We do not see a strong organized gray market in the Baltic States, says Tomas Palšis, director of AVAD Baltic, the information technology company Apple's official distributor in the Baltics.
Applicants to the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences will have to sign a pledge not to smoke. The legally not binding contract will be signed together with an entrance agreement.
Growth of Lithuania’s GDP will accelerate in 2011 and 2012, prices will soar more rapidly, but unemployment will slump only slowly. Market participants predict that GDP will grow by 4.9 percent in 2011 and by 4.6 percent in 2012.
Latvia will not withhold from participating in Visaginas nuclear power plant (NPP) project, the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite indicated at the press conference on July 12. However, she added that the intensity of Latvia’s participation is still not clear.
Expensive car thefts in Latvia are mainly organized by the Lithuanian auto mafia, while Lithuania has become a transit hub for stolen cars, recognized Ints Ķuzis, chief of the State Police Riga Region Department.
The Latvian and Lithuanian Prime Ministers met to discuss the Baltic energy independence, agreeing on the need to strengthen the Baltic States’ position in the EU, jointly defending countries’ interests, including the financial outlook.
Several Lithuanians are recruiting homeless people in Lithuania, taking them to London to beg and depriving them most of the collected money.
Kaunas region in Lithuania reports outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), hitting a pig farm with 16 000 pigs. All measures necessary to limit and eliminate the disease are being carried out, including, restricting the stricken area.
The Central and Eastern European economies are unable to attain their potential goals due to poor infrastructure, considers Egidijus Meilunas, the Lithuanian Foreign Affairs deputy minister, adding that 50 km/h is not a speed of the 21st century.
The American company Cheniere Energy has concluded an agreement with Klaipedos nafta on the possibility of supplying liquefied gas at a lower price than the one offered by Russia's Gazprom, announced the Lithuanian Energy Minister Arvydas Sekmokas.
In terms of economic growth rates over the past decade, Lithuania was the biggest winner among the Baltic States, SEB Bank's macroeconomic expert Dainis Gašpuitis points out.