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Friday, 22.05.2015, 14:28
On May 20th 2015, the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Simasius and the Swedish Ambassador to Lithuania Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin participated in the ceremony of the “Step challenge” awards hosted by the Embassy of Sweden to Lithuania, informed BC the municipality.
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany on May 21st, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline, writes AFP/LETA.
According to a rough draft of the EaP Riga Summit Declaration /Communique/ that LETA has seen, the participating states intend to state their resolve to heighten the "business dimension" of the Partnership, and improve the mutual business environment to benefit "local, regional, Europe's small and midsize companies."
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is proud to announce the 2015 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Mwape Kumwenda, a reporter for Muvi Television in Zambia; Anna Nemtsova, a contributor for The Daily Beast and Newsweek in Russia; Lourdes Ramírez, a freelance journalist in Honduras; and Linda Deutsch, a special correspondent and trial reporter (retired) for the Associated Press, reports BC IWMF.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is attending the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga. During the two-day event, the president together with other EU leaders and representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will discuss the achievements within the framework of the EU's Eastern Partnership programme and its policy agenda for the future, reported BC the press service of the Lithuanian president.
Georgia wants to hear unified and clear support for the Eastern Partnership policy from the European Union's (EU) member states, according to Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who made the statement during a meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins yesterday.
The Eastern Partnership was launched in 2009, as a joint initiative between the European Union (EU) and six Eastern European and South Caucasus partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, reports BC Eurostat Press Office.
On the final day of his visit to Kazakhstan, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius has met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The meeting has talked over development of bilateral economic relations as well as existing agreements and opportunities, including the designation of the Sun (Saule) Container Train as the official carrier of Expo 2017, reported BC governmental press service.
Propaganda cannot be countered with propaganda, but with free media and pluralism, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said during the first Eastern Partnership Media Conference in Riga today, cites LETA.
On Tuesday, at the opening of Lithuania–Kazakhstan Business Forum in Astana, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius has expressed his delight about a large delegation of almost 80 business representatives, who have accompanied the official delegation of Lithuania to Kazakhstan, reports BC governmental press service.
One of the fastest growing Human Resources-focused event and learning companies, GlobalHRU, announces the transfer of all operations to Vilnius, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
From May 4 to 15, in New York, associated with the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the 11th session of the U.N. Forest Forum was being held. Participants of the Forum were working on the joint Resolution to facilitate a further development of the Forest Forum, strengthening the international agreements on forests until 2030, ensuring the development of a strategic plan and guidelines for further work as well as improving involvement of stakeholders and non-governmental organization in the forum activities, reported BC the Ministry of Agriculture.
Speaking at a conference organised by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council in Finland, the President of European Committee of the Regions – Markku Markkula – pointed out that Rail Baltica will connect the Baltic States and Finland bringing them even closer to the European single market, reports the Committee of the Regions.
On 18 May in Vilnius, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Krisciunas and Vice-Governor of Shandong Province Xia Geng opened a business forum, which was attended by about 50 representatives of Chinese enterprises and 70 representatives of Lithuanian companies, reports LETA/ELTA.
An innovative solution GoSwift for managing traffic queues at international borders is the winner of the 2015 Transport Achievement Award offered by the International Transport Forum at the OECD. The Award recognises demonstrated achievement of excellence in transport provision that has improved, enabled or facilitated tourism.