Posts published in Day: December 6, 2019

Lithuanian firefighters threaten with protest action

Friday, December 6, 2019

Lithuania’s firefighters unions are considering a protest action this month. Unless the government includes more funding into its spending plan for next year, firefighters may hit the streets, they say. During a meeting with leaders of parliamentary political groups on Friday, union representatives raised the need to increase pay for firefighters and ensure better working conditions. Unless their demands are met in next year’s government spending budget, firefighters may start…

Lithuania wants Rail Baltica infrastructure to be owned by individual states

Friday, December 6, 2019

Lithuania is seeking that the European standard-gauge railway Rail Baltica’s strategic infrastructure in each of the three Baltic states should be owned and managed by the respective national infrastructure managers. According to Lithuanian Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevic, the Lithuanian government is opposed to that infrastructure, a strategically important state asset, being owned and managed by the joint venture between the three countries. “The Rail Baltica line, like other railway infrastructure in…

Lithuanian presidents hosts National Prayer Breakfast

Friday, December 6, 2019

Lithuania’s Presidential Palace is hosting on Friday the National Prayer Breakfast. This year’s topic is “The Prayer in the Nation’s Life”. The event has been organised by the Foreign Ministry in recent years. Around 100 guests are expected at the closed-door event, including clergy, politicians, public figures, journalists, as well as people who have undergone major changes in life due to their belief. The Prayer Breakfast tradition comes from 1942…

President promises Lithuanian expats to get back to dual citizenship issue ‘one way or another’

Friday, December 6, 2019

During his meeting with Lithuanian expatriates in the United Kingdom, President Gitanas Nausėda has promised that the government will get back to the matter of dual citizenship. Under the current laws, Lithuanian nationals who become naturalized citizens in another country have to forgo their Lithuanian passport. While many criticise the rule as too restrictive, the Constitutional Court has ruled that it can only be changed through a referendum. Although a…

LRT English Newsletter: Baltics unscathed, politicians in school, EU funds in droop

Friday, December 6, 2019

BALTICS LEAVE NATO SUMMIT UNSCATHED The NATO summit in London, it seems, narrowly avoided a car-crash with Turkey saying it will endorse an updated defence plan for the Baltic states and Poland. Leaders succeed in defending NATO’s Article 5 “hanging like a toy on a Christmas tree,”  according   to Nausėda The Lithuanian president seemed overjoyed with the achievement, as seen in a  video excerpt   (below) posted by LRT.lt…