visiting lithuania

economy

Apr 7, 2015 |

Lithuania’s economy has been growing at one of the highest growth rates in Europe. In 2005, the GDP grew steadily by 7.5%, as compared to the year 2004, and amounted to 20, 49 milliard euros. The growth in domestic demand, investment and exports of goods and services are the main contributors to this boom. Membership […more]

Foreign policy

Apr 7, 2015 |

New challenges unfold as Lithuania enters the European Union and NATO. Active and committed membership of the EU and NATO, enhanced cooperation within the Baltic Sea region, good and viable relations with the EU’s neighbouring countries and other regions worldwide emerge as top foreign policy priorities of today’s Lithuania. Fast integration into global markets and […more]

the state

Apr 7, 2015 |

The Republic of Lithuania is an independent democratic state expressing the common will and interests of its people. The foundations of the social system were layed by the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania adopted in 1992, by a referendum which also establishes the rights, freedoms and obligations of citizens. Under that law, sovereign state […more]

In brief

Apr 7, 2015 |

Location On the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. The National Geographical Institute of France determined in 1989 that the geographical centre of Europe lies 24 km northwest of Vilnius. Area 65,300 sq. km. Climate Maritime/continental. Average July temperature: +17.7°C; January: – 4.9°C. Time GMT + 2 hours. When it’s 12:00 in Vilnius, it’ll be […more]