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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Latvia still exporting and importing less than Estonia and Lithuania - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Latvia still exporting and importing less than Estonia and Lithuania
Baltic Times
RIGA - During the first nine months of 2017 Latvia still trailed behind its Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania by export and import volumes and also showed the widest trade gap among the Baltic states, the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau said ...
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Ukraine, Lithuania sign number of bilateral documents - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Ukraine, Lithuania sign number of bilateral documents
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
The parties signed the Protocol of the tenth meeting of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Lithuania, which reflects the main agreements reached. The document confirms a common position on the continuation of strategic development ...
Ukrainian president arrives in LithuaniaBaltic Times
Poroshenko discusses expansion of trade, economic cooperation, energy security issues with Lithuanian PMInterfax-Ukraine
Lithuania allocates EUR 2 mln for military equipment for UkraineMENAFN.COM
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How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed - New York Times

New York Times

How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed
New York Times
It comes, improbably, from Vilnius, Lithuania, where a small but mighty digital publisher is successfully navigating the changing tides of Facebook's algorithms. Its story illustrates the qualities needed to survive in today's Facebook-dominated ...



Lithuania emerging as the 'gateway' to blockchain in Europe - Open Access Government

Open Access Government

Lithuania emerging as the 'gateway' to blockchain in Europe
Open Access Government
Lithuania is stepping in by offering a globally represented blockchain hub and enabling regulatory environment.” “All European countries can take an advantage and unlock the potential of this technology in various sectors.” The centre has already ...

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Lithuania given EU backing in nuclear plant dispute with Belarus - Financial Times

Financial Times

Lithuania given EU backing in nuclear plant dispute with Belarus
Financial Times
Brussels has thrown its weight behind Lithuania in a dispute over the safety of a Russian-financed nuclear plant being built just across the border by Belarus. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, said he stood in “full solidarity ...



Meet the Iron Lady of Lithuania - OZY

OZY

Meet the Iron Lady of Lithuania
OZY
Since 2009, Grybauskaite has been a pivotal force in both Lithuanian and regional politics. At home, her influence exceeds the degree presidents typically enjoy in semi-presidential republics such as Lithuania, where the prime minister and parliament ...



Lithuania's 'fintech' drive gets a Brexit boost - Reuters

Reuters

Lithuania's 'fintech' drive gets a Brexit boost
Reuters
Lithuania launched its campaign to attract fintech firms in early 2016, hoping to improve competition in its banking sector and square up to regional neighbours such as Estonia and Sweden to become a hub for the industry in the Baltics and Scandinavia ...

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Fintech firms choose Lithuania after Brexit - Digital Journal

Digital Journal

Fintech firms choose Lithuania after Brexit
Digital Journal
Lithuania is becoming a centre of fintech innovation in Europe after Brexit. Fintech start-ups are taking advantage of the country's relatively relaxed regulations as they prepare to leave London. Lithuania has "jumped at the opportunity." Lithuania is ...
Lithuania emerges as blockchain gateway to EuropeThe MediTelegraph

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Highbury Grove teen dazzles in Lithuania at International Dance Championships - Islington Gazette

Islington Gazette

Highbury Grove teen dazzles in Lithuania at International Dance Championships
Islington Gazette
Bertie Katz Webb-Lamb, who is in Year 9 at the City of London Academy Highbury Grove, was representing the UK in Lithuania's International Dance Championships as part of a street dancing troupe called Big Deal. The youngster's love of street dancing ...



Analysts say proposed European Monetary Fund would benefit Lithuania - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Analysts say proposed European Monetary Fund would benefit Lithuania
Baltic Times
BRUSSELS/VILNIUS - A European Monetary Fund (EMF) that is proposed to be set up to more rapidly respond to financial difficulties in the eurozone would benefit Lithuania in that the country would become more resilient to economic shocks, analysts said ...