Posts tagged as Lithuanian

After Hours HBO’s Chernobyl highlights Vilnius as a go-to filming location

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The last episode of HBO’s outstanding miniseries Chernobyl aired this week, ending the bone-chilling historical drama. As of today, the show stands as the highest-rated TV series in history on IMDB. Contrary to public belief however, Chernobyl was not filmed only in Ukraine – the larger part of the show was shot in Lithuania. Extensive parts of the show were shot in Vilnius, increasing the Lithuanian capital’s now established reputation as one of the regional leaders…

Lithuanian fined RM12k for causing disturbance on flight

Saturday, May 25, 2019

A Lithuanian man was fined RM12,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here on Thursday (May 23) for causing a disturbance on a flight from Muscat, Oman to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Petronis Augustinas, 33, a construction consultant in London, pleaded guilty to threatening a cabin crew member on board Oman Air WY821 on May 19. He also pleaded guilty to the second charge of uttering harsh words and insulting cabin…

Polish, Lithuanian presidents talk security, business

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Polish president’s chief of staff, Krzysztof Szczerski, said Duda and Lithuania’s Dalia Grybauskaite would issue a joint declaration pledging to cooperate on security issues. During her two-day trip to Poland, Grybauskaite was on Thursday also to meet the Speakers of the lower and upper houses of the Polish parliament. On Friday, Grybauskaite, whose term in office ends this year, was to hold talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Lithuanian parliament speaker, president to discuss environmin situation

Monday, February 11, 2019

Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis is meeting with President Dalia Grybauskaite to discuss the existing situation after the head of state refused to appoint the prime minister’s nominated candidate for environment minister. Daiva Ulbinaite, spokeswoman for the president, has confirmed that the meeting will take place at the Seimas speaker’s initiative. Last week, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite refused to appoint Irma Gudziunaite, a justice vice minister and member…

Vilnius adopts 2019 budget

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The City Council of Vilnius adopted on Wednesday the Lithuanian capital’s budget for 2019, with expenditure exceeding revenue by 5 million euros. The city’s revenue is expected to grow by 3.5 percent this year compared with 2018 to 611.717 million euros. Total revenue, including EU support and funds carried over from last year, is projected at 679.4 million euros, a rise of 9 percent year-on-year. Excluding national and EU grants, the budget…

De-icing equipment to be bought for the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Šiauliai

Friday, February 1, 2019

The Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai will get de-icing equipment for aircraft. It will be acquired according to an agreement signed by the Ministry of National Defence and the AF Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate (AFSACD) on behalf of the Government of the United States of America. The new equipment – a de-icer car – will be capable of removing ice from aircraft at the necessary height which will…

Polish and Lithuanian defense cooperation

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Polish Territorial Defense Forces (WOT) and the Lithuanian National Defense Volunteer Forces (KASP) have signed a training cooperation agreement. This is the first agreement between the Polish WOT and that of a different country. The commander of the Polish WOT, general Wiesław Kukułka and KASP colonel Dainius Pasvenskas signed the document in the Lithuanian parliament in Vilnius on the 28thanniversary of establishing KASP. The spokesman of WOT Marek Pietrzak…

She thought her grandfather was a Lithuanian hero. Research leads her to ask, was he a patriot or a Nazi?

By Ron Grossman on Monday, January 14, 2019

To this day, Silvia Foti is not sure if she was supposed to expose or exonerate her grandfather Jonas Noreika. In Lithuania, he is remembered as General Storm, his nom de guerre when he led an underground resistance to the Soviet army’s invasion of his homeland during World War II. There are statues and streets named for him. His daughter, Foti’s mother, spent decades assembling myriad documents for a biography…

Lithuanian, Canadian formins discuss support for Ukraine

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius discussed support for Ukraine with his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland. According to Linkevicius, the Canadian foreign minister planned to go to Ukraine with several of her counterparts but had to change her plans due to the country’s internal political agenda. “We plan to go to Mariupol on January 15-16, and the plan was that Canadian Foreign Minister Freeeland would also go. But she…

How would Lithuanian President flee if Russians invaded?

By Linas Jegelevičius on Thursday, November 22, 2018

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has been facing heavy criticism at home after failing to arrive to the festivities of the centenary of Latvia’s statehood. «Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė missed the best friend’s birthday party!». «If I couldn’t have been able to fly, I’d have gone to Riga on bike». «The President is so conceited that she does not care about the centenaries of Latvia and Estonia. The only things she cares is…