A tourist tax will open up new prospects for tourism development in Vilnius

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Today, the Vilnius City Council approved the introduction of the so-called tourist tax by the majority of its votes. Calculations have been made that having introduced this tax, the budget of the capital city should increase by about 2 million euros per year starting from 2019, while the collected funds would be allocated to increase international competitiveness of the city Read more

Business, art and technology brought together at Live Square space on Gediminas avenue

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The future-inspired present reality space serving as the grounds for clustering between business, art and technology and for an exchange of knowledge and ideas – this is the vision that is behind the creation of the open space Live Square on Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius. In the celebration of the synergy between the technologies and art, a time capsule “is Read more

100 years of independence – festive lighting of Three Crosses in Vilnius

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Residents of Vilnius greeted the Finns celebrating 100th anniversary of their independence – the monument of Three Crosses was lit in the colours of the Finnish flag in Vilnius. The white and blue symbolizes to Vilnius and Finland multifaceted assistance of Finland in the path of our modernization and new challenges. Three Crosses will remain lit in these colours till Read more

Take a Look at Vilnius from the Height of 77 metres!

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As from 4 December, residents of Vilnius are welcome to visit the 20th-floor balcony of the municipality of Vilnius and enjoy a special panorama of the capital city. The skyscraper, from the height of 77 metres, gives a view of the Neris River, the Old Town, Liepkalnis quarter, the Hill of Three Crosses, 4 bridges of the city, a hot-air-balloon Read more

The Mayor of the Capital City Discussed the Growing Vilnius with the Experts of the International UNESCO Mission

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Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius, met with Paul Drury and Burcu Ozdemir, experts of the international UNESCO/ICOMOS mission in Vilnius, and discussed territories that are important for the sustainable development of the city and presented the policy for protecting the cultural heritage of Vilnius and the exceptional importance assigned to the public interest. Mayor R. Šimašius presented Vilnius as Read more

Main works of management of Lukiškių Square in Vilnius are over

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From today, Lukiškių Square after reconstruction is again open for residents and guests of Vilnius City. During the year and a half, the main management works of the Square were carried out, its pathways were altered and constructed considering actual pedestrian flows. Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius says that in future Lukiškių Square will be much greener than it had Read more

Povilas Poderskis is a newly appointed Chief Executive Director of Capital City Administration

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Today, the meeting of the City Council of the Capital City elected a new Chief Executive Director of the Administration. By majority vote Povilas Poderskis, who until present had worked as the Advisor to the Mayor on IT and open data matters, was appointed to this position. “Povilas is innovative with extensive knowledge of the whole municipal structure and during Read more

A Sign of Respect from Vilnius: Jewish Gravestones are Returned to the Territory of the Cemetery

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The municipality of the capital city made sure that Jewish gravestones that were used for construction during Soviet times are treated with proper respect: this week, all fragments of Jewish gravestones are transported to the territory of Olandų cemetery from historic Jewish Olandų and Šnipiškių cemeteries that were destroyed during Soviet times as well as from various locations in the Read more

The New Deputy Mayor of the Vilnius City Municipality – Edita Tamošiūnaitė

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During an extraordinary meeting today, the Vilnius City Municipality Council elected the New Deputy Mayor of the Vilnius City Municipality: Edita Tamošiūnaitė, the representative of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania–Christian Families Union and member of the Vilnius City Municipality Council. As Deputy Mayor of the Vilnius City Municipality, she will focus on the sectors of education, non-formal education, Read more

Inga Romanovskienė Becomes the Director of VšĮ Go Vilnius

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The Vilnius City Tourism and Business Development Agency Go Vilnius is now headed by Inga Romanovskienė. I. Romanovskienė, winner of a public competition announced by the Municipality who had previously worked as Acting Director of the company, says that she perfectly understands the extent of the responsibility and is ready for the interesting, albeit not easy challenges. “Go Vilnius is Read more

Vilnius donating to its residents nearly 100 million euros to renew their yards

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The City has found a way to encourage residents of Vilnius to renew the entire quarters of the old multi-apartment houses – the Council approved a large-scale ‘Neighbourhood territories’ renewal programme providing for compensation to 1,288 newly established neighbourhoods for a renewal of their respective quarters. The City of Vilnius will allocate 10 euros for one sq.m of renewed territory Read more

More Convenient Information for Tourists in Vilnius

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Resource mobilisation for welcoming tourists to Vilnius, two special temporary Tourist Information Centres, travel information available in six languages: the City of Vilnius has implemented these and other initiatives in preparation for the reconstruction work at the capital’s airport. Everything is being considered in order to guarantee that tourists visiting the capital are properly welcomed and face as little inconvenience Read more

Vilnius Tech Park launches virtual membership program

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Lithuania‘s Vilnius Tech Park, based in the historical site of Sapieha park, introduces virtual membership – a new way to become a part of the technology hub. The program will enable more organizations not only to use the park‘s infrastructure, contacts, experienced partners services, but also to contribute to the development of the country‘s startup ecosystem without having a physical Read more

Jurgis Didžiulis invites to elect the most hospitable places and people of Vilnius

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Starting from May 30 residents and guests of Vilnius may cast their votes to a most friendly café, a restaurant or a museum, or an employee warmly smiling to visitors, as the 10th contest ‘Hospitality of Vilnius’ has been launched. “I love Vilnius, and I want all to love the city! Vilnius is a place for a discovery around every Read more

The Most Multinational City in Lithuania Celebrating a Day of Ethnic Communities

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Vilnius, a city friendly and open to all, is for the fourth time celebrating the Day of Lithuanian ethnic communities. Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of the multi-national city, with several tens of different ethnic communities gathered in the Town Hall of the capital. “To say that Vilnius is celebrating the day of ethnic minorities is not entirely accurate, because in Read more

