Posts tagged as Lithuania

Lithuanian surgeons perform first blood vessel transplantation

Monday, December 9, 2019

Surgeons at Kaunas Clinics in Lithuania performed their first blood vessel transplantation last week, saving the patient’s leg. “The patient can practically go home today. He underwent surgery on Tuesday and is already walking and can go home,” Linas Velička, the head of the blood vessel surgery division at the hospital, told reporters on Monday. The patient has the occlusive peripheral arterial disease. Doctors initially could not perform the shunting…

Biggest opposition party votes against Lithuanian government spending bill

Monday, December 9, 2019

Lithuania’s biggest opposition party, the conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), will not back the government spending bill, saying the ruling parties fail to prepare for an economic slowdown and and made too many ill-considered tax proposals. A resolution prepared by the party’s council was adopted on Saturday and calls on President Gitanas Nausėda to veto next year’s budget bill, unless the makes decisions that would deliver on…

Lithuanian history in Hindi

Monday, December 9, 2019

A book on the history of Lithuania has been translated and published in Hindi, a language spoken by some 400 million people in India. Several translators had turned down the job because they didn’t know how to translate many Lithuanian place names. The translation and publication of ‘History of Lithuania’, written by historians Alfonsas Eidintas, Alfredas Bumblauskas, Antanas Kulakauskas and Mindaugas Tamošaitis, was taken up by the Lithuanian embassy in…

EUR 10 mln drop in defense budget will affect National Armed Forces

Monday, December 9, 2019

A 10 million euro under Lithuania’s updated budget bill will make the army reconsider its tactical training plans for the next year, the country’s Chief of Defense Valdemaras Rupsys says. “It’s not a small amount, and when planning the next year’s budget expenditure, we definitely took those 10 million euros into account. But that’s a political decision. Of course, it will affect our activity in some way, it will probably…

Plane crashes in Lithuania killing two people

Monday, December 9, 2019

A small plane crashed in the territory of a residential house in Lithuania’s Kaunas District on Sunday afternoon, killing two people, local police said. Darijus Pagodinas, a member of the Aero-Pilot association, told BNS one of the victims was his colleague and experienced pilot Viktoras Ramonas. “Sadly, it’s true. As far as I know, it’s Viktoras Ramonas with his Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche and his student,” he told BNS. Police…

Killyclogher woman flew to Lithuania for hip operation

Monday, December 9, 2019

A KILLYCLOGHER woman has urged people to consider travelling to Lithuania for operations as health waiting lists here hit an all time high. Elizabeth McCallen, 65, travelled to Lithuania to have surgery on both of her hips, bypassing the lengthy waiting lists in the North. On June 20, Mrs McCallen had surgery on her left hip, and just four months later, she had surgery on her right hip. Mrs McCallen…

Vilnius’ foreign policy is turning into inertia

Monday, December 9, 2019

If European security rests on three pillars, Lithuania insists on hugging just one and ignoring the others, a political scientist says, arguing that continuity in Vilnius’ foreign policy is turning into inertia. The three poles of power in Europe are Germany, France and the United Kingdom, but Lithuania, it seems, is putting “all eggs into one German basket,” Eglė Murauskaitė argued during the annual Lithuanian political science conference on Friday.…

Is collecting biometric data dangerous for Lithuanians?

Monday, December 9, 2019

From passport photos to accessing bank accounts with fingerprints, the use of biometrics is growing at an exponential rate. And while using your fingerprint may be easier than typing in a password, just how far is too far when it comes to biometric use, and what’s happening to your biometric data once it’s collected, especially where governments are concerned? Comparitech analyzed 50 different countries to find out where biometrics are…

Lithuanian Railways greenlighted for €363m deal with Spain’s Elecnor

Friday, December 6, 2019

State-run Lithuanian Railways (LG) were given a green light on Thursday to sign the 363-million-euro electrification deal with Spain’s Elecnor. The minister said the tender took place ineffectively, but initiating a new one, would mean Lithuania loosing 200 million euros in EU funding. The deal between LG and Elecnor needs the approval of Narkevič as the state’s representative and shareholder of LG. Tomas Beržinskas, spokesman for the Lithuanian prime minister,…

Finland’s budget proposal means steeper EU funding cuts for Lithuania

Friday, December 6, 2019

A long-term budget proposal by Finland, which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, may significantly reduce support for Lithuania and is even more unfavorable than the previous plan from the European Commission, the Delfi.lt online news site reported on Thursday. “All our sores and problems remain,” it quoted Darius Trakelis, director of the EU and International Affairs Department at the Finance Ministry, as saying. “Under the Commission’s proposal, we would have…