Today we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration, which laid the foundation for the United States of America’s non-recognition policy, by which it never formally accepted the occupation and annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by the Soviet Union.
“We support the priorities of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The transatlantic relationship needs to be preserved; there is no alternative to it. Due to attempts to rewrite history and to legitimize current and possible future actions, sanctions against Russia should be maintained until progress is made in the Minsk process. The issue of the Eastern Partnership is also on the agenda," said minister L. Linkevičius.
Following the journey of the Lithuanian GBS industry, my colleagues at Invest Lithuania and I have been gauging its growth for six years in a row. This article is based on our annual report, which has been a great resource to combine all the knowledge we have on our increasingly complex sector. Today, I am pleased to share our findings with the readers of Outsourcing&More, some of whom have been following this journey for the past several years. Without further ado, let’s see what the facts show us!
GovTech Lab Lithuania has recently announced GovTech Challenges and if you are not familiar what that is, let us tell you – it is an entirely new, innovative approach to solve challenges and problems occurring in the governmental sector and startups could be the answer to solve them.
GovTech Lab Lithuania team works as a connector between public sector institutions and private sector entities. They are helping to identify public sector challenges that can be solved by emerging technologies, engaging startups and SMEs to create innovative solutions and accelerating startups in GovTech and TechForGood space.
On the 14th of July at a convenient time for all the countries a virtual discussion “The Power of Design in Response to the Global Crisis and Rebooting the World” was broadcast from the “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” office. The participants of the discussion, presenting successful examples of pandemic-inspired creativity, were the representatives of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Design network, which encompasses 40 cities across the world – of course, including Kaunas.
Lithuania has grown and reached the stage where we can now share our experience, achievements and skills with others - it is clear from our conversation with two new guests in the #7 episode of Talking Diplomacy. We spoke with Kęstutis Lančinskas and Marija Kazanovič, who are taking part in European Union civil missions and worked in Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia before the pandemic together with colleagues from 24 European countries.
On July 23, 1940, the United States issued a historic Welles declaration which condemned the Soviet occupation of the three Baltic States. As Lithuania marks the 80th anniversary of the historic document, a historian explains its lasting importance.
“The European principled position would have been hardly possible without the strong stance of Washington,” Algimantas Kasparavičius, a historian at the Lithuanian Institute of History, told LRT.lt.
Historically a forest country, Lithuania has much to offer travellers looking for sustainable outdoor adventure. Under-the-radar wonders of nature draw into new experiences. Visitors may try herb picking, dragonfly watching or forest bathing.
With discussions over climate change and world health gathering pace, ever more people express support for sustainable travel. In the recent survey 42% of respondent travellers indicated their willingness to prioritize sustainability.
It has long been known that someone lives under Kaunas Castle. But who? There are stories about the sunken old Kaunas. There are stories about Princess of Kaunas, who lives in the dungeons with her cavalry.
On 14 July, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Dalius Čekuolis, the United States Ambassador to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist, other officials from Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Embassy took part in a cargo departure event. Read more
President Gitanas Nausėda took part in a festive ceremony to commemorate the 610th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald in Poland. In his speech, the President underscored close cooperation bonds between Lithuania and Poland built on centuries-long shared history and best embodied in their legendary victory on the battlefield of Grunwald.
How to match green consumers and green products? – the challenge submitted by the Ministry of Environment in response to the govtechlab.lt call to participate in a series of public sector challenges. Tech Lab Lithuania is a team in public sector focused on encouraging the creation and use of innovative solutions for the government. Read more
After the ceremony commemorating the 610th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald, President Gitanas Nausėda met with Poland’s newly re-elected President Andrzej Duda. A wide-ranging agenda was discussed at the meeting, including security and defense, electricity synchronization, Eastern Partnership, and other urgent international issues.
Group of biomedical engineers from biotech company Gruppo Fos Lithuania together with researchers at Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences have patented technology for advanced health monitoring of stroke survivors. It is the first solution in the world which monitors and analyses simultaneously a patient's health parameters from the affected part of the brain and those of the cardiovascular system.
