Samuel Bak presented by the Mayor of the capital with the regalia of the Honorary Citizen of Vilnius

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The world-renown Jewish artist Samuel Bak has officially become the 15th Honorary Citizen of Vilnius in the ceremony of the presentation of the regalia by the Mayor of the capital Remigijus Šimašius, which has taken place in the Town Hall. The artist, who has come specifically for this purpose from the United States, said he was pleased with this recognition Read more

Schüco Increases its Activities in Vilnius

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Schüco, a German manufacturer of windows, doors, and façade systems, creates a centre of engineering services in Vilnius. The company plans to build a team of construction and mechanical engineering professionals, which will provide services to the clients of the company in Northern Europe. “Lithuanians have been creating and manufacturing products for the markets of the Scandinavian countries for years; Read more

A Modern Capital: Public Order Officers will Drive Electric Cars during Patrols

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The municipality of the capital city acquired three electric cars of the Volkswagen e-Up! class, which were made this year. The cars will be used by the officers of the Public Order Division of Vilnius during patrols. Vehicles running on electric-vehicle batteries are environmentally friendly and do not pollute air at all, they are much safer and cost-effective. “We support 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

Gourmet gift for art lovers: the Samuel Bak museum

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In exactly a month’s time, in the middle of November, the museum devoted to the internationally renowned painter Samuel Bak, born in Vilnius in 1933, will open its doors to visitors. The opening shall be attended by Samuel Bak, who is coming from the USA to this special event. The Samuel Bak Museum will be situated on Naugarduko St. and Read more

Sentiance, Artificial Intelligence Innovators will Open a Research and Development Unit in Vilnius

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The Belgian company Sentiance which is developing an artificial intelligence-based technology for studying human habits is settling in Lithuania. Over the next three years, the company plans to recruit about 30 data scientists and highly qualified software system specialists in the new Vilnius R&D unit. “We made the decision to settle in Lithuania, seeing the skills and abilities of 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

For Vilnius airport passengers – easier access by public transport

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From now on, it will be much easier to get to Vilnius airport, including due to the upgraded access areas for public transport, which have been opened for the benefit of the residents and visitors of Vilnius on 2 October.  With a view to ensuring a more efficient public transportation to the airport, the former public transport stop has been Read more

Mayor: significant investments coming to Vilnius from Germany

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Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius has met earlier today with investors from the German company Homanit Holding, who announced buying part of AB Grigeo business for the development of larger-scale production. The meeting was attended by Grigeo President Gintautas Pangonis and the owner of the German company Homanit Holding GmbH, Fritz Homann. “We are happy to have smart companies as Read more

Vilnius Is Being Introduced on One of the Largest Travel Organisation Platforms

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This autumn Vilnius is being introduced to tourists on one of the world’s largest travel organisation platforms Expedia. The platform uniting a number of well-known travel websites such as Hotels.com is one of the most popular travel organisation tools among European and American residents. “Expedia is very popular among travellers, however, so far Vilnius was only little visible on the Read more

Vilnius launches the biggest renewal of public transport in its history

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Vilnius is celebrating an unprecedented and truly historic event. It has launched the biggest renewal of public transport in the city’s history. The first 50 of the total 250 new buses are on their way and will transport local residents and guests of the city across Vilnius. The last major renewal of Vilnius public transport took place a decade ago Read more

Fintech Revolut Settles in Lithuania With Local Office and Team

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Revolut hires local team in Vilnius to boost the Baltics market. Innovative fintech targets 100,000 Lithuanian customers by end of year. Vilnius-based team will also focus on Latvian and Estonian markets. Revolut has taken a further step towards positioning Lithuania as a key market as the innovative fintech announces the launch of a Vilnius-based office and team. The Vilnius-based team Read more

Vilnius is celebrating one more victory: this year all children of Vilnius aged 3-7 will be accepted to kindergartens!

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The kindergartens of Vilnius now will accommodate even more children! This autumn all little residents of Vilnius aged 3-7 will be accepted to public kindergartens of the capital, as many as 5,611 of them. 4,842 children have already been invited to the kindergartens, and 769 will be invited additionally by 1 September.   The growing numbers of children admitted to 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

Global incubator 1776 selects Vilnius Tech Park to host Challenge Cup startup competition

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Global Network for Innovation 1776 and Lithuania’s biggest ICT hub Vilnius Tech Park today announced they will join forces on 22 September in Vilnius to organise a local round of Challenge Cup 2017, an annual global competition around the world to identify the most promising startups that solve the world’s biggest challenges. This year Vilnius is one of 75 cities, Read more

At real estate auctions, the City of Vilnius sold property for EUR 2.5 million

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The municipality of the capital, having first in Lithuania started selling its real estate through public electronic auctions, during the first six months of this year sold property no longer in use for 2.5 million euros. One of the largest objects thus disposed of this year is an administrative building at M.K. Čiurlionio St. for 353,000 euros, and non-residential premises Read more

Chinese businessmen plan investment in the Vilnius IT sector

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Chinese businessmen in cooperation with their Lithuanian partners intend to establish an investment fund worth up to 10 million euros; the purpose of the fund is to invest in Lithuanian IT and high-tech start-ups, biotechnology and laser industries. That was the subject-matter of discussion at the meeting in Vilnius with a group of highly influential investors, ‘business angels’ from China. 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

The Virtual Telia Vilnius History Not-a-Museum Inaugurated in Vilnius

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On the evening of 1 June a unique and unparalleled in Europe Telia Vilnius History Non-Museum was inaugurated at Vokiečių Street in Vilnius. The visitors are invited to a fifteen minute session that restores as many as 700 years’ history of Vilnius by the means of multi-layer computer graphics, lasers, and projections. A number of well-known public figures delivered welcome 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:

Danish IT firm operating global online review platform to establish development team in Vilnius

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Trustpilot, considered one of Denmark’s most promising startups, is establishing a product development division in Vilnius. In the next two years, the company, which operates one of the world’s largest online review communities, plans to build a team of approximately 40 software system engineers in the Lithuanian capital. Initially, this team will be responsible for the infrastructure of big data Read more

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