Posts published in Day: January 4, 2019

Lithuania’s new car market grows 24 pct in 2018

Friday, January 4, 2019

Over 35,900 new passenger cars were registered in Lithuania last year, up 24 percent compared with 2017, Autotyrimai said on Wednesday, based on data from the state car registration company Regitra. In December alone, the new passenger car market grew by 26 percent year-on-year to almost 2,800 registrations. “Re-exports remain a key driver of the robust market growth: 1,164 of the new cars registered in December were removed from the register…

2019: a difficult political year in Lithuania

By Viktors Domburs on Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 will be a big political year in Lithuania, with elections in national focus. Lithuania will hold presidential, municipal and European Parliament elections this year. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in her traditional New Year congratulation message was very restrained and short-spoken. She clearly understands that she did nothing outstanding to be proud of. This message looked more as a warning. It could be read between the lines that she warned…