An overview of the process of starting a new business in Lithuania.
Contacts of the European Commission representation in Lithuania.
On 16 March 2010 the Lithuanian Authority, Ryšių reguliavimo tarnyba (RRT), informed the European Commission that it was withdrawing its proposed measure on network infrastructure access markets. The Commission had earlier this month raised serious doubts about the compatibility of the proposed regulation with the principles of EU competition law.
Five EU states have proposed sanctions against Russian officials responsible for the trial of hunger-striking Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Wednesday.
Lithuania on Friday sentenced a former military paramedic to three years in jail for spying for neighbouring Belarus, the second such case in just four months amid tension between the West and Russia.
Britain could hold a referendum on its EU membership before the summer holidays, a senior minister said Friday, but warned that fears triggered by the bloc's record refugee crisis are fuelling support for a "Brexit".
Lithuania and Poland have warned Brussels against sending "encouraging" signals to Moscow over closer trade ties with a Russian-led bloc amid tensions over Ukraine.
When Lithuania inaugurates two electrical links to the West on Monday, it will launch a process that will reduce its reliance on Russian electricity, and one day could make Russia dependent on the Baltic grids.
In the framework of the EU accession negotiations, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia committed to the early closure and decommissioning of eight nuclear reactors, thus facing a significant production capacity loss. The Court assessed the effectiveness of the EU financial assistance (2 850 million euro up to now) in supporting recipient countries’ efforts to decommission their closed nuclear reactors and to address the consequences of the early closure. The Court found that progress has been slow, no comprehensive assessment of future needs exists, and available funding is plainly insufficient. The Court recommended making conditional any further support upon an evaluation of the EU added value.
Lithuania abandoned the litas Thursday when it became the 19th country to adopt the euro but at least one of the old bills is still in vogue, a gay activist said Friday.
Lithuania hopes joining the eurozone on January 1 will boost its security at a time of heightened anxiety over Russia, but many in the Baltic state fear the currency switch will also bring price hikes.