From a major tech investor’s perspective, all eyes remain fixed on London and Berlin, but away from these high profile startup hubs, Europe is nurturing some less well known but fertile innovation hotspots for trailblazing entrepreneurs. Lithuania is among the Top 5.
Lithuania is a tiger in the European zoo. The future looks bright for a country that chose a totally different path from Greece. Investors and entrepreneurs take note!
With its 56th Sea Festival, Klaipėda is turning into a town of white sails this weekend. Three day-celebration programme includes over 100 events, fascinating historic sailboats and dancing fountains, the most impressive of them being a massive march on Friday: “Fiesta’s coming into town”.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė launched the Lithuanian National Day at World Expo 2015 in Milan. At the exhibition, which this year introduces the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life“, Lithuania presents its culinary and cultural heritage.
Is it possible to explore the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, to see its major sights, and taste its spirit in 36 hours? Journalist Sarah Khan has embarked on the adventure for The New York Times Weekend Guide column.
Today, on the 6th of July, Lithuania celebrates Statehood Day, the Coronation of King Mindaugas. Each year, on the 6th of July, at 9 p.m., Lithuanians all around the globe are invited to sing the national anthem of Lithuania.
On 3-5 July, the Tenth North American Lithuanian Song Festival will be celebrated in Chicago, the United States.
On Thursday, Vilnius saw an opening of an international art fair ArtVilnius’15, which will continue to welcome art lovers, collectors and professionals at the exhibition centre LITEXPO for four days on the run. 55 contemporary art galleries from 15 countries from around the world will be represented there, including Ukraine, which will participate as a guest of honour with the most reputable art galleries: Tsekh, Karas, Ya Gallery, Bottega, Art'14, and RA from Kiev and Artsvit from Dnepropetrovsk.
The world-renowned travel magazine Lonely Planet has included the beaches of the Lithuanian Curonian Spit in Europe‘s ten best beaches for 2015. Lithuania has been named among the most popular travel destinations, attracting tourists from countries like Greece, Spain and France.
In its latest assessment of Lithuania’s economic conditions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised the country’s strong economic fundamentals and forecast robust growth going forward. The report highlighted impressive growth over the past 5 years, and noted that real GDP has reached its highest ever level.