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.
EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has congratulated Lithuania on implementing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility project and expressed his belief that the new terminal will help ensure competitive prices of gas and security of supply in all three Baltic countries.
Lithuania successfully issued a twelve-year EUR 1 billion Eurobond in the international capital markets and will pay the lowest coupon in the country’s history – 2.125 per cent in EUR market.
Lithuania’s representative Vilija Sereikatė won a bronze medal for Women’s individual pursuit (3 km) at the European Track Championship held in Guadeloupe (France).
Lithuania’s representatives Vilius Jakas and Gabrielė Siriūnaitė won gold medals in the Adult Standard competition at the WDSF North European Championship held in Helsinki.