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Lithuanian PM, a presumable presidential hopeful, set to curb grocery price growth

Having chastised food retailers on many occasions for high grocery prices, Saulius Skvernelis, the Lithuanian Prime Minister, stepped forward in the bid to harness local supermarkets. The presumed presidential candidate of the ruling Farmers and Greens (LVŽS) has summoned this week executives of major retail food chains, scolded them and reaffirmed his pledge to rein in the edging up prices.

Lithuania commits to spend 2.5% of GDP on defence from 2030

Five leading Lithuanian parties have agreed to add to state defence funding every year to reach 2.5% or more of its gross domestic product by the year 2030.

Latvian railway companies want Lithuania to compensate EUR 82.32 million worth of losses

Latvia’s railway companies Latvijas dzelzceļš and LDz Cargo invite Lithuanian railway company Lietuvos geležinkeliai to compensate losses worth EUR 82.32 million, which appeared because of the dismantling of Mažeikiai-Latvian border railway route, LDz representatives say.

LDz requests EUR 57 million from Lithuania for dismantling Mazeikiai-Renge railway line

Latvian railway company VAS Latvijas dzelzceļš has requested Lithuanian railway company Lietuvos geležinkeliai to pay EUR 57 million as a compensation for the dismantling of Mazeikiai-Renge railway line in 2008.

Lithuania’s Central Bank to assess information about Latvian VIA SMS Group

Lithuania’s Central Bank has promised to assess information regarding Latvian VIA SMS Group working in the country. This decision is a reaction to the statement made by Seimas National Security and Defence Committee member Arvydas Anušauskas that people associated with former Parex Banka owners work in that company.

Apostolic visit to Lithuania: calls for Church to reveal expenditure now

Ahead of the papal visit on September 22-23, Lithuanian authorities and the Lithuanian Catholic Church have started putting together a budget for the event to make sure it goes smoothly. Most of the Lithuanian institutions in charge of it have already delivered initial estimates, however the Catholic Church insists it will make its financial reports public only after the visit.

«G-spot» of Europe» - Vilnius' new tourism slogan

Vilnius, the capital of mostly Catholic Lithuania, has launched a new, sexually-coloured tourism campaign, where the city is compared to a hidden point of female sexual pleasure.

Lithuanian authorities mull expanding lobbyist list to NGOs and legal persons

Although Lithuanian legislature, Seimas, opted not to include non-governmental organisations (NGO) in the list of lobbyists last year, the Ministry of Justice is revisiting the idea anew. It wants not only to add NGOs to the lobbyist list, but also allow legal persons to become lobbyists.

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