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Lithuania would rather avoid additional restrictions for electric scooters

In spite of electric scooters popping up more and more on Lithuania’s streets, the government would rather avoid introducing additional restrictions, public media LRT reports on the words of the Lithuanian transport minister.

Week in Lithuania: Olympic hero gets disqualified, PM wins confidence, Nausėda visits Latvia

Last week, Lithuania’s new President Gitanas Nausėda paid visit to his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits, PM Skvernelis won confidence vote in Parliament and Olympics' winner got disqualified for two years.

Russian military radars in Kaliningrad – obstacle to 5G in Lithuania

Lithuania is looking to upgrade to 5G in mobile internet, but powerful Russian radars use the same radio frequency band selected for frequency auctions to attract network developers.

Week in Lithuania: CB denies Swedbank’s Syria links, PM Skvernelis to change some ministers

Last week, PM Saulius Skvernelis revealed that the Government mulls taxing property and polluting cars, Lithuanian Railways said it will keep contract with Latvia's Sigmen, Court disqualifies itself from Paleckis case.

Nausėda, visiting Poland, urged to get more personal than Grybauskaitė

Gitanas Nausėda, the new Lithuanian President, is in Poland on his first official visit abroad. Lithuanian political experts have commented to LRT, what should be the aim of the visit.

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.

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