The Internet site, rottenwifi.com, that assesses the quality of Internet services according to public internet access points rated Lithuania the highest in the world, informs businessinsider.com.
Kaunas won the right to host the International Children’s Games. The local government of Kaunas announced that in 2017 the city will hold the event also known as the Children’s Olympic Games.
Christmas trees were lit in the major squares of Vilnius and Kaunas last Saturday.
Two CDs, recorded by the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, featuring internationally renowned soloists, have been recognized worthy to compete for major awards.
Edward Lucas, one of the most prominent British columnists analysing the geopolitical situation in the Eastern Europe, has been awarded VMU Honorary Doctorate. The ceremony took place at VMU Aula Magna on 20 November.
Delegation from the public company Versli Lietuva returned from the 10th annual Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Network World Conference with the first place award which was granted for the export leaders program “Wings”. This program ranked best among export initiatives in the developed countries category in the Excellence in Export Initiatives Awards.
At a solemn ceremony in Berlin, President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted the Golden Victoria award (Goldene Victoria für die Europäer des Jahres) given to Lithuania and other Baltic States for the promotion of European ideas. In her speech, the President underlined that this award was the recognition of efforts and determination of all Lithuanian people to build a strong European state.
The well-known Prosperity Index, covering 142 countries, awarded Lithuania with the 42nd place this year.
On Saturday, Lithuania’s representatives Edita Daniūtė and Mirko Gozzoli won gold medals in the 2014 PD World Standard in Nanjing, China.
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.