THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is a daily analytical & balanced news digest in English on Lithuania
for a foreign institutional audience, covering internal politics, foreign affairs, economics &
business, and societal development.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is published by the Weekly Publishing, a Vilnius Lithuania-based “Public Institution” since 2011, registered
under license No. 302953954 by the Legal Entities Register of the Republic of Lithuania, Public Establishment Law No. I-1428 - 1996
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A daily analytical news digest on Lithuania in English
WHAT IS THE
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is a daily concise analytical & well-
researched news digest on Lithuania, with highly-selected in-
depth news & analysis on Lithuania’s internal politics, foreign
affairs, economics & business, and societal development.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is designed exclusively for the
readership of a foreign institutional audience, including:
foreign missions, embassies, press & media outlets, information
providers, universities, government agencies, think-tank
institutions, academic research centers, international
organizations and multinational corporations, among others.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is the only daily English language
publication on Lithuania in the world that is read worldwide in
over 30 countries in 5 continents.
The content for THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is authored by
professional Lithuanian & foreign staff who are based in Vilnius
Lithuania, who source their news reports from all leading
Lithuanian news & information sources, including: newspapers,
magazines, internet news portals, television & radio channels,
government ministries & agencies, universities, think tank
institutions and academic research centers, among others.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is published by THE WEEKLY
Publishing, a registered “Public Institution” in the Republic of
Lithuania, with the mission of disseminating news & views on
Lithuania to the world and help promote Lithuania globally.
Subscribers to THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS:
Over 30 countries in 5 continents
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WHAT IS THE
ETHOS OF THE
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THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS’ analytical news reports on
Lithuania are well-balanced and honest in coverage
and opinion. Its editorial team does “not” adhere to
any prescribed local views or opinions since it is a
fully independent, nonprofit, advertisement-free,
nongovernmental and foreign managed provider of
analytical news & views on Lithuania.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS provides timely important
news reports on Lithuania. It acts as a news filter for
its readers and only selects the news reports that
address the specific concerns of its foreign
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS provides in-house authored
news reports, often supported by additional in-house
research, augmented with analyses & commentary,
and supported by notes, data tables, and graphs.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS often provides “exclusive”
news reports that are not reported by Lithuania’s
English-language wire services or news portals.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is the only provider in
Lithuania of well-researched & in-depth articles that
focus on reviewing & analyzing major political &
economic events in Lithuania, such as elections,
breaking news, major political or economic
developments and crises, among others.
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is the only provider in
Lithuania of weekly statistical data updates of
Lithuania’s major economic & social indicators
(LITHUANIA IN FIGURES) directly sourced from
Lithuania’s government statistics department.
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Lithuanian Honorary Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Indian Honorary Consulate in Vilnius, Lithuania
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WHAT DO THEY
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WHO ARE THE
OF THE WEEKLY
Nehro Khalil, Managing Editor: Khalil, an Egyptian-
American, is well-versed in Lithuanian politics &
economics. He has been following Lithuania’s & East
Europe’s political & economic developments since
1999. He also serves as the CEO of First East Invest
(Vilnius & Cairo), a firm that sources M&A deals in the Baltics &
East Europe for Arab Gulf institutional investors.
Khalil previousely served for 6 years as First Vice Minister,
Ministry of Social Affairs (Egypt), Executive Project Director,
United Nations Development Program (Egypt), Managing
Director of Middle East & Asia, ORBITEX Group of Funds
(Switzerland - UAE), Regional Director of MENA, Thomson-
Reuters (UK), Senior Economist, DRI/Standard & Poor’s (USA),
Senior Advisor to UAB- Arab League (Lebanon), and Senior
Consultant with Lithuanian Development Agency (Lithuania),
ITD Hungary’s Promotion Agency, (Hungary), Boston Edison &
Random House (USA).
Khalil holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Int’l Economics and was
educated at Columbia University (USA), Harvard University
(USA), and the American University in Cairo.
Rita Kubiliute, Research Manager: Kubiliute, a
Lithuanian national, has over 15 years of experience
in research and analysis, with political & economic
focus on Central & East European (CEE) countries.
Kubiliute previousely served as a Markets Analyst for
First East Invest, an investment advisory firm that focuses on CEE.
Kubiliute previousely served as a Markets Analyst for First East
Invest, an investment advisory firm, covering CEE’s economies
& financial markets. She researched financial markets of all
nine new CEE EU member countries. She is highly experienced
in examining the macroeconomic indicators and capital markets
of CEE countries and in the management of CEE databases.
Ms. Kubiliute studied Info-Tech & Informatics at Vilnius
University in Lithuania, and the American University in Dubai.
