Lithuania: tech industry sacrificed

The diplomatic spat between Vilnius and Beijing over Lithuania’s ties with Taiwan is hurting the country’s tech industry. Sector representatives say that unless the situation changes, firms may need to relocate elsewhere. “The situation has finally become clear. The foreign minister has said quite bluntly that the situation with China and the European Union will…

Lithuania: Klaipeda braces for uncertainty after halting Belarusian transit

Lithuania’s third-biggest city Klaipeda expects significant job losses once the country stops the transit of Belarusian fertilizers, although the “worst-case scenario” can be avoided. Last week, the government terminated a contract between the state-owned railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG) and the Belarusian potash giant Belaruskali, which exported around 11 million tons of fertilizers…

Lithuania: military test Israeli Spike anti-tank missiles for first time

Spike missiles, fire-and-forget guided missile systems mounted on Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs), have been tested for the first time by the Lithuanian military. The Israel-made system was tried out on January 14-18 during a combat shooting drills of the Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanized Infantry Battalion. Spike missiles have been installed on Lithuania’s newly acquired…