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June 19, 2020            


Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius reading names of tens of thousands of those forcefully deported, imprisoned and perished in the hands of the oppressors

L. Linkevičius: Baltic states and Poland will continue to coordinate actions

On 15 June in Vilnius, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Poland met to discuss mutual cooperation and actions to further ease restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lithuania demonstrates leadership by offering a strategic vision for the Eastern Partnership region

President Gitanas Nausėda took part in a video conference of leaders of the EU member states and the Eastern Partnership countries to discuss priorities and directions of the EU Eastern Partnership policy. The leaders of the EU institutions, the member states and the heads of the Eastern Partnership countries participated in the video conference.

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Ina Marciulionytė nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, announced today senior appointments in the European External Action Service (EEAS) in headquarters: 

Ina MARCIULIONYTE has been nominated as Head of the EU Delegation to the Lao People's Democratic Republic. She is currently Ambassador of Lithuania to China, Thailand, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

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Inga Stanytė-Toločkienė: “Lithuania has never implemented a similar project before”

The Lithuanian medical team comprised of 8 medical workers and 3 experts will arrive in Armenia on June 19. Mediamax has asked the Lithuanian Ambassador to Armenia Inga Stanytė-Toločkienė to tell how this decision was made.

Two years ago, the Armenian people went to the streets to demand change, democratic reforms, they demanded to put an end to systemic corruption. These developments have prompted Lithuania, along with many donors, to step up its engagement, to much more intensively share Lithuania’s own (rather recent) experience of transformation and thus to support reform process in Armenia.

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Kaunas and Vilnius ranked high for cost-effectiveness in a new list of
'Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21'!        |      Credits @ Invest Lithuania

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is on an Innovation Hunt

As of right now, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania uses EKODB system in its activities. This system is used to manage and exchange information between institutions participating in economic diplomacy – Lithuanian diplomatic agencies, ministries, and other state institutions.

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Lithuania – a global leader in artificial intelligence. Is it possible?

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing exponentially. AI innovations are expected to contribute a significant share of the future global economy. The USA, China and the EU are fiercely competing for the global leadership in this field. Is there a chance for Lithuania to enter the race and surprise everyone by taking the lead?

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Vilnius From A Different View - The Art Of Flying       |       Credits @ Martas Tankevicius

Vilnius to turn into open-air art gallery

To help artists affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Lithuanian capital Vilnius will turn into an open-air gallery. The Roofless Art initiative invites 100 artists to exhibit their works on billboards all across the city centre, said the press release by Vilnius municipality.

The project will also feature an online gallery with artwork that will not make it onto one of the billboards.

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Midsummer in Kaunas – Where’s the Party at?

In Lithuania, the summer solstice and the bloom of nature have been celebrated for hundreds of years.

Midsummer, also called Feast of Saint John the Baptist, Summer Solstice, St. John’s Feast Day or Joninės, Kupolės, Rasos in Lithuanian, is one of the oldest traditional festivities held in many countries and centred upon the summer solstice.

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Lithuanian archaeologists discovered secrets of Bronze Age farmers

High in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan, archaeologists from Vilnius University discovered the strongest evidence yet for early and intensive farming of grain crops initially domesticated in the Fertile Crescent of southwest Asia. This research illuminates how the earliest food globalization processes unfolded during a time when the web of organized trade routes, known as the Silk Road, was still thousands of years away.

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Stumbling stones. Ilgovskis brothers, the developer tycoons of interwar Kaunas

The twin brothers Dovydas Ilgovskis and Gedalis Ilgovskis were the biggest construction tycoons of interwar Lithuania.

The company they founded in 1921 built some of the most iconic buildings in Kaunas, the then capital of Lithuania, and across the country.

The two Ilgovskis were so influential that the Kaunas society would often joke: “Lithuania is being run by the Chodakauskaitė sisters and the Ilgovskis brothers” – comparing them to the wives of the country's president and prime minister.

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June 23
Joninės. Magic edition.

One of the elements of the 19th-century Kaunas Fortress has been revived by the local community and serves not only as an excellent example of fortification but as a place to be together and create new traditions.

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Highlight of the Week
First Hot Air Ballon championship in Vilnius after three months of Quarantine

Photo credits @ Julius Venskus/Go Vilnius

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