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Weekly News From Lithuania Month Of 26 January 2018

 

 

 

POLITICS

 

Lithuania on the final straight to OECD membership

At the World Economic Forum President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The meeting focused on Lithuania's progress towards OECD membership and the implementation of fundamental reforms necessary for accession and for the general well-being of the country and its people. More.

 

Davos: focus on innovation and scientific progress

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, currently attending the World Economic Forum, met with Dr. Fabiola Gianotti, Director General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) who is one of seven women, representing the political, economic, scientific and academic elite, who was entrusted with formulating the World Economic Forum’s main theme, topics for discussion and selecting discussion leaders. More.

 

Second Lithuanian rotation to be deployed to the United Nations-led Operation MINUSMA in Mali

On January 26 a deployment ceremony will be held in Panevėžys for the second rotation of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Force Protection Unit sent to serve in the UN-led stability operation MINUSMA in Mali. The second Force Protection Unit rotation includes 34 professional military service soldiers and soldiers with the 5th Territorial Unit, Vytis Military District, National Defence Volunteer Force. They will replace their colleagues from the 6th Territorial Unit, Resurrection Military District, National Defence Volunteer Force, and serve as part of the German Contingent in the area of operation. Lithuanian soldiers’ task in the operation is to ensure force security within the military base compound in Gao province, eastern part of Mali. More

 

 

ECONOMY, TECHNOLOGY

 

UAE expands list of Lithuanian food product imports

The United Arab Emirates has expanded the list of Lithuanian food product imports to include bovine animals, birds, chicks, hatching eggs and fodder, the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service said. More

 

Klaipeda port leads in Baltics in terms of container traffic

 The Lithuanian Klaipeda port was in 2017 the leader of the Baltic states in terms of container traffic. More.

 

 

 Passenger traffic via Lithuania's airports rose by 9.6% in 2017

Lithuanian airports served a total of 5.246 million passengers in 2017, which is a rise by 9.6% from 2016. In the fourth quarter of last year, 1.352 million passengers arrived and left Lithuania's airports, up by 16.3% from October-December of 2016, Statistics Lithuania said. More.

 

CULTURE, SOCIETY

 

Embarking on a Centenary Expedition – with a Virtual “Guide”

The Department of Tourism invites us to begin the anniversary year by downloading a mobile application of the Centenary Route. From now on, a virtual “guide” will help you to search for a stuffed owl which used to be a pet of J. Basanavičius, a church built by a signatory using a barn’s planks, a monument cast from melted cents, villas which witnessed the stories of a resort town’s nudists, an apple-tree garden of A. Smetona or other distinctive features of the restored Lithuania. More.

 

Leading writers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania announced for The London Book Fair Market Focus 2018

The British Council, in partnership with the London Book Fair, the Estonian Literature Centre, Writers’ and Translators’ House, Latvia and the Lithuanian Culture Institute, announce today the Baltic Countries Market Focus Cultural Programme for The London Book Fair 2018, taking place10–12 AprilMore.

 

 

Baltic States to Jointly Present Themselves in 12 European Film Festivals This Year

The Baltic film institutions renewed the Mutual Cooperation Agreement at Trieste Film Festival. The addendum signed by Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, Dita Rietuma, CEO of the Latvian National Film Centre and Rolandas Kvietkauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian Film Centre envisages 12 joint film promotion projects spread throughout 2018 in celebration of the three countries’ statehood centenaries. More.

 

Curator Milda Batakytė presents a group exhibition at the 12 Star Gallery in London

Lithuanian curator Milda Batakytė will present a group exhibition "Coming to Terms with Sociotechnical Discrepancies" at the 12 Star Gallery in London on the 6th of FebruaryMore.

 

Jan 27 2018

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