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At a summer training of the Lithuanian Riflemen' Union. Photo courtesy pajurionaujienos.lt

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine boosts interest in Lithuanian Riflemen’ Union 0

BNS Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has lead to an increase in the number of people taking interest in the Lithuanian Riflemen’ Union which has seen an increase in applications by …

Ūkio Bankas gives green light to the new Hearts FC creditors

Ūkio Bankas gives green light to the new Hearts FC creditors 0

The creditors committee of Ūkio Bankas has today agreed the transfer of its shareholding in Hearts FC to Bidco, the Ann Budge backed company taking over the club, BDO LLP …

Lithuanian Minister of Energy Jaroslav Neverovič | Photo courtesy of www.eu2013.lt

Lithuania’s Minister of Energy meets with Qatari counterpart 0

BNS Lithuania’s Energy Minister Jaroslav Neverovič paid an official visit to Qatar early this week. Sources told BNS that the minister went to Qatar to discuss possibilities of gas supply to …

Lithuania briefs Estonia on EU Presidency experience

Lithuania briefs Estonia on EU Presidency experience 0

Today, Chancellor of the Government Alminas Mačiulis met with counterparts from different Estonian ministries visting Lithuania to learn about the country’s successful experience with the EU Council Presidency as Tallinn prepares to take on the role in 2018, reports the Lithuanian Prime Minister’s Press Office. …

Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė and the Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Vandi Chidi Minah

Lithuania establishes diplomatic relations with Sierra Leone 0

On 15 April in New York, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė and the Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Ambassador …

Edgars Rinkēvičs | Photo courtesy of DELFI.lv

In Finland, Latvian FM calls for stronger Baltic-Nordic ties 0

On 15 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs travelled to Finland, where he met with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and his counterpart, Erkki Tuomioja, among other high-ranking Finnish officials, and discussed Latvia’s upcoming EU presidency and ways to increase Baltic-Nordic cooperation, reports the …

Lithuania Film Centre announces 2014 film grants

Lithuania Film Centre announces 2014 film grants 0

The state-funded Lithuanian Film Centre announced the final list of projects that received national funding for 2014. The Centre distributed nearly 2.1 million euros among 40 projects. A total of 2,082,368 EUR was distributed among 40 projects. Of that total, 1,878,042 EUR was distributed among …

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Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland: We need to show Ukraine a clear path to EU membership 0

The Committees on European Affairs of the national Parliaments of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland issued a statement today underscoring the importance of providing Ukraine with a clear path and …

SSD: Russia trying to control Russian-language information channels in Lithuania

SSD: Russia trying to control Russian-language information channels in Lithuania 0

BNS “Russia is trying to control the Russian-language information space in Lithuania,” an unamed representative of Lithuania’s State Security Department (SSD) says. At a sitting of three parliamentary committees on …

Oleksander Turchinov, at the Seimas Teleconference, Photo by Mažeika, DELFI

Seimas speaker: the Ukrainian government is taking necessary action 0

BNS In launching counter-terrorist operations against separatists, Ukrainian leaders “are taking the action that is necessary,” Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė said Wednesday. “Peace talks, peaceful attempts to resolve …

Lithuanian SSD focused on Russian and Belarusian espionage in 2013

Lithuanian SSD focused on Russian and Belarusian espionage in 2013 0

BNS Lithuania’s State Security Department mostly focused its attention and resources on anti-Lithuanian activities of Russian and Belarusian intelligence and security services last year, according to the agency’s 2013 activity …

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European Parliament lifts bank bailout burden from taxpayers’ shoulders 0

Three measures to ensure that banks shoulder the risks of failure rather than relying on taxpayers to bail them out were approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. Two deal with restructuring and winding down troubled banks, and the third ensures that banks, not taxpayers, …

Kęstutis Girnius | DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Opinion: It is not just about the sanctions 0

If Moscow refrains from escalating the situation (although this is exactly what it has been doing lately) it will probably evade any stricter sanctions from the West. The latter lacks …

Lithuanian Seimas | Photo courtesy of Olga Posaškova

Lithuanian politicians call on EU, NATO countries to arm Ukraine 0

BNS EU and NATO countries should share intelligence information with Ukraine and also provide the country with military equipment and ammunition, Lithuanian lawmakers say in a draft resolution. The resolution …

President Dalia Grybauskaitė with the Chief of the Army Gen. Arvydas Pocius, Copyright - Dačkus

Russia’s actions becoming unpredictable, aggressor must be stopped – Lithuanian president 0

BNS Russia’s actions are becoming unpredictable, and all Western countries need to find a common solution on how to stop the aggressor, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says. Asked whether the …

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