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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 20 April, at the 65th session of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the OPCW, Ambassador Vidmantas Purlys was elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Council of the OPCW to serve in that office for a period of one year.
In her series of paintings “We Are Guests”, Lithuanian artist Eglė Ridikaitė depicts fragments of the Great Vilna Synagogue, which were uncovered during recent archaeological excavations. The excavations took place over several summers, directly beneath the windows of the artist’s studio. Ridikaitė’s works were first exhibited at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius in 2020, which itself was built on the territory of the former Vilnius ghetto.
“Startup Fair: Recharge 2021”, an international and one of the most important startup events in Lithuania, which will take place for the 9th year in a row, announces that the major recharge of the startup ecosystem will take place in Vilnius on 3-4 June, when the networking will be relaunched after a long-time gap, and when the flow of investments to the most promising startups will be increased by another financial “recharge” amounting to EUR 100 000.
The Government approved a package of laws initiated by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation aimed to facilitate the transfer of companies’ employees and their family members by transferring a company’s activities (or part of activities) from third countries to Lithuania.