Juras Požėla

Number of alcohol selling points may be slashed in half, says health minister

Minister of Health Juras Požėla discussed some of the changes to alcohol laws that the Ministry of Health will propose to combat alcoholism in Lithuania. […]

PM Algirdas Butkevičius

Action plan on alcoholism within a month, says government

Lithuania’s Ministry of Health is to draft an action plan for a concerted effort to fight alcoholism within less than a month, the government decided during a cabinet meeting on Monday. […]

Kids playing football

Physical education tests for children may return

If the Ministry of Health has its way, Lithuanian schoolchildren in grades 5-12 will once again hold physical education tests that would evaluate their balance, flexibility, endurance, cardiac health and general physical health. Representatives at the ministry believe that this would help the ministry focus more on physical education, as the ministry currently does not have a centralized database on children’s physical health and activity in Lithuania. […]