CORPORATE

Labour relations and skills shortages ‘main obstacles to economic growth’

Inflexible labour relations and the absence of any immigration policy are the major obstacles to Lithuania’s economic growth, the country’s biggest employer association believes. The Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists has drafted a report on business […]

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Global LT

The success story of a Spaniard in Lithuania

Meet Luis Velasco from Spain. He came to Lithuania, fell in love with Vilnius and looked for his dream job. He was fearless about changing positions despite not knowing the language and settled down in the cold north while everyone else dreamed of never-ending sunshine. Velasco is a Spanish visual director who has now spent more than a year and a half in Lithuania. […]

Society

Lithuania records dramatic spike in emigration last year

Emigration from Lithuania last year grew over 20% against 2014, according to the country’s statistics office. Meanwhile the number of arrivals dropped by a tenth. […]

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Economy

US companies say Lithuania’s migration system slowing down investment

The survey of members of the American Chamber of Commerce has shown that 58.4 percent of the respondents from major United States companies operating in Lithuania are unhappy with the current migration system in the country and regard it as poor or very poor. […]

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Politics

Lithuania gets ready for refugee challenge

As the European Union launches talks on refugee distribution, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says accepting several hundred refugees is not only a challenge but also an opportunity to solve the problem of short workforce supply. […]