EU News

March 11th 2020
The EU Commission unveiled a new industrial strategy for Europe Tuesday to help industry's transitions towards climate neutrality and digitalisation, and boost its competitiveness and strategic autonomy.
March 11th 2020
In response to the Coronavirus' impact on airlines, the EU Commission put forward targeted legislation Tuesday to temporarily alleviate airlines from their airport slot usage obligations under EU law.
March 11th 2020
The EU's Circular Economy action plan, launched Wednesday by the European Commission, outlines measures to reduce waste along the entire life cycle of products we produce, consume and dispose of.
March 10th 2020
The EU's foreign policy chief and the Commission set out the basis for a new, 'green' strategy with Africa Monday, focusing on green and digital transformation, and promoting sustainable investment and jobs.
March 10th 2020
A landmark agreement with Airbnb, Booking and others on data sharing, reached Thursday by the EU Commission, will allow Eurostat to publish data on their short-stay accommodations across the EU.
March 9th 2020
A new Gender Equality Strategy, outlined Thursday by the EU Commission, sets out key actions for the next 5 years and commits the executive to include an equality perspective in all EU policy areas.
March 5th 2020
The Commission proposed Wednesday to set Europe on an 'irreversible path to a more sustainable future', enshrining in legislation the EU's political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050.
March 4th 2020
The EU Commission decided Wednesday to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of steel road wheels originating in China, to be in place as of tomorrow and to remain in place for a 5-year period.
March 4th 2020
The EU made a strong show of support for Greece Tuesday as its leaders were welcomed by Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to review the refugee crisis and tensions at the Greek-Turkish border.
March 4th 2020
On World Wildlife Day, and ahead of October's CoP 15 Convention on Biological Diversity, the EU Commission called Tuesday for stronger mobilisation in raising awareness of the need to protect biodiversity.
March 3rd 2020
The EU Commission recommended the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia Monday, as it presented the countries' latest progress update on reforms related to the rule of law.
March 3rd 2020
The European Commission opened an investigation Monday into whether operating aid granted to Béziers airport in France and marketing agreements with Ryanair are in line with EU State aid rules.
March 2nd 2020
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) agreed Monday to deepen their cooperation to enhance climate and environmental actions.
March 2nd 2020
Britain issued its own approach for the future partnership talks with the European Union Thursday, setting out a suite of proposals in response to the EU's adoption Wednesday of its negotiating directives.
February 27th 2020
Environmental sustainability is at the heart of the 'winter package' of EU country reports analysing Member States' key socio-economic challenges, published on Wednesday by the European Commission.
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.