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No business lockdowns during second coronavirus wave, Lithuanian PM assures

Monday, August 10, 2020

Lithuania’s economy or its sections will not be put on hold if a second coronavirus wave strikes, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Monday. “Let me state it clearly that we definitely are not planning to stop the entire economy or individual sectors to take a second [Covid-19] wave under control,” the prime minister posted on Facebook. Instead, the virus management strategy will include “proper use of masks, disinfection, safe…

Face masks to be mandatory during Lithuania’s October election

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Election workers, voters and observers will have to wear face masks at polling locations during the October parliamentary election, the Central Electoral Commission decided on Wednesday. All voters waiting in lines will have to stand at least one metre apart. People will have to enter polling sites through one door and leave through another. Voters who will vote at home will be advised to fill out their ballots outside their…

An Estonian soldier was seriously injured during a live firing exercise

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The soldier, a conscript with the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion, a training battalion, was taking part in the large-scale Spring Storm (Kevadtorm) annual military exercise, and received serious bodily injuries resulting from a blast issuing from a Carl-Gustav recoilless rifle, principally used as an anti-tank weapon. The soldier was attended to by medics on the spot and taken to the North Estonian Regional Hospital (PERH) in Tallinn by military ambulance. The…

Lithuania’s biggest fertilizer plant releases pollutants during emergency shutdown

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A nitrogen fertilizer plant in Jonava, owned by Achema, was forced into an emergency shutdown due to a power outage on Monday, releasing larger-than-usual amounts of pollutants into the air, the  Environment   Ministry said on Wednesday. Achema is the biggest ammonia fertilizer producer in the Baltic countries. Higher-than-usual nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide levels were registered in the air in the central Lithuanian town, the ministry told BNS. According…

Russian delegation walks out during Lithuanian parliament speaker’s address in Strasbourg

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Vyacheslav Volodin, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma, and the majority of the country’s delegation left the conference room in Strasbourg on Thursday when the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktoras Pranckietis, delivered a speech on sanctions for countries that violate human rights. “Part of the Russian delegation stood up and left the room” when Pranckietis mentioned human rights violations and Russia’s occupation of Crimea, Gintarė Žukautė, the head of…

LFGU needs change or he won’t represent it during parlt election

Monday, July 8, 2019

The ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union needs to change if it wants to see him as its candidate in the upcoming general election, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says. “I would like that political power (…) to be more democratic, a political force based on values, principles and discussions,” the prime minister told the Lietuvos Rytas TV’s 24/7 program on Sunday. He added that “it would be difficult for me…