Raimondas Kuodis

Making Lithuania’s tax system more like Estonia’s would generate extra €2bn, says economist

If Lithuania made its tax system more transparent, like Estonia‘s, it could collect about €2.5 billion more to its coffers each year, says economist Raimondas Kuodis, deputy chairman of the Bank of Lithuania. […]

Rūta Šepetys
Global LT

Award-winning Lithuanian-American author explores “hidden history” in new novel

Rūta Šepetys, the critically acclaimed Lithuanian-American author of Between Shades of Gray, released a new book in the beginning of February called Salt to the Sea that follows the evacuation from East Prussia in 1945 and the tragic sinking of the MV Wilhelm Gustoff – a relatively unknown tragedy that was the greatest maritime disaster in history. […]


Latvian parliament returns seized buildings to Jewish community as restitution

Latvia‘s parliament has approved a new law that will see properties confiscated from Jews during World War II to be returned to the country’s Jewish community. […]

Kulautuva wooden synagogue. Photo Culture Heritage Department

Wooden 1930s synagogue in Kulautuva will not be preserved

A wooden synagogue from the 1930s which was recently discovered underneath another building near Kaunas will not be preserved, the Kauno Diena daily reports. […]