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Independent energy supply – both sustainable and more economical

Gustav MELIN President, European Biomass Association. CEO, Swedish Bioenergy Association. It is a common practice to focus on the “greater good” when dealing with environmental problems and to disregard economic realities. The environment is so important that some people tend to forget using money efficiently. Other people believe that all environmental solutions are costly and…

Grupa LOTOS S. A. – an active company in Lithuania

Krzysztof  KOPEC Grupa LOTOS S.A. is Poland’s second largest company and one of the leaders of the petroleum industry in the country. The company’s share in the Polish fuel market amounted to 35.1% at the beginning of 2012. Grupa LOTOS S.A. is the only Polish company to conduct exploration and production activities in the Baltic…

“Never Say Never”

Businessman Vidmantas KANOPA has made its way back to politics and tries for the post of the mayor of Rokiškis District. Last year “Business & Politics” published an article “From Politics to Business – with a Head Up High”. We wrote that the managing director of Daivida UAB Vidmantas Kanopa proved that a politician may…

Plans to Stun Lithuania by Becoming the Prime Minister

The guest of “Business & Politics” is the member of the European Parliament and the leader of the Labour Party Viktor USPASKICH. “If voters show their confidence in me and entrust me with the mayor’s post, I will resign from the European Parliament,” you have made such a promise for a number of times. Your…

Confession of the Youngest Forest Officer

Thoughts of Ramūnas LUKOŠEVIČIUS, director of Šalčininkai Forest Enterprise, on his service to the forest, foresters, profit and troubles of nature A forest-covered paradise near Belarus.  That is how many refer to the forests of Šalčia region. Šalčininkai Forest Enterprise is one of the most forest-covered enterprises in Lithuania, 49.5% of its territory is covered…

Valdemar Tomaševski: „We do not say that we have to live honestly, we actually live what we say we believe in.“

GUEST OF THE MAGAZINE Gintautas  KNIUKŠTA Lately, the Lithuanian-Polish relations have been overshadowed by the disagreements triggered by the treatment of the situation of national minorities. Poland has also criticised the new provisions of the Law on Education which provide for the reduced learning in the native language in the schools of national minorities.  …

State Administration and its Success Depend on the Competent Team

Algirdas BUTKEVIČIUS Elder of the Social Democratic Faction in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania The two recent years were among the most complicated to Lithuania and its people throughout the entire history of the independent state.  On the one hand, we, just like a number of other European and world countries, were affected by…

K. PRUNSKIENĖ: “The crisis hit the economy hard because business was lacking the support from the state”

Kazimiera Prunskienė

Guest of the Magazine Exclusive interview with the Head of the First Government of Independent Republic of Lithuania to Business & Politics              Interviewed by Mindaugas MILIAUSKAS   Dear Professor, what is your opinion of the actions assumed by the Government in tackling the economic downturn, what would you change, for instance, what other measures would…

Is Land in Lithuania Really Not Sold to Foreigners?

Teisingumo ministras Remigijus Šimašius

Remigijus ŠIMAŠIUS Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania I want to discuss the following two aspects related to land sales to foreigners – should it be restricted and is it restricted today, how and why has the current situation occurred in Lithuania. 

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