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