Vilnius is increasingly discovered by tourists from Germany, Latvia and Poland

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The growth of the number of tourists in Vilnius keeps its momentum. In the first three months of this year, it grew by 7.5 % compared to the last year, with the largest number of tourists- over 40 % -coming from Germany. According to the statistics of accommodation published by Department of Statistics, in the first quarter of 2018, Vilnius welcomed 209.5 Read more

The capital congratulates Sakartvelo on the occasion of the 100th anniversary – bridges and three crosses lit in red

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26 of May is of special importance for Sakartvelo this year. A hundred years ago, the country of particular emotional affinity to Lithuania, regained its independence. As part of the continued tradition to greet the celebrating countries with the impressive illumination of the bridges and the three crosses high up on the hill, the Mindaugas and the White bridges were Read more

Exclusive attention from German media to Vilnius: it is presented to millions of readers

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This month, Vilnius has enjoyed an exclusive attention from the largest German media portals, like those of media giants Stern and Focus, highlighting it as an interesting destination for its summer cultural events, which have been presented by tourism and business development agency Go Vilnius. ‘It is worth celebrating the centennial restoration of the independence! Lithuania and its capital Vilnius Read more

An Icelandic software developer is setting up an office in Vilnius

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Visual search and identification solutions developer from Iceland, “ Videntifier” has published opening a research and development center in Vilnius. This will be the first company branch in continental Europe. “Videntifier” is planning to move a few employees from Reykjavik, as well as hiring highly qualified local software developers. In 2008 the company “Videntifier” was founded in Reykjavik by three Read more

A square in front of the Embassy of Russia will be named after Boris Nemtsov

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Today, Vilnius City Council approved the initiative of creating a square named after Boris Nemtsov in Vilnius. It is symbolic that a person who became a symbol of the struggle for democracy in Russia, actively supported the values of democracy and was a member of the opposition who was killed for his beliefs will be immortalised in front of the Read more

Lonely Planet has recognized Vilnius as one of the hottest destinations in Europe

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Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide, has recognized Vilnius as one of the ten most recommended places to visit in Europe in 2018. Ranked on the eighth place of the Best in Europe 2018 rating, presented today, Vilnius has been assessed together with such places as Provence (France) and Cantabria (Spain). The first place is dedicated to the exclusive Read more

Foreign companies are invited to get the taste of the capital working environment: the program “Workation Vilnius” was presented.

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Vilnius is actively competing with other European cities to attract investment. This time, Go Vilnius, the official tourism and business development agency for the City of Vilnius, Lithuania invites foreign companies to experience how great it is to work, live and spend their free time in Vilnius and announces the start of the program “Workation Vilnius”. In the era of Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius has been promoting plogging – collection of litter while jogging

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Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of the rapid and modern city Vilnius, took part in the DAROM campaign in a different way – by plogging. Plogging is an activity, which has originated in Sweden and has become increasingly popular, when people collect garbage on the way while jogging, thus doing both – getting some exercise and cleaning the environment. “I want Read more

Vilnius Congratulates Israel on the Occasion of Its 70th Independence Day

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The tradition which was born in the capital city of Lithuania continues: on 18 April, after the sunset, three central bridges of Vilnius will be illuminated in blue – in this way Vilnius city dwellers annually extend their symbolic congratulations to an amiable nation on the occasion of its 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state. The bridges will Read more

A Tool Launched to Facilitate the Integration of Foreign Nationals Relocating to Vilnius

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In order to facilitate the transition of foreigners invited to live and work in Lithuania’s capital a new digital tool, which takes the form of a Relocation Guide, has been launched. Developed by Go Vilnius, the city’s official business and tourism development agency, the guide provides all the necessary information for successful and smooth relocation to Vilnius according to each Read more

People Coming to the Capital City will See Impressive Vytis Flags

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From now on, all visitors to friendly Vilnius will see impressively large historical flags of the state of Lithuania. The flags, which are 6 m long and 3.33 m wide (as many as 11 times larger than traditional flags!) will be raised near the main entrances to the city: Vilnius – Panevėžys, Vilnius – Varėna, Vilnius – Kaunas, Vilnius – Read more

