Lithuania to host UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship in 2024

Lithuania will host the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in 2024, the Lithuanian Football Federation said on Tuesday. Such a decision was made by the UEFA Executive Committee during its Monday meeting in Switzerland. "It is great appreciation and honor for the whole football community. It shows that we are working in the right direction and...

Car parades replace traditional March 11 nationalist march in Lithuania

Due to the ongoing pandemic, car parades in several Lithuanian cities on Thursday replaced the traditional nationalist march organized in Vilnius on March 11 when Lithuania marks its Day of the Restoration of Independence. Some 200 cars gathered outside the Litexpo exposition center in Vilnius. The majority of participants decorated their cars with Lithuania's flags,...

Disinfection robot bought by EC delivered to Lithuania

A disinfection robot purchased by the European Commission has been delivered to Lithuania and set to be brought to a policlinic in central Vilnius, the European Commission Representation in Lithuania reports. Such robots are aimed at ensuring a sterile environment at hospitals and policlinics without causing unnecessary risk to staff. Such a robot uses UV light,...

Lithuanian govt wants to up number of flight destinations to 110 by 2024

Lithuanian govt wants to up number of flight destinations to 110 by 2024 Lithuania's government plans to increase the number of flight destinations to 110 by 2024, from the pre-pandemic 2019 number of 92. The pre-crisis level is expected to be reached by the middle of 2022, according to the government program's implementation plan. Tada Vasiliauskas of...

Tour operators will also be responsible for tourists’ tests

All travelers and tourists will have to present a negative coronavirus test as of March 10, the Lithuanian government has decided. And not only carriers but also tour operators will be responsible for that. On Friday, the Cabinet specified its Wednesday decision which initially introduced such a duty for carriers only. "The change should ensure tighter...

Lithuania to provide EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid to Yemen

Lithuania to provide EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid to Yemen  Lithuania will allocate 100,000 euros for humanitarian aid to Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Lithuania announced its donation to the UN Yemen Humanitarian Fund during Monday's high-level virtual pledging conference co-hosted by Sweden and Switzerland. Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomenas described the humanitarian situation...

Lithuanian healthcare workers start getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Five vaccination centres – Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos, Klaipėda University Hospital, Šiauliai Republican Hospital, and Panevėžys Republican Hospital – have distributed the received vaccine to healthcare institutions treating inpatient COVID-19 patients in their respective regions. (more…)

Lithuania to sign association agreement with European Space Agency

Lithuania to sign association agreement with European Space Agency   Lithuania is planning to become an associate member of the European Space Agency (ESA) where it now has the status of a cooperating state. On Wednesday, the Cabinet decided to ask President Gitanas Nauseda to authorize Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite to sign an association...