The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis virtually held an annual meeting with heads of 62 Lithuanian diplomatic representations, consular posts, and missions to international organisations.
Landsbergis stressed the importance of the work done and evaluated Lithuania’s diplomacy as an experienced and mature service. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister called on diplomats to be prepared not only to respond to the challenges, but also to act, to propose their own initiatives, to seek new ways of acting, and to strengthen coalitions with partners.
For a few years now, Kaunas has been striving for its modernist architecture network to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here's why.
For a few years now, Kaunas has been striving for its modernist architecture network to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We have sent the 400-page thick nomination file called “The Modern City of Kaunas: Architecture of Optimism, 1919–1939” to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris.
3D printing with metals and plastics is now commonplace. But 3D printing in the food industry has sounded more science fiction – until now! That could soon change. Innovative Lithuanian company Super Garden has developed a 3D printing prototype that can print out freeze-dried foods at will, from vegetables to different types of meat or even desserts.
At the meeting on 22 June, the Government of Lithuania decided to offer humanitarian aid to the people of Taiwan in response to the request for assistance of the Taipei Mission in Latvia and in order to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.
While containing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and revitalising economy remain top priorities for Europe, managing the challenges of climate change is still firmly on the continent’s agenda. A green and sustainable investment incentive project was launched in Lithuania in October 2019, paving the way for the country to become the Baltic centre for green and sustainable finance in the near future.
A team of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Energy Institute proposed a method to convert lint-microfibers found in clothes dryers into energy. They not only constructed a pilot pyrolysis plant but also developed a mathematical model to calculate possible economic and environmental outcomes of the technology. Researchers estimate that by converting lint microfibers produced by 1 million people, almost 14 tons of oil, 21.5 tons of gas and nearly 10 tons of char could be produced.
On 17-18 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds the informal Midsummer Snow Meeting, which will bring Lithuanian and foreign security experts together to discuss challenges posed to the transatlantic community and responses to them.
Kęstutis Pikūnas put together a beautiful coffee table book called ‘Passport – The Litvaks’ about the Jews of Lithuania. Being Lithuanian and having grown up there, he knew nothing about Litvaks beforehand. The SA Jewish Report asked him about his experience.
The Covid-19 global pandemic has impacted every corner of the world, creating a crisis which has presented every international market with unprecedented challenges. One nation which has effectively confronted these challenges is Lithuania, the home of Delete / Kagool’s new office and the centre of their ambitious European expansion.
On 11 June, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas handed over, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star award to the Austrian Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger.
On 16 June, during the General Assembly, European Consortium for Research Infrastructures (ERIC) for Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) took place. Lithuania is one of the founder of the so-called "laser CERN", the world's leading consortium of laser research infrastructures. The ELI ERIC consortium was established by Lithuania along with the founders of two international powerful laser centres in the Czech Republic and Hungary, which were later joined by Italy.