The international network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services, KPMG, carried out a research “2013Change Readiness Index”, according to which Lithuania is among the top countries in the world in terms of readiness for large scale changes, including the readiness for natural disasters, as well as new demographic, technological and economic trends.
Lithuania is hosting the 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, on 28-29th November, which is the biggest multilateral political event during Lithuania’s Presidency.
December 4-6, Vilnius will hold its first innovation forum “Innovation Drift”. It is an international event focussing, at the highest level, on innovation and its impact on economic growth and prosperity.
Lithuania’s potential as the most attractive destination for investment in the CEE region has been recognized in the Innovative Economic Scorecard, prepared by PwC and the British Embassy in Warsaw.
The VIALITHUANIA interactive programme presenting Lithuania’s connections to EU countries was created under the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This interactive programme reveals historic and cultural relations of Lithuania to the 27 countries of the EU.
World Bank’s ranking Doing Business 2014 has placed Lithuania among the most business-friendly countries in the world; the country has risen by 10 positions as against last year.
On account of the responsible fiscal policy of the Government and the national economic growth, on 25 October, the International ratings agency Standard & Poor's upgraded Lithuania's outlook for long-term borrowing rating from stable to positive.
On Thursday, October 17 Lithuania was for the first time elected by the large majority (187 votes) of the UN Assembly to serve as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2014–2015.
Celebrating its two years anniversary of operations in Vilnius, the global leader in money transfer Western Union says its decision to set up its European regional operations centre EUROC in Lithuania was as one of the best decisions ever. Vilnius operations centre has turned out to be pivotal to company's business and growth. On the occasion of the anniversary, the Western Union donated 100 thousand Litas from its special fund for four Lithuanian social initiatives.
Image film presenting Lithuania and inviting to consider it as a destination for studies has won an award in Digital Communications Awards 2013. More than 600 European companies and organisations submitted their digital communication campaigns, out of which 150 were nominated in 38 categories. Lithuanian clip, which won in the „Best Image Film“ category, was created by Education Exchanges Support Foundation and advertising agency Leo Burnett Vilnius.