Baltic tiger and Brazauskas at the bridge

  • 2003-07-10
  • Darius James Ross
There's been a lot of good news on the economic front in Lithuania as of late. The business papers have been running articles about groups of European investors descending on Vilnius, many for the first time. They were caught off guard, it would seem, by Lithuanians' strong endorsement EU membership in the May referendum and are now scrambling to catch up to more adventurous companies that have already been active here.Leszek Balcerowicz, a respected Polish economist, said on June 18 the magic words: Lithuania is a "Baltic tiger" worthy of praise. GDP growth was 6.7 percent last year and is...
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