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Karen Dawisha: Signs of rift within Putin's kleptocracy

Back when the future president of Russia , Vladimir Putin , was still working at the Mayor's Office of Saint Petersburg, shiny new Mercedes cars were not...

Lithuanian president cautions against fiscal populism ahead of elections

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the Board of the Seimas on Wednesday. The meeting was held prior to the start of the autumn session of the Seimas,...

Lithuania considers 44-fold tax hike on amber

The Ministry of Environment would like to raise taxes for amber extraction in Lithuania. It has proposed a 44-fold increase in taxes for a kilogramme of...

Lithuania's transport ministry proposes new operating model for state companies

Lithuania's Ministry of Transport and Communications together with independent consultants, after analysing all legal and financial options, submitted a...

No orphanages in Vilnius by 2020, authorities say

Vilnius authorities have pledged to work hard over the next five years in order to reduce the number of infants and children living in institutions. Only...

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