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U.S. urges Lithuania not to honour people linked to Holocaust

An American Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues has called on Lithuania «to objectively review the actions of historical figures to determine the impact of their actions, both positive and negative».

Lithuanian shops using increase in wages to raise prices, analyst asserts

In Lithuania, inflation has been two times faster in 2019 compared to other markets in the euro area. Economist Žygimantas Mauricas believes retailers have used a surge in wages to increase prices, especially in grocery stores.

Lithuania warns about end in rapid wage growth

«The summer will not last forever,» said Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka about a summary of official economic forecasts, which warn that after a fairly rapid growth, national economy and wages would grow at a somewhat slower pace.

Vilnius Square in Tbilisi – renovated and unveiled

The Vilnius Square devoted to Georgian-Lithuanian solidarity in Tbilisi has been renovated and also presented to the public this week.

Estonia, Lithuania offered energy and environment portfolios in next EC

In the next European Commission, the areas of responsibility offered to the commissioner picks of Lithuania and Estonia are environment and energy, respectively, the EC stated on Tuesday, September 10.

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.

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