Prime Minister: Lithuania aspires to become a North European business hub


2018 02 07


Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has attended the opening of the Danske Bank Global Services Centre in Lithuania, DC Pier. It is the first building of this bank in the world that is fully compliant with the new 2020 workplace quality standards as established by the company.

“Today, we clearly see that Danske Bank is destroying all the myths about the limited supply of talent in the country and the lack of growth prospects in our region, thus confirming Lithuania’s aspiration to become a North European business hub. With the staff of 2000, the Danske Bank organisation is currently the largest company of its kind in Lithuania. I wish you great success, Danske Bank shows to the world how great can the belief and trust in Lithuania and its people be”, said the Prime Minister.
The new Danske Bank has opened up in a deserted industrial area, covering 12 thousand square meters, with plans for recruitment of about 850 employees. Danske Bank is credited for the creation of the largest number of jobs in our country in 2017 (almost 500, including about 400 in the Global Services Centre).
In general, in 2017, Lithuania saw the creation of more than 5 000 new jobs and almost 40 foreign direct investments. For the fourth year on the run, Vilnius has been acknowledged by the Central and Eastern European awards for the services centres as the most evolving city in terms of services. Lithuania’s long-term strategy is to become a Northern European business hub.