The website churchpop.com has published a list of churches so beautiful they will take your breath away, and St. Peter and Paul's Church in Vilnius seems to be topping the list, which includes other most beautiful churches, as St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Basilica of the Virgin Mary in Krakow, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in New York, San Francisco el Grande Basilica in Madrid, and others.
The Congress of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) in Taiwan declared Lithuanian Olympic champion Laura Asadauskaitė world’s best pentathlete 2015.
In the newest Doing Business 2016 report by the World Bank Lithuania was ranked 20th out of 189 countries. Lithuania has moved up a position compared to the previous year.
During her official visit to Israel, President Dalia Grybauskaitė opened the Global Lithuanian Economic Forum in Tel Aviv. The Forum, which brings together prominent business and political leaders across a range of different fields, is held for the first time in Israel.
The British daily http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ published a list of ten Christmas markets in Europe, including the one in Vilnius.
Trakai has been included in the list of top 10 world‘s most amazing ancient villages and towns by the travel lovers community “Places to See in Your Lifetime“.
A US director Frank Barn shoots a documentary about the Hill of Witches in Juodkrantė, intended for demonstration at an international festival. Barn says the US does not have a single wooden sculpture in open air, as they would be destroyed by people or elements.
Lithuania has risen five places up and has been ranked 36 by The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, complied by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
And although they are the youngest members of Europe’s growing family of tech startup hubs, but the Baltic states of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia are maturing fast. They are also among the smallest countries, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when startups need to test out their latest tech innovations within their local community and get results, fast.