Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė

Health minister decides to step down amidst pressure from president and PM

Both the Lithuanian president and the prime minister said on Friday that Health Minister Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė of the Social Democrats should step down amid corruption suspicions. The minister said she would hand in a letter of resignation and wait for the prime minister’s decision. […]


January 13 coup suspects may be tried in absentia, Vilnius court rules

Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian citizens charged in the January 13, 1991, coup in Lithuania case may stand trial in absentia, a Vilnius court ruled on Friday. […]

Panel disussion at the  Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Vilnius

Mergers & acquisitions in Lithuania at slow pace in 2015

Global M&A activity grew to record levels in 2015, fuelled by some mega mergers in the pharmaceutical, energy and consumer industries. Lithuania bucked the trend with less consolidation and acquisitions than in the previous year and stood out as the least active in the corporate bond market. The findings on global and regional performance were presented by several industry experts at an event of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. […]

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Lithuanian products among the most often detained by Russian authorities

Lithuanian goods were only second to Belarus in terms of the number of seizures by the Russian Federal Customs Service under the Russian embargo of certain products and foodstuffs. […]

A photo from Jasper Bastian's "A Road Not Taken"

Photographer explores Lithuanian region torn in two by border with Belarus

Jasper Walter Bastian, an award-winning German-American documentary photographer, has created a photo series called “A Road Not Taken” that explores the town of Dieveniškės, located only 6 kilometres form the Belarusian border, and the surrounding Šalčininkai region. […]