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Foreign companies get 30 pct of Lithuania’s defense budget

Foreign companies get 30 percent of Lithuania’s defense budget, and 70 percent return to Lithuanian economy, according to National Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis who introduced lawmakers last week to national defense funding figures for the next year. […]

Ferry "Regina Seaways"

Ferry fire put out, Lithuania sends helicopter, four military ships (Updated)

The fire that on Tuesday broke out on a ferry on route from Germany to Lithuania’s Klaipėda has been put out and there are no reports about people injured during the incident, Lithuania’s Navy says. […]

Foreign affairs

The Riga Conference 2018 commences with questions on our future

Today, on 28th September, the largest security and foreign policy forums in the Baltic Sea region – The Rīga Conference 2018 – commences at the National Library of Latvia. Over the next two days the conference will welcome heads of states, experts, diplomats, academics and media representatives together with some 700 experts from around the world discussing touching questions to the Western alliances. […]

The conscripts

Defense Ministry moves to lower upper age limit for conscripts to 23 years (Updated)

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry proposes to lower the upper age limit for draftees for mandatory initial military service to 23 years. […]

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Defense Ministry, media outlets sign agreement on cyber security (Updated)

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry, its National Cyber Security Center and the country’s major online media outlets signed on Tuesday an agreement on cooperation in cyber security. […]