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Lithuania sentences man for spying for Russia

A court in Lithuania has punished a sailor to seven years' imprisonment for spying in favour of Russia.

Week in Lithuania: Russia angry about ex-Soviet officers sentenced of war crimes

BNN's Lithuania weekly summary: in January 13 case, Russia razzed; funds for Trump's election campaign ex-chief might have gone through Lithuania's Swedbank; President opens a new embassy in Rome, meets Pope Francis.

Poland to launch Vilnius TV channel for Lithuania Poles

Poland's state television TVP plans to introduce a new television channel aimed specifically at the Polish minority population in Lithuania.

Week in Lithuania. MPs vote to give hope of release to life prisoners

The Lithuanian parliament adopted on Thursday, March 21, a package of amendments offering a hope of release to prisoners serving life sentences. The Seimas passed the package with 87 votes in favour and none against.

Ruling LFGU’s presidential hopeful Skvernelis unveils key foreign policy points

Lagging in the presidential polls behind the frontrunner Gitanas Nausėda and MP Ingrida Šimonytė, Lithuania’s prime minister Saulius Skvernelis, the presidential hopeful of the ruling Farmers and Greens Union, LFGU, is ready to move heaven and earth in attracting voters on his side.

Week in Lithuania. N-plant invites bids for repository construction contract

Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut down a decade ago and is now being decommissioned, invited bids for the construction of a 100-million-euro near surface repository for low and intermediate level short-lived radioactive waste.

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.