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
Lithuania - BBC
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Lithuania plans to tighten access to electronic cigarettes - Baltic TimesLithuania plans to tighten access to electronic cigarettes  Baltic Times

African sides enter race for Lithuania places - FIFA.comAfrican sides enter race for Lithuania places  FIFA.com

Week in Lithuania: Transport Minister breached law, Vilnius University elects new rector, Polish bank invited - bnn-news.comWeek in Lithuania: Transport Minister breached law, Vilnius University elects new rector, Polish bank invited  bnn-news.com

Share of Russian-language content down on Lithuanian television - Baltic TimesShare of Russian-language content down on Lithuanian television  Baltic Times

Highlights of Vilnius Festival of Light in Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaHighlights of Vilnius Festival of Light in Lithuania - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Number of organ donors reaches post-independence high in Lithuania - Baltic TimesNumber of organ donors reaches post-independence high in Lithuania  Baltic Times

Lithuania must balance the benefits of fintech - Financial TimesLithuania must balance the benefits of fintech  Financial Times

Bank of Lithuania: The halfway point towards European prosperity surpassed, yet many challenges still await - The Baltic CourseBank of Lithuania: The halfway point towards European prosperity surpassed, yet many challenges still await  The Baltic Course

Lithuania: Qualifiers from third heat of Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 - wiwibloggsLithuania: Qualifiers from third heat of Eurovizijos Atranka 2020  wiwibloggs

Lithuania tries to halt haulage firm exodus to Poland with new tax - bnn-news.comLithuania tries to halt haulage firm exodus to Poland with new tax  bnn-news.com

Lithuania leader joins Poland in snubbing Israel event amid WWII row with Russia - The Times of IsraelLithuania leader joins Poland in snubbing Israel event amid WWII row with Russia  The Times of Israel

Lithuanian police free Pole abducted in Lithuania - The First NewsLithuanian police free Pole abducted in Lithuania  The First News

Lithuania posts one of highest increases in tourists nights figures in EU - Eurostat - Baltic TimesLithuania posts one of highest increases in tourists nights figures in EU - Eurostat  Baltic Times

10 promising Lithuanian-based startups to watch in 2020 - EU-Startups10 promising Lithuanian-based startups to watch in 2020  EU-Startups

Following Poland's lead, Lithuania proposes controversial Holocaust law - The Times of IsraelFollowing Poland's lead, Lithuania proposes controversial Holocaust law  The Times of Israel

Poland and Lithuania pull out of Israeli Holocaust event amid spat with Russia - Middle East EyePoland and Lithuania pull out of Israeli Holocaust event amid spat with Russia  Middle East Eye

The Roop wins third heat of Lithuania's 'Pabandom iš naujo!' - Eurovision.tvThe Roop wins third heat of Lithuania's 'Pabandom iš naujo!'  Eurovision.tv

Lithuanian Consulate General in Grodno to move to new building in summer - Belarus News (BelTA)Lithuanian Consulate General in Grodno to move to new building in summer  Belarus News (BelTA)

Maldives, Lithuania extend greetings to India - Daily PioneerMaldives, Lithuania extend greetings to India  Daily Pioneer

Official Emblem revealed for FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™ - FIFA.comOfficial Emblem revealed for FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™  FIFA.com

Following Poland's lead, Lithuania proposes a controversial Holocaust law - JTA NewsFollowing Poland's lead, Lithuania proposes a controversial Holocaust law  JTA News

Waste not - Why Lithuanians cash in on their trash | Europe - The EconomistWaste not - Why Lithuanians cash in on their trash | Europe  The Economist

IT company No Magic Europe changes name to Dassault Systemes - Invest LithuaniaIT company No Magic Europe changes name to Dassault Systemes  Invest Lithuania

What is Lithuanian President's main reason to skip Jerusalem Holocaust forum? - bnn-news.comWhat is Lithuanian President's main reason to skip Jerusalem Holocaust forum?  bnn-news.com

OUTLOOK 2020 Lithuania - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2020 Lithuania  bne IntelliNews

Bank of Lithuania approved the sample of a digital collector coin - The PaypersBank of Lithuania approved the sample of a digital collector coin  The Paypers

Poland, Lithuania lock arms to resist Russia's WWII revisionism - The Times of IsraelPoland, Lithuania lock arms to resist Russia's WWII revisionism  The Times of Israel

