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Vilnius prospects dim unless it clusters with Kaunas, says investment expert

In the eyes of mayor investors, Vilnius’ prospects remain dim if it does not agglomerate. An investment expert suggests that the Lithuanian capital should expand and merge to an extent with Kaunas, the country’s second-largest city.

Next Lithuanian President to be elected in run-off between Šimonytė and Nausėda

The Lithuanian presidential election has produced no clear winner. With ex-Finance Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and economist Gitanas Nausėda showing the best results, the two with face each other in a run-off later this month, while defeated Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has announced his resignation.

Lithuania selects next President as inequality, poverty top issues

Despite Lithuania’s long economic upswing, regional differences in wages and polarisation of population are key national problems before the Lithuanian presidential election due on Sunday, May 12.

Lithuania in row with Russia and Jewish centre over heritage of guerrilla leader

A new monument to a Lithuanian hero of the guerilla war against Soviet occupation has triggered a row with Russia and the Simon Wiesenthal Center as to alleged links to Holocaust.

Lithuania invests EUR 235,000 in floating solar power plant

Placing floating solar panels in dams of hydroelectric plants? Lithuanian Business Support Agency sees potential in the innovation and has granted 235,000 euros for the project at the Kruonis hydroelectric plant in Lithuania.

Lithuania sentences man for spying for Russia

A court in Lithuania has punished a sailor to seven years' imprisonment for spying in favour of Russia.

Week in Lithuania: Russia angry about ex-Soviet officers sentenced of war crimes

BNN's Lithuania weekly summary: in January 13 case, Russia razzed; funds for Trump's election campaign ex-chief might have gone through Lithuania's Swedbank; President opens a new embassy in Rome, meets Pope Francis.

Poland to launch Vilnius TV channel for Lithuania Poles

Poland's state television TVP plans to introduce a new television channel aimed specifically at the Polish minority population in Lithuania.

Week in Lithuania. MPs vote to give hope of release to life prisoners

The Lithuanian parliament adopted on Thursday, March 21, a package of amendments offering a hope of release to prisoners serving life sentences. The Seimas passed the package with 87 votes in favour and none against.

Ruling LFGU’s presidential hopeful Skvernelis unveils key foreign policy points

Lagging in the presidential polls behind the frontrunner Gitanas Nausėda and MP Ingrida Šimonytė, Lithuania’s prime minister Saulius Skvernelis, the presidential hopeful of the ruling Farmers and Greens Union, LFGU, is ready to move heaven and earth in attracting voters on his side.