We take a look at the musical traditions of this Baltic state and meet up with some of the nation's top musicians. Lithuania is in the spotlight this year, at a musical event staged by the German Finance Ministry in Berlin.
Brussels has called on Italy to "boost the reform momentum" as it continues its sluggish recovery after the 2008 crisis. But the warning may fall on deaf ears after eurosceptics led the polls in last week's election.
Home to the world's heaviest drinkers, Lithuania has passed a detox bill banning alcohol ads and limiting booze at public events like music festivals. Can the Baltic state be a role model for other countries?
Germany's finance ministry opened its doors once more to host a concert of the series "The Sound of Europe." This time, the music of Malta was the star of the event.
What does Europe sound like? Germany's Ministry of Finance, of all places, explores that question - this time looking at Slovakia.
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