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Perfect timing for Lithuania to be named president of EU

Vidmantas SiugzdinisFrom July 1 through Dec. 31, Lithuania will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union. 

Vidmantas Siugzdini, general manager of IMPULS in Vilnius, Lithuania, had this to say about what the appointment means to the country and the fitness industry in Lithuania.

"Lithuanians are really proud that we take over the presidency of EU. We see this fact as a proof of our statehood and high evaluation of our young country, but it is also a big challenge for anyone working in the service sector," he said. "It is very symbolic since 2013 was officially announced by our government as a year of Wellness in Lithuania - having in mind the growing importance of this sector in Europe."

Lithuania is the first of the three Baltic states to be named to this position.