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POLITICS

Linas Linkevičius: not only Western Balkan countries, EU Eastern Partners need membership prospects, too

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, attended the Foreign Affairs Council of 17 July 2017 to take part in a debate on the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy, on North Korea, Libya, and migration. More

 

Lithuania updates OECD on membership progress

Lithuania presented its progress on implementation of the recommendations for membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to members of the organization in Vilnius on July 20th, the government said. More

  

Patriot systems tested during NATO exercise in Lithuania

President Dalia Grybauskaitė watched NATO air force exercise Tobruq Legacy 2017. The U.S. Patriot long-range air defense system - one of the most sophisticated systems in the world designed to counter missiles and advanced aircraft - was deployed in Lithuania for the first time. More

   

 

ECONOMY

Hundreds of Kaunas children to receive free programming lessons for full academic year

Hundreds of children in Lithuania’s second city, Kaunas, will be learning and practicing programming throughout the next academic year thanks to Devbridge Group’s Sourcery for Kids initiative. Through this initiative, Devbridge Group, a US-based provider of programming services with a division in Lithuania, will provide free basic training in programming to 7-12 year-old children in Kaunas. More than 200 children will be enrolled, with the programme lasting throughout the academic year. More

 

Article by Lithuanian scientists in the most prestigious magazine „Science“

One of the most prestigious magazines „Science“ published an article „A cyclic oligonucleotide signaling pathway in Type III CRISPR-Cas systems“ by Lithuanian scientists Miglė Kazlauskienė, Georgij Kostiuk, Česlovas Venclovas, Gintautas Tamulaitis ir Virginijus Šikšnys from Vilnius University Life Science Center Institute of Biotechnology. More

 

Why Barcelona isn’t a good fit for Trustpilot’s new development centre, but Vilnius is

Trustpilot, considered one of Denmark’s most promising startups, is establishing a product development division in Vilnius. In the next two years, the company, which operates one of the world’s largest online review communities, plans to build a team of approximately 40 software system engineers in the Lithuanian capital. More

 

UPS doubling cargo volume, set to build parcel distribution center in Kaunas

UPS, one of the largest logistics companies worldwide, plans to double its freight haulage volumes within a few years and expand in Lithuania's second-largest city Kaunas by building a parcel distribution center and an office building. More

 

CULTURE, TOURISM AND SOCIETY:

Kaunas Starts Bicycle Revolution

Kaunas intends to become the first city in the Baltic States that is fully tailored for cyclists. The bicycle revolution presented on Friday initially covers the central part of Kaunas – it will be entirely tailored for bicycles. It is planned to later expand to other districts of the city. More

 

Vilnius Has Been Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Journey Romantic Europe

An agreement to collaborate on creating and executing a thematic Vilnius itinerary, which will be a part of the UNESCO project World Heritage Journeys in the European Union, was signed in Vilnius. Reflecting on the importance of this agreement, Lithuania’s Deputy State Minister of Economy Ramūnas Burokas says, “Lithuania is the only Baltic country UNESCO has invited to become a part of the thematic itinerary Romantic Europe, which unites several European Union countries. This project is significant in promoting the name of our country together with other countries’ and their UNESCO Heritage Sites. Thanks to this initiative, tourist attractions in Vilnius will be advertised in such faraway markets as China or USA.” More

 

Focus on cooperation with Baltic countries at the Odessa Film Festival

The Baltic Focus events dedicated to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia launched within the programme of the industry days of the International Odessa Film Festival. During the discussion “Opportunities of cooperation with Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia” representatives of the national film agencies from all three countries will present the film funding mechanisms put in place in their countries, share good practice. With the cultural ties between Lithuania and Ukraine strengthening during the past several years, film industries of both countries are seeking and finding partners for joint projects, and a number of co-productions have been launched. More

 

More Convenient Information for Tourists in Vilnius

Resource mobilisation for welcoming tourists to Vilnius, two special temporary Tourist Information Centres, travel information available in six languages: the City of Vilnius has implemented these and other initiatives in preparation for the reconstruction work at the capital’s airport. Everything is being considered in order to guarantee that tourists visiting the capital are properly welcomed and face as little inconvenience as possible. More

 

 

 

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