Posts tagged as Lithuania

Lithuanian leaders vow to contribute to restoration of Paris cathedral

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lithuania is ready to contribute to the restoration of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral which was ravaged by a fire earlier this week and will consider ways on how to do that, its leaders say. In a sound recording issued on Wednesday, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said Lithuania “is full of determination to restore the cathedral of great value to the whole world.” “It’s a temple of our hearts and…

Lithuanian PM sees minister’s proposal on truckers’ wages as compromise

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Social Security and Labor Minister Linas Kukuraitis’ proposal to pay per diem allowances to long-haul truck drivers only if their taxable wages amount to at least two minimum monthly salaries is a compromise, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday. “The problem is the social security of drivers. I think the proposal is a compromise, and not a bad one,” Skvernelis said on Ziniu Radijas. “But I do encourage haulers…

Lithuania loses economically without good ties with neighbors

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lithuania is losing economically without normal relationship with its eastern neighbors, a MEP and a candidate for the Lithuanian presidency, Valdemar Tomasevski, told ELTA news agency on Tuesday. “Due to the absence of good relations with our eastern neighbors we are losing a lot economically,” said Tomasevski, the leader of the parliamentary political party Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance. If elected as Lithuania’s president in…

Lithuania’s population to shrink to 2.5 mln by 2025: demographic study

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In the upcoming six years, the number of residents in Lithuania may decrease to 2.5 million people, while by 2030 the country’s population may shrink to 2.4 million, a new survey showed on Tuesday. The demographic projections were presented at a conference on Lithuania’s demographic policy held by Lithuania’s Employment Service (UZT) and Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK). “In fact, we observe the two main trends: total population decline and…

Lithuania’s RTCL to evaluate Russia-24 violations

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania will on Wednesday evaluate possible violations by the Russian TV channel Russia-24 (Rossiya 24) and decide on broadcasting restrictions. The medial watchdog will consider possible restrictions over incitement of hatred during the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov show broadcast in late November. The issue was postponed last week after the channel’s representative presented documents to prove that the TV channel is broadcast from the…

Lithuanian Railways to transport Chinese postal items within Lithuania

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) will begin to transport Lithuania-bound postal items from China within the country’s territory for the first time this year, with the first trial shipment scheduled for May, informed LETA/BNS. Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai and OTLK, a company that organizes freight shipments between China and Western Europe, signed the respective agreement in Moscow on Tuesday, the state railway operator said. Containers would be shipped to Lithuania within 7 days. Lietuvos…

Latvia and Lithuania disagree on sea border

Monday, April 15, 2019

The bilateral agreement on the sea border was only ratified by Lithuania in 1999, the Lithuanian lrt.lt news website writes. Latvia wants to, to first, sign an economic agreement, explore an offshore oil field whose major part is in the Lithuanian territory and only then finalize the border legalization process, despite the agreement stating the visa versa, as the border legalization must come first and followed by the economic agreement.…

Lithuania’s DefMin mulls additional troop vaccination against measles

Monday, April 15, 2019

Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense is considering additional immunization of troops against measles as the number of measles cases is rising, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis says. In his words, the ministry is considering, first of all, vaccinating troops facing the highest risk of contraction. “We are now looking into all options and risks. We are probably heading towards vaccinating troops with the highest risk here in Lithuania,” the minister told…

Lithuanian govt to turn to prosecutors over financial watchdogs’ actions during crisis

Monday, April 15, 2019

Lithuania’s government has decided to ask the Prosecutor General’s Office to evaluate the then financial watchdogs’ actions during the financial crisis, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Monday. The move follows the presentation by Stasys Jakeliunas, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Budget Finance, of the ongoing parliamentary investigation into the 2009 economic crisis, being carried out by an ad-hoc commission he chairs. Jakeliunas informed the government about its progress…

1 in 9 people in Lithuania lived in deep poverty in 2018

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The level of material deprivation stood at 11.1 percent in Lithuania last year, up by 1.3 percentage points from 2017. Around 310,000 people lived in deep poverty, lacking funds for at least four out of six basic material deprivation elements, the latest figures from Lithuania’s statistics office, Statistics Lithuania, showed on Friday. The share of city and rural dwellers living in deep poverty was almost the same, standing at 11.1…