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2009 12 30
Lithuanian Prime Minister regrets: New York Times lost in translation

Andrius Kubilius has noted that the statements by the New York Times implicating that the Lithuanian Prime Minister accused the Central Intelligence Agency of employing “Soviet methods” do not correspond with the truth. In fact, the Prime Minister mentioned “Soviet methods” while speaking about the actions of the Lithuanian security services when establishing CIA detention centres on the Lithuanian territory, with the Lithuanian security services allegedly not informing the Lithuanian civil authorities about their actions and thereby violating existing laws. The Lithuanian Prime Minister made the above-mentioned statement while expressing his comments on findings issued by the parliamentary investigation on the so-called CIA prisons. Andrius Kubilius has noted that the New York Times did ...

Prime Minister: findings of Parliamentary Enquiry Committee call for reform<br> in national security services
2009 12 23
Prime Minister: findings of Parliamentary Enquiry Committee call for reform
in national security services

Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has stated that the findings of the investigation led by the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defence have confirmed that Lithuania provided the necessary conditions for the operation of a CIA detention centre. It included the facility itself, as well as logistical ...

2009 12 11
Prime Minister Kubilius: a budget of responsibility and solidarity adopted

Seimas has adopted the 2010 budget today. The Government had approved on measures to cut budget expenditure and raise the revenue, which resulted in cutting the budget deficit by more than LTL 2 billion (down to LTL 4,930 million, or 5.9% of GDP).

2009 12 09
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has discussed European priorities with President elect of the European Council Herman van Rompuy

Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has met today with President elect of the European Council Herman van Rompuy, who is on his visit to Lithuania. The Prime Minister has congratulated van Rompuy on his appointment to the newly created high-profile post of the permanent President of the European Council, intended to streamline the decision-making process in the Council and enhance the EU’s role in the world. The Prime Minister has expressed his delight at the fact that this significant post had been awarded to the member of the European Conservatives, the European People’s Party.

Lithuania's Fifteenth Government twelve months on: guarded optimism<br> at the end of a gruelling year
2009 12 09
Lithuania's Fifteenth Government twelve months on: guarded optimism
at the end of a gruelling year

Lithuania's current Government took charge exactly one year ago, with the country already in the teeth of a deep financial and economic crisis. The Cabinet of Ministers faced an unprecedented set of circumstances – the near-collapse of the global financial system coupled with an overheated domestic economy ...

2009 11 24
The Prime Minister Visits London

Tomorrow, right after the Government sitting, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius leaves for an official visit to London, capital of the United Kingdom and a major financial centre for international business in Europe. The purpose of the visit of the Prime Minister, who is also accompanied on the visit by Minister of Finance Ingrida Šimonytė, is to provide update information for potential investors on the current actions of the Lithuanian Government for overcoming the consequences of the financial and economic crisis, favourable business conditions and attractive strategic investment projects.

2009 11 17
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius: Government is doing its utmost to have
Lithuanian economy back on track

On Friday, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius attended a meeting with the members of the association American Chamber of Commerce and an overview of the Lithuanian economic and financial situation. The new U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania Anne Elizabeth Derse was present too. In his speech “Lithuania before, during and after the Recession”, the Prime Minister statistically grounded the reasons why the Baltic economies as some experts claim were hit the hardest, as well as for the effects of the global downturn in the world, where not only Lithuania and other Baltic countries, but also many EU economies went back to the 2006 level.

Baltic Prime Ministers discuss coordinated actions in response to current crisis
2009 11 06
Baltic Prime Ministers discuss coordinated actions in response to current crisis

Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius met with Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovkis. This year, Lithuania holds the presidency over the Baltic Council of Ministers, which pays a special attention to regular trilateral meetings of the three Baltic Prime Ministers. The Prime Ministers discussed collaborative ...

2009 11 06

The Prime Minister of Lithuania Mr. Andrius Kubilius, the Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Andrus Ansip and the Prime Minister of Latvia Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis met within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers on 5-6 November in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Key Lithuanian Social Groups Sign Economic Pact with Government
2009 11 06
Key Lithuanian Social Groups Sign Economic Pact with Government

The Government of Lithuania has reached a watershed agreement with the nation’s most important business, labour and social groups on policies and initiatives to overcome the current deep recession as swiftly as possible and put the economy back on track for euro adoption and stable growth. Heads of the largest trade unions, business federations and a ...

2009 11 05
Government‘s decisive steps viewed favourably by European Commission

Yesterday, the European Commission published its autumn economic forecasts updating the outlook for the EU area aggregate and providing the assessment of measures taken by each separate member state to overcome the economic downturn. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – one of the main macroeconomic indicators – is projected by the European Commission to decline by 18.1% in our country this year, and 3.9% next year. Export of goods and services is estimated to come down by 20.6% this year; but next year it is expected to go up by 1.3%. In its conclusions, the European Commission commends the Lithuanian Government for the decisive steps taken to tame the recession.

2009 11 05
Three Baltic Prime Ministers to meet in Vilnius

Tomorrow, during the meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers to be held in Vilnius Town Hall, the three Baltic Prime Ministers will discuss collaborative efforts to combat the current economic and financial crisis, as well as cooperation on energy, climate change and national security.

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