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  • Lithuania receives first refugee family
    the influx of migrants caused by instability in the Middle East and Africa The young Muslim family relocated from Greece arrived in Lithuania by plane from Frankfurt The father attended a management school and has experience working in the management and construction fields and the mother has not worked at all The family speak English They arrived in Europe earlier this year I would like to go to any country that would defend me against threats to my life and defend my family the man told journalists at the Vilnius Airport refusing to specify his first and last name He said his family was tired after their long journey adding they had to leave Iraq due to persecution on religious grounds The family was welcomed by staff of the Rukla Refugee Center including director Robertas Mikulenas The family boarded a minivan and left the airport They will first of all be placed in Rukla the Jonava district for the initial three month integration process followed by integration in an assigned municipality Interior Vice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius has said no more refugees were expected in Lithuania by the end of 2015 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

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    operatic works of Richard Wagner are epic in scale including his four opera Ring Cycle a complex melodrama that Read More Frozen in time and amber Liepaja s concert hall RIGA Liepaja s newest cultural landmark the impressive Great Amber Concert Hall has been officially opened In the dark of the n Read More IT businessman Estonia s e governance development lagging behind TALLINN Estonia has developed a strong reputation internationally for its e governance innovations over the last decade Read More Latvian financial watchdog turns to police in relation to Ventspils Nafta shares RIGA The Latvian Finance and Capital Markets Commission FKTK has turned to the police in relation to possible use of inside informatio Read More BaltCap to acquire Baltic operations of Finnish OpusCapita BaltCap Private Equity Fund II managed by BaltCap the leading private equity and venture capital investor in the Baltic States will acquire Ba Read More Laima Latvia s top sweets maker invests heavily in robot packagers RIGA Latvia s largest sweets maker Laima has invested EUR 1 77 million in technological upgrades of candy production said Dana Er Read More Estonian Air files for bankruptcy VILNIUS Estonia s national airline Estonian Air declared itself bankrupt last week after the European Commission decided state funding t Read More Previous 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Next Subscribe Advertise Log In Please enter your username and password Forgot your password Login 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

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  • Lithuania: Russia using Syria as "training ground"
    its weapons Paulauskas told journalists following a committee meeting on December 16 It has emptied its warehouses of old weapons and has filled them with new ones All this consolidates Russia s military power as it is demonstrating and testing its new ones in Syria To them this seems to be a rather good training ground The latest committee meeting was held behind closed doors to get an update from the Defence Ministry s Second Investigation Department on the situation in the Middle East and Russia s actions in Syria If today s threats come from the East and if they fuelled by the conflicts taking place there they are becoming increasingly dangerous for Lithuania also Paulauskas concluded More than two months ago Russia joined the war in Syria It has been accused of helping the Damascus regime of Syrian leader Bashar al Assad Assad has been accused by the West of war crimes The civil war in Syria began in 2011 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

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  • Grybauskaite questions European Commission's border service strategy
    to set up a European border and coast guard agency is important and well timed Lithuania s position is that the decision on the deployment of European border guards should be made with the consent or at the request of a member state On December 15 the European Union announced its plans of forming a new border and coast guard agency which would be able to intervene without the host country s consent in an effort to consolidate the security of European borders amid the migration crisis Under Brussels proposal the new forces would have a permanent reserve of 1 500 border guards capable of rapid redeployment Nearly one billion refugees and migrants crossed European borders this year mainly fleeing wartorn Syria It is believed that the migration flows constitute a threat to the visa free Schengen zone The plans to set up the border agency will be on the agenda of the EU summit starting on December 17 Lithuania will be represented by Grybauskaite at the event 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 covers latest

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  • Lithuanian and Polish FoMins express concerns over Brussels' overtures to Moscow
    the ministers said in a letter A copy was seen by BNS Lithuania In the letter to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini the two ministers emphasised that EU relations with Moscow would depend on Russia s home and foreign policy which so far shows no signs of the necessary changes needed as Moscow imposes more restrictions on EU countries In this context the perspective of stronger bilateral economic cooperation with the Russian Federation and the EEU is not today s question wrote the ministers We have to refrain from sending optimistic and encouraging signals They stressed that the dialogue with the EEU should take place on A working level via the organiDation s institutions rather than one of its member states Russia Linkevicius and Waszczykowski noted that the EEU is currently presided by Belarus The letter came after the European Commission s President Jean Claude Juncker notified Russia s President Vladimir Putin about the instruction for his service to analyse the possibilities of bringing the EU closer to the EEU The exchange between Putin and Juncker took place a month ago 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

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  • Latvian police bust three pot farms
    criminal police on December 15 The law enforcement authorities also made eight arrests in connection with the case He indicated that two large marijuana farms were discovered in the eastern Latvian region of Latgale one of which had been set up in an abandoned two floor building which had been bought with the specific purpose of growing marijuana The third marijuana farm was uncovered under a garage floor in Riga The group of criminals arrested by the police includes the grower who together with an accomplice tended the plants Police also detained a person who had invested money in the farms and a person who organised the sale of the narcotics The suspects detained in connection with the case are 40 50 years old Police also seized cash five various weapons including a submachine gun with a silencer and some 1 500 plants during searches 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 and The Baltic Observer in 1996 The Baltic Times

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  • First refugees arrive in Lithuania
    transferred to the municipality of their choice where integration assistance will be provided for another twelve months Expenses related to the refugees relocation and integration will be compensated by EU funds Prime Minister Algirdas Butekvičius told the national radio on Tuesday that the amount of benefits would be sufficient if their integration was prompt A refugee will be paid a monthly allowance of 71 for food and minor expenses during the integration period at the Refugee Reception Centre Once transferred to a municipality the refugees will receive a monthly allowance for basic needs one person will receive 256 2 euros a two person family will be paid 326 4 euros and a three person family will receive 489 6 euros In case a family consists of more than three people 61 2 euros will be allocated per every additional person As reported Lithuania has committed to receive 1 105 refugees from Syria Iraq Eritrea and other countries This article was originally printed in the Lithuania Tribune 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

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  • Vilnius-Moscow railway route cancelled
    serves is the Belorussian capital Minsk However this formerly international train has now been replaced by a regional model In 1992 Lietuvos Geležinkeliai began operating independently from the state as a result of Lithuania s independence from the Soviet Union Upon becoming privatised it began to reduce many of its 1 950 kilometer routes However Lietuvos Geležinkeliai s route cuts to Russia could prove good news for Russian Railways Rossiyskiye Zheleznodorozhye RZD at least in the short term Its No 29 Yantar train runs between Moscow and the Russian Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad The service also stops in Vilnius While ticket prices for Lietuvos Geležinkeliai s Vilnius Moscow route were close to airfare prices RZD offers a more competitive rate because its train is considered a domestic service However Yantar passengers with Russian passports are prohibited from exiting the train while it stops in the Lithuanian capital For Russian passport holders to board the train in either Moscow or Kaliningrad they must obtain transit permission from the Lithuanian authorities in advance Ferferov also stated that Lietuvos Geležinkeliai and RZD have agreed to combine No 5 6 and 29 into one train The train will run under the RZD flag and charge Russian domestic prices on its Moscow Vilnius route The Lithuanian side has been interested to keep that route afloat even in this a hybrid mode he said He did not mention whether Russian domestic prices would be applied to Russian citizens only or to all passengers 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

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