Lithuanian Armed Forces

New motorized infantry brigade will be formed in Western Lithuania in 2016

Starting on 1 January, 2016, a new motorized infantry brigade named Žemaitija will be formed in Western Lithuania. […]

The Russian T-72 tank

Lithuania’s Javelin missiles will turn Russian tanks into ‘tin cans,’ report claims

Last week, it was officially confirmed that Lithuania will buy Javelin mid-range anti-tank systems from the United States for €50 million. The T-72 tank, widely used by Russian army and also used in Ukraine, is like a tin can when faced with a Javelin. More about the Lithuanian military‘s new purchase was revealed on an LRT TV programme about military weapons. […]

Trucks on a road

Lithuanian export downturn predicted by producers and exporters

In the upcoming months, Lithuania’s producers and exporters predict a decrease in Lithuanian industrial exports. According to a poll distributed to the heads of industrial companies by Statistics Lithuania, 14 percent of businesses predict a decrease while 17 percent predict an increase (a month ago, these percentages were 12 and 31 percent, respectively). […]


Unvaccinated children will be barred from kindergarten in Lithuania

After the Seimas (parliament) failed to adopt legislation authorizing mandatory vaccinations, an order made by former Minister of Health Vytenis Andriukaitis instructing not to accept unvaccinated children to kindergarten extablishments will take effect in 1 January, 2016. Minister of Health Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė says that the order will only apply to newly accepted children. […]

Global Lithuania Awards winners with President Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian innovators and leaders honoured by president at Global Lithuanian awards

There was a feel-good atmosphere in the Lithuanian Presidential palace in Vilnius on Tuesday afternoon as Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė hosted a ceremony honouring the Global Lithuanian Awards. The annual awards are presented to individuals who, in one way or another, have contributed to Lithuania’s welfare domestically or abroad. The President and Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius praised the initiative and made it a point that a country is more than its geographical and demographic size. […]

Vilnius' thermal power plant

Lithuanian energy experts blast government’s plans to shutter thermal power plants

Nearly 60 famous Lithuanian power engineers, scientists, former energy and economy ministers and heads of business associations encouraged the government to take decisive actions in order to save thermal power plants as reserve electric power sources. The government adopted a resolution on October 7 that will effectively leave the thermal power plants unused. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

President Grybauskaitė on government’s 2015 accomplishments: strategy of idleness is not productive

Looking back at the achievements of the government headed by social democratic Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius over 2015, President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that while there are considerable accomplishments, procrastination in certain area will mean that the next government will inherit serious problems. […]