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Reception: His Excellency Žygimantas Pavilionis, Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States

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Could Lithuania be the next Start-up Nation?  Positioned at the meeting point of the EU, Nordic and Asian countries with business-friendly tax incentives, an educated (largely English-speaking) workforce, one of the fastest internet networks in the world, and a strong culture of entrepreneurship -- Lithuanian is on the rise. The first of the Soviet republics to declare independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lithuania adopted the Euro on January 1, 2015. This timely, momentuous decision both symbolically and economically anchors Lithuania within the Eurozone at a time when the region is seeking greater security guarantees from their allies amid fears of growing Russian expansionism.

Please join us for a reception and remarks with His Excellency, Žygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico. Discover the factors that have contributed to Lithuania's transformation since 1990; how Lithuania is out-pacing its Baltic neighbors in foreign direct investment and job creation; and what opportunities might exist for invigorated economic and diplomatic ties with Oregon and the U.S.

Cosponsored by Lithuania's Honorary Consulate in Portland

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