Klaipeda’s vision for its public transportation is to have fast and electric busses rolling through the city’s main streets, allowing the citizens to comfortably save time, while also protecting the environment. Ten busses could hit the streets next year if the city council passes relevant legislation and takes care of the necessary bureaucratic procedures swiftly enough. There are plans to use EU aid to achieve this goal as well.
Up to date, Lithuania has less than 1900 total cases and less than 100 deaths related to COVID-19. This shows that the response from the government agencies, business and the population has been effective.
During the pandemic, the Lithuanian Government was seeking to ensure that the suppliers would be capable of meeting the greatly increased demand for different personal protective equipment (PPE) categories due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was publicly declared that the priority of supply will be given to local manufacturers of PPE to stimulate the economy.
The invitation to participate in the contest “New Enlightener 2020”, or #NK2020, is open – we are welcoming both the ambitious start-ups and experienced IT companies as well as the representatives of the academic community who have realized original ideas, in other words, all those who have created interesting, original and valuable digital products and wish to test their abilities in the Lithuanian National Selection to the World Summit Awards/WSA 2020.
In Mingė, time flows differently, just like a river. This small fishermen village distributed across both sides of the river is catching on with visitors, too. No wonder. Water activities, fresh air and absolutely no rush to be anywhere, but where you are at the moment.
LT Kas sieja Paryžių?? ir Vilnių??? Kokie šių dviejų miestų sąlyčio taškai dėl Covid-19 pandemijos įvesto karantino laikotarpiu? Atsakymų ieškokite fotografiniame filme „Paryžius – Vilnius. Išgyventi nenuspėjamą“. Plačiau apie projektą?www.paris-vilnius.lt
FR Qu'est-ce qui relie Paris?? et Vilnius?? ? Quels sont les points en commun entre ces deux villes pendant la quarantaine, instaurée pour faire face à la pandémie de Covid-19 ? Trouvez les réponses dans le film photographique « Paris – Vilnius. Le silence spectaculaire ». Pour en savoir plus?www.paris-vilnius.fr
On July 15, 1410, the alliance between the Lithuanian forces, led by Grand Duke Vytautas, and the Polish army fought and defeated the German–Prussian Teutonic Knights in one of the largest battles in medieval Europe.
The Lithuanians call the battle Žalgiris, which has gained huge prominence, as the name is now being used in the titles of sports clubs and other brands. But the famous battle name could have also been different.
This year, the annual Open House festival in Vilnius that offers unhindered access into iconic buildings moved outdoors, weaving together the story of Vilnius’ expansion since the 19th century. Ludo Segers, a freelance photographer, joined one of the tours.
Vilnius boasts a cornucopia of architectural styles, ranging from splendid Baroque to the latest green buildings. The latter are mainly concentrated around Konstitucijos Avenue on the right bank of the Neris river.
Samuel Bak’s relationship with Vilnius was a complex one, as complex as can only be experienced by a person who has lived through both paradise and hell here.
Born in Polish Vilnius in 1933 into the family of Jonas, a Jewish dental technician, and Mita Bak, the lone child Samek was spoilt by his parents and grandparents. ‘My mother convinced me that I was special, that I lived in paradise, and that I absolutely deserved it,’ Bak writes in his memoir Painted in Words. ‘My parents wanted to give me the best they could.’
A toy for hospitalised children and an experimental clothing collection are among the varied student projects in this VDF school show, curated by the Design Innovation Centre of Vilnius Academy of Arts.
A total of 14 students are featured in the exhibition, chosen by the Lithuanian university's Design Innovation Centre from the participants of this year's Young Designer Prize – its annual competition that was established to aid the professional development of young designers.
Tomas Venclova - the power of poetry and critical thinking
Tomas Venclova is one of the most important cultural figures of XX century. He is a poet, prose writer, scholar, philologist and translator of literature. He has an immense passion for translating and maintaining the European culture. It is mixed with dislike for the totalitarian regimes.