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Youth unemployment in way of Lithuania’s OECD membership

High youth unemployment might hamper Lithuania’s plans to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), says the country’s Labour Minister Algimanta Pabedinskienė. […]

De-industrialisation was the most painful for older workers. The employment service has directed these men to do community service at the local water supplier (photo by Dalia Mikonytė)
Society

Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation

Having joined the eurozone this year and successfully advertised its natural and urban wonders, Lithuania has become a new darling of international travel ‘listicles’. Its brushed-up capital, ambitious start-ups and emerging foodie hotspots make many visitors wonder if this is really one of the poorest countries in the European Union. Much of the country’s hardships, however, have been cushioned by de-industrialised peripheral towns – like Alytus. Having lost most of its industries, the town is looking for new, global inspiration. […]

Society

Over 17,000 young people left Lithuania in 2013

17,600 young people emigrated from Lithuania last year, and 8,800 returned, according to figures from Statistics Lithuania. […]