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Week in Lithuania. Vilnius western bypass to be launched in 2016

Construction on the third phase of Vilnius western bypass may be completed as early as this year and the road is expected be opened to traffic immediately thereafter, Vilnius Major Remigijus Šimašius has said.

Lithuanians believe Britons will exit EU, fear over personal future looms

With the nearing UK‘s referendum whether to stay in the European Union or not, the heartbeat of thousands of Lithuanian émigrés in the country and their relatives back in Lithuania has quickened.

Week in Lithuania. President: Lithuania is losing direction

Lithuania, worryingly, is spending less and less time and effort on strategic decisions and the state is losing its strategic direction, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė emphasized in her annual state of the nation address on Thursday, June 9.

Lidl set to shake up Lithuanian grocery market

For the past couple of days two major developments keep Lithuania abuzz. First, there was the political corruption scandal that saw the former Liberals’ leader Eligijus Masiulis fighting off corruption and influence-peddling charges. And then there was the excitement over the arrival of German grocery giant Lidl, which this week launched 15 supermarkets across the country.

Lithuania interested in buying Norwegian mid-range missile system

Lithuania plans to launch negotiations with Norway on purchasing Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System after the decision on talks was made by the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence last week.

Lithuania interested in importing Iranian natural gas

Lithuania has expressed readiness to import natural gas and crude oil from Iran, Iranian press reports.

15,000 Lithuanians call for ban on electricity from Belarus’ nuclear plant

In Lithuania more than 15,000 people have signed a petition for a law that would ban buying energy from the Astravyets nuclear plant being built near the Belarus border with Lithuania.