‘When talking about the entrepreneurship in regions, regional entrepreneurial disparities have to be taken into account. Therefore, careful examining of local economic capacities and regional factors is very important. A co-ordinated system of policies, covering regulatory environment, education, access to finance and innovation policy, would be needed to sustain and implement such a systemic approach’, - said Minister of Economy of Lithuania Birutė Vėsaitė on 3 May in the informal meeting of the EU Industry Ministers in Dublin.
On 3 May Lithuanian Minister of Economy Birutė Vėsaitė will participate in the Informal Meeting of EU Industry Ministers in Dublin. The overall theme for the Informal Competitiveness Council meeting is “Innovative Pathways to Jobs and Growth”. The Ministers will discuss the opportunities for entrepreneurship in Europe and the improvement of business conditions.
During the Presidency of the European Union (EU) Council in the field of Competitiveness Lithuania will address single market policy and other related issues relevant EU-wide, evaluate the achieved progress and further improve the implementation of the Services Directive, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania informed the European Parliament (EP) Committee responsible for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) during their meeting in Vilnius on 29 April. A delegation led by chairman of the committee, Malcolm Harbour is visiting Vilnius (Lithuania) to discuss the priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency.
On 29 April, Minister of Economy Birutė Vėsaitė will meet with the members of the European Parliament Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) who are coming to Lithuania.
Based on the data of the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013 published by the European Commission yesterday, Lithuania has made a great progress in the field of innovation. Though previously attributed to modest innovators, Lithuania now belongs to the group of moderate innovators along with Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary and Malta.
During the visit to Izmir, Turkey, Minister of Economy Birutė Vėsaitė met with Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai and together they opened the international seminar ‘Tourism at World Heritage Sites: Challenges and Opportunities’.
Today, 19 February, Minister of Economy Birutė Vėsaitė signed the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court at the Competitiveness Council meeting in Brussels (Belgium). The EU Member States who are Parties to this Agreement seek to establish a Unified Patent Court and set common rules for patent litigation in Europe.
Kęstutis Trečiokas, former Deputy Director for Economics at VšĮ Regional Telšiai Hospital, is starting his new responsibilities as Vice-Minister of Economy. At the Ministry of Economy, K. Trečiokas will be in charge of small and medium-sized business development, export, investments and business supervision.
Today, 31-year-old Marius Skarupskas, former Head of the Business Licensing and Authorisation Division of the Vilnius City Municipality Administration, takes up his duties as Vice-Minister of Economy.
Today, Marius Busilas, former Director of the Energy Consumer Association, is starting his new responsibilities as Vice-Minister of Economy.