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2018 06 28
Moody's assigned the highest grade to Lithuania's Green Bonds

International credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service assigned the grade (GB1 Excellent) to the issue of Green Bonds issued by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania at the end of April. ‘We are among the leading countries that have issued green bonds - the third country in Europe and the seventh country in the world. We have implemented the process...

2018 06 15
A Message to Financial Market Players in Lithuania: a Level Playing Field in the Supervision and Higher Level of Consumer Protection

Today the proposals to the legislative package initiated by the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Lithuania, which will allow further strengthening of investors’ interests and consumer protection as well as harmonisation of supervision rules for different financial market...

2018 06 08
ICO Guidelines – Good News for Startups

Lithuania is among the first EU countries that has developed the detailed guidelines to secure more transparent activities of the initial coin offering (ICO) projects. This will help to attract foreign investments and to create a favorable and more secure environment for fintech and blockchain business in Lithuania. “ICO market has not been  regulated yet. It has huge...

2018 05 30
Minister of Finance Vilius Šapoka Met with the Leaders of the Central Bank of China

At the China International Fair for Trade in Service (CIFTIS) in Beijing Minister of Finance Vilius Šapoka accompanied by the delegation met the Vice-President of the Central Bank of China, where the Minister presented Lithuania and discussed possibilities for cooperation. During the meeting with the leaders of the Central Bank the...

2018 05 29
Minister of Finance Vilius Šapoka in Beijing: Let’s Build International Cooperation Bridges in Financial Innovation

Today the statement given by Minister of Finance Vilius Šapoka in the China International Fair for Trade in Service (CIFTIS) has attracted a great deal of attention. The Minister of Finance presented Lithuania and its potential to several thousand people. Mr. Vilius Šapoka participated in the...

2018 05 25
Visit of Minister of Finance V. Šapoka to Beijing – Opportunities for Cooperation in

On 27 May, Minister of Finance Vilius Šapoka starts the visit to China, where he will participate in the China International Fair for Trade in Service ( CIFTIS ), meet the management of the Ministry of Finance of China and representatives from the financial services sector of China. At the CIFTIS Mr. Vilius Šapoka will present...

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2018 05 10
In Jordan – Gold to Lithuania

Today, at the annual summit of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (hereinafter – EBRD) Lithuania was awarded a gold medal in environmental and social innovation for the project for renovation of multi-apartment buildings. “At the annual summit of business leaders the name of Lithuania has been mentioned for many times. It is good to take a pride in the achievements of our country....

2018 05 03
Lithuania introduces world’s first security ICOs platform, opens up for global blockchain based businesses

World’s first security ICO platform DESICO aims to create a safe and legally regulated environment in order to develop global financial and blockchain technologies, this is in line with Lithuania's ambition to become the most progressive fintech center. An ICO is becoming an increasingly popular way to...

2018 05 02
Green Financing Opportunities and Their Importance Will be Discussed in Vilnius by Financial and Business Leaders

In the 6th International Financial Markets Conference “Expanding Market-Based Finance for Economic Growth” financial and business experts will discuss the developments in financial markets, impact of financial technologies on capital markets, green finance perspectives and other issues. The Conference...

2018 04 30
Lithuanian Green Bonds are already on the Stock Exchange

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania has issued a green bond issue, which is listed on the Nasdaq Baltic Debt Securities List. This is the first issue of Government securities issued by the Baltic States, which raised funds to be used to implement green projects, i.e. the modernization of multi-apartment buildings and increase of energy efficiency. ‘We are...

2018 04 23
Increased Protection of Insurance Service Customers

The Seimas adopted the new recast Law on Insurance. The law aims at supplying honest, fair and professional services by insurance distributors to insurance service customers under optimum conditions and serving their interests. A consumer will be granted a possibility of getting more comprehensible information and consultations of a better quality. “We are seeking to improve...

2018 04 23
Promoted More Innovative and Safer Financial Services

The Seimas adopted the package of the Law on Payments and related draft laws. They aim at promoting innovation in the payments area, competition of the payments market, Fintech development, as well as enhancing the payment security and strengthening the protection of payment service users. “The amendments aim at exploiting possibilities of financial innovations,...

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