Analysts predict further growth in labor immigration in Lithuania this year - BNS THEME - Baltic TimesAnalysts predict further growth in labor immigration in Lithuania this year - BNS THEME  Baltic Times

Nauseda's victory, Alytus fire, Venice Biennale named Lithuania's key 2019 events - BNS THEME - Baltic TimesNauseda's victory, Alytus fire, Venice Biennale named Lithuania's key 2019 events - BNS THEME  Baltic Times

Stranger Things Season 4 To Be Shot in Lithuania - Film New EuropeStranger Things Season 4 To Be Shot in Lithuania  Film New Europe

Baltic CBD: Lithuanian expertise in hemp cultivation in the Klaipeda district - Health EuropaBaltic CBD: Lithuanian expertise in hemp cultivation in the Klaipeda district  Health Europa

Lithuania: Never Responsible | Grant Arthur Gochin - The Times of IsraelLithuania: Never Responsible | Grant Arthur Gochin  The Times of Israel

Lithuania parliament drafts bill absolving nation, leaders from Holocaust crimes - JNS.orgLithuania parliament drafts bill absolving nation, leaders from Holocaust crimes  JNS.org

Lithuania's ruling party drafting bill exonerating nation from Holocaust crimes - The Times of IsraelLithuania's ruling party drafting bill exonerating nation from Holocaust crimes  The Times of Israel

On Holocaust culpability, Lithuania following Poland's example - IJN - Intermountain Jewish NewsOn Holocaust culpability, Lithuania following Poland's example - IJN  Intermountain Jewish News

Lithuanian PM urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences - Baltic TimesLithuanian PM urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences  Baltic Times

Visit Lithuania's first Plantarium - TheMayorEUVisit Lithuania's first Plantarium  TheMayorEU

Financial Times: Lithuania must balance the benefits of fintech - Invest LithuaniaFinancial Times: Lithuania must balance the benefits of fintech  Invest Lithuania

My father, the quiet hero: how Japan’s Schindler saved 6,000 Jews - The GuardianMy father, the quiet hero: how Japan’s Schindler saved 6,000 Jews  The Guardian

Why Lithuania's history disturbs Chinese communists - Catholic Herald OnlineWhy Lithuania's history disturbs Chinese communists  Catholic Herald Online

Maldives Lithuania extend greetings to India on Republic Day - THE WEEKMaldives Lithuania extend greetings to India on Republic Day  THE WEEK

First four of six European World Cup places up for grabs - FIFA.comFirst four of six European World Cup places up for grabs  FIFA.com

Lithuanian Jews concerned over possible Holocaust legislation - The Jerusalem PostLithuanian Jews concerned over possible Holocaust legislation  The Jerusalem Post

2019 marked the revival of Lithuanian film classics - Baltic Times2019 marked the revival of Lithuanian film classics  Baltic Times

European Rabbis Condemn Proposed Holocaust Whitewash Legislation in Lithuania - AlgemeinerEuropean Rabbis Condemn Proposed Holocaust Whitewash Legislation in Lithuania  Algemeiner

Chinese tourist vandalises Hong Kong memorial at Lithuanian site - South China Morning PostChinese tourist vandalises Hong Kong memorial at Lithuanian site  South China Morning Post

Nik Stauskas, Baskonia: 'Lithuanians are great shooters' - News - Welcome to - EuroleagueNik Stauskas, Baskonia: 'Lithuanians are great shooters' - News - Welcome to  Euroleague

Regarding the information submitted to the Bank of Lithuania about official tender circulars of subsidiaries shares - GlobeNewswireRegarding the information submitted to the Bank of Lithuania about official tender circulars of subsidiaries shares  GlobeNewswire

Nauseda invites Poland's Pekao bank to Lithuania - Baltic TimesNauseda invites Poland's Pekao bank to Lithuania  Baltic Times

Why are Chinese and Hong Kong visitors to a Lithuanian memorial site fighting over crosses? - FRANCE 24Why are Chinese and Hong Kong visitors to a Lithuanian memorial site fighting over crosses?  FRANCE 24

Netherlands deploys PzH 2000 SPHs to Lithuania for first time - IHS Jane's 360Netherlands deploys PzH 2000 SPHs to Lithuania for first time  IHS Jane's 360

