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October 9, 2020            

POLITICS
Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius discussed the situation in Belarus with the Greens Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius presented Lithuania’s position towards Belarus to the Greens Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag and answered their questions.

The Foreign Minister highlighted the need to find ways to support the Belarusian civil society, which suffered from repression.

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Monument to partisan leader, Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, unveiled



On 6 October 2020, at the Pantheon of the State Leaders in the Antakalnis Cemetery, a ceremony was held to unveil the tombstone monument dedicated to Adolfas Ramanauskas codenamed Vanagas (Eagle), Signatory to the 16 February 1949 Declaration of the Council of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania, Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania (LLKS), and Head of State of Lithuania who had fought against the Soviet occupation.


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BUSINESS & SCIENCE
Lietuvos Paštas takes a step towards electrification


Lithuanian postal operator Lietuvos paštas has leased two new 100% Volkswagen Crafter electric vans for use in the centre of Vilnius. 

The vans will be used to deliver items to post offices and sometimes to customers. Two charging stations have been installed in Lietuvos paštas's new logistics centre specifically for these vehicles. 


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The European Commission has provided unprecedented support for the second stage of the project to synchronize the Baltic countries’ power grids with that of continental Europe, Lithuania’s Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas has said


The Commission has allocated 720 mln euros for the second stage of the synchronization project, including 301 mln euros for Lithuania. 

“This support is truly unprecedented, not a single project has ever been granted such level of support from the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) until now. Also, it is extremely pleasing that we have got the support of such intensity – at the maximum co-financing rate of 75%,” the minister said at a news conference on Friday.

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Lithuania to build one of the largest battery parks in the world


Lithuania will build one of the largest battery storage systems in the world by the end of 2021, its energy minister told Reuters, to ensure smooth supply of power as it disconnects from the Russian-controlled grid.


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CULTURE & HISTORY
Pulse: a project to enliven the Kaunas Ninth Fort Monument


The act by Alexandra Pirici is choreographed for a group of up to 50 performers and will take place in the open-air area of ​​the monument to the victims of Nazism of Kaunas Ninth Fort.

The project is dedicated to the enlivenment of the monument to the victims of Nazism of Kaunas Ninth Fort created by sculptor Alfonsas Vincentas Ambraziūnas (1933-2020). The act is choreographed for a group of up to 50 performers and will take place in the open-air area of ​​the monument.



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Top 8 Fun Things to Do in Vilnius



While exploring the Baltics, we quickly came to the conclusion that we were travelling through one of the most underrated corners of Europe. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania don’t get nearly the amount of tourists that they deserve. And if people travel here, they will stick to Tallinn and maybe Riga.

But what about Vilnius?


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October 7-18
Inconvenient Films 2020


INCONVENIENT FILMS is an international competitive human rights documentary film festival, largest in the region, taking place exclusively online this year.


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Highlight of the Week
Lithuanians line-up for early voting in the Parliamentary Elections 2020

Vilnius
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