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November 8, 2019             

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Today we mark the day when 101 years ago the right for #women to #vote was written into the Lithuanian 🇱🇹 Constitut…

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Lithuanian deputy finance minister to be Ursula von der Leyen's economy adviser

Lithuania's Deputy Minister of Finance Miglė Tuskienė is tipped to become adviser to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the Finance Ministry has announced on Friday.

Tuskienė will advise the president of the next European Commission on economy.

“I am very glad and proud of the professional achievements and competences of my colleague that have brought benefits for our country and been acknowledged on the highest level,” Lithuania's Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka said in a statement.

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NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania
10:07 AM - Nov 5, 2019

IRON WOLF II 2019 has begun! The biggest exercise of 6th rotation kicked off Sunday afternoon with alarm and preparation for deployment, followed by one of the biggest road marches of the year from Rukla to Pabradė where the Iron Wolf exercise will take place. Roughly 5.000 soldiers from 🇧🇪🇨🇿🇩🇪🇳🇱🇳🇴 within eFP Battlegroup in Lithuania, soldiers from 🇱🇹 Iron Wolf Brigade and soldiers from 🇪🇪 🇵🇱🇵🇹🇬🇧🇺🇸 from eFP Estonia and eFP Poland, will test their skills, strength and expertise in action around the clock for the next two weeks! Make sure to follow us on Facebook for more photos and videos from Iron Wolf II 2019! #eFP #StrongTogether #WEARENATO

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Lithuanian and Czech Foreign Ministers agree to expand bilateral cooperation

“We are grateful to the Czech Republic for its significant contribution to strengthening security in our region. Czech troops joined NATO's enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania, which is led by the framework nation – Germany. The Czech Air Force is protecting the airspace of the Baltic states for the third time,” said L. Linkevičius in the meeting.

Lithuania and the Czech Republic have similar positions on items on the European agenda. Thus, the Foreign Ministers agreed to work closely on issues of interest relating to cohesion and the common agricultural policy.

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The multiannual financial framework discussed with the Finnish Prime Minister

During the working visit to Finland, President Gitanas Nausėda met with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne and Speaker of the Parliament Matti Vanhanen.

At the meeting with the Prime Minister of Finland, the President expressed Lithuania’s position on the EU agenda as member states actively discussed the multiannual financial framework and their opinions on the level of funding for strategic policies differed. Since Finland holds the Presidency of the Council of the EU, the President took the opportunity to remind of Lithuania’s position on the size and allocation of the EU budget.

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EU Agriculture: Food & Farming
2:00 PM - Nov 1, 2019

Lietuviškas varškės sūris is a Protected Geographical Indication cheese from Lithuania 🇱🇹🧀 Curd cheese made it possible for farmers to lay up provisions for the winter, when the cows usually dried up 🐄🐄❄ #EUQuality

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While other countries are waiting for big change, Lithuania became one of best examples

Growing pressure from society for more environmentally sustainable living governments and businesses start to talk more and more about the circular economy. The circular economy let to reuse different material for many times and reduce waste.

One of the promoters of the idea of the circular economy in Europe is the non-governmental organisation "Reloop Platform". Clarissa Morawski, the director of the NGO, shares her thoughts about the future of the circular economy and deposit system

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Do you recycle your plastic packaging waste ❓ 🚮 The highest recycling rates are in: 🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇨🇾 Cy…

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Western Union’s European Regional Operational Center in Lithuania Significant to Company’s Strategy

Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payment services, is implementing a new global strategy, in which its European Regional Operations Center (EUROC) in Vilnius will play a significant role. Furthermore, the Company is looking to hire an additional 300 professionals over the course of the next 18 months.

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Lithuanian exporters conquer the Chinese market by participating at the exhibition China International Import Expo 2019

Lithuanian companies are paving the way for export to China by participating for the second year in a row in China International Import  Expo 2019. On the 5th through 10th of November, 16 Lithuanian companies, participating in two national stands, are striving to distinguish themselves by the quality of Lithuanian goods which is highly appreciated by Chinese consumers, and to reap the maximum benefits from the country that began to actively expand its trade relations with the rest of the world.

