President Dalia Grybauskaitė, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, discussed investment opportunities in Lithuania with representatives of global companies and influential business people.
This year will be marked by the visit of Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of Lithuania, to the World Economic Forum in Davos and by Vilnius becoming an equivalent of Davos for young global leaders. For the first time Lithuania will host the annual Shape Europe meeting, initiated by Global Shapers, a World Economic Forum community of young people.
Prime Minister: Lithuania was clearly in need of the euro, and the EU – of Lithuania in the Eurozone
An official euro introduction event will be held in Vilnius on Wednesday, convening many EU dignitaries, including Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, and other senior officials of the Eurozone member states, who attended the event at the invitation of Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius.
On January 5, a huge screen at the Times Square, New York City, displayed the national tricolour of Lithuania and greetings on the adoption of the single currency of the European Union. “NASDAQ celebrates Lithuania introducing the Euro currency January 1st, 2015”, read the greeting by the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, the largest securities trading and information technology services provider in the world.
ForbesLife presents top three travel destinations for 2015: Lithuania, Namibia and Montenegro. According to ForbesLife, all three destinations have not yet been fully discovered by tourists, but that is not for long.
As of 1 January, Lithuania will become a full member of the Eurozone. In his address to the Lithuanian people Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has pointed it out as great achievement for the country, not only guaranteeing economic security, but also providing a possibility to pursue greater financial stability and sustainable economic development.
CNN announced the next generation of smart cities that will successfully compete with Vancouver and Barcelona in the future, the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius, among them.
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.