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October 25, 2019             

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FM @HeikoMaas welcomes Lithuanian FM @LinkeviciusL: 🇩🇪 is leading NATO‘s Enhanced Forward Pretence (efp) in 🇱🇹 and…

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Lithuania's dialogue with Asia is gaining momentum

On 24-25 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania is hosting the international conference “Pivot to Asia: Challenges and Opportunities” in Vilnius. Speakers from more than a dozen countries and international organizations are sharing their insights into developments in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on Europe and Lithuania.

“Today, the eyes of the world are on Asia. The Asia-Pacific region has become particularly prominent on the global geopolitical, economic and innovation map. Lithuania with its academic, scientific, cultural and business community, which is seeking and finding many paths to mutually beneficial cooperation with Asian partners, is no exception,” said the Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius in his opening statement.

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Baltic Ministers of Defence signed an agreement on strengthening joint airspace surveillance in Brussels

As soon as next year security in the Baltic airspace will be ensured by three control and reporting centres, triple the amount of the current capability. It has been laid out in an agreement of the three Baltic Defence Ministers signed in Brussels on the new configuration of the Baltic Air Surveillance Network and Control System, BALTNET.

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The President was awarded the honorary doctorate of Gifu University

President Gitanas Nausėda was awarded the honorary doctorate of Gifu University in Japan. The President emphasized that the example of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara who was born in Gifu prefecture and worked in Kaunas during the interwar period showed that even the distance of 8,000 kilometers was not an obstacle for the spiritual and intellectual sense of togetherness as he received the title from this Japanese university.

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Minister of Defence Raimundas Karoblis ran together with more than a hundred soldiers for
"In Memoriam" run to commemorate soldiers fallen in battle

|    Credits @ Lithuanian MOD / Edmundas Jakilaitis

Lithuanians are using software to fight back against fake news

“PATIENT ZERO” is a medical term that started as a misunderstanding. An early North American victim of AIDS was anonymised in some documents as “Patient O”. The individual in question, Gaëtan Dugas, a Canadian flight attendant, was thought at the time to have been the point of origin of the North American AIDS epidemic. The misreading of O (for “Outside of California”) as 0 (ie, zero), though accidental to begin with, thus seemed propitious. In fact, Dugas was not the sole point of that epidemic’s origin. But the term stuck, and has spread. It has, indeed, spread beyond medicine to embrace another sort of plague—disinformation.

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Workation by the sea – a proven productivity boost

Exchange the city streets to a beach, hop off blazing hot pavements and into that shiny sand, let the conditioner rest and catch a real breeze! This message invited teams and individuals for a workation in Klaipeda – the seaport of Lithuania. The official Workation Klaipeda‘19 season has ended but the organizers are questioning if the initiative should be seasonal.

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Sign language translator app created by Lithuanian students aims to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania students created a mobile app that allows translating sign language characters. The app is also an alternative way of text typing.

Sign language is expressed through movements and position of hands and other body parts, the University writes. Although hearing people often think that sign language is international, it has different grammar and lexicon in every language. Today’s market lacks systems that could recognise not only the sign alphabet but also other signs characteristic to the sign language.

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Lithuania presents 'digitised public services' in Germany

Vice-Minister of Economy and Innovation Elijus Čivilis is presenting Lithuania’s digital innovation initiatives and sharing experiences in Berlin on how to digitise services in the public sector. 

“Lithuania’s target no longer is electronic, but rather digitised public services,” Čivilis was quoted in a press release. “We are seeking to become a digital country based on a universal data platform that is able to create services for public authorities and businesses alike, as well as for the general public.”

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November 1-2 Lithuanian artist Akvilė Anglickaitė participates in the מנופים-אמנות עכשווית בירושלים - Manofim festival in Jerusalem with her instalation Ocean.
  |       Credits @ Jacob Laukaitis

Bunimovich chocolate factory that was once the pride of Vilnius

A big chocolate factory and four candy shops were once part of the business empire of the Bunimovich family in Vilnius. Today, a curious façade detail reminds of the venture of Tobias Bunimovich.

