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The President: Brexit deal has what we expected

President Gitanas Nausėda is attending the European Council meeting which endorsed the Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. For final implementation, the deal needs to be ratified by the European and British parliaments.

According to Gitanas Nausėda, the agreement reached is good news for EU member states. “The European Union has unanimously agreed that the withdrawal deal will provide for a constructive Brexit scenario, which will ensure the interests of the entire European Union, including Lithuania. It is critical for Lithuania to maintain dynamic relations with the United Kingdom in the areas of security, defense, finance, economic cooperation, and trade. The agreement – if ratified by the European and British parliaments – is also important because it will safeguard the rights of Lithuanian nationals living in the United Kingdom,” the President said.

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Partnerships are at the Core of Modern Deterrence

How does a state achieve effective deterrence? Lithuania provides an example.

Deterrence has always been a crucial element in ensuring one’s security. In classic international relations literature, punishment and denial are described as drivers of effective deterrence. Yet, the intent of this article is not to delve into theories but to offer a practical view on deterrence as a reflection of the author’s time as deputy defence minister of Lithuania and as an incentive to reimagine the concept.

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Lithuanian and Egyptian Foreign Ministers meet in Vilnius

On 16 October in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. The meeting discussed bilateral political and economic cooperation, and the political and security situation in the Middle East and Africa.

“We are delighted that bilateral cooperation has intensified in recent years. It is also important to strengthen the legal framework for our cooperation. We appreciate Egypt's active and constructive effort aimed at mediating and seeking political solutions in conflict-affected regions,” said the Minister L. Linkevičius.

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Minister of Defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Rukla, Lithuania
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Invest Lithuania
10:29 AM - Oct 14, 2019

Lithuania’s tax system has been rated one of the most competitive in the world, according to a new report from leading US tax policy non-profit, the Tax Foundation. The country comes 4th in the International Tax Competitiveness Index 2019, ahead of major European competitors such as Switzerland (5th), Ireland (17th) and the UK (25th). The index tracks the global economies with the most favourable corporate tax rates, as well as the ease with which companies can adhere to tax law. Read more at Forbes: Consider Lithuania:

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“Digital Explorers” at the Forefront of EU - Africa Digital Partnership

On October 15, “Digital Explorers” programme was officially launched in Vilnius, Lithuania. It started with the first batch of 15 thoroughly selected young Nigerian ICT specialists, who will spend the next year in 7 Lithuanian perfect-match ICT companies. Aiming to connect Nigeria and Lithuania for cooperation in information and communication technologies (ICT), “Digital Explorers” programme facilitates career advancement journeys of Nigerian ICT talents, at the same time, giving Lithuanian companies a chance to familiarize with business development opportunities in Africa and peculiarities of attracting international talents.

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Klaipėda Free Economic Zone scores high on Financial Times rankings

Klaipėda Free Economic Zone (FEZ) earned four awards in the annual Free Zones of the Year ranking, released by fDi Intelligence, a foreign direct investment publication part of the the Financial Times.

In the 2019 rankings, the Klaipėda FEZ received awards for expansions, local transport improvements, workforce amenities and the FlexStart manufacturing building, according to Klaipėda FEZ press release.

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Welcome remarks by Vytautas Vasiliauskas at the Economics conference Labour Market in the 21st Century:The Way Forward

"According to Eurostat data and taking into account differences in prices, before the crisis Lithuania’s GDP per capita amounted to a meagre 60% of the EU average. Today, we have reached more than 80% of the Community’s average. Of course, GDP per capita is not a perfect indicator of well-being. Nonetheless, we cannot deny it – convergence is progressing. With household income growing at a faster rate than the overall price level, this process is felt by an increasingly larger fraction of society. And this is the good news. "

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Art et culture de Lituanie en France
8:07 AM - Oct 15, 2019

DANSE CONTEMPORAINE ⚜️⚜️ [FR] Dans le cadre de la FIAC (program de la performance, Parades for FIAC 2019!) – danseuse et chorégraphe lituanienne Lora Juodkaitė, qui accompagne depuis plusieurs années le travail Rachid Ouramdane. Connue pour sa pratique vertigineuse et exceptionnelle de la giration, la danseuse tourne sur elle-même depuis l’enfance. Ce rituel quotidien la transporte dans un état second. La performance "À Coté du réel", au Musée du Louvre, cour Marly (entrée Richelieu), dimanche 20 octobre, à 14h ! [LT] ⚔️ Vienos svarbiausių šiuolaikinių meno mugių, FIAC programoje – lietuvių šokėjos ir choreografės Loros Juodkaitės performansas „Greta realybės“, sukurtas kartu su choreografu Rachidu Ouramdane, su kuriuo Lora Juodkaitė kuria nebe pirmą spektaklį. Ši reta proga šį sekmadienį, spalio 20 d. 14 val. Kviečiame! [EN] 💛 Lithuanian contemporary dancer and choreographe Lora Juodkaitė is performing in the piece by a renowned choreographer Rachid Ouramdane, called "À Coté du réel". On the 20th of October at 2 p.m. at the Louvre museum, as a part of the FIAC performance program Parades for FIAC.

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The story of a real Dr. Dolittle in Jewish Vilna

As Lithuania gears up to mark 2020 as the year of the Vilna Gaon and the History of the Jews of Lithuania, LRT English together with Vilnius University and Jewish Heritage Lithuania bring you a series of stories exploring Litvak history.

