Lithuania doesn't need EU money for solving Gediminas Hill landslide crisis - PM
Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Lithuania does not need any additional EU funding for dealing with a landslide crisis at Vilnius' historic Gediminas Castle Hill.
"Speaking about Gediminas Hill, I want to underline that this isn't an issue of insufficient funding. The funding is sufficient, but the work that is currently being done is time-intensive and heavily dependent on weather conditions," Skvernelis told LRT Radio on Tuesday morning.
"These conditions are better now and intensive work is underway," he added.
The prime minister answered "no" when asked if the government would ask the European Commission for financial aid to deal with the Gediminas Hill crisis.
Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas said on Monday that Lithuania would this week apply for support from the EU Solidarity Fund for rain-affected farmers and for rehabilitating Gediminas Hill, which has been suffering from disintegration triggered by heavy rains.
The historic mound in downtown Vilnius is currently closed to visitors.