If you find yourself at the beginning of Gedimino Avenue, the main street of Vilnius, you may notice a group of bears eating chocolate on the building No 2A.

These façade sculptures were once decorations on the entrances to a chocolate shop. Victoria chocolate production was one of the business ventures of Israel Bunimovich, a wealthy Vilnius banker and philanthropist.

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Hotel in Vilnius succeeded in prestigious Surface Travel Awards

The 17th-century mansion-turned-hotel located in Vilnius Old Town was named the winner in the large international hotels’ category of this year’s Surface Travel Awards. The hotel was praised for being “a model for integrating historical authenticity with contemporary design.” 

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New documents reveal fate of Sugihara who saved Jews from Holocaust in Lithuania

Diplomat Chiune Sugihara, also known as the ‘Japanese Schindler’ who saved around 6,000 Jews in Lithuania, ended up finding a job at the upper house of the parliament in Tokyo, new documents reveal.

The Asahi Shimbun reported on Wednesday that after issueing the so-called ‘freedom visas’ to Lithuanian Jews for a transit to Japan, and therefore, a way to escape the approaching Holocaust, ended up returning to Japan in 1947 where he worked as a director in a documentation section until 1949.

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Ceremony of the State Funeral of the commanders and participants of the 1863-1864 uprising to be held on 22 November

Gediminas Hill reinforcement works, which began on 3 January 2017,  accidentally unearthed burials. Following the identification of the remains of the participants of the 1863-1864 uprising, executed in Lukiškės Square in Vilnius, the continued search led to the unearthing of the remains of 21 men. It was decided to hold a State Funeral ceremony for the commanders and fighters of the 1863-1864 uprising in cooperation with Poland, in exactly one month, i.e. 22 November. The reburial will take place at the Rasos Cemetery in Vilnius.

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October 26-27
Festival Zürich liest : Rimantas Kmita presents "Pietinia kronikas"

Lithuanian writer Rimantas Kmita and the translator of his novel "The Southside Chronicles" ("Pietinia kronikas") to German Markus Roduner participate at the festival Zürich liest October 26-27.

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October 27
Farewell of Kaunas old trolleybuses

It's time to pay farewell to good old Škodas. On this occassion, Kaunas municipality invites to an expo of the colourful trolleybuses under the sky.

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October 25
Climathon Vilnius 2019 – Become a Hero of the Future!

World’s biggest climate innovation movement is back! Our home planet is spinning closer and closer to exceeding the 1.5 degrees global warming temperature. Climate change (crisis!) is not just on our doorsteps, but has started entering our homes and cities.

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Botschaft der Republik Litauen / Lietuvos Respublikos ambasada Vokietijoje
1:47 PM - Oct 23, 2019

Der Berliner #Funkturm leuchtete gestern in den Farben der litauschen Flagge 💛💚❤️ Dazu noch ein Paar Eindrücke von dem Deutsch-Litauischen Partnerlandabend und der Begrüßungsrede von dem litauischen Außenminister Linas Linkevičius. 150 metrų aukščio Berlyno radijo bokštas vakar vakare sužibo Lietuvos vėliavos spalvomis! 🇱🇹 Taip pat dalinamės keletu akimirkų iš Smart Country Convention šalies partnerės Lietuvos vakaro, kuriame sveikinimo kalbą sakė užsienio reikalų ministras Linas Linkevičius. #sccon19 #litauen #partnerland #ekonominediplomatija #digitallithuania INFOBALT Versli Lietuva

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Lithuanian Solar Power Plants Installed in Georgia

From 21 October 2019, Lithuanian solar power plants started operating in three refugee camps in Georgia - Prezeti, Tsilkani and Tserovani.

The total installed solar power capacity is 127.8 kilowatt-hours, which will reduce electricity costs and CO2 emissions for the local population by as much as 97.5 ton per year. It will provide electricity to administrative and public buildings and will help to solve the problem of drinking water supply.

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Opening of an exhibition of the Royal Robes from Kingdom of Bhutan at the Palace of Grand Dukes

Vilnius, Lithuania
Photo credits @ Jurijus Azanovas / URM

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