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Posts from ‘June, 2007’

Wed, 27 Jun 2007, Compensation for resistance fighter deaths…

She was paid 2,000 Soviet rubles for the information, according to archive documents. The operation itself was led by Vytautas Vasiliauskas, a lieutenant-colonel in the Soviet security services. D...

Wed, 27 Jun 2007, Adamkus’ stair climbing saves EU summit…

The mediation was necessary because Poland had refused to support the new EU treaty, which replaces the failed EU Constitution voted down by French and Dutch voters in 2005. Germany currently hold...

Wed, 27 Jun 2007, Parliament hopes to ban daytime alcohol ads…

However, two days were enough for parliamentarians to completely change their minds and they raised their hands in support of amendments that ban advertising not only of strong alcohol, but also ...

Wed, 27 Jun 2007, Kirkilas pledges increasing aid budget…

Over the past two years, Lithuania has doubled its aid budget and will continue to increase it in line with our commitment." "My country would not be where we are today without our firm commitment...

Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Politicians agree to dump free education…

The concrete fees are not spelled out in the agreement, however, it stipulates that fee limits will be set by the government. Education institutions will have the right to decide what fees to c...

Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Russia shouldn’t threaten Baltics ’s US diplomat…

and the Baltic nations on June 15, the AFP news agency reported. (See text page 15.) "There are deep and difficult issues in Russia's relations with the Baltic states and some of them are rooted...

Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Illusionists claim world record for holding their breath under water…

Diana stayed under water for 11 minutes and 7 seconds. She is reported have beaten the world record for women, held by Russian freediver Natalia Molchanova, of 8 minutes and 30 seconds. Arvy...



LITHUANIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Latvia, Russia, Poland and Belarus. Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden and Denmark. Lithuania covers around 65 thousands square kilometers. The only official language in Lithuania is Lithuanian. Lithuania as a state is a parliamentary republic with internal division of 60 municipalities. The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius. Lithuania is a member of NATO, and the European Union and the Council of Europe. In 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture and Lithuania celebrated the millennium of its name.

Gene Zolotarev about financial system of EU and Baltics