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  • 17-August-2018

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    Corporate Governance in Lithuania

    This review of Corporate Governance in Lithuania was prepared in the context of Lithuania’s accession process to the OECD. It assesses Lithuania’s corporate governance arrangements – the laws, regulations and institutions that shape company oversight – for listed companies and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) against the standards of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. The report reaches a positive overall assessment of Lithuania’s willingness and ability to implement these corporate governance standards and makes a number of recommendations to address remaining weaknesses. With respect to listed companies, the report notably recommends that Lithuania give priority to monitoring implementation of recent legislative reforms to strengthen corporate boards of directors and, in the medium term, consider further strengthening and clarifying their legal responsibilities. With respect to SOEs, this report recommends that Lithuania give priority to further strengthening the effectiveness of the state’s ownership coordination function, ensuring that the state’s requirements on board composition and disclosure practices are fully implemented by the SOEs for which they are mandatory and moving forward with plans to convert commercially-oriented statutory SOEs to limited liability companies.
  • 12-July-2018

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    Lithuania: A fast-growing economy needs to boost inclusiveness

    Lithuania is one of the fastest growing economies in the OECD. After a strong rebound in 2017, growth is set to average more than 3% over this year and the next led by buoyant investment.

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  • 5-July-2018

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    Lithuania's accession to the OECD

    Lithuania has become the 36th country to join the OECD upon the deposit of its instrument of accession with the French Government, the depository of the Convention. Lithuania was invited by OECD countries to open negotiations for membership in April 2015.

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  • 5-July-2018

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    Reforms in Lithuania are reinforcing economic growth but boosting productivity is still a challenge

    Lithuania’s economy has grown faster than most other OECD economies over the past 10 years, unemployment continues to fall and public finances have stabilised after a long period of deficits and rising debt.

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  • 5-July-2018

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    OECD Economic Surveys: Lithuania 2018

    Since renewed independence in 1991 and transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, Lithuania has substantially raised well-being of its citizens. Thanks to a market-friendly environment the country grew faster than most OECD countries over the past ten years. The financial system is resilient, and fiscal positions stabilised after a long period of deficits and rising debt. Yet productivity has remained subdued due to stringent labour market regulations, informality and skills mismatch. Wage and income inequality are high, fuelling emigration. The population is ageing fast and declining, particularly because of emigration, putting pressure on the pension system. A wide-reaching labour market, unemployment benefits and pension reform entitled 'new social model' implemented in 2017 is expected to reinvigorate inclusive growth, strengthen the social safety net and underpin the sustainability of public finances. However, catch-up and more inclusive growth will require raising productivity that still remains well below the OECD average, and has slowed down recently. And rapid ageing and high emigration shrink the labour force by 1% every year, requiring a comprehensive approach to address the economic consequences.SPECIAL FEATURES: PRODUCTIVITY AND INCLUSIVENESS; AGEING TOGETHER
  • 5-July-2018

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    Launch of the OECD 2018 Economic Survey of Lithuania

    I am delighted to be in Vilnius today to present the 2018 Economic Survey of Lithuania. My thanks to Prime Minister Skvernelis for hosting today’s launch. This is a special time and a special publication.

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  • 5-July-2018

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    Economic Survey of Lithuania 2018

    Since renewed independence in 1991 and transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, Lithuania has substantially raised well-being of its citizens. Thanks to a market-friendly environment the country grew faster than most OECD countries over the past ten years.

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  • 3-July-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Vilnius, on 4-5 July 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Vilnius, on 4-5 July 2018 on an official visit to Lithuania and to present the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Lithuania.

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  • 1-June-2018

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    OECD strengthens engagement with partner countries during annual Ministerial Meeting

    The OECD took steps to deepen its engagement with Thailand, South Africa and Peru during the Organisation’s annual Ministerial Meeting and announced it will open an office in Istanbul to provide a base for its growing work with partner countries.

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  • 25-May-2018

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    Lithuania should focus reform efforts on improving quality and efficiency of health services

    Lithuania has made strong progress in reshaping its health system since the 1990s but further reforms are needed to urgently improve the quality of health services and make spending more efficient, according to a new OECD report.

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