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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News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Latest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 457 in Latvia, 1 169 in Lithuania, 204 in Estonia - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Latest COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 457 in Latvia, 1 169 in Lithuania, 204 in Estonia  bnn-news.com

Lithuanian parliament sets week-long recess as COVID-19 cases spike - Reuters IndiaLithuanian parliament sets week-long recess as COVID-19 cases spike  Reuters India

Lithuania to support 'those fighting for freedom' in Taiwan - Economic TimesLithuania to support 'those fighting for freedom' in Taiwan  Economic Times

Lithuania's parliament OKs new PM, then closes due to virus - Statesville Record & LandmarkLithuania's parliament OKs new PM, then closes due to virus  Statesville Record & Landmark

Medieval Soldier Found With His Weapons at The Bottom of a Lithuanian Lake - ScienceAlertMedieval Soldier Found With His Weapons at The Bottom of a Lithuanian Lake  ScienceAlert

Lithuanian centre-right opposition claims victory in general election - The HinduLithuanian centre-right opposition claims victory in general election  The Hindu

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Poland's Duda visits Vilnius, draws criticism; new government Šimonyte announced - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Poland's Duda visits Vilnius, draws criticism; new government Šimonyte announced  bnn-news.com

Medieval soldier found with sword and knives at the bottom of a Lithuanian lake - Livescience.comMedieval soldier found with sword and knives at the bottom of a Lithuanian lake  Livescience.com

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Proposal to lower minimum wage for youth discussed in Lithuania - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Proposal to lower minimum wage for youth discussed in Lithuania  bnn-news.com

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » In Lithuania, local quarantine expected 13 more towns and districts - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » In Lithuania, local quarantine expected 13 more towns and districts  bnn-news.com

Lithuania signs deal for its first American military helicopters - DefenseNews.comLithuania signs deal for its first American military helicopters  DefenseNews.com

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Social protection expenditures in Latvia reach nearly five billion euros - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Social protection expenditures in Latvia reach nearly five billion euros  bnn-news.com

Lithuania to inform Latvia that electricity trade with Russia violates agreement - Baltic TimesLithuania to inform Latvia that electricity trade with Russia violates agreement  Baltic Times

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » BNN ANALYSES | Increasing numbers of Lithuanians, and even lawmakers, doubt COVID-19 and its severity - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » BNN ANALYSES | Increasing numbers of Lithuanians, and even lawmakers, doubt COVID-19 and its severity  bnn-news.com

16th century soldier skeleton with sword found in lake in Lithuania - Daily Mail16th century soldier skeleton with sword found in lake in Lithuania  Daily Mail

Lithuania Makes Millions in First Sale of Seized Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk - CoinDeskLithuania Makes Millions in First Sale of Seized Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Lithuania halts electricity trade with Belarus, President has intestinal polyp removed - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Lithuania halts electricity trade with Belarus, President has intestinal polyp removed  bnn-news.com

Lithuania: The Roop confirm they WILL compete in national final - wiwibloggsLithuania: The Roop confirm they WILL compete in national final  wiwibloggs

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Police in Latvia commence administrative violation cases against residents not wearing masks - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Police in Latvia commence administrative violation cases against residents not wearing masks  bnn-news.com

Germany Adds Latvia & Lithuania to Its List of High-Risk Countries - Removes Iceland - SchengenVisaInfo.comGermany Adds Latvia & Lithuania to Its List of High-Risk Countries - Removes Iceland  SchengenVisaInfo.com

OECD urges Lithuania to cut fossil fuel subsidies, introduce carbon tax - Baltic TimesOECD urges Lithuania to cut fossil fuel subsidies, introduce carbon tax  Baltic Times

Is This a Breakthrough? - Lithuanian Elections - Visegrad InsightIs This a Breakthrough? - Lithuanian Elections  Visegrad Insight

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Lithuania contests EU Mobility Package, «unicorn» Vinted buys Dutch competitor - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Lithuania contests EU Mobility Package, «unicorn» Vinted buys Dutch competitor  bnn-news.com

Lithuania's major supermarket chains join boycott of Latvia's Adugs - Baltic TimesLithuania's major supermarket chains join boycott of Latvia's Adugs  Baltic Times

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Lithuania is introducing three-week nationwide quarantine, much remains unclear - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Lithuania is introducing three-week nationwide quarantine, much remains unclear  bnn-news.com

