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Vėlinės in Lithuania

All Saint’s Day is an important holiday celebrated in honour of known and unknown saints on November 1st. While the Vėlinės (All Soul’s Day) celebration to commemorate the deceased is held to be on November 2nd, in Lithuania the two are often celebrated together on November 1st with deceased relatives’ graves being visited. […]

Astravyets NPP

Lithuanian government okays evacuation plan in case of accident at Belarus’ N-plant

The Lithuanian government approved on Wednesday a plan for the evacuation of people in the event of an accident at the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in neighboring Belarus some 50 kilometers from Vilnius. […]

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Foreign affairs

Activists call on Lithuanian president to point to rights violations in China

Tibet’s supporters are calling on Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė to pay attention to human rights violations in China during her visit to this country. […]

Protest by the Seimas

Some 200 people protested outside Seimas over children taken from parents

Around 200 people on Tuesday held a rally outside Lithuania’s parliament over children taken from families. […]

Poland and Lithuania
Cyber security

Lithuania’s ethnic minorities played an important role in the fight for freedom

The Lithuanian military cannot guard the state properly without public support. This is well understood by states antagonistic to Lithuania, which try to weaken our state by sowing conflict and discord between various societal groups in Lithuania and by diminishing the importance of national defense. Despite the efforts by antagonistic states, the Lithuanian ethnic communities continue to play an important role in the modern effort to strengthen state security, just as they did in the historical effort to secure Lithuanian independence. […]


Health insurance fraud involving bogus employees from Poland uncovered in Lithuania

Over 1,000 Poles may have been given fake employment contracts in Lithuania to have their healthcare costs reimbursed by the Lithuanian Compulsory Health Insurance Fund, the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) said on Tuesday. […]