On 3-5 July, the Tenth North American Lithuanian Song Festival will be celebrated in Chicago, the United States.
On Thursday, Vilnius saw an opening of an international art fair ArtVilnius’15, which will continue to welcome art lovers, collectors and professionals at the exhibition centre LITEXPO for four days on the run. 55 contemporary art galleries from 15 countries from around the world will be represented there, including Ukraine, which will participate as a guest of honour with the most reputable art galleries: Tsekh, Karas, Ya Gallery, Bottega, Art'14, and RA from Kiev and Artsvit from Dnepropetrovsk.
The world-renowned travel magazine Lonely Planet has included the beaches of the Lithuanian Curonian Spit in Europe‘s ten best beaches for 2015. Lithuania has been named among the most popular travel destinations, attracting tourists from countries like Greece, Spain and France.
In its latest assessment of Lithuania’s economic conditions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised the country’s strong economic fundamentals and forecast robust growth going forward. The report highlighted impressive growth over the past 5 years, and noted that real GDP has reached its highest ever level.
Recently we have seen reports of B2B companies moving into Lithuania’s borders and setting up shop. Google is also establishing a presence in the small Baltic state. How did this country with a population of about 3 million become such a strong magnet for business and tech?
Lithuania has gained six positions to become 28th from 34th in 2014 in this year‘s IMD World Competitiveness Ranking produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center.
Lithuanian representatives Donata Vištartaitė and Milda Valčiukaitė won silver medals in the European Rowing Championships that took place in Poznan, Poland.
Lithuanian duo V.Baumila and M.Linkytė made it into the finals of the Eurovision song contest.
This Saturday, 16 May, Lithuania celebrates the 9th Street Musician’s Day.
On Sunday, Lithuanian canoeist Ignas Navakauskas came in third and won the bronze medal in the Canoe Sprint European Championships 200-metre race for single canoes in Racice, the Czech Republic.