Posts tagged as Lithuania

Lithuania expands Russian blacklist over Kerch incident

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lithuania has on Friday expanded its blacklist of Russian citizens over the recent incident in the Kerch Strait when Russia seized three Ukrainian ships. The decision was made by the Migration Department in response to a proposal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The decision has been made,” Evelina Gudzinskaite, head of the Migration Department, told BNS Lithuania. Both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Migration Department refrained from…

Mass demonstration in Vilnus in solitarity with teachers’ strike

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Large protest has been held in Vilnius, with many Lithuanians gathering in solidarity of a teacher strike currently held by over thousand workers of schools and kindergartens across the Baltic country. Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science has this year reformed the pay system of teachers in schools and kindergartens. The union holding the strike wants it overhauled and to achieve a 20% hike in teacher wages from January 2019.

Bank of Lithuania survey: 400 euro needed for better lives

Saturday, December 8, 2018

While the citizens’ financial circumstances are improving, many families would be content with their living conditions in Lithuania if they had 400 euro higher incomes. This was found by a household survey commissioned by the Bank of Lithuania, its press release states according to lrt.lt. “With the economy continuing to grow, Lithuanian residents earn ever more, thus it comes as no surprise that over the past few years, the number…

Among the EU countries, Lithuania is a pioneer of personal “Azov” sanctions against Russia

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lithuania is the first EU country to impose sanctions for Russia’s maritime aggression. To implement this plan, the Foreign Ministry of this Baltic country on Thursday, December 6, appealed to the Migration Department under the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs with a proposal to include in the list of unwanted guests of Lithuania people who directly participated in the act of aggression against Ukrainian warships and their crews on November 25…

A growing number of Balts are struggling with debt despite the growing economy

Friday, December 7, 2018

In the wake of a long period of economic growth, savings have gone up – but so has indebtedness. A growing number of people are struggling: every fifth European needs to borrow in order to pay bills. That group has increased from 15% three years ago to 20% this year. In the Baltics, the situation differs from country to country. Every third Latvian has borrowed money to pay bills. In…

R. Lopata: it could appear that we have become a presidential republic

Friday, December 7, 2018

Lithuanian foreign policy is weakened by the fact that all the powers of its formation and implementation are focused in one location – the institution of the president, while its other centres – the cabinet and Seimas are passive, political scientist Raimundas Lopata tells lrt.lt. “Lithuania is a unique country, whose prime ministers do not go to Brussels. It could appear to some that Lithuania has become a presidential republic,”…

Lithuania will not sign the UN Migration Pact – Prime Minister

Friday, December 7, 2018

Lithuania will not sign the UN Migration Pact, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said Wednesday, however Vilnius will voice approval for it. “A minister will participate in the conference, express approval of the UN pact… Nothing will be signed by the minister,” Skvernelis stated at a press conference on Wednesday. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is expected to be signed on 10-11 December in Marrakech. The United States…

Most advanced military radars in the region enter service in Lithuania

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Airspace Surveillance and Control Command of the Lithuanian Air Force begins conducting air surveillance tasks with two long-range 3D radars from a NATO manufacturer located in Antaveršis (Southern Lithuania) and Degučiai (Western Lithuania). New infrastructure and radars is Lithuania’s largest contribution so far to the development of both, national and NATO collective defence capabilities. “The operational launch of the two long-range radars marks a huge qualitative leap in strengthening both,…

Parliament doesn’t object to Lithuania joining UN migration pact

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday did not object to the country joining the UN migration pact, underlining, however, that the document is not legally binding. With 73 votes in favor, 21 against and 21 abstentions, the Seimas of Lithuania today adopted a resolution which does not prevent the interior minister from attending the signing of the UN agreement in Morocco. The resolution states that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and…

Classifier of Lithuanian influencers has been created

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Growing popularity of Lithuanian opinion leaders in social networks sites (SNSs) among many others has attracted the attention of scientists. Researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) together with Smart Communication Agency Idea Prima have created classifier of influencers which will be constantly updated and refined. “Inspired by the dominating role of SNSs opinion leaders in communication, we have decided to classify them into categories clearly showing who are the…