Vilnius comes in 2nd in Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence ranking

Lithuania has come in second in the Financial Times' latest ranking of Europe's financially and economically advanced and entrepreneurial cities. Vilnius was assessed in the general category of medium-size cities as part of the ranking announced on Thursday, the Lithuanian capital's development agency Go Vilnius said. Produced by the Financial Times' investment arm fDi Intelligence, the...

Vilnius University hosting cybersecurity competition

Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University (VU) is hosting VU Cyberthon, an international cybersecurity tournament. Some 600 participants from more than ten countries around the world have registered for the competition that will run on Thursday and Friday. "In the first part of the event, guest lecturers will read thematic reports on vulnerabilities in web applications, information...

Lithuania’s Kaunas kicks off European Capital of Culture year

Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas on Saturday kicked off its Kaunas – the European Capital of Culture year with the opening event Uprising, seeking to show Lithuania and the world the city's cultural potential. Some 40,000 free tickets were distributed for people to attend the opening event outside the Zalgirs Arena on the Nemunas Island. Also...

Vilnius named UNESCO City of Literature

Vilnius has been named a Creative City of Literature by UNESCO, the Lithuanian capital has said. "Vilnius has been recognized by UNESCO as a City of Literature. It really is. At least for me – starting with the letters of [Lithuanian Grand Duke] Gediminas," Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius said in a press release. "Then [it was...

Ambassador Ricardas Degutis presented his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Turkey

On the 3rd November, H.E. Mr Ričardas Degutis, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Turkey, presented his letter of credence to H.E. Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey. During the meeting, the relations between Lithuania and Turkey, the common interests in strengthening security, expansion of economic cooperation...

Lithuania elected to UN HRC for 1st time

Lithuania has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2022-2024 during a vote held at the UN General Assembly in New York, Lithuania's Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday. 178 UN members voted for Lithuania's membership, the ministry said. Up until now, Lithuania has been an observer of the UN Human Rights...

Vilnius Book Fair planned for next February

The next Vilnius Book Fair is scheduled to take place at the Lithuanian capital's Litexpo exhibition center on February 24-27, 2022, the organizers said on Tuesday. The annual international book fair, one of the key cultural events in Lithuania, was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is moving to next year with...

Lithuania’s Pazaislis monastery wins award as best European filming location

Lithuania’s second biggest city, has won the Best European Filming Location award, public institution Kaunas IN has reported. The Location Award 2020 by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) was given to the complex for helping to recreate the splendid and tumultuous reign of Empress Catherine II of Russia (Helen Mirren) in the HBO and...

Vilnius hosts Baltics’ largest forum of restorers

The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in central Vilnius is on Wednesday hosting the biggest forum of restorers in the Baltic states. Held every three years, it's the most important event for restorers in the Baltic states, the palace said. The event will be attended by specialists of cultural heritage, museums, libraries and archival...