Wed, 11 Apr 2012: Lithuanians scuttle over the border for cheaper Polish goods…

“My uncle talked me into going with him to Suwalki for shopping. Before the trip, I hadn’t ever given a thought to how much cheaper shopping in Poland could be,” he said to a loc...

Wed, 7 Sep 2011: Latvia failing in Baltic Sea protection…

If we are to succeed in saving our common sea, we need to work more effectively across sectors and national borders,” the head of WWF Sweden, Haakan Wirten, said when presenting the organiza...

Wed, 6 Jul 2011: Shale key to future…

That has been highlighted since the end of 2009, when Lithuania closed down its only nuclear power plant, a Soviet-era facility, under the terms of its EU entry in 2004. It is planning by 2020 t...

Wed, 8 Sep 2010: Merkel supports nuclear plant…

German authorities could help bring potential investors on board. She did not elaborate. At the end of 2009, Lithuania shut down its sole nuclear power plant, the Soviet-era Ignalina facility wh...

Wed, 26 May 2010: Nuclear plans worry neighbors…

Iran is named among potential builders of the nuclear reactor. According to observers, this increases the risk, and decreases confidence of the international community in Belarus’ initiative...

Thu, 17 Sep 2009: Debt markets fill budget gap…

The government has reduced spending by about 7.5 percent of gross domestic product this year in an effort to shore up public finances. These measures may not be enough to prevent the budget defi...

Wed, 29 Jul 2009: Business leaders call for better cooperation…

"The world sees us not as three small countries, but as one economic territory - the Baltic States," he noted, as he pointed out that more active cooperation among the neighbors would be a posit...

Thu, 28 May 2009: Hotels threaten protest over VAT…

Our government doesn't treat it as an export which is usually tax free," Evalda Siskauskiene, president of the Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Asssociation (LVRA) told TBT. "We can't compete with...

Wed, 17 Oct 2007: Inflation worries clash with EU demands for higher spending…

Inflation over the past 12 months has been running at 4.9 percent. Sadzius believes that inflation is not at problematic levels now, especially when compared with Lithuania's neighbors, and that...

Wed, 12 Sep 2007: Polish official: Lithuania needs to communicate more clearly on nuclear …

"Lately we have heard much noise in the media, while state officials have been sending contradictory signals," the minister said. The statement testifies to allegations that Lithuanian officials ...

Wed, 13 Dec 2006: Poland invited to nuclear plant project, seeks 25 percent stake…

"We want to be shareholders in a joint venture 's four countries, four equal parts," he said. The Baltic states agreed earlier this year to build the atomic facility, which could cost up to 4 bil...

Wed, 1 Nov 2006: Baltic states plead for energy security in Copenhagen…

Yet the three states, who hope to merge their energy system with the Nordic states and the EU, still have hope for the upcoming Nordic and Baltic (NB8) conference, scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 2. D...

Wed, 1 Nov 2006: Gribauskaite: Baltic states should set their own euro adoption terms…

However, even if Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are all Baltic countries, they still differ on various macroeconomic issues. Adoption of the euro, he added, is possible only when all Maastricht cri...

Wed, 19 Jul 2006: Taking counsel: A building permit is not always needed when dividing pre…

Or if two friends build a dwelling house and are registered as its joint owners but later decide to partition off the house and to register two flats instead. There also might be an opposite situa...

Wed, 30 Nov 2005: President Vike-Freiberga weighs in on Latvia’s euro woes…

"However, the decision on what to do should be taken by the Cabinet of Ministers and the prime minister." Consumer prices have crossed the 7 percent threshold, Vike-Freiberga said, and as a result...

Wed, 14 Sep 2005: Lithuania leads Baltic business…

Last year, Lithuania ranked 17th in the respective list drawn by World Bank and IFC. But in some areas, Lithuania lags behind its Baltic neighbors. One of the main criteria used in the report is t...

Wed, 13 Apr 2005: Crude calls Baltic neighbors…

The two Baltic countries have been unable to sign a maritime border treaty as Latvia has insisted on equal distribution of possible oil deposits in the Baltic Sea, a condition to which Lithuania, ...

Wed, 23 Mar 2005: Banker reminds of fiscal prudence…

Rimsevics said that actual budget deficit last year was lower than planned at the beginning of 2004, standing at 1.1 percent of GDP, and that the reduction of the budget deficit was definitely com...

Wed, 26 Jan 2005: Lithuania: an attractive home for investment…

Direct investments grew by 12.4 percent, and exports grew by 19.4 percent in 2003, followed by 18 percent last year. Given the appreciation of the litas' effective exchange rate and the slowdown i...

Thu, 6 Feb 2003: Latvia’s GDP lags…

Latvia's Baltic neighbors also did not show the best results as Lithuanian GDP per capita equaled 36 percent and Estonian 40 percent of the EU average, despite improvement from the 1998 survey whe...

Thu, 2 Sep 1999: Truth, lies and the farmer…

Import charges for pork are unlikely to disappear soon.Free trade agreements with European Union and World Trade Organization members and a number of other countries imply free trade in all goods ...

Thu, 22 Jul 1999: Narrowing Lithuania’s regeneration gap…

A new project launched by a non-profit organization called the U.S. Baltic Foundation, however, is aiming to change all of that by helping regions to help themselves. The cozy southwest region of ...

Thu, 17 Jun 1999: Latvia, EU to discuss pork issue…

The EU experts requested additional information and it was decided to continue the talks at some later time.Latvian neighbors Estonia and Lithuania responded to the increased customs tax by handin...
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