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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | May 21

May 21 2021
 
Lithuanians send yellow wave across social media and the streets ahead of the Eurovision finale on Saturday, May 22, with the Roop - #LithuaniaGoesYellow
 
 
 
 
 
 
CULTURE
 
‘Extra-terrestrial planet of human bodies’ – Lithuania opens pavilion at Venice biennale
 

On May 20 Lithuania opened its pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

The pavilion features Planet of People, a project by artist Julijonas Urbonas, the founder of the Lithuanian Space Agency (LSA), a fictional organization that researches “space architecture and gravitational aesthetics”.

 

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POLITICS
 
Lithuania's Foreign Vice-Minister Pranckevičius: The EU and the US have to reform the global trading system together
 

On 20 May, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius took part in the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), which focused on strengthening the world trade system, the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) reform, and the need for the EU and the US to take a leadership role in these processes.

 

 

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STARTUP
 
Lithuanian Startup Getfix Raises 100,000 EUR Investment That Will Help Them to Expand Further
 

Launched more than a year ago, platform, which connects service providers with clients, Getfix has attracted an investment of 100,000 EUR. Its founders Benas Dobrikas and Emilis Markulis are operating business from co-working space „Spiečius“ in Šiauliai.

 

 

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GLOBAL LITHUANIA
 
Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody director Dexter Fletcher receives Lithuanian citizenship
 

The British actor and director Dexter Fletcher has become a citizen of Lithuania.

President Gitanas Nausėda granted him the Lithuanian citizenship on a recommendation from the Citizenship Commission and in recognition of his merits for the country, the president's office said in a press release.


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INVESTMENT
 
(Un)familiar Kaunas FEZ: myths about the free economic zone
 

When it comes to economic news of the Kaunas region, one of the most frequently mentioned names is Kaunas Free Economic Zone (FEZ), a rapidly growing territory with world-famous brand names and successful stories of Lithuanian business. And although it seems that we know almost everything about Kaunas FEZ, often that “knowledge” is accompanied not only by facts but also by myths. What are they and how did they come about?

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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
 
SBA Robotex head: robots are an opportunity for employees to earn more
 

There is often a concern that process robotics will replace their human employee counterparts, because the equipment will carry out their processes. But without humans no robot would be able to function, no matter how clever it may be.

 

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