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Lithuania and Latvia: the tale between two sisters marked with rivalry

Relations between Lithuania and Latvia, two tight-knit Baltic neighbours, may exemplify a sisterly relationship from the first sight, but just over the course of a single week, several pings rang, signalling that rivalry is, and has always been, a component of coexistence.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuania celebrating centennial of statehood

Leaders of European countries gathered in Vilnius on Friday, February 16, to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of restored statehood, and festive events were taking place in many cities and towns of Lithuania.

Week in Lithuania. Parliament speaker urges academic ethics guard to resign amid anti-Semitism claims

Parliament Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis on Friday, February 9, urged Vigilijus Sadauskas , ombudsman for academic ethics and procedures, to step down amid allegations of anti-Semitism after he proposed a reward for a research thesis about Jewish crimes in the 1900s.

If Jesus is so ubiquitous, why He cannot be in a Lithuanian advertisement?

Two pretty, seemingly love-smitten pensive youths, with a semi-naked long-haired guy wearing a pair of sleek jeans and a gal in a white dress leaning towards the pal…What is wrong about the image in an advertisement?

Lithuania seeks to deepen economic ties with Georgia

Lithuanian head of government Saulius Skvernelis has went on a visit to Georgia, where in talks with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili he has discussed ways to expand economic relations between the two friendly nations.

Lithuanian bishops: skipping fasting on February 16 this year is not a sin

In an unprecedented move, the Conference of Lithuanian Bishops, the governing body of the Lithuanian Catholic Church, said that meat dishes okay for the people of faith on February 16, which marks the 100-year anniversary of Lithuania's statehood and the Lent Friday, which is traditionally a day of fasting for religious Catholic people.

Lithuania President exhorts mayors to be more proactive in tackling devastating emigration

A research by the Lithuanian bureau of the International Organization for Migration introduced to all the mayors and a couple dozen editors-in-chief of national and regional newspapers in the Presidential Palace Wednesday makes the same conclusion: emigration is Lithuania’s biggest scourge – the view is shared by the President’s Office and the Lithuanian population alike.

Alcohol advertising ban in Lithuania creates trouble around magazines from abroad

Since an alcohol advertising ban has come into effect in Lithuania in January 1, foreign publishers have refused to adjust to the new rules making their local distributors tear out pages from the magazines.

Vilnius invites Canada to engage in Ukraine rebuilding programme

Lithuanian politicians are inviting Canada to join a long investment programme for the support of Ukraine that would bring more investment to the large Eastern European country, which defends its territory from pro-Kremlin rebels in a war since 2014.

Week in Lithuania. Lithuanian Railways to run pilot train between Klaipeda and Sovetsk

Lietuvos Geležinkeliai will in early January run a pilot passenger train between the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda and Sovetsk, a border town in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. The state railway company said on Friday, December 29, that it would operate the pilot service on January 5 and 7.

Lithuania paves way for special prosecutors in political corruption cases

The Lithuanian legislature, Seimas, has voted with support of 78 MPs, four against and 22 abstentions for a set of amendments to the Law on the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The changes envision that, starting from July 2018, political corruption cases in Lithuania will be investigated by prosecutors with special powers and immunity and all prosecutors will get a pay raise from mid-2018.

Croat soldier dies in Lithuania barracks

A soldier from the Croat contingent in Lithuania, who served in the Rukla military town as part of NATO international forces, has passed away.