Lithuania

Country Lithuania
Capital Vilnius
Continent Europe
Currency Lithuanian litas(LTL)
Languages Lithuanian

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Introduction

Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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Why the 'fake rape' story against German NATO forces fell flat in Lithuania - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Why the 'fake rape' story against German NATO forces fell flat in Lithuania
Deutsche Welle
Earlier this month, outside influences, again widely believed to be Russian, tried to replicate the success of the "Lisa" faux-scandal in Lithuania. They instigated the affair by planting a report via an email to the speaker of the Lithuanian ...
Russia At War? New World Order In Baltics, Eastern Europe Drawing Concerns From NATO MembersInternational Business Times
Polish F-16s prepare to take part in NATO Baltic Air Patrol mission for the very first timeThe Aviationist (blog)

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Merkel backs Lithuania over Belarus nuclear plant - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Merkel backs Lithuania over Belarus nuclear plant
Anadolu Agency
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced support for Lithuania over the Baltic country's fears about a nuclear power plant being built in neighboring Belarus. Speaking at a joint news conference with visiting Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius ...
Merkel: Fake news about troops in Lithuania show we should be alertBaltic Times
Merkel: Germany Stands for High Safety Standards in Belarusian NPP ConstructionSputnik International
Merkel: False rape claim shows need for fake news warinessBeloit Daily News

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Germany to expand army and send tanks to Lithuania as Nato-Russia buildup continues - The Independent

The Independent

Germany to expand army and send tanks to Lithuania as Nato-Russia buildup continues
The Independent
Germany is to increase its army by 5,000 soldiers, the country's defence ministry has announced, bringing the total to 198,000 in 2024, at a time when US pressure is mounting on European Nato members to raise military spending. “The German army faces ...
German Press Cries 'Russia' After Bundeswehr Faces Rape Allegation in LithuaniaSputnik International
Germany Announces Military Growth, Will Send Tanks to Russia ...Antiwar.com

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Lithuania has increased its military spending dramatically in recent years - Baltic Review

Baltic Review

Lithuania has increased its military spending dramatically in recent years
Baltic Review
Dalia Grybauskaite met with U.S. Senator Richard Durbin. The President and the Senator discussed challenges to regional and transatlantic security, defense cooperation between Lithuania and the United States and strengthening the transatlantic bond.



Lithuania World leader in 4G LTE availability - Baltic Review

Baltic Review

Lithuania World leader in 4G LTE availability
Baltic Review
The OpenSignal project, which measures access to services provided by mobile operates, found that 84.73% of Lithuania has access to 4G internet coverage, the highest level in Europe. According to data from the project, the Netherlands and Norway rank ...



Lithuania Is Great Again... For Doing Business - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Lithuania Is Great Again... For Doing Business
Huffington Post
While the United States tries to rediscover its greatness, it feels that the Baltic region, with Lithuania at the front, has finally done it. Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia are distinguished for having clear economic advantages for business: taxation ...



TS-LKD International Secretary leaves the post to return to Lithuania - EN DELFI (subscription)

EN DELFI (subscription)

TS-LKD International Secretary leaves the post to return to Lithuania
EN DELFI (subscription)
Such a sudden change of the Foreign Secretary of the TS-LKD has surprised many, so The Lithuania Tribune has asked the departing Narkeviciute to comment on the situation: “My party and my country need me at home!”, - she says cheerfully, and tells us ...



Report: Lithuania reconsiders plans to build atop former Jewish ... - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Report: Lithuania reconsiders plans to build atop former Jewish ...
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
(JTA) — Lithuania's government is reconsidering plans to build a convention center atop what used to be a Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, rabbis said after meeting ...

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Ambassador: Lithuania's support very important for Ukrainians - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Ambassador: Lithuania's support very important for Ukrainians
Baltic Times
VILNIUS, Feb 23, BNS - Lithuania's material and human support is very important for Ukrainian people, Kiev's ambassador in Vilnius, said on Thursday. Volodymyr Yatsenkivskiy met with Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas (Lithuanian ...



Belarus evaluating transit capabilities of Lithuania's Klaipeda port - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus evaluating transit capabilities of Lithuania's Klaipeda port
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – Representatives of Belarus and Lithuania discussed transit capabilities of the Lithuanian port Klaipeda with a view to exporting merchandise to third countries, the press service of the Belarusian Economy Ministry told BelTA.

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