Telia is launching 5G network in Lithuania Vilnius Stock Exchange:TEL1L - GlobeNewswireTelia is launching 5G network in Lithuania Vilnius Stock Exchange:TEL1L  GlobeNewswire

Telia announces strategic partnership with Ericsson in Lithuania - GlobeNewswireTelia announces strategic partnership with Ericsson in Lithuania  GlobeNewswire

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Children in need of special care to be provided with state-paid assistant - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Children in need of special care to be provided with state-paid assistant  bnn-news.com

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » BNN ANALYSES | Lithuania's election victors commence talks on testosterone-less ruling Coalition - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » BNN ANALYSES | Lithuania's election victors commence talks on testosterone-less ruling Coalition  bnn-news.com

Strict COVID-19 lockdown in Lithuania might be necessary as early as November - scientists - Baltic TimesStrict COVID-19 lockdown in Lithuania might be necessary as early as November - scientists  Baltic Times

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Infectologist: COVID-19 situation in Latvia is unstable, but restrictions definitely work - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Infectologist: COVID-19 situation in Latvia is unstable, but restrictions definitely work  bnn-news.com

Lithuania chooses Nova Lituania to compete for the Oscars race - Baltic TimesLithuania chooses Nova Lituania to compete for the Oscars race  Baltic Times

Lithuania, Poland gauge market interest in gas link - Argus MediaLithuania, Poland gauge market interest in gas link  Argus Media

Lithuanian defense minister, senior Pentagon official test positive for COVID-19 - Reuters IndiaLithuanian defense minister, senior Pentagon official test positive for COVID-19  Reuters India

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant - ABC NewsLithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant  ABC News

Lithuania: key task for new govt to move out of lockdown situation – Simonyte - Baltic TimesLithuania: key task for new govt to move out of lockdown situation – Simonyte  Baltic Times

Belarus closes border to cars from Lithuania - Lithuanian govt - ReutersBelarus closes border to cars from Lithuania - Lithuanian govt  Reuters

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » COVID-19 vaccine expected in Q1 2021; doctors to receive it first - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » COVID-19 vaccine expected in Q1 2021; doctors to receive it first  bnn-news.com

UPDATE 1-Lithuania to enter three-week COVID lockdown on Saturday - ReutersUPDATE 1-Lithuania to enter three-week COVID lockdown on Saturday  Reuters

Lithuania stops Baltics power trade with Belarus, Russia over nuclear plant - ETEnergyworld.comLithuania stops Baltics power trade with Belarus, Russia over nuclear plant  ETEnergyworld.com

Softeq opening new Houston innovation lab, expanding European footprint - Houston Business JournalSofteq opening new Houston innovation lab, expanding European footprint  Houston Business Journal

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Saeima: minimal income will not be allowed to be below EUR 109 - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Saeima: minimal income will not be allowed to be below EUR 109  bnn-news.com

Lithuania hands out national film awards - LRTLithuania hands out national film awards  LRT

13 municipalities in Lithuania go into two-week coronavirus quarantine - TheMayor.EU13 municipalities in Lithuania go into two-week coronavirus quarantine  TheMayor.EU

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » US government accepts Biden as «apparent winner» of presidential election - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » US government accepts Biden as «apparent winner» of presidential election  bnn-news.com

Sweden Lifts Self-Isolation Obligation for Arrivals from Lithuania - SchengenVisaInfo.comSweden Lifts Self-Isolation Obligation for Arrivals from Lithuania  SchengenVisaInfo.com

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Possible no-deal Brexit would harm UK economy more than COVID-19 - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Possible no-deal Brexit would harm UK economy more than COVID-19  bnn-news.com

Lithuania's new government: Women-led coalition wins confidence in difficult times - Atlantic CouncilLithuania's new government: Women-led coalition wins confidence in difficult times  Atlantic Council

Lithuania Obliges Arrivals From Six Countries to Present COVID-19 Test Results - SchengenVisaInfo.comLithuania Obliges Arrivals From Six Countries to Present COVID-19 Test Results  SchengenVisaInfo.com

GE wins 121MW Cypress order in Lithuania - reNEWSGE wins 121MW Cypress order in Lithuania  reNEWS

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » On 106th day of Belarusian protests, several hundred protesters detained - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » On 106th day of Belarusian protests, several hundred protesters detained  bnn-news.com

