Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite on Friday invited the US technology giant Microsoft to expand in Lithuania.
© Shutterstock

Lithuania offers many opportunities for businesses and the public sector to work together to implement innovations, and Microsoft could contribute its expertise to strengthening the country's technological potential, according to Armonaite.

"Microsoft is interested in working with the public sector on digitalization, digital skills and their development," the minister told BNS on Friday.

"The company has taken interest in Lithuania's latest solutions in the digital field because few countries have such a legal framework," she added.

A law recently adopted by the parliament will allow diversification of data storage in public and private data centers and on the cloud, noting that Lithuania stores data domestically and at NATO's headquarters in Brussels.

According to Armonaite, Microsoft is expected to help with the safe transition to cloud technologies and provide insights and share its experience in developing regulations for data classification.

"More detailed discussions are needed, but basically Microsoft is showing an interest in engaging with our public sector so that we have more smart solutions and stay ahead of the curve," she said.

The minister also informed Microsof's representatives about Lithuania's ongoing reforms in the areas of information resources, open data and digital public services.

The US technology giant started operations in Lithuania back in 2002 and currently employs 17 people.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Central bank head says: situation with Estonian economy ‘mediocre’

There is no real reason to fear an imminent crisis in the banking sector, while countries’ central...

Finance Ministry: economy remains resilient, inflation will slow down this year faster than projected

Lithuania’s economy continues to demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges. The updated...

Economists say tax changes ‘not cosmetic’, yet timing is wrong

The tax changes presented by the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday are not ‘cosmetic’ as they address...

Finance Minister: personal income tax for self-employed to reach 20% by 2026

Finance Minister Gintarė Skaistė says that the taxation of self-employment should become equal to...

Lithuanian and Latvian agriculture mins ask EC’s support for dairy producers

The Lithuanian and Latvian agriculture ministers have appealed to European Commissioner for...

Top news

First ever live-fire training launched by NATO jets with Lithuanian special forces

On Thursday and Friday, for the first time since the launch of NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic...

Seimas adopts legislation on stripping of citizenship

Despite the opposition’s efforts to boycott amendments to the Law on Citizenship, the Seimas passed...

Thirty-eight illegal crossing attempts recorded last day

The State Border Guard Service (VSAT) says it denied entry to 38 foreign nationals who attempted to...

Landsbergis to visit Kyiv on Friday

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis will be visiting Kyiv on Friday, the Delfi news...

SocDems reject coalition with Conservatives at Vilnius City Municipal Council

Mayor-elect of Vilnius city Valdas Benkunskas, a representative of the Homeland Union-Lithuanian...