Blackstone
Economy

Baltics to get more of US attention due to Blackstone investment – experts

The decision by a consortium led by private equity funds managed by Blackstone to invest 1 billion euros into Luminor, a Scandinavian bank operating in the Baltic states, should make the US administration pay more attention to the Baltic states, and also attract more investors from this country, political scientists have told BNS Lithuania. […]

Even when signing books always the consumate politician, Guy Verhofstadt at the  Vilnius Book Fair  Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
European Union

Guy Verhofstadt Brings his EU reform ideas to Vilnius

A large enthusiast and captivated audience came out on a very cold Saturday afternoon to hear former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt speak at the annual Vilnius Book Fair. Verhofstadt is currently fraction leader of the Liberal Group in the European parliament. However, on Saturday his main message were his ideas for European reform and to make the EU stronger, more efficient, and to avoid more Brexit-like defections of the world’s largest and most powerful trading block. […]

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump
Foreign affairs

Two-thirds of Lithuanians don’t trust US President Trump – poll

Two-thirds of Lithuanians have no confidence in US President Donald Trump, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. […]

passengers
Economy

Experts see inequalities, increasing prices as possible reasons for emigration from Lithuania

An increase in Lithuania’s official emigration rate in the first half of 2017 could be due to living standard inequalities or rising prices and another possible reason is that more people reported their departure this year, experts told BNS. […]

Vienna ball in Vilnius' Town Hall
CORPORATE

No sugar-coating – Lithuania has no real elite

The concept of the elite in Lithuania is viewed controversially because we do not have a real elite says political scientist, Professor Gediminas Vitkus. “And it is not because we do not want to have […]