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Vilnius iGEM
9:55 PM - Nov 4, 2019

🥇Džiaugiamės galėdami pranešti, jog šiemet iGEM konkurse laimėjome aukso medalį ir buvome nominuoti tarp geriausių komandų keturiose kategorijose: - TOP-5 geriausios fundamentinės mokslo pažangos - TOP-5 geriausios prezentacijos - TOP-6 geriausios naujos sudėtinės biologinės dalies - TOP-6 geriausio Wiki puslapio! Dėkojame visoms komandoms, su kuriomis teko varžytis, konkurso teisėjams, organizatoriams bei mūsų komandos rėmėjams! Džiaugiamės galimybe būti Giant Jamboree 2019 dalimi😊 —— 🥇We are more than happy to announce that this year our team has won Gold medals and was nominated among the best teams in the following categories: - TOP-5 in the best foundational advance - TOP-5 in the best presentation - TOP-6 in the best new composite part - TOP-6 in the best Wiki. We thank all the participating teams, judges and organizers! More than grateful to be a part of the Giant Jamboree 2019!😊

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New recording project by Mirga Gražinytė - Tyla to be released on November 15, following the music of Lithuanian composer Raminta Šerkšnytė       |       Credits @ Mirga Gražinytė - Tyla

What do we know about the pivotal family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania?

The Radziwills, or Radvilos, the most illustrious noble Lithuanian family, played a central role in the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. An exhibition in Vilnius celebrates the legacy of the Radziwills, about whom, paradoxically, most Lithuanians know quite little, a historian says.

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Restored first colour Lithuanian film has its world premiere in Washington

As Lithuanian films are receiving more and more recognition at international film festivals, the Lithuanian film heritage is also being screened in various programs. On November 3rd the world premiere of the first colour Lithuanian film “March! March! Tra-ta-ta!” (lit. Marš! Marš! Tra-ta-ta!, 1964) by dir. Raimondas Vabalas took place at National Gallery of Art in Washington. The film was restored specially for this occasion.

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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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Memoirs of 1863 uprising leader's wife to be presented in Lithuanian

As Lithuania prepares for a reburial ceremony of the 1863-1864 uprising leaders, the first Lithuanian-language edition of a memoir by Apolonia Sierakowska, the wife of one of the key commanders of the uprising, will be presented to the general public.

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Lithuanian government to fund search for partisan leader's remains

Lithuania's government has decided to fund a search for the remains of partisan leader Juozas Lukša-Daumantas in Kaunas, the country's second-biggest city.

Deputy Government Chancellor Deividas Matulionis says the exact sum of the funding will be set once the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania assesses the application.

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November 4-10
Gastronomy Week Lithuania

During the Gastronomy week of Lithuania, restaurants will open doors for everyone wishing to acknowledge higher level food culture, tendencies of gastronomy, craftsmanship of the chefs. Festival is organized by association of Lithuanian hotels and restaurants, head chefs and confectioners association. 

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November 13-17
Vilnius Mama Jazz

Vilnius Mama Jazz festival will take place 13th to 17th of November at Contemporary Art Centre (Vokiečių st. 2, Vilnius). Visitors will find there Main Stage performances, Showcase Stage performances, Vilnius Mama Jazz Margins panel discussions, conference, visual arts exhibition, record labels’ shops, reading room and many more attractions.

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November 8-18
European Film Forum Scanorama

One of the largest and most prominent international cultural film events in Lithuania that brings together over 40 000 film-fans each year. Every November we introduce a selection of highly regarded European films and best-pics from other continents.

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Lithuanian perish rededicates local 'hill of crosses'

On Oct. 27, the community of St. Peter Lithuanian Parish in South Boston rededicated its "hill of crosses," which has now stood for 15 years as a sign of parishioners' prayers, heritage, and enduring faith.

The hill is modeled after the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, Lithuania. During the Soviet occupation of Lithuania, pilgrims placed crosses on the hill in Siauliai as signs of their resistance to the atheist regime. The Soviets more than once bulldozed the hill to destroy the crosses, but the crosses returned in greater number each time. Lithuania regained its independence in 1991 but the Hill of Crosses has remained, and Pope St. John Paul II visited the site in 1993.

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Highlight of the Week
Professor Vytautas Landsbergis congratulating Lithuanian diplomatic service on the National Day of Diplomats

Vilnius, Lithuania
Photo credits @ Jurijus Azanovas / URM

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