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Lithuanian political and economic news diary. Amid menace from East, Lithuania streamlines military recruitment

Facing the menace from Russia, Lithuania’s Armed Forces will be this year enrolling young men and women who meet basic requirements, with no previous military training, Lithuanian National Defence Ministry said.

Euro is off to a memorable, curious start in Lithuania

Lithuanians have never been so preoccupied with calculations as during these New Year’s early days. Though, officially, the changeover from the national currency litas to the euro has been smooth, but, on the retail shop level, there has been many aws and ohs of excitement and exasperation.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Operetta Merry Widow

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the weekfrom December 22 to December 29.

Lithuania warned of eurozone quicksand, from which Greece sees no way out

Greece's grave and lengthy financial troubles show how limiting the abandoning of national monetary policy can be, warns financial and business news site Bloomberg, adding that the Lithuanian government has not managed to convince its nation that the adoption of the euro is the right decision.

Russians on edge amid ruble meltdown, Palanga vexed over Russians’ loss

A pre-Christmas Palanga, the Lithuanian resort on the Baltic coast, dazzling with the festively embellished alley of Christmas trees, is usually bustling with hordes of Russian tourists a week before the major holidays. But this December, the promenade has been spookily quiet, with few Russian couples sauntering along it. A free-fall of the ruble and the drought of hard currency has held up the panicky Russians at home. Not only Palanga, but entire Lithuania feels the drought of Russians ahead of a joyful holiday season.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania.

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the weekfrom December 15 to December 21.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Medieval tapestry exhibition

BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week from December 8 to December 14.

And the Baltics’ energy-wise thriftiest nation is…

Yes, we all know it: Estonians are slowpoke, Latvians have the gay minister and Lithuanians, uh, well, from now, the thriftiest in the bunch. Surprisingly, the frugalness comes from where everybody would expect the least: energy saving. Yet with the floating liquefied natural gas vessel in full swing and the electricity prices edging down, an astonishing 75% of Lithuanians endeavor to save electric power and heat, while the respective stats among the Latvians and Estonians were 57% and 56 %, according to the research by GfK Custom Research Baltic, a market research company.

Lithuania’s political and economic diary. Lithuanian teachers stage warning strike, more protests to come

Part of Lithuanian teachers staged a warning strike on Thursday, November 13.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. International folklore festival Pokrovskije Kolokola

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week from November 10 to November 16.

Business appetite takes Latvians onto Klaipėda pond, Lithuanians to risky Belarus

Estonia‘s BAUHOF, a construction supply chain, has failed to create a firmer footing in Lithuania and had to leave as a result. But now it’s the Latvians’ turn who are resolved to find their way into Lithuanian construction materials buyers’ hearts and pockets. That is what the Latvian construction supply retailer DEPO is set to do in the nearest future.