State border

Govenrment plans to step up border protection

Lithuania plans to purchase new equipment to improve the protection of the state border, according to the plan of measures for the implementation of the governmental programme published on Thursday. […]

Raimundas Karoblis at the DEFLI TV conference

Lithuania should spend more than 2% of GDP on defence – Min of Defence

Lithuania should allocate more than 2 percent of its gross domestic product for its national defence, the country’s new defence minister said on Tuesday. […]


Sodra social insurance budget envisages raising pensions by EUR 20 from January

The average old-pension should go up by about 20 euros starting early 2017, which is 5 euros more than the increase planned earlier. The raise is envisaged in the revised 2017 budget draft of the Sodra state-run social insurer. The draft does not say anything about the plans of the Peasant and Green Union, which won the October general elections, to increase pensions by 40 euros from July. […]

In the Seimas

Seimas approves new government’s programme

he Lithuanian parliament endorsed on Tuesday the programme of the new coalition government of the Peasant and Green Union and the Social Democratic Party. […]

Saulius Skvernelis

Skvernelis on embryo freezing, new Cabinet programme and more…

The Seimas is debating the programme for the upcoming government term which outlines its main aims. Specifically aims, not future work. The programme contains a myriad of aims, but is lacking in specific plans and how they will be implemented. The government intends to pursue many goals, but for now it is unclear as to how. Regarding the government programme – an interview with the designated Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. […]