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POLITICS

The sacrifice of the Righteous – the most valuable testament to humanity

President Dalia Grybauskaitė bestowed the Life Saving Cross awards on the Lithuanian citizens who rescued Jews from danger of death while risking their own lives and those of their loved ones during World War II. More

 

Lithuania and Poland call for much closer cooperation

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met Marek Kuchciński, Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis emphasized Poland’s role as a very important strategic partner and Lithuania’s readiness to address all the outstanding issues on the basis of mutual trust and respect. More

  

Linkevičius and his Danish counterpart discuss the future of the EU

On 26 September in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark Anders Samuelsen, who is paying a working visit to Lithuania. “Denmark is one of the closest and most trusted partners of Lithuania within NATO and the EU. The country has politically and practically supported Lithuania’s goal of becoming a member of these organizations since the restoration of Lithuania’s independence. We welcome the positive dynamics in our bilateral relations”, said Linkevičius. More

 

 

ECONOMY

Talented young people choose Lithuania

President Dalia Grybauskaitė launched “Trafi”, a unique transportation platform. The distinct software developed in Lithuania is the most modern urban transportation project connecting public transport, transfer and car sharing services in a single app. More

  

Singapore fintech start-up arrives in Vilnius

A rapidly-growing Singapore-headquartered start-up financial technology firm, InstaReM, will provide international money transfer services in Europe from Vilnius. The Bank of Lithuania issued an approval today for the Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence to the company. InstaReM plans to employ 25 Information Technology and Customer Service specialists by the end of the year and gradually build up its team in Lithuania. More

 

IKEA Industry invests in Kazlų Rūda furniture production

IKEA Industry has decided to invest in furniture production in Kazlų Rūda and advanced technology will offer an opportunity to double the production capacity. Construction is scheduled to start this autumn. “IKEA Industry sees great potential in Kazlų Rūda. When it comes to operational experience, competencies of co-workers, opportunities in attracting new co-workers and availability of raw materials, Lithuania is truly competitive,” says Inga Urbonavičiūtė, Managing Director of IKEA Industry Lietuva. More

 

Lithuanian automotive engineering sector presented in South Africa

On September 28 the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of South Africa in collaboration with the state enterprise under the Ministry of Economy “Enterprise Lithuania”, organized a Business Networking event to present Lithuanian engineering companies that produce and export automotive components. The event was attended by SA government representatives, business people and representatives of the automotive industry and associations. More

 

 

CULTURE, TOURISM AND SOCIETY:

Chinese Minister of Culture: ‘China has a Real Fever of Lithuanian Culture’

September 22, during a visit to China, a bilateral meeting between the Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson and the Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang took place. ‘Lithuania is big with its culture, the influence of which is particularly visible in China. China is currently having a real fever of Lithuanian culture. Tickets for cultural events are sold immediately, we can feel the attention of the representatives of Lithuania working here and their contribution to cultural relations, this cooperation is very pleasing to us’, said the Minister of Culture of China during the meeting. More

 

Vilnius Is Being Introduced on One of the Largest Travel Organisation Platforms

This autumn Vilnius is being introduced to tourists on one of the world’s largest travel organisation platforms Expedia. The platform uniting a number of well-known travel websites such as Hotels.com is one of the most popular travel organisation tools among European and American residents. More

 

“A dog has the right to be a dog.” A day-trip to the Republic of Užupis, Lithuania

Not only does a dog have the right to be a dog in the Republic of Užupis. According to its Constitution, cats are not obliged to love their owners and humans have the right to hot water, heating in winter and a tiled roof, to be happy or unhappy, understand nothing, to cry or quite simply have no rights at all. More

 

 

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