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Klaipeda FEZ gets in fast to claim Brexit bonus

Lithuania’s Klaipeda free economic zone is keen to attract UK firms considering relocation into the eurozone, and has some timely solutions prepared, as chief executive Eimantas Kiudulas tells Wendy Atkins.

Lithuania FDI skyrockets in 2017

Lithuania enjoyed a record year for FDI in 2017, with capital city Vilnius the focus for much of the investments.

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Klaipeda gives Lithuania a gas-powered independence

The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal at Klaipeda has enabled Lithuania to broaden its energy sources where once it had to rely on Russia. The resultant cut in costs has boosted the economy and benefited investors in the local free trade zone. Natasha Turak reports.

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Kaunas's accidental mayor finds his purpose

After a period of stagnation typified by an abundance of red tape stymieing investment and construction, Kaunas is entering a new age of growth. The city’s mayor, Visvaldas Matijosaitis, explains to Natasha Turak how his private sector experience gave him the edge.

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Going places: Kaunas carves out an aviation and MRO niche

With a history of technical expertise in the aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul industries, Kaunas has built a niche for itself in this field, aided by its international airport and adjacent free zone, as Natasha Turak finds.

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The brains behind Kaunas's rise

Kaunas has established a reputation as a medical technology and R&D hub for the Baltic region. Its next step, as Natasha Turak discovers, is to ensure that its technological prowess is acknowledged on a global scale.

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Kaunas ready to take on the world

Kaunas, Lithuania's second city, is using its reputation for technological excellence and its highly educated workforce to attract foreign companies more accustomed to locating in the world's tier-one cities. Natasha Turak looks at how this small Baltic destination is starting to make global waves.

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Kaunas regional mayor looks to employment benefits

The Kaunas region has a skilled, educated workforce as well as a high entrepreneurship rate. Natasha Turak talks to district municipality mayor Valerijus Makūnas about how investors can benefit from these demographics.

Lithuania energy minister seeks greater independence

Lithuania has long recognised the need to become more energy independent. Energy minister Rokas Masiulis discusses the country's ambitious strategy to this end, which has seen it diversify its energy sources.

Eurotorg checks out new markets

Eurotorg checks out new markets

Eurotorg has expanded rapidly in the past few years, growing from a small, local grocery chain into an international operation, with stores in three countries as well as an online service. Its challenge now is to maintain this momentum over the long term.

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