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THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS BROCHURE 2016

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THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS BROCHURE 2016

  1. 1. 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 THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUSFOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BIG PICTURE IN LITHUANIA 2 0 1 6 A daily analytical news digest on Lithuania in English
  2. 2. WHAT IS THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? 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
  3. 3. Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations. George Orwell WHAT IS THE ETHOS OF THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? Vilnius University Library
  4. 4. 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 institutional audience. 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. WHY READ THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? Read it for many illuminating reasons… including:
  5. 5. THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is read by senior diplomats, government officials, journalists, professors, academic researchers, corporate executives, among other professionals working at leading international institutions in over 30 countries in 5 continents. THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS’ list of subscribers and supporting institutions includes the following:  Embassy of the Republic of Austria  Embassy of the Republic of Botswana  Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil  Embassy of the Republic of Croatia  Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt  Embassy of the Hellenic Republic  Embassy of the Republic of Hungary  Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia  Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran  Embassy of the Republic of Ireland  Embassy of the United Mexican States  Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco  Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway  Mission of the State of Palestine  Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines  Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia  Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden  Embassy of the United Arab Emirates  Embassy of the United Kingdom  Embassy of the Republic of Korea  Embassy of the French Republic  Embassy of the Republic of Moldova  Embassy of the Republic of India  Embassy of the Republic of Finland  Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium  Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg  Embassy of the Republic of Latvia  Embassy of the Republic of Romania  Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain  Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia  Embassy of the Republic of Zambia  Stanford University, CA, USA  Delta Management Solutions  Baltic Development Fund  Institute for Security & Development Policy  Aftenposten, Norway's leading newspaper  Norwegian News Agency (NTB)  Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. (NRK)  Nordic Council of Ministers  The Economist magazine (United Kingdom)  Embassy of the People's Republic of China  DNB Bank, a leading bank in Norway,  Tark,Grunte,Sutkiene, corporate law firm  Lithuanian Honorary Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Indian Honorary Consulate in Vilnius, Lithuania  Among others. WHO READS THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS?
  6. 6.  “THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is a very interesting publication, with unique analytical reports…and is a valuable resource to Baltic Studies, as well as Political Science and Global Studies programs” …. Catherine Jansen, EAST VIEW Information Services, INC, USA (The leading distributer of print & digital East Europe publications in the World).  “The team of THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS has created a very useful news report.… We appreciate THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS’ team for its understanding of news selection important for embassies, and for combining news stories with commentaries, notes, and assessments”….. H. E. Mr. Leif Ulland, Former Ambassador of Norway to Lithuania.  “We congratulate THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS for its relevant & quality information, the accuracy of events, and for its method of work which guarantees a sound understanding of a multifaceted becoming”….. H.E. Mr. M. Daratzikis, former Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Lithuania.  “We find THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS to be useful, timely, and relevant. The news summaries are appropriately targeted and are combined with sound editorial commentaries”….. Mr. Rafael Vidal, Charge D’affaires of the Embassy of Brazil in Lithuania.  “This is just a short message to congratulate THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS’ team for its excellent Special Report on Lithuania’s 2012 Parliamentary Elections… It has been very useful to our work”….. H.E. Mr. Nabil Habashi, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Lithuania.  “THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is informative & useful… We admire its ability to extract the most accurate events & briefly summarize them into good quality text. We are more than happy to recommend it”….. H.E. Mr. Z. Pecze, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Lithuania.  “THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS’ choice of contents focuses on the most noteworthy events, making it a very valuable news source…. Its commentaries are very useful and helpful, as well as its high quality & punctuality of delivery”…. H.E. Mr. Samad Ali Lakizadeh, Ambassador of Iran to Lithuania. WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? Excerpts from Letters of Recommendation to our Nonprofit Organization/Public Institution
  7. 7. WHO ARE THE TEAM MEMBERS OF THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? 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.
  8. 8. WHO ARE THE TEAM MEMBERS OF THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? 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 University. 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 companies. Sivickaite earned a B.A. degree in Economics, studied finance and is a licensed accountant; she graduated from Vilnius University in Lithuania.
  9. 9. WHO PUBLISHES THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? 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.
  10. 10. THE WEEKLY Publishing provides three services, including: publishing, advisory, and foreign press support. WHO PUBLISHES THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS Publishing Services  THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS: A daily publication, which is an aggregated analytical news digest on Lithuania, covering internal politics, foreign affairs, economics & business, and societal developments.  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) Advisory Services  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. Press Services  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.
  11. 11. For Private/Gov’t Institutions & Corporations: SUBSCRIPTION: To subscribe to THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS, write or call us at the below email address & phone number, and we will send you our subscription contract. Subscribers to THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS will also receive any published special report on breaking news in Lithuania, as part of the subscription. DELIVERY: THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is delivered daily to subscribers via email, pdf/doc format (Tuesday - Friday) at/before 15:00 local time. “The Week-in-Review” issue of THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is delivered on Mondays at/before 08:00 local time. To the Managing Editor THE WEEKLY Publishing Subaciaus 15-6 Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania Tel: +370 609 66 263 Email: info@theweeklypublishing.eu For Universities & Academic Institutions: SUBSCRIPTION: To subscribe to THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS, please contact our worldwide distributor, East View Information Services Inc. USA: See details below. DELIVERY: THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is delivered through East View Information Services’ online platform. The delivery times are Tuesday – Friday, at/before 15:00 local time. “The Week-in-Review” issue of THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is delivered Mondays at/before 08:00 local time. East View Information Services Re: THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS – Product No. 2187303PO Link to product: https://shop.eastview.com/results/item?SKU=2187303PO 10601 Wayzata Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA Tel: +1952 252 1201 - N. America toll-free: 800 477 1005 Email: periodicals@eastview.com HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS? www.theweeklypublising.eu
  12. 12. East View Information Services Re: THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS 10601 Wayzata Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA Tel.: +1 952 252 1201 N. America Toll-free: (800) 477-1005 ) Email: periodicals@eastview.com Copyright © 2015 THE WEEKLY Publishing, a public institution in Vilnius, Lithuania Distributed to universities & academic institutions by: THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS THE WEEKLY Publishing Subaciaus 15-6 Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania Tel: +370 609 66 263 Email: info@theweeklypublishing.eu Web: www.theweeklypublishing.eu Published by: THE WEEKLY OF VILNIUS is

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