In the Index of Economic Freedom, published annually by the US economic research centre Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, Lithuania has advanced from the 15th to the 13th position.
Anykšciai Treetop Walking Path has gained international recognition through the first award for innovation in enterprises from the United Nations Tourism Organisation celebrating excellence and innovation in tourism sector. Other shortlisted contenders included Brazil, Indonesia, Spain and Switzerland.
According to the Bloomberg’s ranking of the Most Innovative Economies, Lithuania was ranked 32nd outpacing Latvia and Estonia. Estonia was ranked 34th and Latvia 40th.
The Tbilisi TV tower in the Georgian capital was lighted up in the colours of the Lithuanian flag on Wednesday evening, commemorating the fight for freedom of the Lithuanian Freedom Defenders.
Lithuania is commemorating 25 years of the Freedom Defenders' Day on Wednesday, celebrating the victims of the 1991 Soviet aggression.
One of the world’s most influential business publications, Forbes, has announced their list of countries which are best for business. Lithuania has made the most dramatic progress and is now in 17th place. It has overtaken countries such as the USA, Estonia and Germany.
Vilnius is on the list of places in the world worth visiting next year. American news site BuzzFeed invited its readers to include Vilnius and Lithuania to the destinations that must be visited next year.
Kaunas became the first city in Eastern and Central Europe to win UNESCO City of Design status.
Lithuania has recently marked a new energy-related victory through the commissioning of two new international electricity interconnectors LitPol and NordBalt, attended by Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Polish and Swedish governments, senior European Commission officials and companies administering the process.
A Christmas tree standing in the heart of the capital of Lithuania, the Cathedral Square, is presented among the most spectacular Christmas trees in the world.