Lithuanian population shrank 1.1% last year

The Lithuanian population has lost 1.1% or 32,700 people over the last year, preliminary estimates from Statistics Lithuania suggest. The primary reason for the negative growth is emigration. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

Lithuanian PM wants Labour Code reforms adopted in spring

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius hopes that the Lithuanian Parliament will adopt the new social model, a package of Labour Code and welfare system reforms, in its spring session which commences in March. […]

Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius

Tax collection breakthrough gives finance minister optimism for 2016 deficit budget

Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius says that 2015 was a breakthrough in tax collection for Lithuania and that extra revenue is projected for 2016. […]

Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis

EU Commissioner Andriukaitis: Paksas should not be held hostage to the situation

Lithuania should adopt constitutional amendments to allow Rolandas Paksas, the impeached former president, to run for elected office, says Vytenis Andriukaitis, European commissioner for health and food safety and member of the Social Democratic Party of Lithuania. However, he is critical of a recent resolution passed by the Lithuanian parliament, advocating Paksas’ rehabilitation. […]