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Thursday, 12.12.2013, 20:35
On Thursday, the European Parliament (EP) released the resolution in which the EP said that the results of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius revealed that the European Union (EU) had to be more active in encouraging the Eastern partners to strive for the EU, informs LETA/ELTA.
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On Thursday, the Seimas of Lithuania adopted the 2014 state budget, which was improved by the Government. Revenue to 2014 budget is projected at LTL 26 billion (EUR 7.5 billion), while expenditure at LTL 27 billion (EUR 7.8 billion), deficit is planned to reach 1.9% of GDP, reports LETA/ELTA.
On Thursday, December 12th, the TTE (energy) Council in Brussels endorsed the Council Report on the review of developments of the external dimension of the EU energy policy, informed BC the Energy Ministry of Lithuania.
The Board of Invalda LT is analysing strategic options, related to shares of one of the largest agricultural groups in the Baltics – Litagra, held by Invalda LT. During this process it is possible that all or part of Litagra shares will be transferred in one or several transactions, as well as other transactions, which would increase the value of investment, made by Invalda LT, the company says in a statement, informs LETA/ELTA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite opened the Swedish-Baltic Business Forum. It is the first such event in the Baltic States bringing together more than 200 business leaders from Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as well as major Swedish investors in the region, informed BC presidential press service.
On Wednesday, the Lithuanian Government approved a proposal to grant Holocaust rescuers a status of freedom fighters, thus rendering them qualified for the state pension, reported BC the prime minister's service.
Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius says that discussions on increase in minimum salary (MMA) to LTL 1,500 (EUR 434) might be begun only when average salary in the country will amount to LTL 3,000 (EUR 869), informs LETA/ELTA.