Lithuania’s capital Vilnius is a city of happy people. It’s great to live here! We are presenting a video, where you can see it all by yourself (authors of the video – INDIVA team).
Lithuania is the leading country in Europe for its share of citizens that have fibre-optic connection, according to the ratings by the Fibre to the Home Council.
Litexpo, the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre, is hosting the 15th international Vilnius Book Fair on 20-23 February. It is the largest book fair in the Baltic countries.
Since 2008, foreign investment in the ICT sector in Lithuania has grown by more than 70%. Lithuanian ICT talents, the world's leading telecommunications infrastructure and business -friendly environment demonstrate Lithuania’s great potential.
This year, Lithuania was ranked 9th in Eastern Europe and Central Asia by Bloomberg‘s Best for Business rating.
The FDI Magazine of the Financial Times has placed Vilnius on top of the list of its rankings by investment performance, listing Tallinn, Gdansk and Brno down below.
This year, Lithuania was ranked 21st out of 178 countries on the Index of Economic Freedom, calculated by the US Heritage Foundation. Compared with last year, Lithuania rose by one position and is considerably higher than its neighbors Latvia and Poland, which scored 42nd and 50th respectively.
On 9 January, two Lithuanian satellites – LitSat–1 and LituanicaSat–1 – were launched in space for the first time. The satellites were transported to the International Space Station by the rocket Antares, owned by the company Orbital Sciences.
On 1 January 2014, Lithuania commenced a two year term on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). “Our seat on the Security Council gives us not only a unique opportunity to directly participate in global policy processes, but also opens up possibilities to aim to achieve more respect for human rights, democracy and the principle of equality of all countries in international relations. This is especially true for Lithuania and other small countries, which seek to protect their rights and interests in a global world and in their close neighbourhood,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said.
Friday, December 20, Brussels - President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented the results of Lithuania's Presidency of the EU Council to European leaders. She underlined that Lithuania stood at the helm of the European Union at a very special time.