EC to Improve the Quality of Life and Enhance the Economy in Rural Lithuania

The European Commission will support efforts to promote the quality of life and enhance the rural economy in Lithuania.

Devex Early Intelligence learned from a senior official at the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture that the commission will invest in economic diversification and business development. It will also co-finance village renewal activities and promote rural tourism nationwide.

This forms part of the commission's 2007-2013 rural development program for Lithuania. Approximately 1.7 billion euros (US$2.4 billion) has been set aside to finance the seven-year program.

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