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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | April 16

Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis in Kyiv: We support Ukraine’s aspirations to find a political solution to the conflict, Russia must immediately end its provocations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INNOVATION
 
New Ministry of Transport and Communications department, Future Mobility Group, to take over promoting innovation and new technologies
 

The Future Mobility Group was to commence its activity in the Ministry of Transport and Communications last week. The Group is to take on ambitious tasks of promoting the creation and development of innovative solutions in the transport sector and of increasing sector competitiveness and Lithuania’s innovation potential.

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BUSINESS
 
Wargaming opens office for possibly hundreds of employees in Vilnius, Lithuania
 

Wargaming said it has opened a new office in Vilnius, Lithuania, to strengthen the company’s distributed development model.

The office will employ developers and it will also act as a publishing arm for central and Eastern Europe. The new hub will be located in the city’s modern business district and will focus on current and future projects alike.

 

 

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BUSINESS
 
Vilnius’ Most Famous Prison to Undergo Commercial-Cultural Conversion
 

Vilnius, Lithuanian capital, considers converting Lukiškės Prison complex, a former prison and one of the shooting locations for Netflix’s Stranger Things, into a multifunctional center to suit cultural, educational, scientific, artistic, and commercial purposes. Private sector investors will be able participate in the complex regeneration project, and present their vision for transforming the non-conventional object.

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CULTURE
 
Stories of Lithuanian Visual Arts – Ieva Rojūtė
 

The Lithuanian Culture Institute and the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius present the first Lithuanian Visual Arts Showcase, which features a selection of prominent Lithuanian artists working in the field of contemporary art today.

Ieva Rojūtė is a Lithuanian artist working with installations, texts and drawings. Rojūtė is interested in a broad range of topics, including social constructions such as family, everyday language and basic human concerns.

 

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UPCOMING EVENT
 
The Significance of the Constitution of 3 May 1791

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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
 
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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STARTUP
 
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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INVESTMENT
 
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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FOREIGN AFFAIRS
 
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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