Vilnius Doubles This Year’s Funding for Road Surfacing; 54 km of Streets to Be Paved

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A record amount – 22 million euros – is planned for the street maintenance of the capital. 11 million euros will be allocated from the National road maintenance and development programme of the Republic of Lithuania, and the same amount – from the city budget. There has never been so much financing allocated for street maintenance from the budget; it Read more

Vilnius Mayor and Council report

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Vilnius Mayor and Council two years report to Vilnius Tech Park community, Antakalnis based organizations representatives, and other active residents. Download Mayor report:

Aviation hackathon winners offer educational app for air passengers

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In the last weekend of April, Lithuania’s Vilnius Tech Park hosted technology solutions contest Hacker Games Pro: Aviation. The hackathon, designed to foster cooperation between airline companies and startups, attracted tech enthusiasts from Lithuania, Tajikistan, Russia and Belarus. Among the presented business ideas was a system, which plans trips around the world, a cargo transportation reservations platform and an augmented Read more

Samuelis Bakas Named Honorary Citizen of Vilnius

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Vilnius recently bestowed the distinction of honorary citizen upon renowned Litvak painter Samuelis Bakas. The selection of Mr Bakas marks the 15th time Vilnius has named an honorary citizen. The distinction is awarded to individuals of special merit who, through their work and actions, have made significant contributions to both Vilnius and Lithuania. The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum submitted Read more

Hacker Games Pro: created new app to delight drivers

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On 31 March – 2 April, Vilnius Tech Park hosted the first event of Hacker Games Pro, during which programmers, designers and other specialists developed technology products. Among the created projects was an app, allowing to book a charging station for an electric car, a system to evaluate real chances of getting to public kindergartens in Vilnius and an electronic Read more

Deeper joins the Vilnius Tech Park community

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The highly successful Lithuanian startup Deeper has joined Vilnius Tech Park. Deeper designs, develops and produces smart devices for outdoor activities. Having grown exponentially in the last 5 years, and with products for sale in over 50 countries across the globe, they’re now ready to take the next step. Smart Sonars and Locks Founded in 2012, Deeper revolutionized angling with Read more

Entrepreneurs and professionals team up at the open data hackathon

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On March 31 – April 2, Vilnius Tech Park will host Hacker Games Pro, the first hackathon uniting startups, innovation enthusiasts and large enterprises. During the creative workshop, more than 100 people will develop open data-based technologies. Participants will compete for the prize – an opportunity to develop the proposed business idea further with the assistance of mentors and to Read more

Vilnius Invites the World to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuanian Statehood with the Sound of Trumpets

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One year before the proclamation of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood in Vilnius – from this 16th February until 16th February next year, daily at 19 hours 18 minutes – trumpet player Laurynas Lapė and his students will perform the composition “Dear Lithuania” for Vilnius residents and guests from the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius invites a co-founder of Facebook to visit Vilnius

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Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius, invited Sheryl Sandberg, one of the founders of Facebook to visit Vilnius. As a criticism of the policy concerning immigrants of the new President Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg uploaded at the social network a picture of her great-great-grandmother Chana Bassa, originally coming from Vilnius. ‘If Chana had not taken that difficult journey, I would not Read more

Remigijus Šimašius invites 1,500 people to become Ambassadors of Vilnius abroad

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At the 5th International “Adventur” Exhibition on Tourism and Active Leisure, which opened today, Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius, opened a symbolic door to Vilnius, through which 1,500 Ambassadors of the Lithuanian capital will travel to foreign countries. “Every Vilnius dweller and person who loves Vilnius and travels abroad is not just a simple tourist, but an Ambassador of Read more

Viral content platform Bored Panda joins Vilnius Tech Park community

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Bored Panda, the panda-friendly, viral content creating web magazine, is joining the Vilnius Tech Park community. The startup, launched in Lithuanian in 2009, is busy filling the internet with creative posts, amazing artwork, fun picture galleries and articles in English and Spanish. A viral content machine Bored Panda’s platform, created when its founder, Tomas Banisauskas, decided he wanted to only Read more

This year the kindness campaign “Let’s meet up over coffee” to start in Vilnius will include theatre performances to entertain seniors

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It is on November 25 that the16th kindness campaign for the seniors “Let’s meet up over coffee” will start in Vilnius. The senior residents of Vilnius are invited by the Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius to have a treat of free coffee or tea in the cafés taking part in the campaign. The Lithuanian National Drama Theatre (LNDT) that joined the Read more

Go Vilnius Launches Vilnius Welcome Kit to Attract Talent from Abroad

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Go Vilnius – the official business and tourism development agency of the City of Vilnius – is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vilnius Welcome Kit. It is aimed at attracting talent from abroad to live and work in Europe‘s Happiest Capital (according to Eurostat). Please download be-with-us-in-vilnius Please download here-with-us-in-vilnius Speaking at the launch of the Vilnius Welcome Read more

Vilnius is going to house a modern hotel of the world’s largest “Marriott” hotel chain

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A franchise agreement between the real estate investment company “Hanner” and representatives of the world’s largest “Marriott” hotel chain was signed on November 9, 2016. In the Baltic States this is the first hotel of this international chain. The signing procedure was followed by the announcement of a 4-star Courtyard by Marriott hotel to be opened in Rinktinės street. Moreover, Read more

Vilnius airport – even more family friendly

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From now on Vilnius International Airport will be paying even greater attention to passengers travelling with young children. The airport already changed the marking of the family lines, and the parents are offered greatly functional solutions that will make travelling with children even more enjoyable. ‘The family segment is greatly important to us. We make all the effort to ensure Read more