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No Freedom Prize for modern Lithuania’s architect Vytautas Landsbergis - still more divisive

Retired from active politics, Vytautas Landsbergis, one of the architects of modern Lithuania, is nowadays busy with scribbling memoirs shedding light on the events that broke down the Soviet Union and shook the word.

Lithuania begins testing NordBalt power cable

This week, Lithuania plans to begin testing the NordBalt power cable, which connects the country with Sweden, as announced by Litgrid Director General Daivis Virbicks.

Lithuanian intelligence: IS is recruiting Latvians and Poles, no data on Lithuanians

Dozens of Latvian and Polish citizens have been recruited by the Islamic State and are fighting in Syria and Iraq, insists Lithuania’s State Security Department. No data on recruited Lithuanian nationals is available, though.

Lithuanian Liberal MP uses racist slur at World Lithuanian Community event

If your English is better than a fifth grader’s, then, obviously, you are aware the bomb that the six-letter «nigg**» can trigger. A highly offensive and derogatory word nowadays it has not been always that way, though. A high-ranking Liberal member of Seimas has stirred uproar after sharing reminiscences- and juggling with the word throughout the story- from a decade-old transatlantic flight, during which she was seated next to an Afro-American.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. European Film Forum «Scanorama»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during November 2 to November 8.

Lithuania’s Constitutional Court: legislators need to redraw constituencies. Will they before Seimas election?

With just a year to go, Lithuania’s electoral system has been shaken up to the core. After the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the present voter determination order is flawed and cause disparities in voter numbers in Lithuania’s 71 constituencies, therefore incompliant with the Constitution, Lithuanian MPs face dilemma: embrace the decision and hurriedly overhaul the system or touch it up slightly before the elections.

German grocer giant Lidl to set foot on Lithuania after dropping Latvia and Estonia

The German grocer retailer Lidl known for its aggressive low-price strategy is about to set foot on Lithuania having before dropped expansion bids in Latvia and Estonia. Although other Lithuanian food chains seem unfazed by the new player, the German giant has already triggered a buzz in the otherwise dormant groceries market. Lidl Lietuva shies from any comments on the arrival, though.