Blockchain Centre Vilnius CEO Justas Šireika
Economy

Blockchain Centre Vilnius to be headed by Justas Šireika

Technology companies from 14 countries around the world, including Australia, China, Canada, Switzerland and others have established partnership with Blockchain Centre Vilnius (BCV), which was founded just a year ago. In an annual event hosted by the centre on January 23, blockchain technology experts from the World Trade Organisation, European Commission and Parliament, as well as Lithuanian institutions gathered to discuss the application of blockchain technology in international trade. During the event, Justas Šireika was introduced: he will be taking charge of the BCV, as well as a new start-up financing fund, according to a Blockchain Centre Vilnius press release. […]

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European Union

Seimas discussed the future of the EU

At its siting, the Seimas held a discussion on the future of the European Union (EU), including the current situation in the EU, recent developments in the EU, EU policy aspects and challenges with the greatest potential effect on Lithuania, a Seimas press release states. […]

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Economy

Baltic States seek a single regional assessment

Ministers of finance of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the European Commission and NASDAQ appealed to the global provider of equity indexes MSCI for a possibility of assessing the Baltic states not individually, but as a single region in using an industry classification system. The aim is to start a debate with MSCI for a possibility of improving the equity index of the countries. The appeal to MSCI has been initiated together with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). MSCI is one of the most important forefront index constructors, whose indexes are followed by the largest global investors, a press release from the Lithuanian Finance Ministry states. […]

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Foreign affairs

At A. Guoga’s initiative, 27 MEPs urge Amazon Inc. to halt sales of Soviet symbols

At the initiative of MEP Antanas Guoga, 27 MEPs have called on the CEO of Amazon Inc. Jeff Bezos in an open letter, urging to cease sale of goods featuring Soviet symbols on the Amazon online shopping platform. The appeal was signed by MEPs from Lithuania, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Croatia, Latvia, the UK, Slovakia, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, Hungary and Spain, who represent the main political groups. […]

Angela Merkel
CORPORATE

A few remarks on the legacy of Angela Merkel

This week has started with a seemingly surprising piece of news. Following a fairly unsuccessful election in the federal state of Hessen for her Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced […]

Energy

Brussels preparing for talks with Russia on Baltic power systems

The European Commission is getting ready to start consultations with Russia over the switching of the Baltic states’ power networks off the post-Soviet system and their synchronization with that of western Europe. […]