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  • Arturas Paulauskas calls for ban on the burqa in Lithuania
    the steps of France Estonia and some other European countries and prevent any potential misunderstandings by banning the burqa in public Palauskas believes Lithuania has not only to ensure the wellbeing of its refugees but also take care of the country s security He believes a ban to wear face covering clothes is one of the preventive security measures needed Estonia and Latvia are already discussing bans to wear face covering clothes he said Such discussions are inevitable as the refugee issue is very important We all remember the French case when discussions on a burqa ban were very heated We have the chance to prevent that Lithuania has pledged to accept 325 migrants from other countries mostly Syrians as part of wider efforts to address the Mediterranean refugee crisis Paulauskas is a member of the Labour Party and was Lithuanian President for a brief period in 2004 The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Kaunas municipality begins refurbishment work on Jewish cemetary Lithuania supports Georgia s NATO aspirations NATO to halve Baltic air policing mission four jets to remain in Siaulai Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Mixed hopes in Vilnius for Belarus reset Lithuanian MEP migrant crisis will be a lingering issue Refugees to be questioned on religion and previous military activities by Lithuanian authorities Former KGB spy given Lithuanian residence permit Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that

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  • New African Swine Fever cases reported in Eastern Latvia
    on August 13 2015 The ASF cases have been found in a small farmstead with one pig in Staicele a farmstead with six pigs in Ambeli and a farmstead with three pigs in Vecsaliena The already established critical ASF area will not be expanded since all three outbreaks have occurred within its territory Meistere said The veterinary service is taking measures at all three farmsteads to prevent the infection from spreading further The measures include establishing a three kilometre protection zone three around the affected farms and a 10km monitoring zone around the farms The movement of domestic pigs and wild boars as well as their transportation will be closely monitored in these territories Also a 40 day ban has been imposed on taking pigs or pork meat out of these areas The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles U S heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015 Latvia Lumbers Towards Higher Spending on Defence Russia Today requests permission to establish Latvian subsidiary Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Latvian government reaches for guns over health care Crude oil leaks from Latvia s VNT terminal Latvia and China discuss bilateral cooperation Drunk AirBaltic crew sentenced to jail in Norwegian court Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent

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  • Russian opposition journalist arrives in Lithuania - seeks political asylum
    Having arrived from Cyprus via the Latvian capital Riga Nekrasov spent more than four hours at Vilnius Airport in the hands of Lithuanian border patrols I haven t slept for 24 hours and I m very nervous he said It s a completely new stage in my life After spending a month in detention in Cyprus after an eight day hunger strike I cannot believe that I m here I think it s a miracle Nekrasov said the Russian state has charged him with extortion charges after the director of Kalashnikov Concern and now head of the Federal Agency for the Development of State Border Infrastructure Konstantin Busygin filed a complaint against him The complaint was lodged after Nekrasov and the local trade union wanted minimum pay to be raised It s revenge for trade union activity in 2013 Nekrasov continued and he claimed the former trade union leader is also asking for political asylum in the UK International NGO Reporters Without Border believes Nekrasov is being persecuted for his articles about corruption in the Russian Republic of Udmurtia We believe that he is persecuted by Russian authorities over political motives Johann Bihr from Reporters Without Border told BNS According to Bihr the head of a local factory accused Nekrasov of blackmail when he published his article about employee protests He added Nekrasov however was a witness to the protests The Federal Security Service detained the journalist and tried to make him confess to blackmail Nekrasov is facing up to 15 years in prison in Russia The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister

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  • Lithuanian pensioners may receive six percent pension raise in 2016
    2016 We are watching and making forecasts regarding next year she said during a press conference on August 11 2015 We believe pensions will have to be raised on Jul 1 2016 and they will increase by an average of 6 percent for all pensioners The increase would require 75 million euros from the state social insurance budget in addition another 10 million euros from the central government budget In early August this year Lithuanian President Algirdas Butkevicius said pensions could be increased by at least 6 euros in 2016 On July 1 2015 Lithuania s government raised the basic state social insurance pension by 3 euros to 108 euros The insured income level also increased from 431 to 434 euros The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Lithuania will host innovation experts and creators from around the globe Transport Ministry Sacks Chairman of Latvian Railways Office launch party of Latvian Asian Chamber of commerce Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Goliath Wind signs 100 million euro deal in India Estonia Merko signs contract on construction of Tallinn tram line extension Russian Roulette the shot of vodka heard round the world Estonia was Europe s biggest exporter of wooden houses in 2014 Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and