A piece of Lithuania in the heart of Chicago - Chicago ReaderA piece of Lithuania in the heart of Chicago  Chicago Reader

Libraries assume frontline role in bridging Lithuania's digital divide - Emerging EuropeLibraries assume frontline role in bridging Lithuania's digital divide  Emerging Europe

Airbnb signs first automatic tax collection partnership in Lithuania - Short Term RentalzAirbnb signs first automatic tax collection partnership in Lithuania  Short Term Rentalz

Lithuania Fears New Belarusian Nuclear Plant Hasn't 'Learned Lessons Of Chernobyl' - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyLithuania Fears New Belarusian Nuclear Plant Hasn't 'Learned Lessons Of Chernobyl'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Ban on Ukrainian poultry imports won't affect Lithuanian market - official - Baltic TimesBan on Ukrainian poultry imports won't affect Lithuanian market - official  Baltic Times

From Lithuania to the northside, Greta can be great for Brunell in the cup final - Echo LiveFrom Lithuania to the northside, Greta can be great for Brunell in the cup final  Echo Live

Lithuania selects subsidy-free wind project in 1st renewables auction - Renewables NowLithuania selects subsidy-free wind project in 1st renewables auction  Renewables Now

Lithuania's EPD to start Grigeo Klaipeda's inspection - The Baltic CourseLithuania's EPD to start Grigeo Klaipeda's inspection  The Baltic Course

Zero-subsidy wind farm wins Lithuania auction - reNEWSZero-subsidy wind farm wins Lithuania auction  reNEWS

Bank of Lithuania to issue blockchain-based digital collector coins - TOKENPOSTBank of Lithuania to issue blockchain-based digital collector coins  TOKENPOST

Lithuanian ethics watchdog to rule on transport minister's behavior - Baltic TimesLithuanian ethics watchdog to rule on transport minister's behavior  Baltic Times

Lithuania's 2020 military conscription lists compiled - Baltic TimesLithuania's 2020 military conscription lists compiled  Baltic Times

Lithuania's Constitutional Court asked how courts should responds to UN committee rulings - Baltic TimesLithuania's Constitutional Court asked how courts should responds to UN committee rulings  Baltic Times

European court rules against Lithuania for failing to act on online hate speech - EuronewsEuropean court rules against Lithuania for failing to act on online hate speech  Euronews

Lithuania offers Belarus alternative amid supply row with Russia - Baltic TimesLithuania offers Belarus alternative amid supply row with Russia  Baltic Times

No bird flu infected poultry from Poland reaches Lithuanian market - veterinary body - Baltic TimesNo bird flu infected poultry from Poland reaches Lithuanian market - veterinary body  Baltic Times

Lithuanian president on Holocaust: we can only imagine how many generations we lost - Baltic TimesLithuanian president on Holocaust: we can only imagine how many generations we lost  Baltic Times

Lithuania: Moniqué wins second heat of Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 - wiwibloggsLithuania: Moniqué wins second heat of Eurovizijos Atranka 2020  wiwibloggs

???? Lithuania: Results of the second heat of Pabandom iš naujo 2020 - ESCXTRA.com???? Lithuania: Results of the second heat of Pabandom iš naujo 2020  ESCXTRA.com

Which countries have conquered Russia? - Russia BeyondWhich countries have conquered Russia?  Russia Beyond

National films dominated in Lithuanian cinemas in 2019 - Baltic TimesNational films dominated in Lithuanian cinemas in 2019  Baltic Times

Lithuania transports record volume of gas to the Baltic States - LNG IndustryLithuania transports record volume of gas to the Baltic States  LNG Industry

Stranger Things season four 'will begin production in Lithuania in same sites as HBO's Chernobyl' - Daily MailStranger Things season four 'will begin production in Lithuania in same sites as HBO's Chernobyl'  Daily Mail

Pollution scandal to affect business of Lithuania's Grigeo Group, CEO admits - Baltic TimesPollution scandal to affect business of Lithuania's Grigeo Group, CEO admits  Baltic Times

Belarus' Brest Oblast to participate in Adventur 2020 in Lithuania - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus' Brest Oblast to participate in Adventur 2020 in Lithuania  Belarus News (BelTA)

