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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | April 9

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis welcomed the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain Arancha González Laya in Vilnius
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: United Europe is strong, so we must take into account issues of common interest to all EU countries, regardless of their geography

On 7 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain Arancha González Laya, who is visiting Vilnius. The Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral relations, security situation in the region, and the most important items on the EU and international agendas.

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4 Reasons Why Startups & Governments Should Work Together

While there are many advantages for governments to work with startups, we know the startups can benefit from this partnership, too. Fortunately, there is already a simple way for startups to establish this partnership and have the public sector and the government to be their next client. Today we are here to present you the reasons why startups and governments should work together and do it by taking part in the GovTech Co-create Accelerator.



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Investor attention indicates good prospects for Lithuanian industry

Last year, Lithuania demonstrated the second-best economic results in the EU. Lithuania’s industrial sector not only grew but also clearly surpassed the indicators of Germany and Poland.

Some of these results were due to new orders submitted to Lithuanian manufacturers when the global supply chains were disrupted, but market experts are confident that Lithuania has the potential to become one of Europe’s manufacturing leaders.

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Lithuanian foreign minister, ambassadors discuss ratification of Istanbul Convention

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis met with foreign ambassadors on Thursday to discuss human rights issues, including the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

According to the Foreign Ministry, during the meeting with the Vilnius-based ambassadors of Estonia, the Netherlands, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Spain's acting chargé d'affaires, Landsbergis underlined Lithuania’s priority to expand the area of democracy, the rule of law and human rights both within the EU and beyond.


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Apr 13 2021

Your Weekly News from Lithuania | January 29

Professor Marija Gimbutienė - globally recognised scientist and archeologist, January 23rd was her 100th birth anniversary. For this reason, 2021 is named the year of Marija Gimbutienė.
Between Archaeology and Feminism: Great Goddess in the Work of Marija Gimbutas

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Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Human rights violations can neither be tolerated in Moscow, nor Minsk, nor Hong Kong

On 25 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Foreign Affairs Council meeting. Ministers discussed the EU's response to the detention of Alexei Navalny, the strategy for sharing COVID-19 vaccines with our eastern partners, transatlantic relations in the light of the inauguration of the new U.S. President, the situation in Venezuela, Hong Kong, and other foreign policy issues.


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EUR 10 million to be invested in Manufacturing Innovation Valley in Vilnius

The Manufacturing Innovation Valley will open doors in Vilnius to provide a platform for small manufacturers, start-ups, technology developers, and researchers to carry out manufacturing activities, create digital innovations and prototypes, and test their innovative ideas. It will offer the right facilities, manufacturing equipment, and expert advice in around 20 different technological areas. Lithuanian and foreign businesses and individuals are welcome to join the Valley. Approximately EUR 10 million will be invested in the Valley.



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Giant snow sculptures pop up after snowstorm in Lithuania: from octopuses to an ice Ferrari

30 mind-blowing photos of snow sculptures in Lithuania, made by ordinary people after a heavy snowstorm.

Lithuanians don’t get heavy snowfall every winter, but when they do, they get really creative. After the country was hit by a snowstorm on Wednesday causing traffic disruptions, sunken roofs and a snow cover of 30 centimetres, people were quick to start sculpting. Surprisingly, a 4-meter tall snowman was just the beginning of it all.


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Biotech Startup Droplet Genomics Raises €1 Million From Practica Capital To Commercialize Droplet Microfluidics Technology

Droplet Genomics, a Lithuanian biotech startup, has today announced that it has raised a total of €1M in a Seed funding round led by Practica Capital, with contribution from Angel investors.

Droplet Genomics is a Lithuanian biotech startup that aims to commercialize droplet microfluidics technology. Owing to its unparalleled throughput, droplet microfluidics enables researchers to study single cells and single molecules. Experiments performed at such resolution, allow scientists to uncover new facets of human biology, diseases and speed up drug discovery research.


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Vilnius celebrates city's 698th birthday with a light spectacle across the city

|    Credits @ Vilnius City Municipality

London fintechs flock to Lithuania post-Brexit

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, several prominent London fintechs have announced plans to relocate or create new headquarters on the continent.

Revolut, Curve and, most recently, Yapily have all declared that properly serving their existing client base will depend on expanding operations and creating new offices outside of the UK. Interestingly all three have chosen the same location: Lithuania.



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14 projects by Lithuanian architects, including ‘Paupys’, nominated for an Oscar of Architecture

The list of the best creators participating in the most important European architecture competition include quite of few Lithuanian names. In 2021, as many as fourteen out of 400 possible nominations were awarded to the works of Lithuanian architects in the prestigious ‘Mies van der Rohe’ awards organised every two years. This number is higher than ever before.


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Jan 29 2021

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