Largest travel guide book publisher in the world, Lonely Planet, named Lithuania the third best tourist destination for 2015. Our country was surpassed by Singapore, the number one, and Namibia. One of the reasons for the high rating was the introduction of the Euro in Lithuania.
EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has congratulated Lithuania on implementing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility project and expressed his belief that the new terminal will help ensure competitive prices of gas and security of supply in all three Baltic countries.
Lithuania successfully issued a twelve-year EUR 1 billion Eurobond in the international capital markets and will pay the lowest coupon in the country’s history – 2.125 per cent in EUR market.
Lithuania’s representative Vilija Sereikatė won a bronze medal for Women’s individual pursuit (3 km) at the European Track Championship held in Guadeloupe (France).
Lithuania’s representatives Vilius Jakas and Gabrielė Siriūnaitė won gold medals in the Adult Standard competition at the WDSF North European Championship held in Helsinki.
Lithuanian laser manufacturer Ekspla and American company National Energetics have won a joint tender worth more than USD 40 million to manufacture and implement an ultra-high intensity laser system in the EU research complex ELI-Beamlines, situated in the town of Dolní Břežany near Prague (Czech Republic).
The London Economic informs that, according to the latest research by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it is easier to start a business in Lithuania than the UK. It takes almost twice as long to start a business in the UK (12 days) as compared with Lithuania (6.5 days).
This year the influential Association of German Magazine Publishers has awarded the Golden Victoria prize to three Baltic States for promoting and implementing pro-European ideas. President Dalia Grybauskaitė will accept the award at a solemn ceremony in Berlin on 6 November.
Lithuania has continued its strong growth in attracting foreign direct investment projects over the first half of 2014 despite a fall in investments in the region as a whole, according fDi Markets, The Financial Times’ database of foreign direct investment (FDI).