Vilnius Intends to Immortalise Prominent Russian Democrats

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Today Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius, met with prominent Russian democrats visiting the capital city, such as Daniil Konstantinov, representative of the opposition who got asylum in Lithuania and current director of Rusų Europos judėjimas, Vsevolod Chernozub, blogger and journalist who got asylum in Lithuania, Irina Kalmykova, organiser of protests and solidarity actions who was given asylum in Lithuania, Evgeni Read more

The triumph of Vilnius in Cannes: the European City of the Future Award!

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Today, Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius has picked up the award for the Vilnius City in the biggest real estate contact fair MIPIM 2018 in Cannes, during the award ceremony held by Investment division fDi Intelligence of the Financial Times. Vilnius’ strategy for attracting investments has been recognised as one of the best in Europe. The city became the third Read more

The new waste management system in Vilnius. What you need to know

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What changes await Vilnius residents who use the municipal waste management system in 2018? From 1 May 2018, Vilnius City Council decided to introduce a local fee for the collection of municipal waste and waste management for waste holders. From this date, implementation of a new municipal waste collection and transportation system will begin in the capital city: Only one Read more

Vilnius to become a round-the-clock European city

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There are plans to end up with the decades-old practice of closing all the establishments and service providers at 6 p.m. and all the night events before midnight and to promote instead the 24 hour-city. The nightlife would definitely give a new momentum to the growth of the city while contributing to its overall economy. The night-time economy would involve Read more

Tourism in Vilnius continues to grow

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In 2017, Vilnius had 1.07 million visitors, which is 3.7 per cent up on 2016. This has been testified today by the quarterly statistics on accommodation services released by Statistics Lithuania for Q4 2017. The largest number of tourists came last year from Belarus, Poland, Russia, Germany and Latvia. The rapid growth in tourism, which accounted for 7 and 5 Read more

A year of quality breakthrough for CONVENE 2018

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The Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO in Vilnius is opening today, 14 February, the 6th edition of CONVENE – Baltic Sea Region Exhibition for Meetings, Events and Incentives. CONVENE is a hosted buyer led event which showcases the Baltic Sea region and gathers the meetings industry professionals under one roof. This event once again testifies to the reputation of Read more

The preliminary non-binding proposal of “Axis Industries” was presented during the multifunctional complex tender

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The Commission, which consists of the municipality Administration, the Department of Physical Education and Sports, representatives of the Ministry of the Interior, and experts of PB “Invest Lithuania” and PB “Central Project Management Agency”, familiarised itself with the preliminary non-binding proposal regarding the multifunctional complex on Šeškinė hills, which was submitted by UAB “Axis Industries”. The proposal was presented by Read more

Open Vilnius – the only municipality in Lithuania which accepts documents in English

The municipality of Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city, starts the year of the centenary of Lithuania by being even more open to the world. Starting from the 1st of January, it now accepts documents drafted in English. This service is of great benefit to English speakers living in Vilnius, who do not speak Lithuanian – since from now on, they can Read more

This year Vilnius greeted its millionth tourist even earlier than last year!

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Vilnius solemnly welcomed its millionth tourist of this year. The fact that a solemn welcome of the millionth tourist, which has become a tradition by now, was celebrated more than two weeks earlier than last year, is a sign showing that the number of visitors to the capital city has been growing. The Estonian Christian Veske living in Germany became Read more

Vilnius Scientists Construct the World’s Smallest Nativity Scene and it’s Smaller than a Human Cell

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Sometimes the most important and impressive things are invisible to the naked eye, but we all know that they are real and true. A team of scientists from Vilnius have made something that is invisible to the naked eye: a Christmas Nativity Scene that is smaller than a human cell. The project, nicknamed #nanojesus, has been submitted to the Guinness Read more

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