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Lithuania has prepared sanction plan for Russia

2014-07-29 / 10:39 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Lithuania has already drawn up a plan for national sanctions against Russia and it will be implemented if needed, the Lietuvos Žinios daily reports.

Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Ignalina

2014-07-29 / 09:12 - Algirdas Acus | LRT

Lithuanian Government’s Commission for Emergency Situations declared a state of emergency in north eastern Ignalina region after an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in one of Ignalina pig farm. 19 000 pigs have already been exterminated in ASF-hit farm owned by the Danish company Idavang.

No hope of drop in unemployment in Lithuania, analyst says

2014-07-28 / 10:13 - ELTA | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Even though Lithuania's economic growth rate surpasses that of other European Union member states, unemployment rate is higher than the regional average and, most importantly, it does not seem to be decreasing, notes economist Gitanas Nausėda.

Lithuanian politicians do not shun news media control

2014-07-28 / 10:01 - DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

A number of politicians are in control of news media outlets, both those in the ruling coalition and the opposition parties, according to a dataset from 2013 on news media ownership.

Belarusian tourists exchange Crimea for Lithuanian resorts

2014-07-25 / 11:43 - Baltic News Network | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

The Crimean annexation by Russia has played out big for Lithuania: holidaymakers from Belarus , who usually choose Crimea for their vacation, this summer have been swarming Lithuanian resorts instead. The numbers of Belarusian tourists in Lithuania could be even higher if it were not for the lengthy and often intimidating visa procedures.

African swine fever reported in Danish-owned pig farm in Lithuania

2014-07-25 / 11:39 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in a Lithuanian pig complex owned by Danish company Idavang, which has already started the culling of more than 18,000 pigs kept at the farm.

ENAR demands apology from Lithuania's Interior Ministry for racial profiling

2014-07-25 / 11:36 - The Lithuania Tribune | DELFI

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), comprising of more than 170 non-governmental organizations, has turned to the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and has asked for an official apology to Lithuanian Muslim community, the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) informs.

Lithuania will feel benefits of euro in 3-5 years, analyst says

2014-07-24 / 10:40 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

Lithuania, which will adopt the euro on Jan. 1, should feel positive effects of the new currency in three to five years. However, the new currency will bring both positive and relatively negative changes, an analyst with SEB Bankas, the largest Lithuania’s commercial bank, says.

EU gives final approval to Lithuania's euro bid

2014-07-24 / 10:37 - BNS | ELTA| DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

The European Union ’s (EU) General Affairs Council on Wednesday approved Lithuania’s entry to the euro zone in January 2015, which is the final decision that was needed for the country to adopt the single currency next year.

Activists in Vilnius rally in support of Palestine

2014-07-23 / 11:02 - BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune

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.
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