Minimum-earning workers in Lithuania among worst-paid in Europe

Despite the fact that minimum wage in Lithuania was raised in the beginning of 2015 to 300 euros, Lithuania is still behind most European countries. According to statistics published by Eurostat, Lithuania is 20th among countries that reported about their minimum wage. Luxembourg is leading with 1922.06 euros as minimum monthly pay to workers. […]

Ieva Januškevičiūtė. Photo by Jenn Virškus

The dream that came true: alpine skier Ieva Januškevičiūtė is ready for more

Ieva Januškevičiūtė, 20-year-old Lithuanian alpine skier, made her dream to take part in winter Olympic Games come true. At the age of 18, she broke Lithuanian national record of women’s alpine skiing FIS points. In 2013 she finished 81st in the Giant Slalom event in the World championships, and in 2014 she was the first Lithuanian woman to represent the country in alpine skiing in Sochi Olympic Games. […]

Ingrida Ardišauskaitė

Olympic skier Ingrida Ardišauskaitė: If we want champions, we need better conditions in Lithuania

Ingrida Ardišauskaitė is a 22-year-old Lithuanian cross-country skier who took part in two world cups and in the last Winter Olympic Games. Despite her young age, and the future seemingly still in front of her, she recently decided to retire. The conditions and the facilities in Lithuania are not good enough in order to grow up as a future champion, she says. She had to travel a lot, and now she feels more relaxed being finally home. […]

Vytautas Strolia. Photo by Andrey Ivanov

Winter athlete Vytautas Strolia: My dream is Olympic medal and I will get it

Vytautas Strolia, 22-year-old Lithuanian winter sports athlete who took part in the Sochi Olympic Games as a cross-country skier, decided recently to switch to biathlon. “I can see my future there more than in cross-country,” he admits, adding that his “shooting is getting better and better”. […]

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Basketball player Radvilė Autukaitė: I am ready to play for Lithuania

Radvilė Autukaitė is the 23 year old Lithuanian basketball player who chose six years ago to take everything and live in the United States. After being in the 11th and 12th grades at Holderness Prep High School, she went on to study play for Virginia Intermont College. Even though being an important part of her college team, and playing in several youth Lithuanian national teams, this still doesn‘t give her a ticket to the adult national team. […]

Ramūnas Navardauskas

Lithuania’s cyclist Ramūnas Navardauskas wins Tour de France’s 19th stage

Ramūnas Navardauskas made minor history Friday when he became the first Lithuanian cyclist to win a stage of the Tour de France, which is considered the toughest cycling race in the world. […]