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2018 03 01
Vice-Minister Gediminas Miškinis takes office

Today, Gediminas Miškinis who previously was Deputy Chief Executive Director of the Vilnius City Municipality Administration is taking up his duties as Vice-Minister of Economy. Gediminas Miškinis will be in charge of increasing the operation efficiency of the Ministry of Economy and optimising the internal processes.

2018 02 23
Benefit Brought by Tourism Increases

Last year, Lithuania received 1.55 million foreign tourists who stayed at least one night, i.e. 4.3% more than in 2016, as seen from statistics on accommodation services. General growth in the industry, including local tourism, amounted to 6.6% last year. The number of tourists who were provided with accommodation constituted 2.92 million.

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2018 01 16
Two Vice-Ministers take office

Gintaras Vilda and Marius Skuodis are taking up their duties as Vice-Ministers this week.

2017 12 22
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Let the spirit of Christmas and the New Year inspire you with the best feelings!

2017 12 21
Minister of Economy Sinkevičius: Lithuania has to focus on the biotechnology sector

Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius met Prof. Dr. Virginijus Šikšnys and the Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM team from Vilnius University, which he congratulated on winning the grand prize in the most prestigious iGEM international synthetic biology competition hosted in the USA.

2017 12 20
Minister of Economy: Lithuania’s FEZs among the most attractive in the region

The Seimas adopted legislative amendments to enable the free economic zones (FEZ) established in Lithuania to be among the most competitive in Europe. According to Minister of Economy Virginijus Sinkevičius who initiated the amendments the new procedures will allow attracting more job-creating investors to the regions.

2017 11 06
Doing Business 2018: Lithuania – among 20 most business-friendly countries in the world

In the Doing Business 2018 report, published on 31 October 2017, Lithuania ranks16th and is among top 20 of 190 countries in the world. Compared with 2017, Lithuania has improved up 5 positions; it ranked 21st last year. Among the EU Member States Lithuania ranks 6th and is outpacing countries like Ireland (17), Latvia (19) and...

2017 09 11
Lithuania elected to the Executive Council of the UNWTO

During the twenty-second session of the General Assembly, held in China, Lithuania was for the first time elected to the Executive Council of the WTO and re-elected as a Vice-Chair of the Regional Commission for Europe. 

2017 06 26
Minister of Economy will present Lithuania’s laser industry potential in Germany

On 26–27 June 2017, Minister of Economy Mindaugas Sinkevičius together with representatives from public body Enterprise Lithuania and a business delegation will be visiting Munich (Germany) to present Lithuania’s laser industry potential to the international community at the largest global laser exhibition ‘Laser World of Photonics 2017’; the...

2017 06 22
Hyperloop One representatives: Lithuania might be part of the project

In Los Angeles, Minister of Economy Mindaugas Sinkevičius visited one of the most advanced global companies — Hyperloop One — which is engaged in creating a new generation transport system. At the meeting, the company’s representatives presented the technology and vision they are working on: to connect Scandinavia and the Baltic States as well as Poland and...

2017 06 20
Lithuania’s dramatic rise in the European Innovation Scoreboard

Today, the European Commission has published the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017, in which Lithuania has risen from the 24th position in 2016 to the 16th position among the 28 EU Member States, and is ahead of Poland, Latvia, Spain, Malta, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, Hungary and Cyprus.

2017 06 16
Minister of Economy Mindaugas Sinkevičius will be presenting Lithuania‘s life sciences sector in the US

On 18–23 June 2017, Minister of Economy Mindaugas Sinkevičius along with a business delegation and representative from public body Enterprise Lithuania will make a working visit to the US. For the first time in the country’s history the Lithuanian Minister of Economy is invited to open the largest in the world...

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