Posts tagged as Lithuanians

Lithuanian Military Police to protect NATO troops from Lithuanians

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, November 20, 2020

From January 1, 2021, the powers of the Military Police of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to investigate administrative offenses and ensure security will be expanded. The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania last week passed draft law on the Military Police. According the new law, it will be possible to independently conduct administrative investigations and provide support for NATO allies in Lithuania. Among other things, the Military Police will investigate…

Lithuanians for Biden: Trump ‘worshipping Putin’ was the last straw

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Lithuanian diaspora in the United States has been split along party lines. Several hundred of US Lithuanians favouring Joe Biden have founded a support organisation. This is one of two publications about the Lithuanian diaspora in the US during the country’s presidential election. Read the story about Lithuanians for Republicans  here  . Lithuanian Americans and Friends for Biden aim to “end the uncertainty, chaos and deception that is the Trump…

As Covid-19 cases rise, Lithuanians let their guard down too soon – president

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Having coped with the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic fairly well, Lithuanians have let go too soon, resulting in the rising infections, President Gitanas Nausėda has said. There might be a need for a lockdown to get the pandemic under control, he noted. Lithuania has been reporting over 200 new coronavirus cases daily since the middle of last week. There are now 91.7 coronavirus cases per population of 100,000…

Third of Lithuanians feels anxious about money, survey shows

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thirty-nine percent of Lithuanians feel anxiety about their financial situation every day, a survey has found. The anxiety adversely affects relations with family members, health and productivity at work, they said. One in six respondents reported feeling no anxiety about their financial situation and 7 percent said they were fully satisfied with their finances, according to the survey commissioned by the Institute of Finance at Swedbank Lithuania. “A mere 7…

Lithuanians to make unique electric vans

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Lithuanian automotive company Elinta Motors has built an electric minibus engine equipped with a battery twice the capacity of those used by Tesla, the engineers say. Elinta Motors plans to take four different electric minibus models manufactured in Lithuania to the country’s streets by the end of next year. The vehicles used for public transport will be fully manufactured in Lithuania. “All the electronics, installations, and outer body parts…

Google to train 10,000 Lithuanians to use digital communication

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Some 10,000 people in Lithuania will receive training in using electronic communication technologies as part of a joint initiative of Google and the country’s Economy Ministry. Titled Growth with Google, the initiative was presented on Thursday by Economy Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius who said that the coronavirus pandemic increased the need for digital services and the demand for digital skills. “We plan to train 10,000 citizens to use various means of…

Eighteen Lithuanians detained as part of a large scale international operation against drug trade

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Eighteen people, including ten in Lithuania, have been detained as part of a large scale international operation against drug trade, human trafficking and money laundering, according to Lithuanian Police. Criminals recruited people in Lithuania to sell drugs on the streets in Ireland and the UK. At least 65 potential victims of human trafficing were identified during the operation, according to the police. “They would look for socially vulnerable people in…

Lithuanians are afraid to serve in the army

By Jonas Dringelis on Thursday, August 20, 2020

In 2015 the Lithuanian army reintroduced compulsory military service due to the potential threat caused by the Russia. Young Lithuanians try to avoid the service. Some of them even are not afraid of penalties and imprisonment. It is well known that Lithuanian authorities intend to increase the number of servicemen of the Lithuanian Armed Forces by 25%. From 2020, it is planned that their number will increase from 20,790 to…

‘Baltic Bubble’ prompts more visits by Estonians but fewer by Lithuanians

Friday, August 14, 2020

After the travel restrictions relating to Latvia’s neighbouring countries Estonia and Lithuania were lifted, creating the so-called ‘Baltic Bubble’ travel zone, a rapid inflow of tourists was observed in June, according to latest statistics released August 14 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). The number of visitors from Estonia, as compared to June of the previous year, increased by 5.6 %, but the number of nights spent by them increased even more, by…

Postpone trips to Poland, Lithuanians told

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A senior epidemiologist has warned Lithuanians against travelling to Poland, saying they will probably have to self-quarantine on their return as of next week. “We should postpone these trips if we can,” Rolanda Lingienė, of the National Public Health Centre, told reporters on Wednesday, noting that it would take “a miracle” to prevent Poland from being put on Lithuania’s blacklist of coronavirus-affected countries. “Not only from Poland, there are several…