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Valdas Ivanauskas' contribution to Lithuania's International football in the 1990's mount's to the legacy left by Diego Maradona in Argentina. Photo courtesy of DELFI.Sportas.

On this day in sport: 29 July 0

Alex Tigani | the Lithuania Tribune As Lithuania prepares for another UEFA European qualifying campaign, football fanatics will look back on another milestone on this day 20 years ago. Though Lithuania has never been a superior nation in the world game, the Baltic nation has …

Raimondas Rumšas finished 3rd in the 2002 Tour De France. Photo courtesy of DELFI.Sportas.

On this day in sport: 28 July 0

Alex Tigani | the Lithuania Tribune Last week male cyclist Ramūnas Navardauskas became the first Lithuanian to take out a stage of the Tour De France. Fittingly on this day sport, another Lithuanian name would stand proudly on the podium in Raimondas Rumšas. Though the …

The 1992 Lithuanian national basketball team. Photo courtesy of DELFI.Sportas.

On this day in sport: 26 July 0

Alex Tigani | the Lithuania Tribune The recent 2012 documentary film “The Other Dream Team” marked a new high in the exposure of Lithuania’s love of basketball to the world through its thorough history of competition mixed with the emotions of conflict in the Baltic …

Lithuanians in Israel urged to register with Foreign Ministry

Lithuanians in Israel urged to register with Foreign Ministry 0

BNS After the majority of European airlines suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport for 24 hours on Wednesday, Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry urged Lithuanian citizens currently in …

Israir to keep Wednesday’s Vilnius-Tel Aviv flight

Israir to keep Wednesday’s Vilnius-Tel Aviv flight 0

BNS A flight from Vilnius to Tel Aviv by Israeli’s air carrier Israir scheduled for 11:05 pm, Wednesday, has not been cancelled, although many airlines around the world have today …

Minister of Transport and Communication, Rimantas Sinkevičius | DELFI, Photo by J. Markevičius

All three Communication Ministry deputies reappointed 0

Elta EN Saulius Girdauskas, Vladislovas Kondratovičius and Arijandas Šliupas – all the three Deputy Ministers of Transport and Communications – have been reappointed to their offices. Under the decree of …

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 …

DELFI, Photo by A.Didžgalvis

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 …

The Seimas | DELFI, Photo by Š. Černiauskas

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 …

Rimantas Šadžius | DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

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 …

The Bank of Lithuania | DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

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 …

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