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Lithuania adopts 2011 budget

The government of Lithuania has adopted the next year's budget. Despite the state's economy has stabilized, the government is still cautious as the economic downfall is not past yet, therefore pensions and public sector salaries will not return to the pre-crisis level any time soon.

Lithuania declares war against cigarette smuggling

Lithuania is continuing to fight with cigarette smugglers, aiming to increase 2011 budget revenue.

Lithuania lowers excise tax on alcohol

The Lithuanian Parliament has supported the reduction of excise tax on alcohol by 27.5%. The new tariff will enter into force on January 1, next year.

Lithuania extends alcohol sale time

Lithuanian Seimas (the Parliament) has decided to extend alcohol sale time by two hours.

Tallinn and Vilnius compete for the title «murders capital»

Vilnius is the leader but Tallinn ranks as the second in the number of murders per 100 000 residents during 2002 and 2008, according to Eurostat data.

EC: Lithuania should implement the Third Energy Directive despite Russia’s protests

Lithuania cannot utilize the exemption of the European Union Energy Directive; therefore, the country needs to separate the gas supply from gas transmission by using the gas pipeline, the European Commission indicates in a letter to the Lithuanian Prime Minister’s Office.