European Investment Bank to support Vilnius’ urban investment programme

EIB Vice President, Jan Vapaavuori (left), and Vilnius Mayor, Remigijus Šimašius (right), sign the agreement

On September 15, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Municipality of Vilnius signed the first part of a EUR 50 million loan facility to support the city’s investment programme for the coming years. The first part of the agreed loan is worth EUR 25 millon, and will be used for investing in the renewal of urban infrastructure, and the Read more

Ethnic Hostility Will Not Be Tolerated, Says Mayor Following Cleanup of Defaced Russian-Language Sign

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  After a new Russian-language sign marking Russian Street (“Rusų g.”/”Русская Ул.”) was defaced by vandals on September 4, the Municipality was quick to demonstrate its commitment to an open and friendly city by removing the markings within 24 hours and re-emphasizing that vandalism and ethnic hostility will not be tolerated. On September 4, signs in Russian and Polish were Read more

Vilnius celebrates 25 years of Ukrainian independence

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On August 24, 2016, Vilnius celebrated the 25th anniversary of Ukraine independence. To celebrate the occasion, the Lithuanian capital lit the Town Hall and the Hill of Three Crosses monument in the blue and yellow colours of the Ukrainian flag. Both locations were kept lit throughout the night. “Lithuania and Ukraine have always been united through their shared histories,” said Read more

World’s biggest 3D model marketplace setting up in Sapiegos tech park in Vilnius

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CGTrader, the world’s largest 3D model marketplace for computer graphics, 3D printing and virtual reality, has officially announced that it is joining Sapiegos tech park in Vilnius. The largest ICT hub in the region, Sapiegos will open its doors this summer, with CGTrader’s new office occupying one of its main buildings. 3D artists, design studios and businesses use CGTrader as Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius – in front of graffiti showing D. Trump and V. Putin locking lips together

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The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius has made a photo in front of graffiti showing USA presidential candidate Donald Trump locking lips with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Mayor told today that graffiti is not be removed from the wall of the restaurant “Kiaule Ruke” (“Smoking pig”) in Vilnius Old Town. “There is no censorship in our city. That’s Read more

5 core partners to occupy almost half of Vilnius Tech Park and supply key startup services

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Sapiegos tech park in Vilnius has officially signed agreements with its five core partners. These are  the startup accelerator Startup Highway, the venture capital fund IMI.VC, Teo and Omnitel, the biggest telecommunications services provider in the region, DNB bank and the game development studio Game Insight. Combined, these core members will occupy almost half of the 9,000+ square meter tech Read more

The first medal presenting the capital will promote the legend about Vilnius

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The ceremony held today in the Vincas Kudirka square solemnly presented the first souvenir medal representing Vilnius. The medal shows the iron wolf, the symbol of the city, and its main objects – the Gediminas Castle, the Hill of Three Crosses, the Cathedral of Vilnius, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Saint Jones and Saint Anne’s church, the Read more

LOGIN 2016 Has Been Opened – the Mayor of the Capital Greeted the Two-Day Innovation Festival

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Today, the 10th, Jubilee Technology and Innovation Festival LOGIN 2016 has been opened in Vilnius. During a two-day fiesta everyone is invited to get acquainted with more than 150 Lithuanian and foreign visionaries that have progressive ideas. The festival that has brought together more than 5,500 participants was opened by the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius. At the conference he Read more

Practica Capital and Startup.lt join Vilnius Tech Park

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One of the biggest VC funds in Lithuania, Practica Capital, has officially announced that it is joining Sapiegos Tech Park in Vilnius together with their startup accelerator Startup.lt. The fund and accelerator, with 38 successful investments since 2011, will move its headquarters to one of the main buildings in the park. Taking talent attraction to a new level According to Read more

VILNIUS: LET’S GO CYCLING

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Mid-April 2016, Netherlands Embassies all over Europe are taking part in organising the European Cycling Day Festival. The festival underlines the importance of cycling promotion during the Netherlands EU Presidency in the first half of 2016. Also in Vilnius, the Netherlands Embassy, in co-operation with Vilnius Municipality, the Ministry of Transport, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, and JCDecaux, organises festival activities: Read more