Lithuania has been working intensively to attract foreign investments to the country. A more business-friendly legal base is being prepared, free economic zones that are particularly favourable to foreign investments have been created, and the state is involved in implementing an investment promotion policy. Lithuania is attractive to investors because it provides the ideal environment for the set up of service and data centres. In recent years, Lithuania has managed to attract global giants such as Barclays and Western Union. Lithuania also promotes foreign investments in industry. Representatives of the Ministry of Economy often meet with the major global companies abroad and invite them to set up in Lithuania. Lithuania aims to appear on the business investment map and strengthen its positions in international markets.