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Lithuania U-turns on food voucher plan

The Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to implement a government-planned food voucher programme to support families and retailers of local produce in the countryside. It believes funds could be spent more efficiently.

Week in Lithuania: PM admits he has lymphoma, President and experts discuss Minsk ties

Last week in Lithuania, the Prime Minister admitted suffering from lymphoma, contacts with Belarus were discussed by the Lithuanian President and experts and a permit for large mosque in Vilnius was issued.

Lower conscription age sought in Lithuania to reach more servicemen

A Lithuanian legislator has proposed to limit the age, up to which a person can be recruited to the military service arguing that the current limit of 19 to 26 to all men has resulted in people avoiding the service.

Financial Times ranks Vilnius in top 10 of cities for fintech companies

The Lithuanian capital has been included by Financial Times outlet fDi in its Fintech Locations of the Future 2019/20 as one of the 10 leading cities able to attract foreign investment in the field as well as in cost effectiveness.

Lithuania backs Sinkevičius as European Commission nominee

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday, August 22, voted to support Virginijus Sinkevičius, the Lithuanian Minister of the Economy and Innovation, as the country’s pick for the next European Commission.

Lithuanian mountaineer dies climbing French Alps

Lithuanian 38-year-old mountaineer Vytautas Mažeika died in a 50 m fall in the French Alps, Lithuanian public media LRT reports with reference to 15min.lt.

Ruling party in Lithuania promises national agreement for education affairs

While more and more small town schools close down in Lithuania, the leader of the ruling party promises a «national agreement» for education affairs, as reported by Lithuanian public media LRT.

Candidate: climate change is not a priority for Lithuania but it could open new avenues

Currently Lithuania is not engaged in active discussions about global warming. However, this topic could become hot during the next parliamentary elections. On top of that, climate change could offer new opportunities, said Lithuania’s EC candidate Virginijus Sinkevičius.

Vilnius synagogue open again after threats and protest

Amid a row in Vilnius over the memory Lithuanian freedom fighters, yet Holocaust-time officials deserve, the Jewish community of Lithuania has reopened its synagogue. It was closed earlier this week, after the community reported threats.

Bye bye, Barclays! What (if anything) went wrong?

You know how it is: companies come and go, but the exiting of Britain’s Barclays from Vilnius is bitter both to the Lithuanian capital and the entire Lithuanian business community. Opened in 2010, in the midst of 2008 economic downturn, it had over 1 100 employees.

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