Born in Vilnius, Doctor Tsemakh Shabad (1864-1935) spent almost his entire life in this city, taking care of the ill and eventually becoming a prototype for a popular children’s story character, the Eastern European Dr. Dolittle.

His life was an inspiration to many, not least the writer Korney Chukovsky (1882-1969). He created the popular children’s stories character Doctor Aibolit (1925) whose prototype, according to the author, was none other than Doctor Shabad.

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Mermaid Physics: The Myths of Emilija Škarnulytė

In dreamy films and submerging environments, the artist Emilija Škarnulytė plunges us through the passages between worlds. With camera in hand, she gazes through what we’ve done and where we’re going, offering visions of what creatures will come after and what our ruins might look like to them, the wonder they might have over our magic and ego, our power and hubris, the mysteries of a planet scarred and just possibly healed.

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Lithuania to decide on establishing Ethnic Minority Council

Lithuania's government is set to hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the need to establish an Ethnic Minority Council.

The government's vice chancellor Deividas Matulionis says the council, in cooperation with ethnic minority communities, would coordinate economic policies in southeastern Lithuania, as well as other important issues.

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Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipėda set to Host The FIFA Futsal World Cup 2020™

Kaunas, Vilnius and Klaipėda have been confirmed as the Host Cities for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™, the first-ever FIFA competition to be hosted in Lithuania.

The tournament will kick off on 12 September 2020 and the successors of the current FIFA Futsal World Cup™ champions Argentina will be crowned on 4 October. The venues are Žalgirio Arena in Kaunas, Siemens Arena in Vilnius and Švyturys Arena in Klaipėda.

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Running to treat PTSD, Lithuanian Major Gediminas Grinius  - #WeAreNATO      |    Credits @ NATO

Until October 19
International Singing Poetry Festival "Tai Aš"

The only international event of this sort across Central, Eastern and North-Eastern Europe, uniting three countries - Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, with singing poetry and bard music.

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October 16 - November 6
New Modern Art Installations in Unexpected Spaces around Vilnius

Eleven unexpected spaces around Vilnius will become home for new modern art installations for three weeks, as a part of new exhibition at the gallery AV17.

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Kaunas 2022
9:58 AM - Oct 10, 2019

ATSKLEIDŽIAMAS MITINIO KAUNO ŽVĖRIES PAVIDALAS 👀 | Image of the Mythical Beast of Kaunas revealed | #kaunas2022 Ilgai laukto Kaunas 2022 mitinio Žvėries pavidalo konkursas įvyko ir komisija paskelbė nugalėtoją! Atsižvelgiant ir į viešo balsavimo socialiniame tinkle rezultatus, juo tapo Dariaus Petreikio sukurtas atvaizdas. Kaip pastebi Mitinio žvėries platformos kuratorius ir idėjos sumanytojas Rytis Zemkauskas, šis Žvėris yra tikras kaunietis – šiuolaikiškas, kampuotas, turi daug energijos, o jame sudėti visi Kauno legendų atgarsiai. Piešiniuose atsispindi avangardinis tauro idėjos vystymas. Žvėris gali tapti Kauno Nese – pritraukti turistų ir teigiamai atsiliepti regiono ekonomikai. Jau artimiausiu metu pasirodys Žvėries pasakų knyga, o vėliau jo atvaizdas pasirodys įvairiuose kontekstuose. Kultūros sostinės komanda tikisi, kad mitinį Kauno žvėrį pamils visi: ir vaikai, ir suaugusieji 💗 Plačiau apie autoriui kilusią idėją ir naująjį Žvėries pavidalą: _ _ _ _ _ The long awaited Kaunas 2022 contest for the image of the mythical Beast of Kaunas was finally held and the jury announced the winner. The winning image was created by Darius Petreikis. As the curator of Kaunas 2022 Mythical Beast platform and the creator of the idea Rytis Zemkauskas observes, this Beast is a real Kaunasian – modern, angular, has a lot of energy and contains all the echoes of Kaunas legends. The drawings reflect the avant-garde development of the idea of ​​aurochs. The Beast could become the Loch Ness monster of Kaunas – attracting tourists and positively contributing to the region's economy. The fairy-tale book about the Beast is coming soon, and later on its image will appear in various contexts.

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Mexican gave up profitable bakery business to live in Vilnius

Manuel Palacios from Mexico City gave up a profitable bakery business in the heart of Mexico City to study and live in Vilnius.

Having some German ancestry (his great grandmother was Elher), he felt the desire to leave his native Mexico and live in Vilnius, Lithuania. „ I know that there is something here in Europe that is for me. I feel it,“ says the artistic, piano-playing student.

- What did you know about Vilnius before coming?

- I didn‘t know much. I started looking at YouTube videos. I wasn‘t expecting really anything. It seemed like a very nice country with very beautiful girls (he smiles). I wanted to see what the city where I will live, looked like. I know it‘s a big challenge because I don‘t speak the language yet.

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Highlight of the Week
Minister Linas Linkevičius met with Egyptian Minister of Foreing Affairs Sameh Shoukry

Vilnius, Lithuania
Photo credits @ Jurijus Azanovas / URM

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