10/03/16 - The OECD Economic Assessment of Lithuania, to be published on Tuesday 15 March, discusses the country’s recent performance and prospects for boosting economic recovery in the context of a volatile international environment. The Assessment analyses the current challenges facing Lithuania and looks at how policy and institutional reforms can accelerate the convergence process with other European Union countries and make future growth more inclusive.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Assessment on 15 March in Vilnius with Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius during a press conference starting at 10:00 local time (8:00 GMT) at the Government Office (Gedimino ave. 11, LT-01103 Vilnius).
Mr Gurría and Mr Butkevičius will also present the ongoing process toward Lithuania’s accession to the OECD, which was launched formally in July 2015.
The Assessment will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 08:00 GMT for immediate release.
An Overview of the Economic Assessment, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: http://www.oecd.org/economy/surveys/economic-survey-lithuania.htm (this page will be live on Tuesday 15 March at 10:00 local time; 8:00 GMT). You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Assessment.
For further information on the press event, contact Mindaugas Janulionis in the Government Press Office (+370 706 63948).
For further information on the Economic Assessment, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Assessment of Lithuania, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The Assessment will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Assessment under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Assessment by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.
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