Economic Overview in Lithuania

The economy of Lithuania is the largest economy among the three Baltic states. Lithuania is a member of the European Union and its GDP per capita is the highest in the Baltic states. Lithu­ania belongs to the group of very high human development countries and is a member of WTO and OECD. Lithuania was...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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