Lithuania’s parliament recently added a new amendment to the Alcohol Control Law, which, from November 2016, will prohibit retailers from displaying discounts on alcoholic drinks. The discounts themselves are not banned, however.
Agriculture has proven fertile ground for innovators and developers of smart solutions as well as investors eager to put their money into new technology. However, Lithuanian startups have so far shown little interest in the field.
"The backpack of a modern infantry soldier weighs just much as the armour of a medieval knight. And it is a myth that an armoured warrior could not get up, if he fell down," says Medieval armoury enthusiast Karolis Jankauskas.
Productivity in Lithuania compared to Western European economies remains abysmally low. One of the ways to approach the problem could be by looking into ways to extend the population's life expectancy, say international experts.