In this edition we talk to people from outside the Netherlands about Corona crisis. What does it mean for them personally, economically, at work?
Tonight, we welcome Mauricas Žygimantas and Vidmantas Purlys, and our special well-known guest Nijole Galiniene.
In the twentyfirst century Lithuania has a strongly growing economy, briefly interrupted by the 2008/2009 recession. Lithuania seems to sustain corona crisis well, considering the statistics of health and economics.
Mauricas Žygimantas: current position
Chief Economist Luminor Lietuva Vilnius 2017 - present
Luminor Bank Headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia
Chief Economist Baltics Nordea Markets (seat in Norway) 2016 - present
Senior Lecturer ISM University of Management and Economics Kaunas 2009-present
Vidmantas Purlys: current position
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
He studied sociology at Vilnius University( Bachelor, 1993) and political Sciences in Aarhus Institute of political Sciences(1994) and in Hungary, Central European University (Master, 1998).
After some important functions for the Ministry of Defence, he was a representative for Lithuania in relation to Europe in several functions.
Nijole Galiniene is for years the link from Lithuania to the AG via Herman de Lange, honorary consul of Lithuania.
She has a long-lasting record of service as a representative of Lithuania to several countries.
Until her retirement she worked at the Dutch Embassy in Vilnius as head of the economic section.
Since her retirement in 2009 she is director at the Holland House in Lithuania.
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