European Commission approves EUR 7.89bn investment programme for Lithuania
Monday, September 8, 2014
On Monday, the European Commission approved EUR 7.89 billion EU Structural and Investment Funds Programme for Lithuania. Its goal is to ensure employment and economic growth. The European Union investment constitutes approximately EUR 6.7 billion of the sum, while Lithuania's contribution is around EUR 1 billion.
The European Union (EU) should consolidate in the field of defense and countries of the euro area should also deepen their cooperation, Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said in Vilnius on Wednesday.
In an unconventional effort to convince EU officials that Belarus' nuclear power plant is a safety hazard, the Lithuanian government has arranged a hot-air balloon ride for the bloc's energy commissioner to show him how close the construction site is to the Lithuanian capital.