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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Karklė Music Festival

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during August 10 and 16

Week in Lithuania. Education Ministry wants more classes in Lithuanian in ethnic minority schools

Lithuania’s Education and Science Ministry is considering changes in the country’s ethnic minority school curricula.

Is Lithuania to lose long-cherished status of maritime nation?

Dry-bulk operator shipper Lithuanian Shipping Company has been so deep in trouble that Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius was forced to cut short his vacation and rush to Vilnius to salvage the bankrupting company’s seamen stranded in ports scattered across the globe –in the United States, Portugal, Africa and Italy.

Protest-free removal of sensitive Soviet sculptures analysed in Lithuania

Last week in Vilnius, a sensitive symbol of the Soviet rule – statues of the Green Bridge – was removed. The long-prepared and much-discussed step was received without protests from the Russian-speaking community, unlike the relocation of the Bronze Soldier in Estonia in 2007.

What needs to be done in getting Lithuanian expats back home?

This week, Vilmorus, the polling company, has announced results of a survey that clearly pointed out to two key things: economic growth and a change in the country’s psychological climate are vital to see the emigrants contemplate a possible comeback.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Klaipėda Sea Festival.

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during July 20-26

Week in Lithuania. EC calls on Lithuania to transpose EU in-vitro fertilization legislation

The European Commission has asked Lithuania to transpose provisions of EU directives on quality and safety standards for medical procedures involving reproductive cells.

Lithuanian MPs grumble against Greece, Labour Party first to turn away from it

Lithuania will come, most likely, to rescue Greece after its Parliament has voted for the eurozone-proposed bailout plan. It is thought Lithuania will need to chip in some 60 million euro yearly to keep the troubled Greece afloat. However, Lithuanian MPs are eager to find out first «tons of details» about the deal to get their vote for it.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian government weighs options to cut Klaipėda LNG terminal’s costs

The Lithuanian government is looking into several options to cut the costs of maintenance of the Klaipėda liquefied natural gas terminal, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Thursday, July 2.