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Lithuania invests EUR 235,000 in floating solar power plant

Placing floating solar panels in dams of hydroelectric plants? Lithuanian Business Support Agency sees potential in the innovation and has granted 235,000 euros for the project at the Kruonis hydroelectric plant in Lithuania.

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.