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POLITICS

Lithuania and the Czech Republic closely cooperate on bilateral and international policy issues

On 20 April in Prague, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The meeting discussed topical issues of bilateral and regional cooperation, the European Union and NATO, security and defence, the Eastern Neighbourhood and energy security. More

  

Lithuanian officers to train Ukrainian troops

Lithuanian military instructors went to Ukraine to train Ukrainian soldiers. Within about three months they will train Ukrainian servicemen in the Training center of international peacekeeping forces on the ground Yavoriv in the Lviv region. More

 

Commander USCENTCOM praises Lithuania’s contribution to Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq

On April 18 Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas paid a working visit to the United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command to meet with Commander USCENTCOM General Joseph Votel, Commander USSOCOM General Raymond A. Thomas, President of the Joint Special Operations University Brian Maher, and other officials. More

   

ECONOMY

US medical equipment manufacturer Hollister to build plant in Kaunas

Hollister Incorporated, a US-based global manufacturer of medical devices and equipment, intends to open a new production site in Kaunas, Lithuania. The planned investment is approximately EUR 50 million with around 300 new jobs to be created over the next several years. The primary purpose of the investment is to meet demand in Europe. More

 

Israeli Fintech Simplex establishing Lithuanian branch to provide global fraudless payment processing services

Simplex, an Israeli financial technology (fintech) and cybersecurity start-up, has chosen Lithuania ahead of the likes of Luxembourg, Cyprus and the UK as the location for its new global supervision and sales team. The company plans to employ around 20 experts in sales, support, Fraud analysis, marketing, information technologies, data analytics, quality supervision and finance in the coming couple of years. More

 

Lithuanian Railways signs deal for Chinese freight transportation via Sestokai station

Lithuanian Railways has signed an agreement with OTLK, a company set up by Russian, Kazakh and Belarusian railway administrations, that will open the way for freight from China to reach Western Europe via Sestokai, a transshipment hub at the Lithuanian-Polish border. More

 

SOCIETY AND CULTURE:

First time in history the US Department of State and partners - the Embassies of Lithuania, Japan and Israel hosted Yom HaShoah

On April 20, 2017, first time in history the the US Department of State and the Embassies of Lithuania, Japan, and Israel hosted Yom HaShoah - the Holocaust Remembrance day commemoration event dedicated to the memory of the Righteous among the Nations Japanese diplomat. More

  

 

Ideas for trips during the Easter weekend: which came first – the chicken or the egg?

Where do the bats migrate? Which lake in Lithuania is the cradle for swans? How can one distinguish the voices of owls? How will birds contribute to the commemoration of the centenary of Lithuania?.. Lithuania is appreciated by a number of enthusiasts of ornitological tourism from foreign countries due to the unique bird migration paths intersecting the country and the variety of the species of birds spending the winters here. It seems that Lithuanians know less what are the places of the country where the birds that return from warm climate countries like nesting. Spring is the high season for hatching. Hence the Department of Tourism offers discovering these special places of Lithuania this spring, when the life of birds is active and a new cycle of live nature starts. More

 

 

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