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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | May 7

First week of May - Lithuania celebrates the European week! From May 1, the day when Lithuania joined the EU, to May 9, the Europe Day.
Virus-Driven Biotech Boom Rescues Lockdown Economy in Lithuania

After triggering months of on-and-off lockdowns, the pandemic actually helped Lithuania’s economy record a strong rebound last quarter.

Driving the expansion is U.S. biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific, whose local unit opened a new plant in December to meet surging global demand for reagents used in Covid-19 tests.

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Lithuania’s FM Gabrielius Landsbergis: Lithuania and Cyprus are interested in strengthening the European Union’s capacity to act unanimously

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides and discussed possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation, the situation in the European Union’s neighbourhood, important regional security issues, EU-Turkey relations, and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.



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Launchpad Capital to invest in Lithuanian fintechs

Launchpad Capital, a new early-stage venture capital firm led by long-time San Francisco-based fintech investor and entrepreneur Ryan Gilbert, is to use part of a $35 million to support early stage Lithuanian startups targeting North America.


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Over 800 Student Start-Ups to Come to Life in Business School Incubators within a Year

Enterprise Lithuania, an entrepreneurship and export development agency, has initiated the implementation of the JA Company Programme program across entire Lithuania. The program is focused on the development of practical entrepreneurship skills in school students by showing them how to run a business while still in high school.

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As The Roop polishes its Discoteque performance, Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania and the founder of Vilnius, tries on The Roop’s yellow costume details.    |    Credits: Go Vilnius

Young Lithuanian pianist teaches Čiurlionis’ music colors in America

27-year old Paulius Pancekauskas – a Vilnius native and one of the most talented pianists of his generations – has created a successful method of teaching music which can be called quintessentially Lithuanian as it is based on Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis’ music colors.

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Was the first 'European Union' forged in Poland and Lithuania?

Vilnius and Warsaw are marking the 230th anniversary of the May 3 Constitution of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. What do we know about the document lauded as the first written constitution in Europe?



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May 07 2021

Your Weekly News from Lithuania | April 30

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis visiting the South Caucasus
Kaunas 2022: The Crown Jewel of Europe’s Contemporary Culture

Kaunas – the future European Capital of Culture – has everything to captivate the world’s attention. The city’s history, Fluxus movement, design, and community all went into creating the legend of a new Contemporary Capital that’s set to become a year-long cultural festival, promising more events than there are days in 2022.

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Lithuanian electric buses “Dancer” has proven their reliability and service routes of public transport operator with highest schedule standards in Europe

April marks exactly one year when the first Lithuanian electric buses “Dancer” started servicing regular public transport routes in Klaipeda and proved their technical reliability. For the newly manufactured “Dancer” buses, it was a huge challenge and responsibility to serve the routes of “Klaipėdos autobusų parkas“, a public transport operator, that is recognized as the best in Europe in terms of compliance with the route schedule standards.



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“The Lithuanian Forest” inaugurated in Armenia

On 27 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with the Acting Minister of Environment of Armenia Romanos Petrosyan, inaugurated a green space “The Lithuanian Forest” in Lori Province, Armenia, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Armenia.

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Green light for major investment projects in Lithuania

The Government approved a package of law implementing regulations drafted by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation, which provides legal basis for launching large-scale investment projects of local and foreign capital in Lithuania.




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Happy International #DanceDay!    |    Credits: Lithuania.lt

A new Kaunastic Route to Discover the City with a Diplomat

For just over twenty years during the interwar period, Kaunas served as the capital of Lithuania. A time of immense development when thousands of new buildings were erected, many new businesses started, and important higher education and state institutions established. Kaunas became a fast-paced and vibrant city, with large numbers of Lithuanians returning from major cities across Europe, as well as a wide range of different foreign nationalities coming to settle here.

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Lithuania to become associate member of European Space Agency

Lithuania will become an associate member of the European Space Agency (ESA) after the country's Economy and Innovation Minister Aušrinė Armonaitė signed an association agreement.



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Apr 30 2021

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