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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | April 30

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis visiting the South Caucasus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CULTURE
 
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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INNOVATION
 
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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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
“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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INVESTMENT
 
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

 
 
 
 
 
TOURISM
 
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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SCIENCE
 
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

Your Weekly News from Lithuania | April 23

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Lithuania stands in solidarity with the Czech Republic and is ready to assist this country
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
Lithuania's representative elected as the Vice-Chair of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
 

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.

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HISTORY & CULTURE
 
Jewish Vilna and Beyond: Contemporary Art and Historical Memory
 

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.

 

 

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STARTUPS
 
Startups Are Invited to “recharge”: Investors Have Prepared an Investment of EUR 100,000 For The “Startup Fair: Recharge” Competition
 

“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.

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TOURISM
 
Lithuanian passport among the world's most powerful passports for 2021
 

The gap in travel freedom is its biggest in decades and disparities in vaccination access between countries could make the situation even worse, says a new report.

The Henley Passport Index, which has been regularly monitoring the world's most travel-friendly passports since 2006, has released its latest rankings and analysis.

 

 

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BUSINESS
 
Belarusian businesses investing in Lithuania will enjoy incentives for transfer of employees
 

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.

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CULTURE
 
Lithuania issues nature €2 coin
 

Lithuania’s next circulating commemorative €2 coin celebrates a natural place in that country.

The 2021 Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve highlights a place that is part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific Organization (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere Programme.

 

 

 

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