European defence still matters but not for Lithuania - Modern DiplomacyEuropean defence still matters but not for Lithuania  Modern Diplomacy

How Ireland, Lithuania and the Netherlands are competing to win fintechs post-Brexit - PaymentsSourceHow Ireland, Lithuania and the Netherlands are competing to win fintechs post-Brexit  PaymentsSource

Lithuanian election winner pledges more women in government - ReutersLithuanian election winner pledges more women in government  Reuters

More than 450 outbreaks in Lithuania in 2019 - Food Safety NewsMore than 450 outbreaks in Lithuania in 2019  Food Safety News

In Lithuania Elections, Conservatives Return to Power by Ditching Austerity - World Politics ReviewIn Lithuania Elections, Conservatives Return to Power by Ditching Austerity  World Politics Review

Nova Lituania review – droll study of a Baltic state's identity crisis - The GuardianNova Lituania review – droll study of a Baltic state's identity crisis  The Guardian

Lithuania, Ukraine holding elections amid pandemic - Vatican NewsLithuania, Ukraine holding elections amid pandemic  Vatican News

Calls to speed up airport Covid tests as Cyprus and Lithuania drop off UK's 'green list' - The GuardianCalls to speed up airport Covid tests as Cyprus and Lithuania drop off UK's 'green list'  The Guardian

Baltic Assembly presidency moves on from Estonia to Lithuania - Eng.Lsm.lvBaltic Assembly presidency moves on from Estonia to Lithuania  Eng.Lsm.lv

OECD about Lithuania: COVID-19 crisis reinforces the need for reforms to drive growth and reduce inequality - EN DELFIOECD about Lithuania: COVID-19 crisis reinforces the need for reforms to drive growth and reduce inequality  EN DELFI

Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania - ABC NewsBelarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania  ABC News

Lithuania, Flanders Ink Offshore Wind MOU - Offshore WINDLithuania, Flanders Ink Offshore Wind MOU  Offshore WIND

Is Augustas Marciulionis the answer to Lithuania's point guard question? - FIBAIs Augustas Marciulionis the answer to Lithuania's point guard question?  FIBA

Coronavirus update: 11 deaths, 1109 new cases of Covid-19 in Lithuania - LRTCoronavirus update: 11 deaths, 1109 new cases of Covid-19 in Lithuania  LRT

Lithuania: Quarantine Is Mandatory for Travellers From Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Liechtenstein & Switzerland - SchengenVisaInfo.comLithuania: Quarantine Is Mandatory for Travellers From Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Liechtenstein & Switzerland  SchengenVisaInfo.com

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Fewer cases of influenza, pneumonia and other respiratory diseases reported in Latvia - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Fewer cases of influenza, pneumonia and other respiratory diseases reported in Latvia  bnn-news.com

LRT: Lithuania to introduce nationwide quarantine from Saturday - ERR NewsLRT: Lithuania to introduce nationwide quarantine from Saturday  ERR News

Miss Group acquires Lithuanian web hosting company UAB “Interneto vizija” - Private Equity WireMiss Group acquires Lithuanian web hosting company UAB “Interneto vizija”  Private Equity Wire

Novel method developed by Lithuanian scientists can help better detection of melanoma - EN DELFINovel method developed by Lithuanian scientists can help better detection of melanoma  EN DELFI

Coronavirus: 1896 new cases in Lithuania over weekend - LRTCoronavirus: 1896 new cases in Lithuania over weekend  LRT

Belarus MFA: Lithuania has long sacrificed dialogue to geopolitical ambitions - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus MFA: Lithuania has long sacrificed dialogue to geopolitical ambitions  Belarus News (BelTA)

Lithuania Expands Its List of High Risk EU Countries - Obliges More Arrivals to Self-Isolate - SchengenVisaInfo.comLithuania Expands Its List of High Risk EU Countries - Obliges More Arrivals to Self-Isolate  SchengenVisaInfo.com

UPDATE: Travelers From Germany, Lithuania and Latvia to Do Mandatory COVID-19 Test - Prague MorningUPDATE: Travelers From Germany, Lithuania and Latvia to Do Mandatory COVID-19 Test  Prague Morning

Language watchdog to require all taxi drivers to speak Lithuanian - LRTLanguage watchdog to require all taxi drivers to speak Lithuanian  LRT

Coronavirus: Lithuania registers 996 new cases, 14 deaths - LRTCoronavirus: Lithuania registers 996 new cases, 14 deaths  LRT

