Posts tagged as Lithuanians

Third of population has pondered moving as a result of pandemic

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A survey carried out among people in all three Baltic states suggests more Latvians than Estonians or Lithuanians have considered moving house as a result of the pandemic. More than one in three Latvians (35%) has considered moving due to COVID-19 and would choose to move to a suburb or the countryside according to the survey carried out in January by research agency Norstat for Citadele bank, surveying 1,000 residents of each…

Lithuanians scare deployed Fort Hood soldiers

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, January 18, 2021

A Fort Hood-based cavalry officially began an eight-month mission in Lithuania, focused on deterring Russian aggression in the region, as it uncased its colors at a ceremony on January 5, Lithuanian and U.S. officials said. The 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment took up position in Lithuania along with its heavy weaponry, including Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles. But who are these soldiers? Do they really deserve to be called…

‘Unprecedented’ rise in excess deaths among Lithuanians over 50

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Excess mortality among Lithuanians aged over 50 has been increasing for nine weeks and is at “an unprecedented level”, according to the country’s statistics office. “A statistically-reliable, above-the-norm level of excess deaths has been observed for at least nine weeks,” Jonas Bačelis, an analyst with Statistics Lithuania, told BNS. “However, some growth is visible for previous weeks, too, only it is hidden in the natural fluctuations in mortality that occur…

Lithuanian Military Police to protect NATO troops from Lithuanians

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, November 20, 2020

From January 1, 2021, the powers of the Military Police of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to investigate administrative offenses and ensure security will be expanded. The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania last week passed draft law on the Military Police. According the new law, it will be possible to independently conduct administrative investigations and provide support for NATO allies in Lithuania. Among other things, the Military Police will investigate…

Lithuanians for Biden: Trump ‘worshipping Putin’ was the last straw

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Lithuanian diaspora in the United States has been split along party lines. Several hundred of US Lithuanians favouring Joe Biden have founded a support organisation. This is one of two publications about the Lithuanian diaspora in the US during the country’s presidential election. Read the story about Lithuanians for Republicans  here  . Lithuanian Americans and Friends for Biden aim to “end the uncertainty, chaos and deception that is the Trump…

As Covid-19 cases rise, Lithuanians let their guard down too soon – president

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Having coped with the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic fairly well, Lithuanians have let go too soon, resulting in the rising infections, President Gitanas Nausėda has said. There might be a need for a lockdown to get the pandemic under control, he noted. Lithuania has been reporting over 200 new coronavirus cases daily since the middle of last week. There are now 91.7 coronavirus cases per population of 100,000…

Third of Lithuanians feels anxious about money, survey shows

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thirty-nine percent of Lithuanians feel anxiety about their financial situation every day, a survey has found. The anxiety adversely affects relations with family members, health and productivity at work, they said. One in six respondents reported feeling no anxiety about their financial situation and 7 percent said they were fully satisfied with their finances, according to the survey commissioned by the Institute of Finance at Swedbank Lithuania. “A mere 7…

Lithuanians to make unique electric vans

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Lithuanian automotive company Elinta Motors has built an electric minibus engine equipped with a battery twice the capacity of those used by Tesla, the engineers say. Elinta Motors plans to take four different electric minibus models manufactured in Lithuania to the country’s streets by the end of next year. The vehicles used for public transport will be fully manufactured in Lithuania. “All the electronics, installations, and outer body parts…

Google to train 10,000 Lithuanians to use digital communication

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Some 10,000 people in Lithuania will receive training in using electronic communication technologies as part of a joint initiative of Google and the country’s Economy Ministry. Titled Growth with Google, the initiative was presented on Thursday by Economy Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius who said that the coronavirus pandemic increased the need for digital services and the demand for digital skills. “We plan to train 10,000 citizens to use various means of…

Eighteen Lithuanians detained as part of a large scale international operation against drug trade

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Eighteen people, including ten in Lithuania, have been detained as part of a large scale international operation against drug trade, human trafficking and money laundering, according to Lithuanian Police. Criminals recruited people in Lithuania to sell drugs on the streets in Ireland and the UK. At least 65 potential victims of human trafficing were identified during the operation, according to the police. “They would look for socially vulnerable people in…