Lietuva in brief

  • 2014-04-02

The Bank of Lithuania has released a coin worth ten litas, dedicated to the cinema industry of Lithuania.The metal of the coin is produced is silver Ag 925; the diameter totals 28.70 mm, and weighs is 12.44 grams.
On the edge of the coin “LIETUVOS KULTURA*KINAS*” (Lithuanian Culture “Cinema”) is inscribed twice. The obverse of the coin features a stylized coat of arms of the Republic of Lithuania, which is surrounded by the inscriptions “LIETUVA 2014, 10 LITU”. The mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint is impressed on the obverse side of the coin. On the reverse side, a stylized composition of cinematic symbols – film cameras and film reels – is artistically depicted. The coin was minted at the state enterprise, Lithuanian Mint, from where 4,000 coins have been minted.

On Monday of this week, Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labour Algimanta Pabedinskiene met with the Swedish Minister for Gender Equality Maria Arnholm, reported ELTA.The ministers agreed to actively cooperate and to exchange the best practice not only in the sphere of the gender equality but also in the spheres of the social services and youth occupation.
“The gender equality remains one of Lithuania’s priorities. First of all, we are striving to reduce the gap between the wages of men and women which accounts for 12% in Lithuania and is smaller than EU average. Nevertheless, this gap is one of the handicaps for the security of economic impendence of men and women,” said Pabedinskiene.