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Week in Lithuania. Georgia, Lithuania to cooperate in cyber security

Lithuania and Georgia plan to cooperate in the area of cyber security by sharing experience and exchanging information about threats and incidents.

Transparency International looks into alleged money laundering in Lithuania

Anti-corruption NGO Transparency International has looked into reports that the bankrupt ŪKIO bankas in Lithuania could have been used to move billions as part of Troika Laundromat scheme.

Vilnius to suggest Belarus to run Astravyets nuclear plant on gas from Lithuania

The head of the Lithuanian government has voiced plans to ask Belarus to change the fuel of its near-complete nuclear power plant to gas provided from Lithuania’s liquefied natural gas terminal and a planned gas connection with Poland.

Week in Lithuania. Supreme Court apologises for «lost trust in justice»

Lithuania's Supreme Court on Thursday, February 28, issued an apology to the public for lost trust in justice amid an ongoing investigation into judicial corruption, also adding that honest judges have also been affected by comments criticising the judicial system.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian dairy loses legal dispute over Pik-Nik trademark

The Supreme Court of Estonia on Wednesday, February 20, dismissed an appeal submitted by Lithuanian dairy company Žemaitijos Pienas against Estonia's Estover in the string cheese trademark dispute, leaving Estover the right to sell its products under the name Piknikupulgad.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuania to hold referendum on reducing number of MPs

A referendum on reducing the number of lawmakers to 121 from the existing 141 will be held on May 12 alongside the presidential election in Lithuania, the country's parliament has decided after 58 lawmakers voted in favour on Thursday, February 14, 42 were against and two abstained.

Lithuanian lawmakers set to backtrack on «Norwegian-type» child welfare protection

The Lithuanian lawmakers have sent this week a mixed message on their resolve to root out child abuse in Lithuanian families. As the MPs backtracked from the stringent Norwegian-type child welfare protection law to a more lenient one, not-criminalizing corporal punishment in certain cases, some experts warn that the reverse can trigger a spike of child abuse cases.

Lithuanian intelligence adds China along with Russia to list of national security threats

Lithuania’s intelligence has released this week the annual National Threat Assessment 2019 report, with core threats coming from the hostility of Russia in a vast spectrum of aspects.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian PM to take unpaid leave for presidential campaign

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said this week he will use the opportunity to take unpaid leave for the presidential election campaign. Skvernelis also said he would not use administrative resources for the presidential election campaign, as much as possible. Lithuania will elect a new president in early May.

Week in Lithuania. Ruling LFGU initiates referendum to reduce number of MPs

Members of the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union will collect signatures for a referendum to reduce the size of the parliament.

Agriculture Ministry moves from Vilnius to Kaunas, some staff leave

From now on Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city and the interim and de facto capital of Lithuania during 1919-1940, will be known not only for the legendary basketball club Žalgiris, but also as the host city of a ministry.

Week in Lithuania. Probe into suspected squandering at Lithuanian Post

Lithuania's Special Investigation Service, or STT, has launched a pre-trial investigation into suspected squandering of public funds at Lietuvos Paštas (Lithuanian Post). Transport and Communications Minister Rokas Masiulis says traces of an audacious scheme for profiting at the state's expense have been detected at the state postal company.

Lithuanian President’s New Year’s greeting draws ire

In her New Year's Eve speech Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid highlighted the importance of preserving the Estonian language, in his congratulatory address to the nation her Latvian counterpart Raimonds Vejonis emphasised the significance of the state’s 100th anniversary. Meanwhile, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has seemingly struck the most bellicose pose among the three, underscoring that, in 2019, there are many challenges ahead and they can be overcome if her fellow Lithuanians do not allow «militant illiteracy and aggressive populism to prevail».

Week in Lithuania. President signs new referendum law

President Dalia Grybauskaite has signed the new version of the Law on Referendum, defining referendum organization procedures and allowing more polling places abroad, into law, the presidential press service said on Thursday, December 27.

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