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The EU’s energy agenda is transformed into a concrete Union strategy

The EU’s main concept of the Energy Union is based on providing Europeans with secure, competitive and sustainable energy. The Commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič describes the actions needed by the EU institutions and the member states to reach that goal.

Common market for genetically modified products: reviewing decision-making

The Commission’s review on the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food and feed confirms the need for changes by the national governments in accepting the use of EU-authorised GMOs for animal and/or human consumption. The Commission proposes to amend existing EU laws to co...

In 2014, Lithuanian museums were visited by 3.8 mln people

In 2014, 3,862 libraries (2,561 of them in educational establishments), 632 culture centres, 104 museums, 39 theatres, 7 state concert organisations, 28 cinemas and film halls operated in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.

500 to 1,000 new jobs will be created in Rezekne in 3 years

500 to 1,000 new jobs will be created in Rezekne in the coming three years, as Rezekne Mayor Aleksandrs Bartasevics (Harmony Center) said in an interview with LETA.

Improving standard of living shifted Lithuania’s economic structure towards advanced countries

The structure of Lithuania's economy has clearly changed in the long run. In the last 20 years, the share of the agriculture sector in Lithuania's GDP fell threefold, from 11-12% in 1995-1996 to 3.4% in 2014. The share of the industrial sector (including extraction and energy industry) in GDP has...

Narvesen Baltija turnover, profit increases in 2014

Convenience store chain Narvesen Baltija posted EUR 64.05 million in turnover last year, reports LETA, according to