At the International Conference on the restitution of expropriated Jewish property during the Holocaust "Immovable Property Review Conference 2012: Key Issues and Possible Ways Forward" (IPRC 2012), held in Prague on 26-28 November, where Lithuania was represented by Prime Minister‘s delegated group led by Emanuelis Zingeris, Vice-Chairman of the Seimas Committee on European Affairs, our country on many occasions was singled out as a role model for other countries in the region for its efforts in restoring historical justice, continuing Holocaust education, promoting tolerance and addressing other complex Holocaust-related issues.
Today, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius welcomed the participants of the European Forum United Europe – United History. The international Forum, which takes place in Vilnius, focuses on how Europe and its nations could join different historical experiences together into the single context of European history.
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius welcomed the participants of the congress dedicated to five-year anniversary of the Polish-Lithuanian Youth Exchange Fund, which is held these days in Warsaw. In his letter of congratulations, the Prime Minister underlined his conviction about investment in youth and its contacts being the most important investment in the future of Poland and Lithuania. The Congress was also addressed by the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who pointed out that such initiatives serve the best in terms of fostering friendly relations.
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius extends his greetings to Vytautas Landsbergis, President of the Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas and a Member of the European Parliament, on the solemn occasion of his 80th anniversary. The Prime Minister has pointed out that the cold war was won by the free world in part due to the leadership of Vytautas Landsbergis.
Mr. Andrius Kubilius received an official invitation to an annual meeting of the world leaders, traditionally held in Davos, a mountain resort in Switzerland, from the organisers of the event.
Yesterday, it was announced that Sweden's SEB Bank Group and the financial group Swedbank were transferring information technology and internal banking operations to Vilnius. A few weeks ago, a similar decision to invest in the establishment of service centre in Lithuania was taken by one of the largest financial groups of Scandinavian Danske Bank. Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius welcomes Scandinavian investors‘ decisions and hopes that other international companies will soon follow suit.
Lithuania decided to file a lawsuit against the Russian gas company Gazprom at the Stockholm Arbitration Tribunal. The dispute concerns LTL 5 billion overcharged for the gas supplied by Gazprom to Lithuania according to relevant agreements.
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has closely followed election process in Georgia and hopes that reforms started there will be continued afterwards.
Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius took part in the signing ceremony of establishment of the Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF). The agreement was signed between the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian financial institutions.
Today Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius received Head of the Hungarian Government Viktor Orbán on his official visit to Lithuania.
Today, the Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has opened the exhibition "Butterflies" dedicated to the memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Made by Lithuanian schoolchildren, the exhibits symbolize the souls of the Jewish children and their unfulfilled dreams and wishes.