VILNIUS Pre-election favourites Ingrida Simonyte and Gitanas Nauseda will face off in the second round of Lithuania's presidential election as Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis conceded defeat in Sunday's vote and said he would resign his post.
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VILNIUS Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told Reuters on Tuesday he would resign if he came third or lower in presidential elections as this would signal his government had lost the public's trust.
VILNIUS, April 15 Lithuania's government said on
Monday it would ask the prosecution service to investigate
whether the central bank failed in its oversight of the banks
that set the local interbank rate during the 2008-2009 financial
crisis, when rates spiked.
VILNIUS A Lithuanian court found former Soviet defense minister Dmitry Yazov guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Wednesday for his role in a 1991 crackdown against the Baltic state's pro-independence movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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