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Lithuania concerned over possible bread price increase following drought

The drought observed in recent months has caused losses for Lithuanian farmers. According to Agriculture Minister Giedrius Surplys, the price of bread and other bakery goods could increase because of it.

Lithuanian MEPs promise to oppose nuclear power plant project in Belarus

Lithuania’s representatives in the European Parliament have promised to oppose the construction of a nuclear power plant in Astravyets, Belarus, 50 km away from Vilnius, as reported by Lithuanian public media LRT.

Lithuania’s president Grybauskaitė comes empty-handed from top Brussels jobs division

Europe's leaders, divided starkly by political affiliations, have finally agreed to give two of the top four European Union jobs to women, but Dalia Grybauskaitė, the outgoing Lithuanian president is not between them. Analysts weigh in on chances of a Baltic nominee.

Week in Lithuania: 3700-euro pension to Grybauskaite okayed, neopagans denied recognition

Last week, PM Saulius Skvernelis said that coalition expansion talks were drawing to an end, 2008-2010 crisis investigators concluded on the downturn reasons, Russia notified Vilnius it is set to issue free e-visas to Lithuanians to visit Kaliningrad.

Week in Lithuania: Coalition expansion talks completed, Vilnius University up in global rankings

Last week, four parliamentary parties continued coalition negotiations, two men were sentenced for spying for Russia, Government vowed to reduce shadow income in construction and car sale sectors.

Lithuania holds fire on alcohol excise as Latvia readies reaction to Estonia’s 25% cut

The much-praised unity of the Baltics in the 1990s has fallen through multiple times over the countries’ independent history and the last blow to it came this month from Estonia, which unilaterally made a 25 percent cut on alcohol excise tax in bid to lure alcoholic beverage lovers from neighbouring countries.

Nausėda’s pick for doctor seen as éminence grise of Lithuanian health care

Lithuanian President-elect Gitanas Nausėda has chosen Remigijus Žaliūnas as his personal doctor. The pick is seen as controversial by LRT broadcaster over Žaliūnas’ contacts with both business heavyweights and policy makers.

Lithuanian experts: No way of stopping coming nuclear power plant of Belarus

Options that could stop the building of a nuclear power plant in Belarus have been exhausted, experts in neighbouring Lithuania have said to its public media.

All Souls’ Day two? Lithuania eyes new national holiday

Members of the Lithuanian Seimas propose making the All Souls’ Day a national holiday in the majority Catholic Baltic country adding one holiday to the calendar in early November.

Poland to not support Lithuania’s president as Tusk’s successor in European Council

Poland has announced that it will not support Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė as a candidate for the post of president of European Council, Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reports.

Lithuanian ministry asks security service to step in and assess Sigmen contracts

Lithuanian Transport and Communications Ministry has asked Lithuanian State Security Department (SSD) to assist in assessing threats that may surface from the contracts held between Lithuanian Railways and private company Sigmen, a company owned by ex-KGB agent Yuri Simonenkov in Latvia.

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