The Foreign Ministry spent more on employee training, over 1 million litas (EUR 289,900), than any other ministry, the daily Lietuvos Rytas reports.
The ministry's Public Relations Division told the daily that all training was intended to complete the preparations for the EU Council presidency.
In the first half of this year, the Economy Ministry paid about 573,000 litas from the national budget and EU aid for employee training, as compared with 22,100 litas spent by the Finance Ministry.
The Agriculture Ministry spent 88,300 litas. A sum of 67,000 litas was spent by the Transport and Communications Ministry, 19,200 litas by the Interior Ministry, about 16,800 litas by the Education and Science Ministry, 13,000 litas by the Justice Ministry, 8,900 litas by the National Defense Ministry, 9,400 litas by the Health Care Ministry, 5,700 litas by the Social Security and Labor Ministry and 1,700 litas by the Culture Ministry.