Linas Linkevičius: business assistance to the Lithuanian Presidency is example of public spirit and patriotism

20 December 2013, Last updated at, 14:55 EET
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On December 19, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius commended all the partners of the Presidency of the EU Council who provided their services and products for free during the Presidency.

The choice of the enterprises to assist the nation during these six months is an example of public spirit and patriotism. Thanks to you we had less worries and expenses, and we are grateful for this tremendous contribution. I would like to share with you the profuse best responses of the guests, because you have been an integral part of the Presidency team,” said Linas Linkevičius.

Nineteen companies became partners of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, and their assistance has amounted to 2.3 mln Litas.

Krasta Auto provided 180 new BMWs, which transported the guests. Orlen Lietuva provided nearly 400 thousand litas of fuel for free. The Presidency gifts and other souvenirs for countries were delivered free of charge by DHL Lietuva, while Baltic Data Center took care of the 6 terabyte database and data printing services. Participants of Presidency meetings in Vilnius and Brussels were provided with a total of over 100 thousand bottles of Vytautas mineral water.

Guests arriving at Presidency meetings were offered Džiugas cheese, kvass from Gubernija and Švyturys-Utenos Alus, and different drinks produced by Lietuviškas Midus and energy drinks from Alita. Apiterapijos Centras and Švenčionių Vaistažolės provided tea, Skonis ir Kvapas biscuits, and Rūta bonbons. Traditional meat products and cheese were provided free of charge by the cooperative Lietuviško Ūkio Kokybė, Gerovės canning factory provided bread spreads, and Mantinga provided snacks. Security of events was ensured by G4S Lietuva, and access to the e-dictionary was provided by Alma Littera.

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