Posts tagged as Lithuania

Prime Minister: our structural reforms fully correspond with EC recommendations

Saturday, May 26, 2018

On Wednesday, the European Commission (EC) issued its regular country-specific recommendations, including for Lithuania, on strengthening the economy. The recommendations for Lithuania cover actions for 2018-2019 in the fields of taxation and pensions, education, health and social protection and increased productivity. Saulius Skvernelis, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, pointed out that the package of six structural reforms covering the areas of taxation, pensions, the informal economy, education,…

Lithuania sees China as a priority food product export market

Friday, May 25, 2018

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Lithuania is ready to continue its cooperation with China and sees the world’s largest country by population as one of its key agricultural and food product export markets. “The Action Plan signed last year between the Chinese and Lithuanian ministries for agriculture provides a solid basis for the inter-institutional partnership. We are ready to continue the implementation of this plan, to carry out joint…

Minister of National Defence R.Karoblis: „We should ensure the continued focus on the Alliance to the Baltic Region

Friday, May 25, 2018

“In the run-up to the NATO summit, the key task of the Baltic States is to ensure the continued focus of the Alliance to our region. From the Warsaw Summit NATO has done a lot to rebuild deterrence and security at the borders of the Eastern Alliance, but we must ensure the continuation of initiated security initiatives, “said Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis yesterday, on May 24, after the…

Lithuanian Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin affiliated to the Danish Division

Thursday, May 24, 2018

On May 22 Lithuania and Denmark signed a Memorandum of Understanding on affiliation of the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin of the Lithuanian Armed Forces to the Royal Danish Army Division. It marks the beginning of regular participation of the staff and personnel of the MIB Griffin in Danish-arranged training and exercises. The document was signed by Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys and Denmark’s Chief of…

IMF welcomes structural reforms planned by the Government

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has met with an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission at the conclusion of its visit to Lithuania. The mission focused on the Government’s efforts to boost productivity in a systematic way and reduce social disparities. According to the IMF, a package of six reforms proposed by the Government is a step in the right direction. ‘Despite the fact that the year 2017 was successful to Lithuania’s…

US Begins Deploying Troops, Equipment to Eastern Europe

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Operation Atlantic Resolve aims to boost NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States after the eruption of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014, with Western countries using alleged Russian interference in Ukraine’s affairs as a pretext. The US Army Europe has started deploying its heavy military vehicles to strategic locations in Eastern Europe and the Baltics as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, according to the Defense News website.…

Lithuania to host summit of women political leaders

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lithuania and its President Dalia Grybauskaitė will host the 2018 summit of the forum of Women Political Leaders, which is to take place in Vilnius from June 6 to 8. According to the forum’s web site, the moto of the high-level meeting will be: «It’s about time! 100 reasons to act!». It includes a reference to Lithuania celebrating this year the 100th anniversary since the Republic of Lithuania was established…

Lithuania should focus reform efforts on improving quality and efficiency of health services

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lithuania has made strong progress in reshaping its health system since the 1990s but further reforms are needed to urgently improve the quality of health services and make spending more efficient, according to a new OECD report. OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Lithuania 2018 says that although health spending, at 6.5% of GDP, is low, the system provides broadly adequate access to care. A well-run health insurance fund covers virtually…

Economist Nauseda tops list of potential candidates for Lithuania’s president office

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lithuanian economist Gitanas Nauseda took the lead on the list of potential candidates for Lithuania’s presidency in the newest poll of Spinter Tyrimai (Spinter Surveys) published on Monday. According to the poll, commissioned by Delfi.lt and conducted by Spinter Tyrimai, the country’s prime minister Saulius Skvernelis, mayor of Lithuania’s second largest city Kaunas Visvaldas Matijosaitis, former diplomat and EU ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas, as well as lawmaker Ingrida Simonyte…

Development and financing of strategic transport projects uniting Lithuania and Poland discussed in Vilnius

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mr. Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications, and Mr. Andrzej Adamczyk, Polish Minister of Infrastructure, today in Vilnius discussed the issues relevant for both countries: development and financing of strategic transport projects uniting Lithuania and Poland, and usage of logistic potential by attracting cargoes from Asia, as well as other issues, says press center of Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications. “We will be able to develop the key infrastructural projects…