Posts tagged as Lithuania

Lithuania will not push for more sanctions against Minsk if migrant flows cease

Sunday, August 1, 2021

New EU sanctions will “be meaningless” if Minsk stops facilitating migrant crossings into Lithuania, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Friday. “No sanctions are currently in place against Belarus for organising illegal migration,” he told BNS in a comment. “[Sanctions] have been proposed, but they would be meaningless if Minsk stopped this activity violating any international norms and agreements.” However, if the neighboring country takes no action, Lithuania will trigger…

Ukrainian-owned defence firm to sue Lithuania

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Ukrainian owners of the Lithuanian-based producer of air defence systems LiTak-Tak has complained about government sanctions, threatening to turn to international arbitration. LiTak-Tak, which is indirectly owned by Valeriy Boguslavskiy and Sergiy Perevarov, saw its operations ground to a complete halt last October after the Lithuanian government said the company did not meet national security interests, quoting a special governmental commission vetting strategic deals. LiTak-Tak estimates that it lost…

Vaccine approved for teenagers in Lithuania

Friday, July 30, 2021

According to BNS, the decision follows the European Medicines Agency’s recommendation that Moderna’s vaccine were authorized for children aged 12 to 17 years. Currently, the two-shot vaccine is administered to people aged 18 years and over. It is the second coronavirus vaccine approved for adolescents in Lithuania after the Pfizer-BioNTech one. The other two vaccines used in the country – AstraZeneca and Janssen – are only given to adults.  

Lithuania may consider state of emergency over migrant crisis soon

Friday, July 30, 2021

Lithuania may soon consider declaring a state of emergency to bring illegal migration under control, President Gitanas Nauseda said. “More or less the consensus is that we are open to all issues and we can address this issue in the very near future, too,” Nauseda told a news conference after meeting with Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte and political parties’ leaders. “Before that, however, we have to assess two things: the…

Fake viagra sent to Clare were bound for Lithuanian sex shop

Friday, July 30, 2021

Fake viagra tablets estimated to be worth €65,000, posted to an address in Ennistymon were ultimately destined for a sex shop in Lithuania, a court has heard.Ennis District Court heard that 13,160 tablets, falsely branded Pfizer viagra, were intercepted by customs officers at the DHL facility in Shannon on April 17, 2018. Alan Smullen, enforcement officer with the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), told the court the package was addressed…

Lithuania launches probe into cyber attacks stoking panic amid migration crisis

Friday, July 30, 2021

Lithuania’s Cyber Security Centre has launched an investigation into alleged disinformation about planned locations of migrant centres. The perpetrators are spreading false information about where migrants might be accommodated, stoking fears among local communities, according to Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė. “I have information about cyber attacks trying to spread disinformation about plans to set up accommodation centres in some municipalities – this is being done purposefully, in order to inflame…

Lithuania to present Ukraine with 131,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Thursday, July 29, 2021

he government of Lithuania will allocate 131,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Ukraine as Klaipeda reported. “Deciding to provide the vaccine to the countries of the European Partnership in May, the government confirmed on Wednesday that 131,000 doses of the vaccine produced by AstraZeneca were passed to Ukraine – by 31,000 doses more than it was discussed earlier,” the message says. Besides, Lithuania will present the vaccines to Moldova…

Why Lithuania’s seaside is the place to be this summer

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Europe has no shortage of summer destinations—the French Riviera, Mykonos, Capri—these are probably the places that come to mind when you think of a summer in Europe. However, consider heading Northeast this season. Lithuania is home to stretches of sandy Seaside beaches, funky clubs and trendy dining. Keep reading to find out why you need to visit Lithuania’s seaside this summer. Getting to Lithuania Lithuania is surprisingly easy to get…

Europe must free itself from NATO

By Antanas Tubelis on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

NATO is an useless obsolete organisation of cold war, totaly inefficient. It is time to remove the U.S. troops from Europe. European states should build their own defense. NATO is an organization that is needed primarily by the United States, not Europe. America needs NATO to keep Europe under its control. Moreover, the United States also has a financial benefit. The U.S. carries a disproportionately large share of the financial…

Lithuania is ready to do everything to ensure maximum deterrence effect

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lithuania is ready to do everything to create proper conditions for allied troops, host as many of them as needed to ensure the maximum deterrence effect, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says. He visited the General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabrade where the German 10th Armored Division and Lithuania’s mechanized infantry brigade Iron Wolf are taking part in Exercise Schneller Degen, the first time Germany is holding a command-post exercise…