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POLITICS

Lithuania finds lost declaration of independence

A copy of Lithuania’s lost declaration of independence, drawn up in 1918, has been discovered languishing in a German archive, and hailed by authorities as the discovery of the nation’s “birth certificate”. More

  

In Washington, D.C., Linkevičius meets with the U.S. Secretary of StateIn Washington, D.C., Linkevičius attends meeting of the Global Coalition on the defeat of ISIS

On 28 March in Washington, D.C., the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Mikser and Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. More

 

Open Road to Europe for Georgian People

March 30, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili who arrived on an official visit to Lithuania to mark the start of visa free travels to the European Union and to thank the Lithuanian people for their support to Georgia. More

 

13 Years in NATO of Shared Security Policy and Active Cooperation

  

ECONOMY

Regulators grant license to Lithuanian branch of Hong Kong Fintech company

On 29 March, 2017, the Bank of Lithuania granted a non-restricted Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license to IBS Lithuania, the European branch of Hong Kong-based Fintech company – International Business Settlement Holdings Limited. The newly issued non-restricted EMI license with the EU passporting allows IBS Lithuania to provide electronic money issuance and redemption as well as payment services across all the European Union countries. More

 

US market leader in payment solutions establishing development team in Lithuania

Harbortouch, a market leader in point-of-sale (POS) payment solutions, is establishing a product development division in Lithuania. The division, which will be the company’s first outside the US, is expected to employ approximately 60 IT specialists. More

 

Lithuania to develop LNG-powered locomotive

Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways), stevedoring company Bega, state-controlled energy terminals operator Klaipedos Nafta (Klaipeda Oil), the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and the Klaipeda University on Thursday signed an agreement on development of the railway locomotive powered by liquefied natural gas. More

 

SOCIETY, CULTURE, SPORTS AND HISTORY:

“Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”

After reviewing applications of Kaunas and Klaipėda, which required long preparation, and listening to the presentations of the cities, on the 29th of March Kaunas was granted the title of the European Capital of Culture 2022. More

  

 

Lithuania has started Lithuania100 campaign “Ačiū”

The most beautiful #word in #Lithuanian language is Ačiū. Lithuania has started Lithuania100 campaign “Ačiū”. Here is one part of the campaign Vielen Dank Deutschland! for preserving original Act of Restoration of an Independent State of Lithuania: Video

 

Vilnius mayor wants Museum of Jewish History

Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius has proposed building a Museum of History of Lithuanian Jews next to the Vilnius Congress. More

 

 

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