Sandra Ciplyte, Researcher: Ciplyte, a Lithuanian
national, is responsible for researching digital, print,
and broadcasting media on Lithuania, including
leading newspapers, magazines, internet sites, news
portals, and government ministries & agencies. She
also monitors and documents, on daily basis, any political,
economic or breaking news taking place in Lithuania.
Ciplyte previousely served in various positions in the area of
biology research and consulting. Ciplytė attended the Vilnius
Pedagogical University (Teachers University) in Vilnius,
Lithuania and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
WHO ARE THE TEAM
MEMBERS OF THE WEEKLY
Taurimas Valys, Legal & Political Advisor: Valys, a
Lithuanian national, is a PhD candidate in Geo-
finance law, with years of Lithuanian and
international experience in academia, NGOs,
multilateral organizations, governments, and
European Union project management in Lithuania, the Baltics,
and CEE. Valys serves as a Board Member-Co-founder of
“ŠEIMOS KREDITO UNIJA”, a local credit union.
Valys previousely served as visiting Professor and Lecturer at
universities in Lithuania, Spain, France, Sweden, and the UK.
Valys is well-versed in EU institutional law, including EU
policies, EU Regulation & Public Finance Management analysis
& investment law. Valys also served as an independent Policy &
Legal Adviser and in other roles with: Lithuania’s Ministry of
Health, the National Commission for Energy Control & Prices,
Lithuania’s Ministry of Economy, European Investment Bank,
Ministry of Environment, Lithuania’s Center for Strategic
Studies, Economic Research Center, Social & Economic
Development Center, Ministry of Justice.
Valys, a PhD candidate in Geo-finance law, earned an MA degree
in Law (LLM) from Mykolas Romeris University, and a BA
degree in Political Science & Int’l Relations from Vilnius
Rita Sivickaite, Finance Manager: Sivickaite, a
Lithuanian national is responsible for managing THE
WEEKLY Publishing finances and institutional
clients accounts, including publications circulations.
Sivickaite has nearly 20 years of experience in
finance management while working for various Lithuanian
Sivickaite earned a B.A. degree in Economics, studied finance
and is a licensed accountant; she graduated from Vilnius
University in Lithuania.
THE WEEKLY OF
THE WEEKLY Publishing is a registered public institution and
NGO based in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was established in 2011.
THE WEEKLY Publishing’s mission is to help bring Lithuania
to the world through: 1) the dissemination of news, views,
and analysis on Lithuania in English, and 2) the promotion of
Lithuania globally through the adoption & implementation of
various programs in the area of press & media.
THE WEEKLY Publishing provides publishing, advisory, and
foreign press support services.
We publish the daily analytical news digest on Lithuania, THE
WEEKLY OF VILNIUS, covering internal politics, foreign
affairs, economics & business, and societal developments. We
also publish focused special reports on key issues on
Lithuania, SPECIAL REPORT. Our daily & periodical
publications are read by senior diplomats, government
officials, journalists, professors, academic researchers, and
corporate executives in over 30 countries in 5 continents .
We provide advisory services, including customized reports &
live briefings on Lithuanian political, economic, and social
issues to foreign institutions and governments.
We provide services to the world’s press & media, such as
daily news feed and customized research upon request on key
Lithuanian issues. We manage the implementation of “The
Dissemination of News & Views on Lithuania to the World’s
Media & Press”, a project aimed at promoting Lithuania.
Our professional Lithuanian & foreign writers and
researchers are well-versed in Lithuanian, Baltics, East
European political, economic, and social issues, and are fluent
in Lithuanian, Russian, and English.
THE WEEKLY Publishing provides
three services, including:
publishing, advisory, and foreign
WHO PUBLISHES THE
WEEKLY OF VILNIUS
THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS: A daily publication, which is an
aggregated analytical news digest on Lithuania, covering
internal politics, foreign affairs, economics & business, and
SPECIAL REPORT: A periodic special report that focuses on
reviewing & analyzing key Lithuanian issues, as well as any
breaking news or new developments.
Amber Money: A monthly publication covering business &
economics of Lithuania and the Baltic region. (This
publication will be published sometime in late 2015)
CUSTOMIZED REPORTING: Customized researched &
analytical reports on Lithuania upon request of our clients.
BRIEFINGS: Face-to-face news & analysis briefings with
Ambassadors, senior diplomats, journalists, and corporate
executives on key Lithuanian issues.
LIAISING: Liaison services to embassies & foreign
institutions that do not have physical presence in Lithuania.
FOREIGN PRESS SUPPORT: A daily news-feed and
customized research upon request on key Lithuanian issues
for foreign press and media outlets.
“THE DISSEMINATION OF NEWS & VIEWS ON LITHUANIA TO
THE WORLD’S MEDIA & PRESS”: An on-going project of
disseminating news & views on Lithuania to 300 foreign press
and media outlets in 100 countries.
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