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POLITICS

Lithuania's Foreign Ministry among 7 best connected foreign offices - Twiplomacy

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry this year is among the top seven diplomatic offices in terms of mutual peer connections on Twitter, according to the annual Twiplomacy survey. Read the whole report here

  

Linkevičius calls for establishing and maintaining active contacts with Russian civil society

At the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Nordic, Baltic and Visegrad Group countries, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius stressed the importance of an ambitious long-term strategy for political relations with the EU’s Eastern partners. More

 

U.S. Congressmen praise Lithuania for increasing defence spending

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.Lithuania’s increasing of defence spending demonstrates fulfilment of commitments and shows a great example to other NATO members, members of the U.S. Senate Committees on Appropriations and Armed Services said at a meeting with Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis at the Ministry of National Defence on May 31. More

   

ECONOMY

Nasdaq President and CEO on Lithuania: ‘There is something that makes this country special’

The President and CEO of US stock exchange Nasdaq, Adena Friedman, has stated that its Lithuanian team has exceeded expectations since it joined the company’s international network. And she believes Lithuania can become a truly global leader in the future. More

 

Lithuania's GDP grows 4.1% in Q1

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.Statistics Lithuania informs that based on more comprehensive business, tax and price statistics, in I quarter 2017, country’s gross domestic product (GDP) at current prices amounted to EUR 9.2 bln. More

  

 

Lithuanian grid co: Baltics need new power station by time of synchronization

The Baltic countries need a new 200 megawatt (MW) power plant to avoid running out of generating capacity and ensure power supply in case of emergencies in view of growing electricity consumption and the plan to synchronize their networks with the Western world, the Lithuanian transmission grid operator Litgrid has said. More

 

Lithuania's NanoAvionics plans to launch new satellite in July

Lithuania's NanoAvionics has obtained funding from various funds for the development of a small satellite propulsion system and will be first in the world to use a propulsion system of this type during the LituanicaSAT-2 mission. More

 

CULTURE, TOURISM AND SOCIETY:

Lithuanian Foreign Minister unveils mobile app for travelers

The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry unveiled on Monday a new mobile application for travelers, named "Travel Safely". The app provides users with continuously updated security recommendations and visa information for all countries, as well as real-time warnings about crises in the world and consular information for travelers and those living abroad. More

  

 

Lithuanian parliament orders at least 90% of TV content in EU languages

Content in the official languages of the European Union (EU) should make at least 90 percent of rebroadcast television content offered in every package of programs, according to a bill approved by the Lithuanian parliament on Thursday. More

 

In London and Oxford, a focus on Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian women’s creative work

The Baltic Women Writers Tour will be held on 1-3 June in London and Oxford. The goal of the events in this tour will be to reveal the development of literature created by women from the XIX century until now and provide British readers and literary experts with the opportunity to hear the voices of modern Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian authors. More

 

Foreign experts experienced Lithuanian dance, bringing home wonderful experiences and plans for cooperation

The international Naujasis Baltijos Šokis’17 festival was attended by nine festival planners, producers, organisational leaders and dance critics from the United Kingdom, Israel, South Korea and Germany who learned about contemporary Lithuanian dance and are making plans for potential cooperation. More

 

 

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