Remigijus Šimašius, Marius Žemaitis and David Jenkins during press conference in Viln
Economy

Carlson Rezidor brings first Radisson RED to Lithuania

Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson RED in the Baltics, Russia & CIS region. The hotel will be in Vilnius city centre, next door to the existing Radisson Blu Lietuva hotel and only a short walk from the historical Old Town. The around 200 room Radisson RED Vilnius is expected to open its doors by early 2020, the organisers announced in a press release. […]

"Brexit"
European Union

Welcome to Business Forum “Brexit & beyond: Political and Business implications”

On September 27th, the British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania is bringing together International Business community, Government representatives, business support organisations and guests from the UK for a Business Forum “Brexit & beyond: Political and Business implications”. […]

No Picture
Politics

Conservative leader comes out in support of gay partnership

Winds of tolerance and human rights appear to be blowing in the run up to the Seimas elections. A highlight of a Tuesday discussion at the Loftas venue, organised by the initiative “Žinau, ką renku” (I know who I’m voting for), was Seimas candidate responses to the question of LGBT rights, with the conservative leader Gabrielius Landsbergis delivering the biggest surprise with his statement in support of same-sex partnership, something his party has vehemently opposed. […]

Rail Baltica
Uncategorized

Supervisory Board of Rail Baltica approves its procurement model

The Supervisory Board of the joint venture of three Baltic countries approved the basic principles of the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica procurement model which is core to the Contacting Scheme to be agreed by all three countries on 7 September. All procurements will be divided in three groups – procurements organised solely by the joint venture, consolidated procurements carried out by the joint venture and procurements carried out by the national implementers under strict joint venture supervision, Rail Baltic office reported. […]

Vilnius University
Society

Vilnius University included among world’s top 500

The QS World University Rankings 2016–2017 marks an important milestone for Lithuanian academics with Vilnius University (VU) entering the list of the 500 most prominent universities in the world. […]

Eligijus Masiulis
Politics

Former liberal leader Masiulis says suspected bribe was a loan

Eligijus Masiulis, a former MP and leader of the Liberal Movement who has been under investigation for alleged influence peddling and bribe taking, has presented his version of events. He insists that the money that investigators found in his home, the suspected bribe, was a personal loan extended to him by Raimondas Kurlianskis, vice-president of the business group MG Baltic. […]

Edmundas Jakilaitis, Rūta Mikelkevičiūtė, Rimvydas Valatka
Society

Lithuania’s most influential media people

Edmundas Jakilaitis, the host of LRT television’s programme “Dėmesio Centre” (“In Focus”), is Lithuania’s most influential media personality, according to a survey of the country’s opinion leaders. […]