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Lithuanian parliament rejects idea of early election

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Lithuania’s parliament rejected the opposition initiative of early parliamentary elections in the first phase of discussion on Tuesday. The bid to hold early elections on June 3 was approved for discussion by 52 parliamentarians, while 57 were against and 11 abstained. Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the opposition Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (conservatives) who had tabled the proposal, said the ruling coalition’s approval of the bid for discussion…

Centric to hire 200 specialists in Kaunas

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Centric, a leading Dutch information technologies company, is opening a bureau in Lithuania’s second-largest city Kaunas and will hire around 200 specialists within three years, reports LETA/BNS. “During the first visit of our senior management to Lithuania, we discovered Kaunas as a very strong city for our activities. We were impressed with the longstanding traditions within the field of technology and the potential talent in the city thanks mainly to…

What does the future hold for non-citizens?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

 The Stream will look at challenges faced by ethnic Russian ‘non-citizens’ living in two Baltic states, amid continuing political tensions with Russia. The presidents of EU and Nato member countries Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are due to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on April 3 , and alleged Russian meddling in Baltic political affairs will be high on the agenda. That’s as Latvia and Estonia continue to…

Lithuania is not sure of further defense spendings

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Lithuanian State Defense Council will discuss the country’s priority defense needs at its meeting on Tuesday, the president’s press office said. “The State Defense Council, chaired by Dalia Grybauskaite, the president of the Republic of Lithuania, will discuss the country’s priority defense needs,” it told BNS. Under the Constitution, the State Defense Council discusses and coordinates key state defense issues. The council is chaired by the president and includes…

Russian citizens living in Latvia provided support to Putin

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

RIGA – During the presidential elections in Russia last week, support provided to President Vladimir Putin by Russian citizens living in Latvia turned out considerably larger than it was in Russia. Information regarding election results in three election sites in Riga shows that 93.61% or 11,878 voters voted for Putin, as reported by the Central Election Commission. Pavel Grudinin from the Communist Party is second with 2.87% of votes. Ksenya…

Number of job vacancies in Latvia up 17.9%

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

RIGA – In 2017, there were around 17,000 vacant jobs available in Latvia, which is 2,600 vacancies or 17.9 percent more than a year before, according to the latest data released today by the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB). In the public sector, there were 6,100 job vacancies, and 10,900 vacant jobs were available in the private sector. Over the year, the number of job vacancies in the private sector grew…