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November 29, 2019             

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Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Lithuanian Embassies across the world commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women #OrangetheWorld       |
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First time ever Lithuania got elected to Executive Council of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

On 27 November, Lithuania's candidacy for the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the 2020-2022 period was unanimously approved at the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Lithuanian-led EU cyber force readies for deployment

Lithuanian-led EU’s Cyber Rapid Reaction Team (CRRT) is preparing for its first rotation to protect the union’s cyberspace as part of the EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).

The team, which includes experts from Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, and Lithuania, trained to carry out defensive cybersecurity operations – assess hostile actions in cyberspace, detect and identify cyber threats, prevent and neutralise potential cyber attacks.

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Lithuania is prepared to assist Ukraine in its efforts to achieve competitiveness in the regional market

President Gitanas Nausėda welcomed participants of the Lithuanian-Ukrainian Economic Forum held at the Presidential Palace to discuss economic cooperation prospects between the two countries. The business forum attended by more than one hundred businesses was organized during the official visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to Lithuania.|

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1863 - 1864 Uprising, drawing by Artur Grottger

Why 1863 uprising is relevant in the 21st century

The beautiful reburial ceremony for the commanders and participants of the 1863–1864 uprising has revealed more than it may appear at first glance.

Awareness of the occupier was alive not just among the nobility, but among the Lithuanian-speaking peasantry as well. But there is more to it, something well-captured in the emotional speech by Polish President Andrzej Duda:

“In our countries, we continue to discover nameless death pits [with] the anti-Soviet partisans murdered by the red regime. Today, we also remember them, [as well as] the Polish ‘doomed-indomitable soldiers’, the Lithuanian ‘forest brothers’ and others.

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Lithuanian Dream Podcast
9:36 AM - Nov 20, 2019

Check out our new episode on Lithuania's role in the EU: Ruta Naujokaite interviews Lithuanian Ambassador to the EU Jovita Neliupsiene. Užsienio reikalų ministerija Global Lithuanian Leaders

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9:17 AM - Nov 28, 2019

Vinted, a Lithuanian online used-clothing retailer, has raised €128 million euros (roughly $140 million) in a funding round that valued it at more than €1 billion, making it the small Baltic nation’s first tech unicorn. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and joined by prior backers such as Sprints Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Accel and Burda Principal Investments. #vinted #funding #latestagefunding #eutech #bloominglate #lithuania

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Norway's manufacturing services provider to invest additional EUR 4-5 mln in Ukmerge

Norwegian company Stafa Industrier plans to invest additional 4-5 million euros into its industrial park in the Lithuanian city of Ukmerge and plans to build a production building.

According to the company's CEO Jon Ragnar Westby, the plans are part of the group's expansion plan. "The building could house companies looking for production or storage spaces."

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Fintech market leaders from around the world gather in Vilnius

Fintech Inn, the largest financial technology (fintech) conference in the Baltic and Nordic countries, opened in Vilnius; this year it will be a record with over 3,000 participants, representing more than 500 companies from around the world. Organizers of the conference say that these figures show that Lithuania is visible and known on the world map of Fintech, and, that the chosen direction of financial technologies is relevant and necessary.

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Lithuania is making it more convenient for #Fintech companies to launch innovative products and services across the EU        |           Credits @ Invest Lithuania

Klaipeda FEZ – The Spine of the Western Lithuanian Economy

Companies operating out of the Klaipeda FEZ have earned 1.2 billion EUR and exported products worth 610 million last year. Even though these statistics are the sum of the effort from all 34 FEZ companies, it still makes the zone the biggest employer in the region, the biggest foreign direct investment magnet of the city and the county, as well as a significant contributor to the country-wide economic statistics.

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Survey Shows Žalgirio Arena as the Leader in Baltic Region

Novelty and spaciousness are two advantages that many event-goers address about Žalgirio Arena.

Known for its lush forests, record-setting internet speeds and, of course, basketball, Lithuania has become a hot destination for business and tourism alike in recent years. The nation of merely 3 million people is more and more often looked at as the destination for various international exhibitions, spectacular concerts and world-class sporting events, and there is certainly no better place for it all than Žalgirio Arena.

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Kernavė, Where the Only King of Lithuania Was Crowned

Lithuania was one of the most powerful states in Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages and as a result, has a rich history and culture . At this time, the capital city was Kernavė, which today is an extensive archaeological site. Although the city was abandoned many years ago, the remains have been turned into an archaeological park in recent years. In 2004 it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Vilnius seeks to have the prettiest Christmas tree in Europe

Vilnius is preparing to launch its Christmas season with a tree that, according to the mayor, will be the prettiest in Europe.

The five-week festival 'Christmas in Capital 2019' will kick off on Saturday, November 30, with the lighting of two Christmas trees in Vilnius, in Cathedral Square and Town Hall Square.

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Portugal’s documentary festival tribute to documentary maker Stonys

This year Portugal’s documentary festival “Porto/Post/Doc” will pay special attention to Lithuanian documentary filmmaker Audrius Stonys. The festival goers will be able to watch director’s retrospective and other Lithuanian films that influenced his work. In total 14 Lithuanian films will be screened at the festival. Stonys will also attend the festival.

Stonys is considered to be one of the most creative and productive Lithuanian directors. His works belong to the genre of poetic documentaries.

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Hurry up to try these trolleybuses

While waiting for the new trolleybuses to arrive in Kaunas, nearly 100 old trolleybuses were turned into a mobile street art exhibition that is counting its last days. Everyone who has visited Kaunas in 2019 has noticed the moving art.

“Street art is an important part of Kaunas identity. It is especially exciting that nowadays artists have a lot of space to realize their ideas and to colour the city with unusual works. It is also interesting to observe the reactions of Kaunas residents and city guests as they see the exhibit passing by,” stated Kaunas Vice-Mayor Andrius Palionis.

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November 27 - 29
Sharp Decisions Week

TGS Baltic #SharpDecisionsWeek, free-of-charge events on brave business leaders‘ decisions.

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November 29 - December 1
Book Weekend at Pavilijonas

Alternative book festival, gathering independent publishers, artists and writers under a single roof, giving a chance to present the best works of the year.

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November 30
Creative Shock International Social Business Conference 2019

Wondering what is the Equation for Impact? Come and find out at ISM University of Management and Economics on 30th of November. There will be 6 social business experts to ensure that you wouldn't miss out on any important detail, that would prevent you from using the right formula.

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Čikagos lietuviai šventiniame Padėkos dienos parade        |
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Protest of University Lectors

Vilnius, Lithuania
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