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Irking Russia: Lithuania is also to start building its fence with Russia

What many believed it was a remote possibility due to the complexity and the costs, now has become reality - Lithuania’s State Border Guard Service announced this week it has signed a contract with a contractor to erect a 44,6-km fence on the Lithuanian border with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Lithuania set to cut university number from 14 to 4

Lithuania has taken on the biggest ever revamp of its high education – two international-level universities and two technological universities are expected to remain in the country after a planned reform of the current high education system.

Lithuania plans to add asphalt surfacing to 815 km of gravel roads this year

This year, Lithuania plans to add asphalt surfacing to 815 km of gravel roads. 600 km of roads will receive soft asphalt surface, and 215 km of roads will receive surface restoration.

Lithuanian PM: Lithuania will hush Latvia in pursuit of Chinese investments

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis must have scratched Latvia‘s ego. «In the competition for Chinese investments, Lithuania should overcome Latvia,» the head of Lithuanian Government declared after meeting Zhang Dejiang, China‘s Parliament Speaker.

Lithuanian MPs deal with smut resolvedly, but is it sign of parliamentarian transparency?

If the Lithuanian lawmakers’ adhering to law and ethics was to be judged by the events from the last couple of weeks, one could conjure up an impression that the Lithuanian legislature is one of the most transparent around – and a whole lot such than the previous parliamentary term.

Lithuanian employers hail new labour bill, trade unionists frown

The enactment of Lithuania’s new Labour Code has been put off for six months, but, now, seemingly all roadblocks have been removed to enacting it from July 1 after the country’s Trilateral Council, consisting of Labour Unions, Government and employer organizations, agreed on the final redaction of the bill.

Lithuania wishes to become a Baltic and Nordic leader in financial technologies

Lithuania, which has all the conditions for the development of innovative financial services, wishes to become a leader in the field of financial technologies in Baltic and Nordic region, as announced by Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka.

Lithuanian population continues to shrink, some glint may be ahead

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.