminals increasingly used in Lithuania

Lithuanian postal company Lietuvos paštas has in the first half of 2016 registered a considerable increase in the use of self-service parcel terminals linking it to the increasing popularity of online shopping.

Major upsets in Rio swimming pool and tennis court sour Lithuania’s Olympic mood

Neither Rūta Meilutytė, the London 2012 Olympics swimming gold medallist, nor Giedrius Titenis, a European swimming championship’s bronze winner have even come close to their peak shape- and the previous results – in Rio Olympic Games.

Lithuania: party leaders face scrutiny with Seimas election nearer

The U.S. presidential race is clearly reverberating overseas in a tiny Lithuania, readying for the parliamentary elections in early October. With the Americans scaling Donald Trump, the Republican nominee in the race, whether he is fit or unfit to be a new President of the United States, some Lithuanian analysts started likewise weighing the leaders of the Lithuanian political parties whether they can be entrusted reins of a new Lithuanian government.