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December 4, 2020            

Lithuania's Embassy in Armenia provided humanitarian aid to displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh

On 30 November, the Lithuanian Embassy in Armenia provided humanitarian assistance to Armenians affected by the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, in cooperation with the Armenian Red Cross Society and local regional authorities.

Food items kits were handed over to displaced families to meet the immediate needs of those, who had temporarily arrived in Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Free Lithuanian national visas for regime-persecuted Belarusians

On 2 December, the Government has decided to issue Lithuanian national visas free of charge to regime-persecuted Belarusians. The proposal was brought forward by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Acting Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius bids farewell to the EU Ambassadors, calls for maintaining focus on eastern neighbours

On 3 December, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius took part in an online discussion with the Ambassadors of the European Union to Lithuania. Linkevičius noted that the EU should provide pro-active support to eastern neighbours that were seeking democratic change.

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Lithuanian government paving way for wind turbine production in Klaipeda

With Lithuania planning to build wind farms in the Baltic Sea, the government on Wednesday took steps to set up infrastructure for turbine production, assembly and storage operations in the port of Klaipeda.

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Startup plans to reform Lithuanian healthcare system

A MedTech company is working on an application that is going to change the way people seek medical help. Fleming will enable people to contact doctors remotely on the same day. It will also contain personal medical information and create a possibility to monitor one’s health state with the help of artificial intelligence.

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Fintech startup Demivolt joins Lithuanian Fintech community, gains EMI license

Demivolt, a recently established payment services provider, has just received an Electronic Money Institution license from the Bank of Lithuania. The fully passportable license will allow Demivolt to provide corporate clients across the EU with a range of services – from payment initiation to foreign exchange transactions and international money transfers.

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The iDenfy team has developed an Immunity Passport

Last December, Europe had no idea how an unknown virus would fundamentally shake the global health sector and national economies. When the first wave of the Corona virus hit Lithuania in March 2020, the innovators from Kaunas Science and Technology Park rushed to develop solutions that would help businesses. One of them is the electronic immunity passport created by the iDenfy team.

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Bringing green investment to the Baltics – what will it take?

While in some countries, such as Sweden or Finland, green finance is often a priority when investing, consumers in the Baltic states are not as interested, according to a press release by FinTech hub Rockit.

"The Baltic consumer is very price-driven, as a result, one of the tasks of sustainable finance is to create incentives to move to more sustainable consumption and production patterns,” said Remy Salters, chief financial officer at Swedbank in Lithuania.

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Lighting up the main Christmas Tree in Vilnius     |       Credits @ Vilnius City Municipality

Researchers locate hideout of Lithuania's last anti-Soviet partisan

A bunker-hideout used by Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubūnas, Lithuania's last anti-Soviet partisan to die during fighting, has been located by the country's state-funded Genocide and Resistance Research Centre.

The bunker, built in 1960, was found at a homestead owned by Antanas Pinkevičius who was married to a sister of Kraujelis’ wife, according to the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (LGGRTC).

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“Kaunas 2022 Bus” Will Bring a Festive Mood to Kaunas Residents

This year, the Christmas season will be different: there will be no Christmas towns in the central city squares and some holiday habits, such as buying gifts or parties, will move to the virtual space. However, “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” team invites citizens to maintain festive spirit, because Christmas mood will come to the residents’ yards by Christmas bus.

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December 1 - January 7

Christmas Town Online

“Christmas in Vilnius” is the largest and most impressive festival of the capital of Lithuania.

In a midst of global pandemic, the most anticipated part of the festival - the Christmas Town - is going online. Don't miss out!

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