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Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications recognized Vilnius as part of “Rail Baltica”
2014 05 13
Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications recognized Vilnius as part of “Rail Baltica”

At the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Transport and Telecommunications held in Athens, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevičius and Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communication Urve Palo exchanged views on the railway project linking the Baltic and...

Chinese entrepreneurs: “Lithuania is a significant gate to Europe”
2014 05 13
Chinese entrepreneurs: “Lithuania is a significant gate to Europe”

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Arijandas Šliupas met with Chinese industry representatives. Chinese business delegation was introduced with Lithuanian transport and logistics development priorities and infrastructure projects during the meeting. “Lithuania can offer economically attractive business opportunities...

Informal Meeting of Ministers for Transport and Telecommunications focused on Road Safety Challenges
2014 05 08
Informal Meeting of Ministers for Transport and Telecommunications focused on Road Safety Challenges

Rimantas Sinkevičius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, presented Lithuania’s position on Road Safety Policy at the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Maritime Affairs and the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Transport and Telecommunications held in Athens.

EU Transport Ministers to enhance Road Safety Initiatives
2014 05 06
EU Transport Ministers to enhance Road Safety Initiatives

“Road safety concerns all EU citizens. Therefore, we need to establish common rules for improving drivers’ behavior and compliance among all Member States”, - said Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevičius. In Athens, on May 8, 2014, the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania will attend the Informal Meeting of Ministers...

A compromise was reached: Vilnius will be part of “Rail Baltica” project
2014 04 28
A compromise was reached: Vilnius will be part of “Rail Baltica” project

“The meeting held between the Representatives of the three Baltic States’ Transport ministries was fruitful – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia reached a political agreement where Vilnius was recognized as part of “Rail Baltica” project”, said Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Šliupas.

Lithuania‘s EU Membership will be commemorated in a postage stamp
2014 04 24
Lithuania‘s EU Membership will be commemorated in a postage stamp

On May 1, Lithuania is celebrating its 10th anniversary of membership in the European Union (EU). To mark this occasion, Lithuania Post is issuing a new postage stamp that will be put into circulation on Saturday, April 26. Along with the postage stamp, the first day cover and souvenir sheet will be released.

Turkey increases quotas of permissions for Lithuanian freight carriers
2014 04 14
Turkey increases quotas of permissions for Lithuanian freight carriers

On 9-10 April, 2014 Lithuanian and Turkish Joint Committee on Road Transport discussed the perspectives of the bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and reached an agreement to increase the number of permits for freight transport between the two countries.

Project “Viking” wins new award
2014 04 10
Project “Viking” wins new award

Container train “Viking” has won an award for Best Practice in Green Logistics and Co-Modality. In Paris on 11 April, 2014, the EU project’s BESTFACT Award will be collected by Stasys Gudvalis, Director of the Freight Transportation Directorate at Lithuanian Railways.

Consolidated agreement on Traffic Safety
2014 04 07
Consolidated agreement on Traffic Safety

On the invite of Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevičius to commemorate the National Traffic Safety Day (6th April 2014), 32 representatives of state and public organizations signed a Memorandum on the improvement of Traffic Safety, Traffic Culture and decrease of Road Traffic Injuries in Lithuania.

Lithuania seeks to extend the route of train “Mongolian Vector” to its territory
2014 04 01
Lithuania seeks to extend the route of train “Mongolian Vector” to its territory

New possibilities of project “Mongolian Vector” development were discussed at the meeting, held with Mongolian delegation at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania. Lithuania suggests extending the route of container train “Mongolian Vecor” from Ulaanbaatar – Moscow – Brest to Klaipeda’s Seaport.

Lithuanian–U.S. transport links are becoming stronger
2014 03 14
Lithuanian–U.S. transport links are becoming stronger

This week, the Port of Klaipėda signed Cooperation Agreements with major U.S. ports.

In 2020, 85 per cent of Lithuanian population is expected to use the internet
2014 03 06
In 2020, 85 per cent of Lithuanian population is expected to use the internet

This year, Information Society Development Programme 2011-2019, coordinated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is being updated. With the Government‘s approval, by 2020 the goals and objectives for Information Society Development will be implemented in Information Society Development program 2014-2020 “Digital Agenda for Lithuania”.

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