Accroding to @HelsinkiTimes#Lithuania, is probably the most courageous and progressive of the #Balticstates at the moment. With a young workforce & vibrant startup atmosphere the country is railing towards a fast modernisation & economic development. https://bit.ly/2RceZqP
On June 12 Government approved that part of Pabradė and Gaižiūnai training areas and military training territories’ forests would be converted into other land. This will help ensure the diversity of Lithuanian and Allied military exercises and improve training conditions in the above-mentioned training areas.
Lithuania, is probably the most courageous and progressive of the Baltic states at the moment. With a young workforce and vibrant startup atmosphere the country is railing towards a fast modernisation and economic development.
AI-based platform Attention Insight, which analyses the aesthetics and design of a product, has received a three-part co-investment – Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) and venture capital fund Koinvesticinis Fondas each invested EUR 50k, while venture capital fund Open Circle Capital financed the project with a further EUR 100k.
Attention Insight allows marketing managers and media channels to see the design of their product from the viewpoint of consumers. It analyses the aesthetics of a product, and highlights any, striking or missing design elements, and helps make rational decisions based on the analysis of the product. The platform is based on deep learning technology and eye tracking data.
As emphasised during the joint high-level seminar held by the Bank of Lithuania and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), financial technologies (fintech) have a vast potential to benefit consumers and boost economic growth, yet fintech development needs to be properly managed to ensure resilience to potential risks.
In 2017-2019, the Lithuanian film industry has experienced remarkable growth. As a result, Lithuanian animation and VR gained plenty of international attention. Recent world premieres took place at the Venice Film Festival, DOK Leipzig Film Festival and other festivals with some of the titles successfully competing at the main programs, informs Lithuanian film centre.
Following the premiere of the HBO series Chernobyl and a reception from viewers that has been more rapturous than that experienced by the finale of Game of Thrones, Lithuania has a message for Chernobyl viewers.
Just one year following the catastrophe in Ukraine, a second reactor whose construction was similar to the one in Chernobyl, began operating in Lithuania’s nuclear power plant. This is why, when it came to finding a location for shooting some of the main scenes for Chernobyl, the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) was the natural choice. The film crew were able to enter the closed complex and even climb on top of the reactor, an experience which can also be enjoyed by tourists to the site.
On 6 June the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania presented the exhibition - "One of Seven. Lithuania. Lite. Lita" at the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town.
The artistic installation, portraying the details of the Jewish nation's history from the times of Grand Duchy of Lithuania up to today's Republic Lithuania, arrived to the country’s second largest city from the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center, where it has been exhibited since the grand opening on 9 April.
Today Lithuanian Parliament passed resolution declaring mass deportation of #CrimeanTatars 75 years ago act of genocide committed by the totalitarian Stalinist regime. #Lithuania will continue standing up for the Crimean Tatars’ rights in #Russia’s occupied Crimea.
On 6 June, during his official visit to Croatia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with the Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Željko Reiner and the State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia Andreja Metelko-Zgombić, officially opened the Embassy of Lithuania in Zagreb.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė is attending the Three Seas Initiative Summit. Speaking at the plenary session, the President stressed that the initiative launched four years ago to link the Adriatic Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea regions through transport, energy and other interconnections is a unique platform for cooperation that strengthens economic development, reduces development disparities, and increases cooperation and unity across Europe. The Three Seas Initiative envisages three priority areas: strengthening cross-border energy, transport, and digital connections.
On 3 June, in Jūrmala, Latvia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a high-level meeting marking the end of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Together with his counterparts from the Baltic and Nordic countries, Germany, Russia, and the European External Action Service, L. Linkevičius discussed prospects for the Baltic Sea regional cooperation.
According to the Foreign Minister, full-blown, trust based cooperation is only possible if all countries in the region base their policies on the principles of the rule of law, democracy, respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
On 4-5 June, an international conference "Security Challenges in the Digital Era: the Role of Science Advice" was held at the Palace of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. The event, which was open to the broader public, focused on the role of science in building resilience to various threats we face in today's world.
Nordzucker, one of the leading sugar producers in Europe, is establishing a Business Service Centre in Kaunas, Lithuania, the country’s second largest city. The company already employs 230 people at its sugar production facility in Kėdainiai, and is now extending its operation in Lithuania.
“The new legal entity ‘Nordzucker Business Services’ will offer a portfolio of services across our group entities, and enables us to drive efficiency and consistency in our processes,” says Alexander Bott, Chief Financial Officer at Nordzucker.
Kaunas and Palanga air gates join the international Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for the management of airport greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, whereas Vilnius Airport has been officially invited to enter already the second stage of this programme. By participating in this programme three airports of our country calculate the annual quantity of GHG emissions expressed in carbo dioxide equivalents (CO2e), the so-called carbon footprint, and look for measures how to reduce as much as possible the quantity of gas emitted into the environment and contribute to environmental protection on the international scale.
2018 was the best year in the Klaipeda FEZ, the total revenue of the 34 investors established in the zone was 1.239 billion EUR, a 20% increase over 2017. The last year also broke records in exports, purchases in Lithuania, as well as taxes paid.
The companies established at the Klaipeda FEZ are not only growing manufacturers but also big buyers of supplies from other Lithuanian companies. Throughout the last year, the Klaipeda FEZ investor community carried out purchases in Lithuania worth 321.1 million EUR, a 27.9% increase over 2017.
We have simply never heard a Weinberg symphony sound like this. DG offers a vibrant recorded sound. Grazinyte-Tyla has taken the city of Birmingham and its orchestra by storm, and the playing is gorgeous.
And she sings! The symphony ends with a soprano solo, which Grazinyte-Tyla, who was trained as singer, takes on in a strong, focused voice, with little vibrato. Her voice is somehow immediately recognizable as hers even if you have never heard her before. The impression is that of a symphony absorbed in a conductor’s DNA.
The presentation of Lithuanian culture “Litewski Focus” is prepared by the Lithuanian Culture Institute and cultural attaché Rasa Rimickaitė in close collaboration with Polish and Lithuanian partners in the line-up of the festival „Wschód Kultury – Inne Brzmienia“ in Lublin in 27-30 Jun 2019.
The “Litewski Focus” programme reveals a good mixture of contemporary Lithuanian culture: vibrant, intellectually charged, preoccupied with memory as much as engaged in experiments.
The 450th anniversary of signing the Union of Lublin is a great opportunity to discover and to enjoy Lithuanian culture in Lublin!
Culture Night festival kicks off on June 14, bringing nocturnal art shows across Vilnius for the thirteenth time and offering over 100 different events. Various museums, churches, as well as the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, will be open to visitors.
Culture Night festival opens up the capital’s squares, streets, parks, and the most unexpected spaces in Vilnius, filled with music, dance, theatre, cinema, photography and installations. Other spaces include Smoke factory and the former War museum in Vilnius, which will host an entire Cultural Town on its premises.
Tax incentive, welcoming approach by the government, and big talent pool made Vilnius an attractive filming destination.
The last episode of HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl aired this week, ending the bone-chilling historical drama. As of today, the show stands as the highest-rated TV series on IMDB. Contrary to the public belief, Chernobyl was not filmed only in Ukraine – the bigger part of the show was shot in Lithuania. Extensive parts of the show were shot in Vilnius, and the Lithuanian capital established itself as one of the regional leaders for hosting film production.