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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Lithuania - Wikipedia
Lithuania - CIA World Fact Book
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Watch: Potato Pancakes and Dumplings at California's Only Lithuanian Restaurant - Eater

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Watch: Potato Pancakes and Dumplings at California's Only Lithuanian Restaurant
Eater
“As Lithuanians, when we come to the United States — especially the west coast — there's no Lithuanian food,” says Vaidas Sukys, recalling his early travels around the world, most of them far from his hometown. Sukys knew he needed to open Mama Papa ...



Lithuania - The Best Employee in the World - The Drum

The Drum

Lithuania - The Best Employee in the World
The Drum
In a similar vein to the Go Vilnius G-Spot Campaign, which placed the European capital firmly on the map, Invest Lithuania are out to promote the country as a whole and elevate it as a unique gem of Eastern Europe. Lithuania - once one of the biggest ...
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EuroChem opens new production plant in Lithuania - Emerging Europe

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EuroChem opens new production plant in Lithuania
Emerging Europe
Swiss company EuroChem, a leading global fertiliser producer, has opened a new production plant for highly efficient, water-soluble fertilisers at its Lifosa subsidiary in Lithuania. Lifosa has been part of the EuroChem group since 2002. Over 14 ...



Excavation Of Lithuania's Great Synagogue Highlights A 'Painful ... - NPR

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Major sandbox for energy infrastructure and data launched in Lithuania - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Major sandbox for energy infrastructure and data launched in Lithuania
Baltic Times
VILNIUS – Lithuanian energy group Lietuvos Energija (LE), which holds the country's key assets for energy generation, distribution, supply, balancing and services, has launched an Innovation Hub (leinnovationhub.com) offering open access to ...



Now Is the Time to Visit Vilnius, Lithuania's Sophisticated Capital ... - Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Now Is the Time to Visit Vilnius, Lithuania's Sophisticated Capital ...
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Lithuania's capital city has remained fairly under the radar as a design destination, but this will undoubtedly change with the debut this week of the MO Modern ...

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Lithuania buys more G36 assault rifles - IHS Jane's 360

Lithuania buys more G36 assault rifles
IHS Jane's 360
The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) placed a follow-on order for G36 assault rifles from Heckler & Koch, the company announced on 16 October. The order is for a modified version of the rifle, designated G36 KA4M1 by the Lithuanians, with an HK269 ...



Telia Lithuania revenue rises 7% in Q3 - Telecompaper

Telia Lithuania revenue rises 7% in Q3
Telecompaper
Revenue at Telia Lithuania totaled EUR 96.4 million in the third quarter, up by 6.7 percent year-on-year. EBITDA increased by 3.2 percent to EUR 33.9 million. Net profit reached EUR 16 million, up by 10.9 percent. This has been the company's best ...



Interview: Lithuania eyes CIIE as chance to boost presence in Chinese food, textile markets - Xinhua

Interview: Lithuania eyes CIIE as chance to boost presence in Chinese food, textile markets
Xinhua
By Guo Mingfang. VILNIUS, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania will make the most of the opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) to boost its presence in the Chinese food and textile markets, a business official said here ...

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POLITICO Pro Morning Mobility: Poland's Deutsches Diesel problem — Lithuania's Rokas Masiulis — Heathrow's ... - POLITICO.eu

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POLITICO Pro Morning Mobility: Poland's Deutsches Diesel problem — Lithuania's Rokas Masiulis — Heathrow's ...
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INTERVIEW — LITHUANIA'S TRANSPORT MINISTER ROKAS MASIULIS: Josh spoke to Masiulis about two hot-button issues in EU mobility — the Rail Baltica project (which Bulc reportedly said could lose EU funding if it doesn't get organized) and rules ...