Algirdas Butkevičius

Lithuanian analysts highly critical of government’s performance and report

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius presented a report on the government’s achievements in 2015 to the Lithuanian parliament on Thursday but analysts were highly critical. Analysts said that the report was less about reviewing the government’s […]


Lithuania facing a demographic day of reckoning

Over the last 25 years, the population of Lithuania has fallen from 3.7 million to 2.9 million, shrinking by over 1% annually. While predictions of the eventual extinction of the Lithuanian people are premature, the trends are a real cause for concern and will present huge challenges for the country over the coming half-century. […]

Lithuanians in East London celebrating St. Casimir's Fair
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How East London’s Lithuanian community celebrated St. Casimir’s Fair

On Sunday, the Lithuanian St. Casimir Parish festival began in East London began with a Holy Mass at Casimir Church with Bishop Nicholas Hudson from the Diocese of Westminster. On a sunny afternoon, the church was so full with Lithuanians that people were even listening from the street outside. “Today we prayed together for Lithuanians of the world and for each other” said Petras Tverijonas,who has served as the Priest of the Roman Catholic Church of St Casimir for seventeen years. […]


Population of Lithuania shrank by 33k last year

Over the last year, Lithuania’s population has shrunk by 33,000 people, Statistics Lithuania says. It is the size of a mid-sized town. […]

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Drop in expatriate remittances spells bad news for Lithuanian economy

Remittances from the Lithuanian diaspora has long played a significant role in the country’s economy. Expatriates send a lot of the money they make in the UK or Norway to their families that stayed behind in Lithuania, stimulating domestic consumption and keeping some low-earning relatives from falling into poverty. Statistics indicate, however, that remittances have dropped significantly this year. […]

Kęstutis Eidukonis
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Kęstutis Eidukonis: A call to action

A long time has passed since the creation of the Lithuanian World Community (PLB, Pasaulio lietuviu bendruomenė) and the Lithuanian-American Community (JAV lietuvių bendruomenė). The World Lithuanian-American Community definitely served a tremendous purpose when it was formed. Its charter is a worthwhile read for every Lithuanian both in Lithuania and in the diaspora. Both organizations continue to do a tremendous amount of good work. […]