The shrinkage of Lithuanian population is nowhere close to a halt. In fact, the recent numbers by the Lithuanian Statistics and Eurostat, the European Union‘s statistics agency, purport the opposite: exodus has picked up last year - 50,000 Lithuanian citizens left the country for a better life abroad, up from 44,500 in the previous year.
You better stay healthy in Lithuania for a single reason - the medicine costs an arm and leg in Lithuania. In neighboring Poland, they are twice and thrice lower, thence the shopping carts of hundreds and thousands Lithuanians making the trip over the border for cheaper groceries usually often contain pills too.
Lithuanian Education Minister Jurgita Petrauskienė believes that Lithuanian children, unlike their peers in other countries, hit the books too little and while away their too long holidays, so prolongation of the school year is what the young generation needs.
With the refugee centre in Rukla in central Lithuania full and tensions in the settlement simmering, the Lithuanian Government has come up with a plan to shut eventually down the centre, relocating its dwellers to Lithuanian municipalities.
Luxembourgh will deploy 22 troops to Lithuania in July 2017, the parliament of the parliament of the Benelux country decided this week. Its 22 soldiers will be included in a NATO battalion being built in Lithuania along with troops from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany.
According to Invest Lithuania, a non-profit organization set up by the Ministry of Economy to promote investments in the country, the past year of 2016 was «another record-breaking year» for foreign direct investments (FDI) in Lithuania.