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March 6, 2020            

L. Linkevičius: We support Euro-Atlantic integration of North Macedonia and Albania, and call for further reform

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited Skopje, North Macedonia, and the Albanian capital of Tirana together with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Poland,Latvia, and the Undersecretary for European Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

The Foreign Ministers expressed their strong support for the EU aspirations of North Macedonia and Albania, and discussed the countries’ progress, possible practical support, the political situation in the region of the Western Balkans, met with the representatives of the academic community of Skopje and Tirana, discussed the challenges of the Euro-Atlantic integration of North Macedonia and Albania, and shared the EU accession experience of the Baltic states and Poland.

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Six EU countries to join Lithuanian-led cyber force

Six European countries are signing an agreement on Wednesday to create the Lithuanian-led European Union Cyber Rapid Response Teams (CRRTs).

Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, the Netherlands and Romania will sign the agreement memorandum in Zagreb during an informal meeting of EU defence ministers, Vita Ramanauskaitė, an adviser to Lithuanian Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis, told BNS.

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The #NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroups are multinational and  combat-ready. They demonstrate the cohesion of the Alliance as well as  the strength of the transatlantic bond. Proving their interoperability,  they are training together every day.

|              Credits @ NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania

Third military technology creative camp invites engineering and cybersecurity lovers

The first hackathon this year and the third one in total, defence and technology development camp DELTA1 will take place at Juozas Vitkus Engineer Battalion of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Kaunas. Scientists, inventors, fans of the military and experts of numerous areas will be developing innovative solutions for defence and the Armed Forces of Lithuania through the weekend on April 3–5. Monetary prizes will be awarded for the best creations. This year the focus is on military engineering, cybersecurity, communication and IT solutions.

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Ex-EU commissioner Andriukaitis to become WHO's special envoy for Europe

Lithuania's former European Commissioner Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis is about to take office as the World Health Organization's special envoy for the European region.

"I'm already involved in this work. I've made my first trips to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. I'll hold the position of the WHO special envoy for the European region," Andriukaitis told BNS.

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Invest Lithuania
8:16 AM - Mar 6, 2020

Ten companies from Lithuania feature among's list of the 1,000 Fastest Growing Companies in Europe 2020! The FT1000 list is a showcase of Europe’s most nimble and innovative companies – and the strong showing of Lithuanian businesses is another demonstration of Lithuania's maturing business environment. Discover why an increasing number of businesses are choosing Lithuania:

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These startups helped position Lithuania among largest fintech hubs in Europe

The Lithuanian fintech sector has grown considerably in 2019 with a remarkable growth of 24% in terms of the overall number of companies, claims the annual Fintech Landscape in Lithuania report. Going by the same, there are 210 fintechs and 102 issued licenses that make the country the second-largest fintech hub in Europe.

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The Luxury of Living in Klaipėda – Time

When choosing a place to live, many young people in Lithuania make the choice among the three largest cities. There is a noticeable trend that an increasing number of young families are choosing the life by the sea – the life in Klaipėda. When talking to the people who have made the move from Vilnius to Klaipėda, one can often hear that Klaipėda is a big city with the benefits of a small town. Here, you spend less time in the traffic jams and more time with your loved ones.

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On March 11, 1990, the Supreme Council (Parliament) of Lithuania declared the
re-establishment of the sovereign powers of the Republic of Lithuania
|              Credits @ Lietuvos valstybės naujasis archyvas

Beyond the beach of doom: what made Lithuania the world champions of art?

Holidaymakers lounge on an indoor beach, stretching out on towels and slathering one another in suncream. They play sudoku, fret and sing, while around them kids run among the supine pale bodies. There are ice creams, there is lassitude and threat. We catch the sunbathers’ thoughts and anxieties in song, as the imminence of ecological doom grows ever closer.

This was Sun and Sea (Marina) at last year’s Venice Biennale, which won Lithuania the international art show’s prestigious Golden Lion. The audience looked down on the work from above and even more people queued outside, as word got round that this was the one thing in the biennale not to be missed.

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First solo exhibition by Julijonas Urbonas’ Planet of People opened at Collective Edinburgh

Planet of people, the most recent project by Julijonas Urbonas, was launched, at Collective’s City Dome exhibition space in Edinburgh on the 29th of February.

The exhibition, open for visitors until the 8th of May, is shown as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival 2020, which will take place 4-19th of April. After showing at Collective, the project will be presented at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 where Urbonas has been selected to represent Lithuania.

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March 6-8
Kaziukas' Fair 2020

Kaziukas Fair takes place annually on the weekend closest to Saint Casimir‘s Day (4 March).  Kaziukas Fair takes place in the heart of Vilnius. Hundreds of stands and stalls featuring our finest crafts and folk art fill Gediminas Avenue, Šventaragio, T. Vrublevskio, B. Radvilaitės, Maironio, Vokiečių and Pilies Streets.

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March 23
Dance-off against bullying

During the month of March, children help line "Vaikų Linija" and Vilnius City dance theatre "Low Air" invites to join the month against bullying initiative and dance-off.

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The Sound of Freedom

30 years ago, on 11 March, the news about the restored independence of Lithuania spread throughout the world. Music and the ‘Singing Revolution’ were key drivers for conveying freedom messages. Believe in Freedom playlist reflects our path to freedom and represents new generation musicians.

Foreigners working in Kaunas: attracted by English communication and corporate culture

Companies in Kaunas are not only looking for talents locally, they often attract motivated foreigners who want to work in IT. Those arriving from various corners of the world admit that Kaunas appeals to them due to its rapidly growing IT sector with many opportunities, companies’ environment that encourages growth and fluently English-speaking locals.

Hostinger, a global web development platform and hosting company, currently employs people from the United States, Cyprus, Macedonia, and Turkey at the Kaunas office: three of them share the stories that brought them to Kaunas.

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Highlight of the Week
Moment from opening of an art exhibition about 100 Women who Created Lithuania

Photo credits @ Gabrielė Niekytė/URM

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