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Weekly News From Lithuania 14 June 2019

Jun 27 2019
Lithuania MFA

Accroding to @HelsinkiTimes#Lithuania, is probably the most courageous and progressive of the #Balticstates at the moment. With a young workforce & vibrant startup atmosphere the country is railing towards a fast modernisation & economic development. https://bit.ly/2RceZqP

11:27 PM - 11 Jun 2019
Linas Linkevičius

Thousands are celebrating dignity and equality in #Vilnius today. I join everyone in sending my best wishes to @Baltic_Prideparticipants!

3:27 AM - 8 Jun 2019

How far can an #electric bike go on one charge? Electric bike manufactured in #Lithuania set a new World record - more than 620 km.

2:20 AM - 13 Jun 2019
State of the Nation Address by H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania

President Dalia Grybauskaitė delivered her tenth and final state of the nation address to the Lithuanian parliament. Here is her speech in full.

Foreign Minister meets with Secretary General of Oman’s Foreign Ministry

On 11 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi.

The meeting discussed bilateral relations, the opportunity for the development of economic cooperation, the situation in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region.

Conditions for military training for Lithuanian and Allied soldiers are being improved

On June 12 Government approved that part of Pabradė and Gaižiūnai training areas and military training territories’ forests would be converted into other land. This will help ensure the diversity of Lithuanian and Allied military exercises and improve training conditions in the above-mentioned training areas.

Helsinki Times: Lithuania will surprise you soon

Lithuania, is probably the most courageous and progressive of the Baltic states at the moment. With a young workforce and vibrant startup atmosphere the country is railing towards a fast modernisation and economic development.

Lithuanian Artificial Intelligence Startup ‘Attention Insight’ Attracts EUR 200 000 in Investment

AI-based platform Attention Insight, which analyses the aesthetics and design of a product, has received a three-part co-investment – Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) and venture capital fund Koinvesticinis Fondas each invested EUR 50k, while venture capital fund Open Circle Capital financed the project with a further EUR 100k.

Attention Insight allows marketing managers and media channels to see the design of their product from the viewpoint of consumers. It analyses the aesthetics of a product, and highlights any, striking or missing design elements, and helps make rational decisions based on the analysis of the product. The platform is based on deep learning technology and eye tracking data.

Lithuania’s experience helps shape international fintech best practices

As emphasised during the joint high-level seminar held by the Bank of Lithuania and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), financial technologies (fintech) have a vast potential to benefit consumers and boost economic growth, yet fintech development needs to be properly managed to ensure resilience to potential risks.

Promising year for Lithuanian animation
In 2017-2019, the Lithuanian film industry has experienced remarkable growth. As a result, Lithuanian animation and VR gained plenty of international attention. Recent world premieres took place at the Venice Film Festival, DOK Leipzig Film Festival and other festivals with some of the titles successfully competing at the main programs, informs Lithuanian film centre.
Vilna Gaon's manuscripts put on Memory of the World Register

The manuscripts of the Vilna Gaon, an eighteenth-century Jewish thinker, have been put on Lithuania's national Memory of the World Register.

Next year we will be celebrating the Year of the Vilna Gaon and the History of the Jews of Lithuania.

Nuclear Tourism Experience in Lithuania for Fans of the Chernobyl TV Series

Following the premiere of the HBO series Chernobyl and a reception from viewers that has been more rapturous than that experienced by the finale of Game of Thrones, Lithuania has a message for Chernobyl viewers.

Just one year following the catastrophe in Ukraine, a second reactor whose construction was similar to the one in Chernobyl, began operating in Lithuania’s nuclear power plant. This is why, when it came to finding a location for shooting some of the main scenes for Chernobyl, the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) was the natural choice. The film crew were able to enter the closed complex and even climb on top of the reactor, an experience which can also be enjoyed by tourists to the site.



Exhibition of Lithuanian Jewish history presented in Cape Town

On 6 June the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania presented the exhibition - "One of Seven. Lithuania. Lite. Lita" at the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town.

The artistic installation, portraying the details of the Jewish nation's history from the times of Grand Duchy of Lithuania up to today's Republic Lithuania, arrived to the country’s second largest city from the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center, where it has been exhibited since the grand opening on 9 April.

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