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  • Lithuanian citizen sentenced to nine years in prison for phone scamming in Estonia
    armed robberies in the Lithuanian cities of Kaunas Mazeikiai and Telsiai were handed over to a Lithuanian court with two men named as suspects It emerged during the investigation that one of the suspects born in 1982 also committed crimes in foreign countries including Estonia It transpired the man would randomly call Russian speaking residents of Estonia to claim a relative was involved in a car accident or committed a crime and money was needed to cover up the offence and avoid a legal investigation The information was handed over to Estonian police The Lithuanian citizen was charged with 41 criminal offences which resulted in 61 783 euros worth of damage A court in the Estonian city of Parnu on July 28 2015 sentenced him to nine years in jail The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Concept of foreign policy has changed for Estonia Medieval ships uncovered beneath Tallinn building sites Go Rail ends Tallinn Moscow service for economic reasons Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Japan follows Estonia s lead with electronic ID cards Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally Right wing parties launch 24 hour anti migrant rally in Tallinn The battle for the Estonian coastline Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and

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  • President Vejonis supports burqa ban
    he believes a debate surrounding a ban on the burqa should be started He added he would be in favour of the decision Latvian Ombudsman Juris Jansons called for a debate on the subject after a similar proposal was made in Estonia The author of the proposal is the Estonian minister of social protection and chairman of the junior coalition party Pro Patria and Res Publica Union IRL Margus Tsahkna He argued the ban should be introduced on security grounds Tsahkna explained his rationale by suggesting people should be identifiable The minister believes it would be fair to take the decision now so immigrants soon arriving to Estonia would know the new regulations in advance The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe Now About The Baltic Times The Baltic Times is an independent monthly newspaper that covers latest political economic business and cultural events in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Born of a merger between The Baltic Independent and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times continues to bring

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  • Lithuania reveals 2015 rich list, Nerijus Numaviucius remains at top
    assets of 900 million Rounding out the top five are Mindaugas Ralia who runs the Girteka logistics group with the same total as Rakauskas and Zilvinas Marcinkevicius another shareholder in the Vilniaus Prekyba Group on 830 million litas Further down the list are Achemos Grupe shareholders Lyda Lubienie and her daughter on 755 million Pranas and Andrius Kizins the owners of plastic packaging manufacturer Lietpak weigh in on 550 million litas Other Vilniaus Prekyba Mindaugas shareholders Mindaugas Marcinkevicius and Vladas Numavicius both have assets of 470 million litas while Dainius Dundulis the owner of grocery chain Norfos Mazmena each hold 370 million New entrants to the 2015 Lithuania rich list are Gintautas Kulokas the owner of Fatalitas the operator of the country s duty free shops on 120 million litas Aleksandras Afanasjevas the owner of Lithuania s leading amber jewellery company has the same number of assets Scientist Romuladas Danielius co owner of research company Sviesos Konversija rounded out the list with a total of 115 million litas The use of the Baltic News Service information for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JSC BNS Comments Related Articles Linkevicius to replace Grybauskaite at London conference Ukrainian NSDC Secretary Russia waging hybrid warfare on EU Lithuanian Health Minister to resign over corruption scandal Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles NATO to bolster presence in Eastern Europe Lithuanian Foreign Minister slams Ukraine over insufficient anti corruption measures Refugee family relocated to Latvia left one child behind in Eritrea Report NATO would lose against Russia in invasion of Baltic states Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from

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  • Olympians receive honors, and cash
    21 600 lats Strombergs coach Ivo Lakucs will receive a 50 000 lats cash award Aigars Apinis who won the silver medal in discus throw and gold in the shot put at the London Paralympic Games will also receive 100 000 lats Rihards Snikus who finished fourth in the Paralympic Equestrian competition will receive 21 600 lats The athletes coaches will also receive cash awards For their achievements at this summer s Olympic Games Latvian beach volleyball pair Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins as well as long jumper Ineta Radevica will in addition be bestowed Latvia s highest honor the Order of the Three Stars Two time Olympic gold medalist in the BMX Maris Strombergs was already bestowed the Order of the Three Stars after he won his first gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 Radevica finished fourth in the women s Olympic long jump competition one centimeter from capturing the bronze medal Apinis took the silver medal in discus throw at the London Paralympic Games throwing 21 meters This was Apinis fourth medal in the discus throw at the Paralympics he won bronze in 2000 and gold in 2004 and 2008 With the medal Apinis now has a total of seven medals in Paralympic competitions Comments Related Articles Sumo champ hangs up robe Latvia finishes second at basketball championships Riga Dinamo wins KHL Hope Cup Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login Related Articles Rokas Gustys the Lithuanian Globetrotter Latvian football beats Estonia in Verpakovskis farewell match Gulbis triumphs at Nice Open Jelgava wins Latvian Football Cup Subscribe A subscription to The Baltic Times is a cost effective way of staying in touch with the latest Baltic news and views enabling you full access from anywhere with an Internet connection Subscribe

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