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Milk producers call for minister’s resignation, threaten to bring cows to Vilnius

Milk producers being hit by significant losses are calling for resignation of the Minister of Agriculture and say in the absence of government support, they will bring cows into the centre of Vilnius in protest by the end of March. […]

Virginija Baltraitienė

Agriculture minister under scrutiny for awarding contracts to party-linked companies

Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitienė might have to explain herself to official ethics watchdogs after it has emerged that the ministry’s food for poor programme awarded a government contract to a company linked to the minister’s party colleague Viktor Uspaskich. […]

Daiva Gineikaitė

National Land Service chief on unpaid leave after allegations of drunk driving

Daiva Gineikaitė, head of the National Land Service (NZT) under the Ministry of Agriculture, has been temporarily placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an investigation into whether or not she was driving under the influence of alcohol when she caused a traffic accident in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city. The decision was made after her meeting with Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė on Monday. […]

Sūris "Liliputas"

Lithuanian cheese Liliputas included into EU’s list of protected products

After member-states of the European Union have finally given their blessing to the Liliputas, a Lithuanian semi-hard cheese, the product will from now on be sold with a “protected geographical indication” logo. […]