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POLITICS

Strong and renewed NATO is our common interest

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, together with the leaders from 27 NATO member countries, discussed further enhancement of the Alliance’s defense capabilities, adequate funding for defense and fight against the growing threat of terrorism. More

  

Linkevičius and Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs discuss equal opportunities

On 25 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Motome Takisawa. The head of Lithuania’s diplomacy with the guest from Japan discussed his working visit to Japan in early May, the opening of the new Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Fukuyama, the importance of promoting Chiune Sugihara’s heritage, and further steps to deepen bilateral cooperation. More

 

Norwegian military vehicles arrive in Lithuania as part of NATO deployment

Military vehicles and other equipment of a Norwegian contingent to be deployed as part of NATO's battalion battlegroup arrived in Lithuania on Wednesday, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said. More

   

ECONOMY

Lithuania creates the future of financial technologies

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Adena Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of the global stock exchange “Nasdaq” and discussed its operating prospects in Lithuania, development of financial technologies, and promotion of women leadership in business. More

 

Lietuvos Dujų Tiekimas has successfully entered the Latvian market

Lietuvos Dujų Tiekimas natural gas supply and trading company, part of the state-controlled Lietuvos Energija energy company group, has signed its first natural gas supply agreements with clients in Latvia. More

  

 

TGW establishes Engineering Service Centre in Kaunas

TGW Northern Europe, a division of the Austrian based TGW Logistics Group, is establishing an Engineering Service Centre in Kaunas. The centre will be responsible for supporting the company’s projects in Northern Europe, creating positions up to 100 experienced information technology and system automation engineers over the next few years. More

 

Lithuania's accommodation industry posts 8.6% y-o-y rise in Q1 guest numbers

According to Statistics Lithuania, in I quarter 2017, the country’s accommodation establishments received 509.8 thousand guests, or by 8.6% more than in the same quarter of 2016. Compared to the same period of 2016, the number of overnight stays grew by 7%. One guest stayed in an accommodation establishment for, on average, 2.3 nights. More

 

SOCIETY AND CULTURE:

Sixteen Lithuanian authors’ works will be translated into eight languages around the world

Shelves in The United Kingdom, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Russia will soon carry sixteen works by Lithuanian authors. Foreign publishers submit application to the Translation Grant Programme being run by the Lithuanian Culture Institute when they become interested in the opportunity to present their readers a piece of work from Lithuania. More

 

 

Judaica Research Center opens in Lithuanian national library in Vilnius

The main tasks of the Centre are research of Jewish documentary heritage, organization of educational and information projects and dissemination of comprehensive information about their results. More

 

Facade Renovation in Kaunas: 50 Buildings Will Soon Be Wearing a New Outfit

This year, another 50 scruffy structures having the status of cultural heritage will disappear from the map of grey and shabby buildings in Kaunas. This year, for the facade renewal programme that gave impetus for the revival of Kaunas central part last year, the city allocated 1 million euros to be provided to Kaunas residents who choose to renew their buildings. More

 

A cooperation agreement between the film Polish Institute and the Lithuanian Film Centre

On 22 May, 2017, during the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, representatives of the Polish Film Institute and the Lithuanian Film Centre – director Magdalena Sroka and director Rolandas Kvietkauskas – signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two national institutions in the field of cinematography and the implementation of joint film projects. More

 

“Together Forever” - a film by a young Lithuanian director Lina Lužytė debuts at EU Film festival in Japan

The 15th international film festival "EU FILM DAYS" in Japan will be opened on the 26th of May, 2017 in Tokyo. Lithuanian Embassy in Japan will present the newest works of the Lithuanian authors. This time 25 European countries will be participating at the festival. This time Lithuania will be represented by the film “Together Forever” which was directed by a young Lithuanian movie director Lina Lužytė, who also wrote an intriguing scenario for the film. Lina Lužytė will present “Together Forever” during its premiere on the 27th of May. More

 

 

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