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1 in 3 Lithuanians receive pensions

In 2014 the number of recipients of old-age pensions paid by the State Social Insurance Fund (Sodra) decreased by a thousand to 599,600. By the end of 2014, as much as 923,200 people received at least one type of pension, i.e., one in three Lithuanians. […]

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Bank of Lithuania: Weight of export in GDP is increasing

The importance of exports in services for Lithuanian trade has been growing in recent years, and with the growth of the need for analytical information on this sector, the Bank of Lithuania updated the published country’s balance of payments statistical data and from now on it will publish information in accordance with the countries that are Lithuania’s key partners in the service trade, the central bank said in a statement. […]

From left Jadvyga Burokas, Ele Kains, David Suchet, Aida Abromas, Peter Kains, Janina Saffiotti
Global LT

An amazing encounter with David Suchet

David Suchet is a famous English actor of Lithuanian descent who has starred in more than 100 TV films and movies. He is a Shakespearean actor of the stage but is best known for playing Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in the British TV drama, Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot,’ which has been screening on TVs all around the world for 26 years. […]

Valentinas Mazuronis

Mazuronis elected chairman of Lithuania’s Labour Party

Lithuanian MEP Valentinas Mazuronis, formerly a member of the Order and Justice party, was elected as the leader of the Labour Party on Saturday. […]

Mykolas Majauskas

Majauskas to head conservative party in Vilnius

Member of Vilnius City Municipality Council Mykolas Majauskas was elected Chairman of the Conference of Vilnius chapters of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD). He received 56 percent of the vote on Thursday. […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuanian spying suspect to get Russian state-appointed lawyer

The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it has contacted the Lithuanian citizen who has been arrested in Moscow on spying charges, Aristidas Tamošaitis. According to the ministry, the Lithuanian national is feeling well and does not want his Russian state-appointed lawyer replaced. […]

President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Parliament Speaker Loreta Graužinienė

President Grybauskaitė: Cooperation between Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine strengthens regional security

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Marshal of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz, Chairman of Ukraine‘s Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman, and Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Loreta Graužinienė, who are participating in the sixth session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. The meeting focused on the security situation in the region, the situation in Ukraine, and enhanced interparliamentary cooperation between the three countries, said the presidential press service. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian foreign minister to preside over UN Security Council meeting on extremist fighters

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius will on Friday preside over a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on instruments against foreign fighters joining extremist organizations, such as the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. […]