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Andrius Sytas

Lithuania sees flood of fintech firms apply for licences ahead of Brexit

Feb 08 2019

VILNIUS About 100 financial companies and start-ups from Britain and elsewhere are applying for a licence in burgeoning fintech hub Lithuania to ensure they have access to the European Union after Brexit, the country's central bank told Reuters.

Lithuania fears Russia will attempt to sway its elections

Feb 05 2019

VILNIUS Lithuania's intelligence agencies fear Russia will interfere in its forthcoming elections, including one in May to find a successor to the staunchly anti-Kremlin president, Dalia Grybauskaite.

Lithuania steps up anti-money-laundering effort after Baltic scandals

Jan 25 2019

VILNIUS Lithuania has taken extra measures to prevent money-laundering after bank scandals in Latvia and Estonia which have harmed its reputation, its central bank Governor Vitas Vasiliauskas said.

Lithuania LNG port aims to be Baltic hub, double flows

Jan 21 2019

VILNIUS, Jan 21 Lithuania's Klaipeda liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal will more than double its LNG volumes once gas pipelines to Poland and Finland open after 2021, turning the Baltic port into a regional supply hub, its operator said in an interview.

Pope warns nations against defining power as military strength

Sep 26 2018

TALLINN Pope Francis said on Tuesday as he wound up a trip to the Baltic states, all nervous about what they see as a newly aggressive Russia next door, that nations should not measure their strength by their military capability to prevail over others. | Video

Pope pays tribute to victims of Nazis, Soviets in Lithuania

Sep 23 2018

VILNIUS Pope Francis paid tribute on Sunday to Jews killed by the Nazis and victims of murder and deportation by the Soviet KGB, in twin visits to memorials marking the darkest periods of Lithuania's history. | Video

Use lesson of oppression to promote tolerance, Pope urges Lithuania

Sep 22 2018

VILNIUS Pope Francis said at the start of a four-day trip to the Baltics on Saturday that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe.

Pope to preach solidarity on Baltics visit in shadow of hostile Russia

Sep 21 2018

VATICAN CITY/VILNIUS Pope Francis will carry a message of solidarity to the Baltic nations on a visit starting on Saturday, nearly 30 years after they broke away from the Soviet Union and as they look warily toward a newly aggressive Russia.

Spymaster dispute won't fell German coalition - Merkel

Sep 14 2018

VILNIUS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday her coalition government would survive a row over the future of the domestic intelligence chief following his comments on the hounding of migrants by far-right activists in the eastern city of Chemnitz.

Spymaster dispute won't fell German coalition: Merkel

Sep 14 2018

VILNIUS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday her coalition government would survive a row over the future of the domestic intelligence chief following his comments on the hounding of migrants by far-right activists in the eastern city of Chemnitz.

World News

Dutch police hunt for Turkish man after tram shooting

Dutch security forces were hunting for a 37-year-old Turkish man suspected of having shot several people, one of them possibly fatally, on a tram in the city of Utrecht on Monday, in what authorities said appeared to be a terrorist attack.