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Latvia’s airBaltic becomes world’s first airline to accept Bitcoins

Latvia’s airBaltic becomes world’s first airline to accept Bitcoins 0

Latvian national airline AirBaltic the first airline in the world to accept Bitcoins as payment for its services, the company informs. AirBaltic now accepts Bitcoin as payment for tickets on …

Linkevičius dismisses reports about Baltic mercenaries in Ukraine as “nonsense”

Linkevičius dismisses reports about Baltic mercenaries in Ukraine as “nonsense” 0

BNS Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius dismissed reports made by an Italian daily, which were commented on by Russia’s administration, about alleged fighters from the Baltic states, Finland, Sweden and …

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US anti-Semitism envoy coming to Lithuania BNS 0

BNS US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ira N. Forman is coming to Lithuania. Forman, a top-ranking member of US President Barack Obama’s administration, will visit the headquarters …

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Seimas plans emigration commission 0

BNS Parliament plans to introduce a commission dedicated to emigration issues this fall, according to Order and Justice Party leader MEP Rolandas Paksas. The initiative was discussed at the meeting …

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Šadžius: businesses that round prices down will thrive in euro transition 0

BNS With the European Union (EU) expected to issue its final approval today for the adoption of the euro in Lithuania, businesses lowering their prices before the currency changeover should …

Prime Minister: proposals for ORLEN Lietuva still on table

Prime Minister: proposals for ORLEN Lietuva still on table 0

ELTA Responding to public information about further activities and difficulties experienced by oil refinery ORLEN Lietuva, Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius reminds that the company, just like other petroleum refining …

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Clock at entrance to Bank of Lithuania will countdown to euro transition 0

Elta EN After the EU General Affairs Council adopts the final decision on the adoption of the euro in Lithuania, a countdown timer above the door of the Bank of …

Conservatives call for travel ban for pro-Kremlin artists

Conservatives call for travel ban for pro-Kremlin artists 0

ELTA EN Members of the youth branch of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democratic Party (TS-LKD) turned to the state leaders and responsible officials, calling on them to take measures to …

Pro-Palestine rally highlights civilian casualties in ongoing conflict

Pro-Palestine rally highlights civilian casualties in ongoing conflict 0

BNS A group of activists held a rally in support of Palestine in central Vilnius on Tuesday evening, highlighting that civilian people were affected by the Israeli-Palestinian military stand-off. “I …

Imposing new restrictions on foreign entrepreneurs is “sawing down a branch we’re sitting on”

Imposing new restrictions on foreign entrepreneurs is “sawing down a branch we’re sitting on” 0

New law amendments, which aim to prevent creation of fictitious businesses in Lithuania, will only make it more problematic for foreigners to start a small business, lawyers claim. “Up until …

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Measures taken to prepare handicapped Lithuanians for euro changeover 0

The Bank of Lithuania has initiated meetings with representatives of organisations representing people with disabilities (the blind and the deaf), seeking to ensure that information about changeover to the euro is accessible …

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Late Monsignor Alfonsas Svarinskas: Priesthood marked with pain and terror 0

Prominent Lithuanian clergyman, former dissident and political figure Monsignor Alfonsas Svarinskas passed away last week, aged 89. One of the most active Lithuanian dissidents hated Soviet occupants with all his …

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Opinion: A dissident’s Lithuania – then and now 0

I heard the Lithuanian term for “prisoner of conscience” for the first time as a student at a Lithuanian high school in then West Germany. Around the same time, in …

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Mistral warship sale to Russia from France uncertain 0

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius, who arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday, voiced a cautious position on economic sanctions against Russia, but called …

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President Grybauskaitė: We must put a stop to mistralisation of European politics 0

Europe is betraying its own values and trades security for profit, which allows Russia to effectively employ the “buy and rule” strategy, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė. “We must put a stop to …

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