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Thursday, 08.10.2015, 21:01
President Dalia Grybauskaite together with King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who is on a state visit in Lithuania, attended the Swedish Business Awards Ceremony. The Awards, which celebrate their tenth anniversary, aim at strengthening Lithuanian and Swedish business ties and highlighting business responsibility towards society and nature as well as the benefits of international cooperation in business, reports BC presidential press service.
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On Thursday, 8 October, Lithuania received the first part of loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) – EUR 300 million. Lithuania will pay 1.51% annual interest, which has been fixed for the duration of the loan, i.e. for25 years, reports LETA/ELTA.
Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip encourages Lithuania to improve the accessibility of electronic health services for citizens, especially as regards electronic prescriptions, informs LETA/ELTA.
In the second quarter of 2015, the annual growth rate of Lithuania's financial assets (6%) exceeded that of liabilities (4%). Net lending of the total economy was EUR 207 million; it comprised 2.2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Bank of Lithuania said LET/ELTA.
On September 8th, MEP Gabrielius Landsbergis addressed Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, and Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for competition, saying that the planned Nord Stream 2 project contravenes primary energy security objectives of the European Union (EU) and the Third Energy Package, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallstrom to discuss bilateral partnership, the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, regional security, cooperation in the region and in the fields of strategic communication, energy and transport, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.
State-owned Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) has no plans to sell its vessel Venta. According to the head of the company, Sigitas Dobilinskas, now the biggest concern is to free ship Deltuva, which was impounded in the port of Klaipeda, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaru ekspresas.