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Westinghouse has presented their proposal to invest into Visaginas NPP
2011 06 23
Westinghouse has presented their proposal to invest into Visaginas NPP

On 23 June, a delegation of Westinghouse and its parent company Toshiba have presented their proposal to invest into the new Visaginas NPP Project during a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius, the Commission for the implementation of the new Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Project, representatives of the European ...

2011 06 21
Westinghouse presents its bid to build Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant

On 23 June, the Westinghouse delegation is to meet with Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius, the Commission for the Implementation of the NPP Project, the project regional partners – Latvia, Estonia and Poland, and the European Commission to discuss the bid submitted by Westinghouse Electric Company.

2011 06 20
Vilnius to perpetuate the memory of the Great Synagogue: the former Jewish spiritual and
cultural centre

With a view to perpetuating the memory of the former Jewish spiritual and cultural center – the Great Synagogue of Vilnius – a historical archaeological excavation of the site has been launched. The exploration team led by archaeologist Zenonas Baubonis is ready to embark on the exploration of the site of the former Jewish house of worship at Vokiečių Street 13A. This work is expected to be completed by September so that the elementary school of Vytė Nemunėlis, which happens to be in territory of the former Synagogue, could start on time.

The Prime Minister attended a ceremony of unveiling of a memorial plank to mark the Old Jewish Cemetery
2011 06 16
The Prime Minister attended a ceremony of unveiling of a memorial plank to mark the Old Jewish Cemetery

Today Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has taken part in the ceremony of unveiling of a memorial plank to mark the Old Jewish Cemetery in Šnipiškės (Shnipishok).

2011 06 16
Hitachi delegation has introduced its bid to invest in Visaginas NPP

On 16 June a delegation led by Hitachi President Hiroaki Nakanishi introduced its bid to invest in Visaginas NPP project during the meeting with the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Commission for the Implementation of the New Visaginas NPP Project. Hitachi, together with one of its subsidiaries, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, is among the potential strategic investors in Visaginas NPP.

2011 06 10
Government Supports Christine Lagarde Candidacy for IMF Leadership

The Government‘s meeting gave its support to Christine Lagarde’s, French Minister of Economy, Industry and Finance, candidacy for the post of managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

2011 05 16
Boris Yeltsin proposed to be conferred with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross
of Vytis

The Government has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to confer the Grand Cross of the Order of the Cross of Vytis upon the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin, (posthumously). The decision has been taken in tribute to Boris Yeltsin for his exclusive merits in shaping and promoting the Lithuania-Russia relations, as well as for many years of his support for Lithuania\`s independence and its consolidation.

2011 05 13
Famous Forbes analyst advises US politicians to copy Baltic nations

Tax policy expert Daniel Mitchell, whose article on the economic performance of the Baltic States was published in one of the most influential U.S. business magazine Forbes, calls for U.S. policy makers to copy the Baltic states in terms of dealing with a serious economic crisis. According to the author, both the U.S. and the Baltic States got in fiscal trouble due to the combination of excessive spending and economic downturn.

2011 05 12
"fDi Intelligence“: Lithuania – a successful example of FDI attraction

Lithuania is a country that has been successful in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). This has been announced in the annual review "Global FDI Outlook Report 2011” by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development done in cooperation with the fDi Intelligence of The Financial Times ( http://www.fdiintelligence.com ).

2011 04 19
Viktor Yanukovych: dynamics of Lithuania-Ukraine relations on the right track

Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius continues his working visit in Kiev (Ukraine). Today Prime Minister met with President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. The meeting discussed bilateral relations, energy security, euro-integration, and development of the joint transport projects.

2011 03 18
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made video remarks to the first annual General Meeting and Conference of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made remarks via video for the first annual General Meeting and Conference of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG) on Friday, March 18, at the Radisson Blu Lithuania in Vilnius.

2011 02 14
Baltic Prime Ministers: synchronous integration of the Baltic States into the European
Continental Power Network should become a EU priority

The Baltic Council of Ministers in Estonia has produced a letter of the three Baltic Prime Ministers to the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, welcoming the strategic guidelines and priorities of the EU energy policy and expressing the commitment of the three Baltic States to integrate in the EU energy network (ECN) through synchronized connections.

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