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Lithuania
 
Lithuania is an independent democratic state. The territory of the State of Lithuania shall be integral and shall not be divided into any State-like formations. These principles of the Lithuanian statehood have been firmly embedded in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, adopted on 25 October 1992 by way of referendum.

The Constitution provides for the supreme sovereign power to be executed directly by the people or through democratically elected representatives. Sovereign state power is vested in the people of Lithuania and is exercised by the President, the Seimas, the Government and the Judiciary.



The Lithuanian national anthem was composed by Dr. Vincas Kudirka. In fact, it was his poem titled "National Hymn", published in 1898 in the newspaper Varpas edited by Kudirka. At the time (the press ban era) the Lithuanian press published many patriotic poems and songs. As they sang the songs and read and recited the poems, Lithuanians understood more deeply and became mote conscious of love for their nation and a desire to win freedom. Dr. Kudirka did not intend his poem to become the Lithuanian anthem. He did not live to see the Declaration of Independence and did not know that his "National Hymn" had become the foremost and greatest expression of love for one's land - the National Anthem. The "National Hymn" was first performed by a chorus under the direction of composer Ceslovas Sasnauskas at a concert on
November 13, 1899. The concert was held in St. Petersburg, Russia where a large number of Lithuanians lived at the time. Dr. V Kudirka had just recently died. Even then, some intellectuals (i.e. Kazys Grinius, later President of Lithuania) began to call the "National Hymn" the National Anthem. In Vilnius, Lithuanians heard the "National Hymn" for the first time on December 3, 1905. The concert was performed on the eve of the Great Council of Lithuania. Afterward, the song spread throughout Lithuania and was sung on diverse solemn ( occasions. When Lithuania became independent, the "National Hymn" was officially proclaimed the National Anthem (1919). Its title was changed to the first three words of the first verse: Lietuva, tevyne musu ("Lithuania, Our Homeland").
On numerous occasions sing another song by the beloved national poet Maironis: Lietuva brangi, mano tevyne ("Lithuania, My Beloved Homeland"). This song has become like a substitute National Anthem.


Lithuania, my homeland, land of heroes!
Let your Sons draw strength from the past.
Let your children follow only the paths of virtue,
working for the good of their native land and for all mankind.

Let the sun banish all darkness from Lithuania,
with light and truth always guiding our steps.
Let the love of Lithuania burn in our hearts
and for the sake of our country let unity blossom.

 

The colours of the State Flag (National Flag) are yellow, green, and red. The tricolour stripes are horizontal. Width-to-length ratio – 1:2.

 

Since 1991, the State Emblem is a white Vytis (a mounted armoured knight with a raised sword) against a red background.

 

The courts of Lithuania: the Supreme Court of Lithuania, the Court of Appeal of Lithuania, regional and district courts. The Constitution provides for the possibility of establishment of specialised courts for the consideration of administrative, labour, family and other categories of cases. Constitutional supervision is effected by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, comprised of 9 justices, appointed for a nine-year non-renewable term of office. The current President of the Constitutional Court is Kęstutis Lapinskas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.15min.lt/images/photos/609221/big/1236006408konstitucija.jpg Konstitucinio teismo teisėjo ženklas

[vyriausybe[19].jpg]The Government of the Republic of Lithuania consists of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The Prime Minister shall, with the approval of the Seimas, be appointed or dismissed by the
President of the Republic. Upon recommendation of the Prime Minister, the President appoints and dismisses ministers. The Government of the Republic of Lithuania is accountable to the Seimas. Ministers of the Republic of Lithuania are accountable to the Seimas, the President of the Republic and directly subordinate to the Prime Minister.

The current Government has 14 ministries: Environment, Energy, Finances, National Defence, Culture, Social Security and Labour, Transport and Communications, Health, Education and Science, Justice, Foreign Affairs, Economy, Interior and Agriculture. The Government is lead by Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, appointed on 28 November 2008. Andrius Kubilius is the Chairman of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats. The current Government is primarily focused on public consolidation and immediate efforts towards better Lithuania.


http://www.peopleandplaces.us/ge5/vilnius13.jpgThe President of the Republic is the head of State. Any person, who is a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania by birth, who has lived in Lithuania for no less than the past three years, who has reached the age of 40 prior to the election day, and who is eligible for election to the Seimas, may be elected President of the Republic. The President of the Republic of Lithuania is elected by the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot for a term of five years. The same person may be elected President of the Republic of Lithuania for no more than two consecutive terms. One of the major responsibilities of the President is foreign policy. The President of the Republic settles basic foreign policy issues and, together with the Government, implements foreign policy. The President is non-partisan. The incumbent President is Dalia Grybauskaitė, elected on 17 May 2009.

 

 

 

 

The legislative body of the Republic of Lithuania – the Seimas – has 141 members elected for a four-year term on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage, by secret ballot. The election system is mixed: 71 seats contested in single-member constituencies, and the rest in multi-member constituencies (party lists).

The 2008 Seimas has eight political groups: the Political Group of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats, the National Revival Political Group, the Liberals Movement Political Group, the Liberal and Centre Political Group, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party Group, the Labour Party Group, Order and Justice Party Group and the mixed political group of members of the Seimas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!