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October 11, 2019             

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Yesterday FM @LinkeviciusL welcomed his Swedish colleague @AnnLinde. #Lithuania 🇱🇹 and #Sweden 🇸🇪 are very close pa…

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Minister Linas Linkevičius met with Ukrainian troops undergoing treatment in Lithuania

On October 9, Minister Linas Linkevičius met with the Ukrainain delegation from the region of Dnipropetrovsk, lead by the deputy head of regional administration Volodymyr Yurchenko. Ukrainian troops who are currently undergoing treatment in Lithuania were also present. 

Every year, Lithuania welcomes 50 troops from Ukraine for treatment and rehabilitation. 

During their visit, the delegation expressed their interest in learning from good practices of Lithuania in establishing centers of psychological-social rehabilitation.

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President's speech at the conference of Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation

"There is not a single energy minister or business leader here, I presume, who would not have a deep interest in transatlantic energy cooperation. It has never been more important, especially for those countries that have seen energy resources being used against them as a geopolitical weapon. I believe that the P-TEC initiative offers a way out of this state of long-standing insecurity."

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Henley Index: Lithuanian passport listed among TOP10 most powerful

It's been a two-horse race this year to be named the world's most powerful passport, with both top contenders in Asia. Now, as we enter the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore have held onto their position as the world's most travel-friendly passports. That's the view of the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country's travel document affords. 

Lithuanian passport has been listed among TOP-10 world's most powerful passports to hold.

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Lithuania proposes to re-elect Dalia Leinartė to UN gender equality body

Lithuania has proposed that Dalia Leinartė, professor at Vytautas Magnus University, be re-elected to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Leinartė was first elected to CEDAW in 2012 and was approved for a second term in 2016. She became the committee's vice-chairwoman in 2015 and served as its chair between 2017 and 2018.

Leinartė is a member of the editorial board of the Gender Studies and Research magazine. She served as director of the Gender Studies Centre at Vilnius University between 2000 and 2017. In 2018, Apolitical, a global network of public servants, named her as one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world.

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Vilnius wins bid to host the 14th European conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons
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Lithuanian scientists contributed to creating the record-breaking solar cell

Tandem perovskite-CIGS solar cells, produced as a result of the collaboration between Lithuanian and German researchers, have reached an efficiency of 23.26 percent, which currently is a world record value in this type of cells. One reason for the success lies in the cell’s intermediate layer of organic molecules: they self-assemble to cover even rough semiconductor surfaces. The self-assembling materials were synthesised at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania.

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Programmers from Lithuania recognized worldwide

Currently, one of the most dynamic markets in the world is the Information Technology market. According to the business sector experts, this sector is now experiencing a golden age in Lithuania. The demand for IT specialists in Lithuania is constantly increasing, more and more students choose IT-related programmes in universities, companies provide conditions for specialists for further training and skill development

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Germany's Continental plans biggest manufacturing investment in Lithuania in 20 years

The German automotive parts manufacturer Continental is opening a factory near Kaunas, Lithuania. The company's planned 95-million-euro investment is the biggest in Lithuania's manufacturing sector over the last two decades.

Continental plans to invest 95 million euros into the plant over the coming five years and create a thousand jobs. At the moment, the company employs 170 people, according to data from Sodra.

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Arte e Cultura Lituana in Italia
12:31 PM - Oct 7, 2019

Kristina Inciuraite, sabato 12 ottobre al MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo La performance è a numero chiuso (non oltre 55 posti seduti e qualche altra manciata in piedi) e non si potrà accedere nella sala durante l’azione, quindi si consiglia la prenotazione a questo indirizzo: Ci vediamo sabato e ringraziamo: Latitudo - Art Projects AlbumArte

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Sharing biscuits with wild dogs on a 2,500km hike from Vilnius to Tbilisi

Niko Amirgulašvili was born into a Georgian family in Lithuania and often jokingly calls himself Georgia's ambassador. To celebrate his double heritage, Niko decided to make a journey from Vilnius to Tbilisi – on foot.

“When I'm in Lithuania, everyone asks me about life in Georgia and when I'm there, I'm being asked about life in Lithuania,” Niko tells LRT TV programme ‘Labas rytas, Lietuva’.

As an ambassador of sorts, it's his duty to build bridges, he thought, and why not incorporate his favourite activity, hiking? And so Niko set out on a 2,500-kilometre journey from Vilnius to Tbilisi, on foot.

Lithuania and Georgia enjoy very close relations and also share a determination to resist Moscow's influence, and Lithuania vocally supported Georgia during the 2008 war with Russia.

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Lithuanian events at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

"It is often said that in the age of globalisation everything is becoming uniform and that national literatures are beginning to lose its significance. You can decide for yourselves if that is really the case," claims the booklet presenting all events and Lithuanian authors of fiction and non-fiction that will be participating in the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 on October 18-19.

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Animated Buses by Artur Shirin in Kaunas, Lithuania

Hand-painting 5 old “Škoda” trolleybuses in the city centre, the Lithuanian street-artist created a series of animated murals that feature some of his signature illustrative imagery. Each theme is based on old items from Kaunas city that used to be produced locally. One animated artwork consists of 12 hand-painted frames.

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Lithuanian artist PENCIL MOOD (Anna Pavlova) shares tips on how to create comics
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October 20
Vintage Bazaar Kaunas

Don't throw away, re-use, re-sell, re-gift!

Everybody in love with curious and unique props and ready to create vitage atmosphere in the heart of Kaunas are meeting at the Žalgiris arena. Everybody, who has something to sell are welcomed here - as well as those in love with antiques, vinnils and would love to get taken back in time.

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October 19
Public Safety Day

Would you like to get closer to the intensive and challenging day of firefighters, police officers and  Lithuanian Gendarmerie? Saturday is going to be a perfect chance to ask all burning question to the professionals of the field.

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October 17-24
Citytelling festival

Kaunas and Kaunas District are full of stories. They are dramatic, weird or comic. Sometimes they are sad and controversial. Stories fill the streets of the city and the little towns around, their empty windows, squares and houses. Stories make our environment alive, authentic, and unique, and we dream about them wherever we are.

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Sienos prisimena / Walls that remember
9:57 AM - Oct 8, 2019

Paskutinis #sienosprisimena kūrinys buvo turbūt sudėtingiausias. Jį rengėme pagal dvi autentiškas nuotraukas iš Žydų kvartalo. The last piece of #wallsthatremember was probably the most complex one. We constructed the art piece on two authentic photographs from the Jewish Quarter of Vilnius.

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Birutė Galdikas is a famous primatologist that you’ve probably never heard of

With the mention of primates and those who have dedicated their lives to the study of them, people often think of Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall. But neither of these women can be credited with operating the longest continuous study by one principal investigator of any wild mammal in the world.

That honour goes to Biruté Galdikas, a Canadian scientist, conservationist and educator who is surprisingly less known than her fellow Trimates, Goodall and Fossey. She Walks with Apes, a new documentary from The Nature of Things, tells the story of the Trimates and the next generation of women who were inspired to live with the great apes.

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Minister Linas Linkevičius met with Ukrainian soldiers, arrived to Lithuania for rehabilitation

Vilnius, Lithuania
Photo credits @ Jurijus Azanovas / URM

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