Baltic States

US’ Dexcom to open services centre in Vilnius in 2021

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2020

Medical technology company Dexcom's new global business services centre will support its operations and customers across EMEA.

Lithuania’s exports decreased by 8.2%, imports by 13.6% y/y in 1H20

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius September 13, 2020

Lithuania’s exports amounted to €2.33bn and imports to €2.50bn in July.

Croatia had second-deepest GDP contraction across the EU in 2Q20

bne IntelliNews September 8, 2020

Tourism-dependent Spain and Croatia were worst hit by the coronacrisis among EU members while the Baltic and Nordic countries were least affected, Eurostat finds.

Lukashenko’s crackdown leads to exodus of IT professionals

Ben Aris in Berlin September 4, 2020

The restart of Belarus' self-appointed President Alexander Lukashenko's brutal crackdown on protesters has led to a growing exodus of IT professionals that will destroy one of the country’s most successful sectors.

Lithuanians saving more, borrowing less

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2020

Deposits of Lithuanian residents continued to grow at a rapid pace in July, while loans to residents decreased.

The robot will help you now

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow August 29, 2020

Robot grocery deliveries, checkout-free stores and facial recognition payments are some of the technologies coming out of CEE as retail goes contactless.

Lukashenko to impose sanctions on Lithuania and Poland as the Belarusian women get ready to march in protest

Ben Aris in Berlin, Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius August 28, 2020

Belarus' self-appointed president Alexander Lukashenko threatened to impose sanctions on Lithuania and Poland and block the transit of goods in reprisal for sanctions the two countries have already imposed on him.

Poll indicates same-sex partnerships in Estonia could be in jeopardy

bne IntelliNews August 24, 2020

Estonia is the only Baltic state to have legitimised co-habitation between two individuals regardless of sex, but a whopping 55% of Estonian citizens still support the definition of marriage as a union of a man and a woman.

A 32-kilometre human chain from Vilnius to Belarusian border formed

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius August 23, 2020

Some 50,000 people have reportedly formed an approximately 32-km human chain from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius to the Belarusian border to demonstrate solidarity with the Belarusian opposition contesting the fraudulent August 9 presidential result.