Posts published in Day: October 15, 2020

Lithuanian government presents 2021 spending bill with 5-percent deficit

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lithuania’s state budget revenue, including EU and other international assistance funds, will be smaller in 2021, compared to this year’s budget, and expenses will grow. On Wednesday, the Lithuanian government approved the 2021 state budget bill submitted by the Finance Ministry. The document states that budget revenue will drop 1.3 percent next year to 11.385 billion euros. Meanwhile expenses are estimated to grow 21.2 percent to 15.49 billion euros. The…

Belarusian exiles in Lithuania: ‘Vilnius is the political capital of Belarus’

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Belarusian bloggers Olga and Andrey Pauk arrived in Lithuania three weeks ago. Although the well-known activist family had to flee the “military dictatorship”, they believe that democracy will eventually prevail in Belarus. Olga is a teacher and Sergey is a musician. They come from a small town Akciabrski in Gomel Region, southern Belarus. Since 2011, they have been running the YouTube channel Rudabelskaya Pakazukha (Rudabel Show-off) aimed at unmasking inefficiencies…