Location

Lithuania’s convenient geographic location since it is in the crossroad of economic markets of EU’s Western and Northern countries as well as non-EU’s Eastern countries builds a well-developed, economic bridge. The strategic Lithuania’s location also occurs as it is the country where railway tracks of two different standards – European and Russian – cross each other. In October 2011 the first regular container train linking Western Europe with China via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania was launched. The new rail link to Europe significantly reduces the time of shipment of goods. Sea shipment from Europe to China lasts 40 days, while the container train from China arrives in Lithuania in 10 days.

Although sometimes Lithuania is assigned to Nordic countries or to Eastern European countries, it combines the best features of both regions: Nordic progressiveness, innovative attitude as well as Eastern persistence, consistency and diligence.