Prosecutors refuse to soften suppression measure for Lithuania's ex-judge Venckiene - Baltic TimesProsecutors refuse to soften suppression measure for Lithuania's ex-judge Venckiene  Baltic Times

Read back: How Norway and Lithuania continued the search for their Eurovision act - EscdailyRead back: How Norway and Lithuania continued the search for their Eurovision act  Escdaily

???? REVEALED: Participants hoping to represent Lithuania in Rotterdam - ESCXTRA.com???? REVEALED: Participants hoping to represent Lithuania in Rotterdam  ESCXTRA.com

Romas Zabarauskas finalising post-production on The Lawyer - CineuropaRomas Zabarauskas finalising post-production on The Lawyer  Cineuropa

Public figures in Lithuania call for opposing Astravyets NPP in Belarus - Baltic TimesPublic figures in Lithuania call for opposing Astravyets NPP in Belarus  Baltic Times

Lithuania: Semi-finalists of 'Pabandom iš naujo!' known - ESC UnitedLithuania: Semi-finalists of 'Pabandom iš naujo!' known  ESC United

Eurovizijos Atranka 2020: Heat Three Acts and Songs - wiwibloggsEurovizijos Atranka 2020: Heat Three Acts and Songs  wiwibloggs

Lithuania to mark Year of the 'Japanese Schindler' - The Australian Jewish NewsLithuania to mark Year of the 'Japanese Schindler'  The Australian Jewish News

Over-the-counter drugs significantly cheaper in Lithuania than in Estonia - ERR NewsOver-the-counter drugs significantly cheaper in Lithuania than in Estonia  ERR News

Lithuanian plans to declare it bears no responsibility for the Holocaust branded an 'outrage' - Jewish ChronicleLithuanian plans to declare it bears no responsibility for the Holocaust branded an 'outrage'  Jewish Chronicle

Saturday 25 January: Guide to Eurovision Selection Shows - wiwibloggsSaturday 25 January: Guide to Eurovision Selection Shows  wiwibloggs

Good start for 2020: Lithuania ratifies Convention 108+ ! - Newsroom - Council of EuropeGood start for 2020: Lithuania ratifies Convention 108+ ! - Newsroom  Council of Europe

Poland's PKN ups Saudi crude purchases for Poland, Lithuania, Czech refineries - S&P GlobalPoland's PKN ups Saudi crude purchases for Poland, Lithuania, Czech refineries  S&P Global

Luxembourg bought €16.5mn green energy from Lithuania, Estonia - Luxembourg TimesLuxembourg bought €16.5mn green energy from Lithuania, Estonia  Luxembourg Times

Report: Knicks’ Brazdeikis seeks restoration of Lithuanian citizenship - Sportsnet.caReport: Knicks’ Brazdeikis seeks restoration of Lithuanian citizenship  Sportsnet.ca

I'm not accusing president but it seems like ethnic discrimination – Lithuanian PM (media) - Baltic TimesI'm not accusing president but it seems like ethnic discrimination – Lithuanian PM (media)  Baltic Times

Modus unit gets EUR-30m loan for renewable energy investments in Europe - Renewables NowModus unit gets EUR-30m loan for renewable energy investments in Europe  Renewables Now

Lithuania: Monika Marija qualiifies from heat 1 of Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 - wiwibloggsLithuania: Monika Marija qualiifies from heat 1 of Eurovizijos Atranka 2020  wiwibloggs

Aiste Pilvelyte's releases Eurovizijos atranka 2020 entry "Unbreakable" - wiwibloggsAiste Pilvelyte's releases Eurovizijos atranka 2020 entry "Unbreakable"  wiwibloggs

The history of the Holocaust is being re-written - and historians are fighting back - EuronewsThe history of the Holocaust is being re-written - and historians are fighting back  Euronews

Julius Baer: Lithuanian Attack - finews.asiaJulius Baer: Lithuanian Attack  finews.asia

Lithuania should mull diplomatic switch to Ta... - Taiwan NewsLithuania should mull diplomatic switch to Ta...  Taiwan News

Lithuania slams 'shameful act' - Hong Kong StandardLithuania slams 'shameful act'  Hong Kong Standard

Christmas tree in Lithuania voted 'most beautiful in Europe' - AOL Travel UKChristmas tree in Lithuania voted 'most beautiful in Europe'  AOL Travel UK