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Lithuania backs Sinkevičius as European Commission nominee

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday, August 22, voted to support Virginijus Sinkevičius, the Lithuanian Minister of the Economy and Innovation, as the country’s pick for the next European Commission.

Lithuanian mountaineer dies climbing French Alps

Lithuanian 38-year-old mountaineer Vytautas Mažeika died in a 50 m fall in the French Alps, Lithuanian public media LRT reports with reference to 15min.lt.

Ruling party in Lithuania promises national agreement for education affairs

While more and more small town schools close down in Lithuania, the leader of the ruling party promises a «national agreement» for education affairs, as reported by Lithuanian public media LRT.

Candidate: climate change is not a priority for Lithuania but it could open new avenues

Currently Lithuania is not engaged in active discussions about global warming. However, this topic could become hot during the next parliamentary elections. On top of that, climate change could offer new opportunities, said Lithuania’s EC candidate Virginijus Sinkevičius.

Vilnius synagogue open again after threats and protest

Amid a row in Vilnius over the memory Lithuanian freedom fighters, yet Holocaust-time officials deserve, the Jewish community of Lithuania has reopened its synagogue. It was closed earlier this week, after the community reported threats.

Bye bye, Barclays! What (if anything) went wrong?

You know how it is: companies come and go, but the exiting of Britain’s Barclays from Vilnius is bitter both to the Lithuanian capital and the entire Lithuanian business community. Opened in 2010, in the midst of 2008 economic downturn, it had over 1 100 employees.

Lithuania would rather avoid additional restrictions for electric scooters

In spite of electric scooters popping up more and more on Lithuania’s streets, the government would rather avoid introducing additional restrictions, public media LRT reports on the words of the Lithuanian transport minister.

Week in Lithuania: Olympic hero gets disqualified, PM wins confidence, Nausėda visits Latvia

Last week, Lithuania’s new President Gitanas Nausėda paid visit to his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits, PM Skvernelis won confidence vote in Parliament and Olympics' winner got disqualified for two years.

Russian military radars in Kaliningrad – obstacle to 5G in Lithuania

Lithuania is looking to upgrade to 5G in mobile internet, but powerful Russian radars use the same radio frequency band selected for frequency auctions to attract network developers.

Week in Lithuania: CB denies Swedbank’s Syria links, PM Skvernelis to change some ministers

Last week, PM Saulius Skvernelis revealed that the Government mulls taxing property and polluting cars, Lithuanian Railways said it will keep contract with Latvia's Sigmen, Court disqualifies itself from Paleckis case.

Nausėda, visiting Poland, urged to get more personal than Grybauskaitė

Gitanas Nausėda, the new Lithuanian President, is in Poland on his first official visit abroad. Lithuanian political experts have commented to LRT, what should be the aim of the visit.

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