Mykolas Riomeris University ( V. Gelumbausko nuotr.)

Seimas okays plan to cut university numbers by half

The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday endorsed a state university network optimization plan that calls for leaving less than half of the country’s current 14 universities. The Seimas passed the resolution in a vote of 77 to 6 with 31 abstentions. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Reforms in Lithuania slow due to govt’s inexperience – president

The implementation of Lithuania’s key reforms in education, state-owned enterprises and labor relations is hampered by the government’s lack of experience, President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Wednesday. […]

Kaunas' Universities

PM expects Government to decide on university network overhaul next week

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expects that the Cabinet will next week decide on a plan for streamlining the network of scientific and educational institutions. […]

Worker at a warehouse

Higher wages won’t be key factor in stemming emigration

Lithuanian politicians say that higher wages may stop Lithuanians from leaving their country, but businesses argue that such steps as revamping the education and tax systems and cutting back on the state bureaucracy might put emigration on a declining patch, the business daily Verslo Žinios reported on Thursday. […]