EU News

May 27th 2020
The European Commission took steps towards sustainable biodiversity, food and farming policies Wednesday, as it published its long-awaited 'farm to fork' policy roadmaps for the next 10 years.
May 27th 2020
EU and Japan leaders at a video conference Tuesday signalled close coordination in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, stressing the importance of global solidarity, cooperation and multilateralism.
May 27th 2020
EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen presented Wednesday a EUR 750 bn plan for economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis involving pooling of debt and unprecedented financial transfers.
May 26th 2020
The EU Commission recast its economic policy guidance Wednesday towards recovery which achieves sustainable and inclusive growth while mitigating the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19.
May 21st 2020
The European Investment Bank confirmed at a meeting of the European Battery Alliance Tuesday that it expects to increase backing of battery-related projects in 2020 to more than EUR 1 bn financing.
May 20th 2020
The European Commission put out a call for expressions of interest for new funding of EUR 122 million Tuesday for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. The deadline for submission is 11 June.
May 20th 2020
The European Commission presented a package of guidelines and recommendations Wednesday to help EU countries gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen after months of lockdown.
May 15th 2020
The EU Council should not allow fingerprint data exchange between the UK and EU countries without guarantees on reciprocity and data protection in place, the European Parliament said on Thursday.
May 13th 2020
With a view to preventing water shortages in the EU, Euro-MPs approved Wednesday the Water Reuse Regulation, which defines for the first time minimum requirements at European level for reclaimed water.
May 13th 2020
The EU is to increase to EUR 72m its funding for 8 large-scale European research projects aimed at developing treatments and diagnostics for the coronavirus, the Commission announced Tuesday.
May 13th 2020
The Commission has adopted a second amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March to enable EU states to support the economy in the context of COVID-19.
May 12th 2020
The EU Commission decided Friday to postpone entry into force of two EU taxation measures to take account of difficulties businesses and Member States are currently facing with the coronavirus crisis.
May 12th 2020
Despite EU and national efforts, Europe's economy will experience a recession of historic proportions this year, according to the EU's spring economic forecast, presented Wednesday by the Commission.
May 8th 2020
The EU Commission put forward Thursday a set of measures it wants to take over the next 12 months to better enforce and coordinate EU rules on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
May 6th 2020
Emissions of greenhouse gases from all operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in 2019 fell by 8.7% compared to 2018 levels, the Commission reported on Tuesday.
February 21st 2020
The European Investment Fund and Noviti Finance signed a EUR 10m cooperation agreement Thursday to give micro-businesses in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia better access to finance.
June 29th 2018
The heads of state or government of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland signed a roadmap Thursday for synchronising the Baltic States' electricity grid with the continental European network by 2025.
June 28th 2018
The primary objective of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) initiative is to achieve an open and integrated regional electricity and gas market between EU countries in the Baltic Sea region, ending energy isolation. The initiative's mem…
June 28th 2018
On 28 June, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed, jointly with leaders of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland a political Roadmap for synchronising the Baltic States' electricity grid with continental Europe.
May 2nd 2017
On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lit…
December 1st 2014
Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.
November 21st 2014
It is only a few weeks to go until Lithuanians start using euros to pay for everyday transactions in their country. On 1 January 2015, Lithuania will become the 19th member of the euro area, which will then encompass all three Baltic States. On 21 Novembe…
November 19th 2014
The European Commission on 18 November confirmed its intention to adopt a EUR 28m support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new package is the latest in a series adopted by the Commission in response to the Russian ban on t…
April 28th 2012
The Labour Code in Luxembourg covers employee rights regarding health and safety in the workplace, discrimination, recruitment, dismissal, and employment contracts.
April 27th 2012
Several legal acts in Lithuania regulate sustainable development. However, businesses can voluntariliy choose whether to undertake corporate social initiatives.
April 27th 2012
Legislation in Lithuania has set out environmental rules that businesses have to follow in order to be able to operate.
April 27th 2012
This guide outlines the major social rules on staff welfare in Lithuania.
February 8th 2012
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 t…
July 26th 2010
The PricewaterhouseCoopers guide "Tax Facts & Figures 2010 Lithuania" provides information about doing business in Lithuania, social security, taxes, accounting, etc.
April 22nd 2010
An illegal cigarette factory in Vilnius, capable of producing at least 1000 cigarettes a minute, has been raided and closed down in an operation mounted by Lithuanian Customs supported by OLAF.