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MPs back presidential veto of lower threshold for dual citizenship referendum

The Lithuanian parliament upheld on Tuesday President Dalia Grybauskaitė‘s veto of amendments lowering the yes-vote threshold for a dual citizenship referendum. […]

Asta Dovydėnaitė, Linas Mockevičius (back) and Antanas Juknevičius
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Asta and Linas who traversed the world on motorcycles have returned home: a record seems to be in the stars

On Saturday a campsite with friends and family members near Vilnius marked the end of the round the world trip for two motorcycle enthusiasts Asta Dovydėnaitė and Linas Mockevičius. In 640 days or more than 21 months the two travelers traversed more than 100 thousand kilometers and visited 45 different countries. This experience will forever cement itself in their memory not only because of the thousands of photos taken during the trip, but also because of a new mention in the Lithuanian record books. They have become the first Lithuanians to cover this much distance using motorcycles. […]

Asta and Linas
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Asta and Linas who traversed the world on motorcycles have returned home: a record seems to be in the stars

A week ago a campsite with friends and family members near Vilnius marked the end of the round the world trip for two motorcycle enthusiasts Asta Dovydėnaitė and Linas Mockevičius. In 640 days or more than 21 months the two travelers traversed more than 100 thousand kilometers and visited 45 different countries. […]

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Italian Lithuanian A. Kriščiūnaitė-Dantoni: There is still a Soviet Union Street in Florence

Asta Kriščiūnaitė-Dantoni , Tuscany Lithuanian community founder and chairman of the board, recently told the LRT.lt news outlet that Italians tend to believe disinformation. “They have it in their heads that we speak Russian and don’t know our country’s history,“ she said. She’s happy to be working hard to change these misconceptions, lrt.lt writes. […]

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A Lithuanian living in Alaska won the surname with “w”

On July 25th 2018 The Vilnius District Court passed yet another verdict on the original spelling case of names and surnames. This time, for a Lithuanian who married a citizen of the United States of America and took a surname with a “w”. A citizen of Lithuania, who lives in Alaska, reached out to the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR), which led up more than forty cases in this matter. For several years now in the US, the applicant is identified by the surname of her spouse that contains the letter “w” – she has driver’s license, has signed several contracts with it etc., but Lithuania refused to register her surname, a press release from the foundation states. […]

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Experience of a Lithuanian working in Silicon Valley: what actually happens in the cradle of innovation?

Many people all over the world believe that working in a company based in Silicon Valley is the dream of a lifetime. Giedrė Pociūtė, referring to herself as a citizen of the world, not only dreams the dream but also purposefully pursues her goals. This graduate of Vilnius University Business School leads her life as if no boundaries or rules exist and now openly shares her not-so-easy daily life in the world’s cradle of information technologies, a press release from the business school states. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian language to be taught in secondary schools in Ireland

Secondary schools in Ireland will offer Lithuanian language classes as of September. […]

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Launch of a petition to add Lithuanian Rye to Lithuania‘s Red Book

The situation of Lithuanian rye is critical — the amount of rye grown in Lithuania is decreasing rapidly. The Department of Statistics has gathered the data, which shows that Lithuanian farmers cultivated more than 74,000 hectares of rye in 2008, whereas this year the figure dropped to merely 22,000 hectares. In order to preserve Lithuanian rye, the petition to include into Lithuania‘s Red Book has been started. […]

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Health for the active: four tips for eating in a hurry

Modern people have less and less time for cooking, eating regularly and in a balanced way, let alone listening to the needs of their bodies regarding what kind of food it requires right now. This results in a shortage of nutrients, a nutrition specialist Raminta Bogušienė warns. […]