Posts tagged as Lithuania

Lithuania invites you to relax

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tired of traffic jams in the morning – jobs that needed to be done yesterday – kids with never ending colds – not meeting that 10,000-step goal – and bad cholesterol levels that are on the up and up? Seems like someone needs to recharge their batteries! If so, we’ve got a unique escape plan for you: a trip to Lithuania, invites lithuania.travel. Milk SPA procedures With more and more…

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found on Lithuanian Project

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on Oct. 12 on a Lithuanian project depicting Jewish life before World War II in the capital of Vilnius. The project, Walls That Remember, posted a photo of the graffiti on their Facebook page. The graffiti shows a Jewish Star of David crossed out. “The people who did this must be found and held accountable for this hate crime. We believe Lithuania is a country that…

Lithuania to buy six American Black Hawk helicopters

Friday, October 18, 2019

The leadership of Lithuania’s national defense system has decided to buy six American Black Hawk helicopters for around 300 mln euros. They will replace eight Soviet-era Mi-8 helicopters Lithuania has used so far, the Ministry of National Defense confirmed. The new multifunctional military helicopters would be used for search and rescue operations, as well as for the implementation of tasks of the Lithuanian army and the Lithuania-based German-lead NATO battalion.…

Lithuanian army helicopter saves injured Russian citizen

Friday, October 18, 2019

A Lithuanian army helicopter saved an injured Russian citizen from a tanker, Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense said. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center received a call at around 2 a.m. that a crew member of the Moskovsky Prospect tanker needed medical assistance. A rescue operation was launched and a Dauphin helicopter of Lithuania’s Air Force was dispatched. The injured Russian citizen, 32, was taken to a hospital in Lithuania’s port…

Lithuanian teachers threaten to strike

Friday, October 18, 2019

A Lithuanian teachers’ union is calling for a strike, saying that the government is not living up to the promises laid out in a collective agreement. The Lithuanian Education and Teachers’ Union (LŠMPS) has voted on Thursday to call a strike, even though the exact date of the action has not been set. The union’s leader, Egidijus Milešinas, says the action has been provoked by the government’s state budget proposal…

Struggle of expatriate kids in Lithuanian schools

Friday, October 18, 2019

As more expatriates are returning to Lithuania, often with their families, the country’s schools are tasked with reintegrating students into the national education system. Despite additional funding, it can be a struggle. Twin brothers Dominykas and Martynas started school this September. Having lived in the United Kingdom for a few years, they returned to Lithuania and enrolled in a school near their home in Šiauliai, northern Lithuania. Having grown accustomed to an…

Parties’ defense spending deal in Lithuania not being implemented

Friday, October 18, 2019

An agreement that Lithuania’s parliamentary parties signed a year ago to set out the country’s defense policy for the next decade is not being implemented, the leader of the biggest opposition party said on Thursday. Gabrielius Landsbergis, the leader of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, spoke to reporters after a meeting between his party’s MPs and Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis. “The minister confirmed that the defense (policy) agreement that…

Lithuanian president leaves for his 1st EU summit to discuss Brexit, budget

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is leaving on Thursday for his first EU summit that will focus on Brexit and the bloc’s next budget. In the last scheduled European Council before the UK’s October 31 departure day, EU leaders plan to discuss negotiations on the terms of Britain’s divorce from the bloc. The key stumbling block has been how to prevent the return of a physical border between Northern Ireland and…

Lithuanian parliament starts debating ‘spy swap’ amendment

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Lithuanian parliament has started debating a draft amendment to the Criminal Code that would detail the president’s right to pardon persons convicted of espionage, reported LETA/BNS. “And now you propose to restrict that privilege. Don’t you think that this proposal is superfluous and that if there are Lithuanian citizens who need Lithuania’s help, it just needs to be given?” he said. Gaizauskas said no one was questioning the presidential pardon…

Lithuanian govt to consider 2020 budget, with revenue, expenditure going up

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The revenue and expenditure of Lithuania’s 2020 state budget, including EU and other international support, should grow, and the planned budget deficit will be slightly lower than planned this year, reported LETA/BNS. The Lithuanian government is set to discuss on Wednesday the 2020 state budget bill drafted by the Ministry of Finance. Under the bill, the budget’s revenue will grow 9%, or 955.686 mln euros, to 11.545 bn euros, and…