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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | June 11

Jun 11 2021
 
 
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
Lithuania's representative elected as Vice-Chair of the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly
 

On 7 June, the Lithuanian diplomat Justina Krutulytė was elected as Vice-Chair of the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the United Nations General Assembly. She will represent the Eastern Europe Regional Group, which has 23 members, at the 76th session of the General Assembly that is to begin in September 2021.

 

 

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INVESTMENT
 
Seimas approved relocation package for employees of third country enterprises
 

The Seimas approved the so-called employee relocation package initiated by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation, which opens simplified conditions for investors from third countries to transfer their employees and family members. These changes are particularly relevant for Belarusian companies moving to Lithuania or considering to do so. This package of laws will enter into force on 15 June and will still have to be signed by the President.

 

 

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EDUCATION
 
Vilnius University makes it to the top 400 world universities
 

Vilnius has received yet another quality label, proving the city’s ability to attract local and international talent and students. In the latest QS World University Rankings 2022, Vilnius University (VU) has taken a record high position, and for the first time has been ranked 400th.


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BUSINESS
 
Arrival of Starlink to enable smart business across Lithuania – minister
 

With the arrival of Starlink in Lithuania, smart businesses will be able to develop anywhere in the country, Lithuanian Economy Minister Aušrinė Armonaitė.


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TOURISM
 
Kaunas in the Air
 

Every city has many faces, depending on the viewpoint. Today, let’s focus on what you can see and experience in the air.

Every city has many faces, depending on the viewpoint. You can discover Kaunas on foot and by entirely overwhelmed by its other side from a boat! Today, let’s focus on what you can see and experience in the air.

 

 

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SUSTAINABILITY
 
Kaunas University of Technology wins Sustainability award of Energy Globe
 

The Kaunas University of Technology focuses on the development of sustainable energy generation systems and the reduction of CO2 emissions. During this project, the heat and electricity facilities in the building complex of the so-called Chamber IX were modernised, including the installation of a photovoltaic power plant for electricity generation and a geothermal energy system (water-ground heat pumps) with an underground energy storage.

 

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