Dalia Grybauskaitė
Politics

Lithuanian president delivers State of the Nation address: The world is not a peaceful place

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė made her annual State of the Nation address at the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, on Thursday. In her speech, the president mostly focused on national defence, security challenges stemming from Russia‘s aggressive policies, as well as emigration of working-age population. Grybauskaitė also stressed the need to work more on addressing social issues, particularly in childcare institutions. […]

No Picture
Economy

Bentley Systems to open second office in Lithuania

Bentley Systems, a global software supplier that opened its first office in Lithuania 10 years ago, is expanding and opening a new office in Kaunas, reports Invest Lithuania, the country’s state investment promotion agency. […]

Klasmann-Deilmann
Economy

Klasmann-Deilmann to expand production capacity in Lithuania

The Germany-based Klasmann-Deilmann Group has announced EUR 11 million worth of investments in Klaipėda County, Lithuania. The company is to build a further state-of-the-art production line for manufacturing peat products and growing media for the worldwide commercial-horticulture sector. Its intended expansion of an existing factory at the Šilutė site includes plans for high-performance mixing, screening and packing facilities, a research laboratory and an experimental greenhouse for product development. This will involve the creation of at least 20 new jobs over the next three years. […]

Economy

Lithuania’s State Tourism Department gets new chief

Jurgita Kazlauskienė has been selected to head the State Tourism Department (VTD). Up until now, she worked as the deputy president of the European Spas Association, also led the Lithuanian Spas Association. […]

Giedrė Švedienė
Economy

Systematic changes needed in public investment in Lithuania, national audit reveals

Financial (regularity) audits for the year 2013 carried out by the National Audit Office assessed whether decisions in particular public investment areas are always implemented at the lowest cost and meet the needs of the society, the audit office reports. […]

Kazys Starkevičius
Politics

Opposition MP says government action plan of little use to Lithuanian farming industry

MP Kazys Starkevičius of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), shadow agriculture minister, says that the action plan for 2014-2015, prepared by the Ministry of Economy and approved by the Government, which seeks to reduce losses of Lithuanian companies due to Russian trade sanctions, provides little hope for farmers, processors and carriers. […]