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July 19, 2019             

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The new President: we consider Poland to be Lithuania’s strategic defense ally

President Gitanas Nausėda sworn in on July 12 left for neighboring Poland for his first official visit. Regional security and defense priorities, as well as energy independence issues, were discussed at the meeting with President Andrzej Duda. Read more.

EU involvement and support play important role in helping Moldova to keep on its European path, says L. Linkevičius in Brussels

On 15 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Ministers discussed migration, the situation in Iraq, Iran, the Central African Republic, and Moldova.
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Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania laying the foundations for wind power in the Baltic Sea

In order to achieve the state’s strategic renewable energy targets and exploit the potential of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea to this end, scientists from Klaipėda University commissioned by the Ministry of Energy conducted a comprehensive analysis of offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea.
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4:22 PM - Jul 15, 2019

Congratulations to Tadas Jucikas and Viktoras Jucikas and the whole team of GENUS AI (USA/UK) who have attracted a 3 million USD investment and are opening a scientific research and technology centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. They are planning to hire 20 engineers, product, and artificial intelligence specialists within the first year, and move the majority of employees from their UK office where, currently, only Lithuanians are working. Find more info via the following link (in Lithuanian): Pictured: GLL and Lithuanian City of London Club alumni congratulating GENUS AI team during the office opening party in Vilnius.

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A Lithuanian-Swiss partnership has developed a laser system that will help advance invaluable research into conditions like diabetes and metabolism problems.
Lithuania’s Brolis Semiconductors and the prestigious Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) say their new laser source, developed on EUREKA project SWIRSENSE, could help scientists measure critical blood constituents like glucose, lactates and urea in a non-invasive way without having to take blood samples from patients.
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Lithuanian Airports today compared to 5 years ago – there are almost twice as many passengers, flights and travel routes

This July, Lithuanian Airports are commemorating five years since consolidation of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports. After ending the stage of faulty internal competition and becoming an airport network, offering attractive terms and conditions of cooperation for air carriers, the Company has also improved its results in aviation performance. From 2014, the number of passengers increased by 42%, including the number of offered travel routes; meanwhile, the number of provided flight‑related services increased by 60%.
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A necessary rise: Lithuania bolsters its cybersecurity, catching the attention of other nations

Defense News magazine about Lithuania's cybersecurity.

"Lithuania has made cybersecurity a top priority and, because of its efforts, is recognized as one of the best prepared countries when it comes to cyberspace, only behind the United Kingdom, the U.S. and France, according to the Global Cybersecurity Index." Read more


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The New York Times Review: In Venice, an Opera Masks Climate Crisis in a Gentle Tune

Sun & Sea (Marina)” - Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Biennale di Venezia, which won the top prize at this year’s Venice Biennale, portrays a deceptively relaxing day at the beach.

"Within a single hour of dangerously gentle melodies, it manages to animate a panoramic cast of characters whose stories coalesce into a portrait of an apocalyptic climate crisis that goes down as easily as a trip to the beach." Read more.

New archaeological discoveries in the territory of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius

The ongoing archaeological excavations of the Great Synagogue in the back yard of Vokiečių Street, situated in the centre of the capital, are continuously discovering significant artefacts.  Archaeologists have found the bases of two columns belonging to the bimah, the most important platform for Torah readings. So far, the bases of the two out of four columns around the platform have been found.
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What’s New In Kaunas 2022?

As you might have heard by now, Kaunas is approaching 2022, the year when it will become the European Capital of Culture.
Ms Virginija Vitkienė, the CEO of Kaunas 2022, has revealed some of the programme's highlights and institution's plans for the second half of 2019.
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Manchester Evening News: Why has it taken two lads from Lithuania to clean up the canals in Manchester?

Two Lithuanians, Raimondas Kazlauskas and Evaldas Karosas, who have started a new life in Manchester were so fed up of the rubbish being thrown into the city centre's canals that they decided to clean them up. The pair spent seven hours collecting about five bin bags of rubbish. Read more.

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Highlight of the Week
The commemoration of the historic Sumner Welles Declaration

Washington Square,
Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019 July 18
Photo credits @ Jurijus Azanovas

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