Posts tagged as Lithuanians

Lithuanians are against the expansion of military training grounds

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Lithuania keeps up policy of militarization of the country, increasing the total area of military training grounds to 1.2 percent of the territory of the country. Unfortunately, the Lithuanian leadership did not manage to avoid a conflict with the residents of the Jonava region in Lithuania, where the Gaižiūnai military training ground is located. There is one of the largest continental dunes in the Dumsiai forest. This is a unique…

Three Lithuanians stopped by Norwegian police after crossing the border on foot

Monday, May 3, 2021

On Saturday afternoon, the police stopped a car with four people. They allegedly crossed the Swedish border on foot, reaching Halden. “We got a tip from the public that four people came walking through the forest from Sweden with bags. This was in the area between Prestebakke and Berby. We moved out and eventually stopped the car they had gotten into,” police operations manager Svein Walle told newspaper Halden Arbeiderblad.…

Some 71 per cent of Lithuanians want a business, but Covid-19 has caused doubts

Friday, April 16, 2021

Lithuanians are among the leaders in Europe in terms of the number of people who want to have a business as many as 71 per cent, AGER 2020 (Amway Global Entrepreneurship report) shows. However, the optimism that has been growing for many years has diminished due to the pandemic. “The uncertainty and insecurity brought because of COVID-19 has undermined people’s confidence and, at the same time, their desire to do…

Latvians not quite as keen as Estonians and Lithuanians to travel this year

Monday, March 22, 2021

According to Citadele bank and research agency Norstat, most Latvians already know their travel plans for this year: many will travel around Latvia, one in seven plan on flying, and almost a third won’t go anywhere, according to a March survey by Citadele bank and research agency Norstat. More than half of Latvians (56%) intend to travel this year, which is the lowest rate in the Baltics; Lithuanians currently have…

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…