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Front-runners Simonyte, Nauseda to meet in Lithuania presidential runoff, prime minister to resign

13 May 2019

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.

Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality

12 May 2019

* Former deputy cbank governor and economist the top candidates

Lithuania PM says he would quit if unsuccessful in presidential vote

07 May 2019

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.

Lithuania PM seeks c.bank probe over interbank rate during financial crisis

15 Apr 2019

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.

Lithuania finds ex-Soviet defense minister guilty of war crimes

27 Mar 2019

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.

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

08 Feb 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

05 Feb 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

25 Jan 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

21 Jan 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

26 Sep 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

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