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Your Weekly News from Lithuania | July 2

Jul 02 2021
 
 
 
 
 
DIPLOMACY
 
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis tells Lithuanian Ambassadors: We need to proactively strengthen Lithuania’s influence
 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis virtually held an annual meeting with heads of 62 Lithuanian diplomatic representations, consular posts, and missions to international organisations.

Landsbergis stressed the importance of the work done and evaluated Lithuania’s diplomacy as an experienced and mature service. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister called on diplomats to be prepared not only to respond to the challenges, but also to act, to propose their own initiatives, to seek new ways of acting, and to strengthen coalitions with partners.

 

 

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KAUNAS 2022
 
#KAUNASgoesUNESCO: 5 Facts about the Architecture of Optimism
 

For a few years now, Kaunas has been striving for its modernist architecture network to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here's why.

For a few years now, Kaunas has been striving for its modernist architecture network to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We have sent the 400-page thick nomination file called “The Modern City of Kaunas: Architecture of Optimism, 1919–1939” to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris. 

 

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INNOVATION
 
Revolution in the food industry: food from a 3D printer
 

3D printing with metals and plastics is now commonplace. But 3D printing in the food industry has sounded more science fiction – until now! That could soon change. Innovative Lithuanian company Super Garden has developed a 3D printing prototype that can print out freeze-dried foods at will, from vegetables to different types of meat or even desserts.

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STRONGER TOGETHER
 
Lithuania to allocate humanitarian aid to Taiwan
 

At the meeting on 22 June, the Government of Lithuania decided to offer humanitarian aid to the people of Taiwan in response to the request for assistance of the Taipei Mission in Latvia and in order to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.


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FINANCE
 
Lithuania‘s potential to become Northern Europe’s centre of green sustainable finance ever stronger
 

While containing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and revitalising economy remain top priorities for Europe, managing the challenges of climate change is still firmly on the continent’s agenda. A green and sustainable investment incentive project was launched in Lithuania in October 2019, paving the way for the country to become the Baltic centre for green and sustainable finance in the near future.

 

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SUSTAINABILITY
 
Eco-friendly technology to produce energy from textile waste
 

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. They not only constructed a pilot pyrolysis plant but also developed a mathematical model to calculate possible economic and environmental outcomes of the technology. Researchers estimate that by converting lint microfibers produced by 1 million people, almost 14 tons of oil, 21.5 tons of gas and nearly 10 tons of char could be produced.

 

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