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July 10, 2020            

Lithuania sends €50,000-worth of coronavirus aid to Belarus

Lithuania is sending a shipment of humanitarian aid to Belarus to help the neighbouring country combat the coronavirus pandemic.

In early June, the Lithuanian cabinet allocated 50,000 euros for aid to Belarus in response to Minsk's request for international assistance.

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Lithuania’s Foreign Minister congratulates United States on Independence Day

On 4 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the country‘s Independence Day.

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SpaceX to carry Lithuanian satellites into space

Lithuanian company has concluded a contract with Elon Musk's private space transportation company SpaceX to launch its satellites into space. 

The first satellite produced by NanoAvionics is to be taken into orbit by the end of this year. 

“If you launch a satellite with a camera, you can cover a bigger area and compare how things change with time,” says NanoAvionics co-founder Vytenis Buzas. “[For example] a river eroding the bank or the change of traffic flows.”

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GBS&ICT sector is steadily growing in Lithuania

June 2020 sees the release of Invest Lithuania’s 6th annual Business services report. To mark the launch of the report, Invest Lithuania held the online event, “Lithuania’s GBS and Beyond: Growth, Resilience and Leadership.” The event brought together a forum of industry leaders and thought shapers to discuss not only the findings of the report, but also wider questions relating to leadership and growth in today’s uncertain global business landscape.

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Lithuanian Art and Culture in the UK
1:07 PM - Jul 8, 2020
BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 brings you a wonderful concert conducted by Lithuanian conductor Giedrė Šlekytė this winter by Radiokören / Swedish Radio Choir performed in Stockholm.

It's a great opportunity to enjoy striking repertoire from Lithuania, brought across the Baltic sea to Stokholm, including pieces by Juste Janulyte, Bronius Kutavičius, Vaclovas Augustinas, Onutė Narbutaitė, Romualdas Gražinis.

Lietuvos muzikos informacijos centras
Lietuvos Respublikos Ambasada Londone / Lithuanian Embassy in London
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Tradition Accepts Challenge of Social Distancing: Globally, Lithuanians Unite to Sing National Anthem while Keeping Distance with Stretched-Out Flag

Lithuanians found a creative social distancing solution for their annual global singing of the national anthem. As every year, Lithuanians around the world came together to sing their anthem on the Day of State, July 6th. But this year, the singers kept the distance with the stretched-out flag for their safety.

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Top 10 Instagram spots in Lithuania

The dunes of the Curonian Spit, the Hill of Crosses, Trakai Castle on its lake island, Vilnius Old Town and Palanga bridge during sunset.

These iconic spots in Lithuania provide perfect images for your posts. But if you are looking to generate more likes, why not set your sights on something more unique. Follow the recommendations of tourism information centers and the national tourism development agency Lithuania Travel and dive deeper into some of the treasures this instagrammable country has to offer.

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Vilnius centre becomes art gallery

Lithuanian capital Vilnius has turned its centre into an open-air art gallery. The outdoor advertising exhibition contains 100 works of local art. Art lovers may contact the artists through the special website. The website contains images and descriptions of art objects, their prices and contacts of authors.

"Although art galleries are already open, the restrictions for social gatherings remain in place," said Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius.

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Lithuania's National Museum amasses exhibits for a show about Covid-19 pandemic

The National Museum of Lithuania has received more than 130 exhibits since April when it published an open invitation for people to send various items related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The most interesting exhibits will be put on display shortly, while the museum may hold a larger exhibition dedicated to the pandemic in the future.

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July 11 - 12
Open House Vilnius 2020

This year’s Open House Vilnius will be held on 11-12 July. During this event, 9 guided and 3 self-guided tours of the unique buildings in Vilnius will be open to the public.

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July 17-19
French Vacation in Vilnius

Only this weekend France will be waving and inviting to enjoy true French vacation in the streets of Vilnius

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Lithuanians in Paris celebrate Statehood Day under Arc de Triomphe
Chinese guide fluent in Lithuanian: difficult language but worth learning

Fluent in Lithuanian, Chinese national Yi Zhang says it was difficult to learn the Lithuanian language, but it helped that she attended Lithuanian gymnasiums and recently completed university studies at Mykolas Romeris University in a Lithuanian programme.

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Lithuanians sing the National Anthem around the World

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