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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | June 18

Jun 22 2021
 
 
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
 
The Midsummer Snow Meeting organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs begins
 

On 17-18 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds the informal Midsummer Snow Meeting, which will bring Lithuanian and foreign security experts together to discuss challenges posed to the transatlantic community and responses to them.

 

 

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HISTORY
 
The hidden, humbling history of the Litvaks
 

Kęstutis Pikūnas put together a beautiful coffee table book called ‘Passport – The Litvaks’ about the Jews of Lithuania. Being Lithuanian and having grown up there, he knew nothing about Litvaks beforehand. The SA Jewish Report asked him about his experience.

 

 

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INNOVATION
 
Digital City – The Transformation of Lithuania’s Capital
 

The Covid-19 global pandemic has impacted every corner of the world, creating a crisis which has presented every international market with unprecedented challenges. One nation which has effectively confronted these challenges is Lithuania, the home of Delete / Kagool’s new office and the centre of their ambitious European expansion.

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DIPLOMACY
 
Lithuania's Diplomacy Star awarded to Austrian Permanent Representative in Geneva
 

On 11 June, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas handed over, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star award to the Austrian Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger.


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SCIENCE
 
Lithuania became the founder of the extreme light European Research Infrastructure Consortium "Laser CERN"
 

On 16 June, during the General Assembly, European Consortium for Research Infrastructures (ERIC) for Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) took place. Lithuania is one of the founder of the so-called "laser CERN", the world's leading consortium of laser research infrastructures. The ELI ERIC consortium was established by Lithuania along with the founders of two international powerful laser centres in the Czech Republic and Hungary, which were later joined by Italy.

 

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SUSTAINABILITY
 
Eco-friendly technology to produce energy from textile waste
 

Scientists from Lithuania proposed a method to convert lint-microfibers found in clothes dryers into energy.

A team of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Energy Institute proposed a method to convert lint-microfibers found in clothes dryers into energy.

 

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