Coronavirus update: 1433 new cases in Lithuania, outbreaks at 16 hospitals - LRTCoronavirus update: 1433 new cases in Lithuania, outbreaks at 16 hospitals  LRT

Lithuania fails to comply with border agreements - TVRLithuania fails to comply with border agreements  TVR

Randolph Hotel furniture sent to domestic violence refuges in Lithuania - Oxford MailRandolph Hotel furniture sent to domestic violence refuges in Lithuania  Oxford Mail

Lithuania wary of incident at Belarus nuclear plant - EURACTIVLithuania wary of incident at Belarus nuclear plant  EURACTIV

Coronavirus update: 1896 new cases in Lithuania over weekend - LRTCoronavirus update: 1896 new cases in Lithuania over weekend  LRT

Lithuania Adds Several Countries to Its COVID-19 High-Risk Zones - SchengenVisaInfo.comLithuania Adds Several Countries to Its COVID-19 High-Risk Zones  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Lithuanian Railway Fine - Courthouse News ServiceLithuanian Railway Fine  Courthouse News Service

Pentagon’s Tata Tests Positive for Covid After Lithuanian Visit - BloombergPentagon’s Tata Tests Positive for Covid After Lithuanian Visit  Bloomberg

Lithuania’s Award-Winning Venice Biennale Pavilion Is Coming to an Abandoned Swimming Pool Just Outside Berlin - artnet NewsLithuania’s Award-Winning Venice Biennale Pavilion Is Coming to an Abandoned Swimming Pool Just Outside Berlin  artnet News

Lukashenko: Poland, Lithuania's stance on Belarus may undo many achievements in relations - Belarus News (BelTA)Lukashenko: Poland, Lithuania's stance on Belarus may undo many achievements in relations  Belarus News (BelTA)

'Together, it's better': Lithuanian twins relishing chance to contribute to Wildcats - Arizona Daily Star'Together, it's better': Lithuanian twins relishing chance to contribute to Wildcats  Arizona Daily Star

Coronavirus: Lithuania reports record 2066 new cases, nine deaths - LRTCoronavirus: Lithuania reports record 2066 new cases, nine deaths  LRT

Minister Logar concludes his working visit to the Baltics by meeting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevicius - Gov.siMinister Logar concludes his working visit to the Baltics by meeting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevicius  Gov.si

Coronavirus: Lithuania confirms 2903 new cases over weekend - LRTCoronavirus: Lithuania confirms 2903 new cases over weekend  LRT

Lithuania's Famed Venice Biennale Pavilion Heads to Berlin, Notes on MoMA's Rehang, and More: Morning Links from November 13, 2020 - ARTnewsLithuania's Famed Venice Biennale Pavilion Heads to Berlin, Notes on MoMA's Rehang, and More: Morning Links from November 13, 2020  ARTnews

Veryga: Lithuania plans to extend lockdown until mid-December - EN DELFIVeryga: Lithuania plans to extend lockdown until mid-December  EN DELFI

Life in Lithuania: Pakistani student names challenges living in Vilnius - EN DELFILife in Lithuania: Pakistani student names challenges living in Vilnius  EN DELFI

Why is Lithuania such a staunch ally of Belarus' opposition movement? - EuronewsWhy is Lithuania such a staunch ally of Belarus' opposition movement?  Euronews

Lithuanian gang likely behind Offaly growhouse - RTE.ieLithuanian gang likely behind Offaly growhouse  RTE.ie

Lithuania provides 75 thousand euros for those affected by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - Public Radio of ArmeniaLithuania provides 75 thousand euros for those affected by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict  Public Radio of Armenia

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Health Minister quits vacation, GIPL's section under Nemunas started, plans to buy bank - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Health Minister quits vacation, GIPL's section under Nemunas started, plans to buy bank  bnn-news.com

Lithuania capital turns Italian - Telangana TodayLithuania capital turns Italian  Telangana Today

News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Lithuania, Belarus sign nuclear incident agreement, FCIS busts Vilnius Municipality - bnn-news.comNews from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia » Week in Lithuania: Lithuania, Belarus sign nuclear incident agreement, FCIS busts Vilnius Municipality  bnn-news.com

Is Lithuania playing with fire by slapping sanctions on Belarus? - EuronewsIs Lithuania playing with fire by slapping sanctions on Belarus?  Euronews