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Reading, writing and reproduction: Danish sex education includes lessons on fertility

It has gained global attention that sex education in Denmark will now focus on fertility as well as avoiding unwanted pregnancies. The background for this change is that 25 percent of couples wishing to have a baby do not achieve pregnancy within the first year. Sex education is critical to ensuring the reproductive rights of men and women wishing to avoid pregnancy as well as those that strive to achieve it. […]

President Grybauskaitė: Denmark is reliable defence partner of Lithuania

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with members of the Danish Defence Committee at the Danish Parliament (Folketing) and members of the Danish delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. The meeting focused on security situation in the region and Lithuanian-Danish cooperation in defence and other spheres, the presidential press service said. […]

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Lithuanian army unit commander attends conference of Danish Division commanders

On February 2 through 3 Commander of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade (MIB) Iron Wolf Colonel Raimundas Vaikšnoras is taking part in a conference arranged by the staff of the Danish Army Division in Copenhagen. Col Vaikšnoras, commander of a Latvian brigade and commander of an Estonian brigade will address cooperation of their respective units in combat training area and the contribution of the Danish Division to the training of the Baltic states‘ brigades, the Ministry of National Defence said. […]

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Foreign affairs

Linkevičius discusses bilateral and regional cooperation with Latvian, Estonian and Slovakian foreign ministers

On 16 January, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius met with Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister of Latvia, and Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Foreign Minister of Estonia, who are taking part in the Snow Meeting. […]

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Newsweek: Putin makes his first move in race to control the Arctic

In November, the Russian K-550 nuclear ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky, submerged in the Barents Sea between Russia and the North Pole, successfully launched a missile that travelled its prescribed course to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east. The Alexander Nevsky thus joins two other Russian nuclear submarines, which have, in the course of the autumn, conducted successful ballistic missile tests. […]

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European Union

Russia pans Lithuania’s counter-propaganda initiative in EU

A Russian official has criticized suggestions by several European Union nations, including Lithuania, to form a consistent pan-EU effort to counter Russia’s propaganda campaign. […]

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Lithuanians among world’s most creative in Copenhagen competition

This year, Lithuania for the first time participated in the finals at the international Creative Business Cup competition, held in Copenhagen on 17-19 November. Results achieved by entrepreneurs of creative industries at the world championship surpassed all expectations. […]

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Opinion: What do Russian probes in the Baltic portend?

Earlier this month (October 2014), Scandinavian, and especially Swedish, media have focused on Sweden’s apparently abortive efforts to locate what was allegedly a disabled Russian reconnaissance submarine off its shores near Stockholm. But beyond the glaring evidence of the degradation of Swedish military capabilities — a condition it shares with most if not all of Europe — there is a larger story here. […]