Vilnius City Mayor joins the fight for LGBT+ and otherwise friendly society

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On Tuesday, June 12, the Mayor of Vilnius endorsed the growing Friendly City map project and the new Friendly Stories photobook, both aimed at achieving LGBT+ equality. “Vilnius is a city friendly to all, welcoming and open minded. These aren’t just empty words – these have been core Vilnius values for centuries. Our city has been a haven of tolerance Read more

A unique map-game ‘Vilnius for Kids’ invites to collect city’s experience

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On the International Children’s Day, the City of Vilnius presented, for the first time, a unique city map ‘Vilnius for Kids’. The new entertainment invites the little ones to have fun with the family in exploring the city while following a certain route and thus becoming true experts of the Old Town. Since the 1st of June, Vilnius Tourist Information Read more

US e-logistics company moves its R&D to Vilnius

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US-based e-logistics company Carggo has announced about the moving of its software development center to Vilnius. The company has plans to increase its staff by recruiting another 65 local professionals. According to Carggo, it chose Lithuania as an R&D hub due to the country’s IT talent, convenient infrastructure and excellent work/life balance. The Vilnius-based team will work on the company’s Read more

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

11 years in a row Vilnius invites you to elect the most hospitable business

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From May to September, the capital traditionally elects the most hospitable service providers – the residents of Vilnius and guests of the capital vote for the most guest- friendly cafe, restaurant, museum, Vilnius dweller in the contest “Vilnius Hospitality”. “Everyone coming to Vilnius notices how hospitable and friendly locals are. I am glad that the residents of Vilnius feel 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

The first “Rainbow crossing” in Lithuania opens in Vilnius!

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A colorful evening in Vilnius – the very first in Lithuania and Vilnius: “Rainbow crossing” opened in Pylimo St. 21! On the eve of International Day against homophobia,  biphobia and transphobia, the pedestrian crossing to the LGBT Community Center is decorated with Rainbow colors. This crossing is important for the community, as it symbolically connects the Vilnius City LGBT Center Read more

A gift from Vilnius Municipality – free public transport on public holidays

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Vilnius invites to celebrate the State and has more gifts to offer – today the members of Vilnius City Council decided that during the three public holidays: on February 16, March 11 and July 6 all Vilnius residents and city guests will be able to travel free of charge using the renovated capital’s public transport. “Vilnius is the capital of 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

UK based financial market consultancy Catalyst is coming to Lithuania

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Vilnius has been chosen as the first nearshore consulting hub of UK-based financial markets consultancy Catalyst Development Ltd (hereinafter ‘Catalyst’). The plans are to hire around 30 staff over the next three years, including highly skilled business analysts and consultants. Catalyst’s specialty is regulatory-driven change, organisational improvement, technology and talent development. Its clients include investment banks, clearing houses and exchanges, Read more

The works of “Kuriu Vilnių” are already driving around the streets of the capital city

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“Painting Routers” – the first project implemented under “Kuriu Vilnių” (English: I am creating Vilnius) programme have been launched to the streets of the capital: exhibition on wheels – 5 trolleybuses decorated with paintings of well-known and actively creating new generation painters from Lithuania and Estonia – will travel around Vilnius till October. “It is a pleasure to see the Read more

“Trafi” – the new distributor of Vilnius public transport tickets

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The trip planning software “Trafi” will soon become an official distribution channel of electronic public transport tickets. SĮ Susisiekimo Paslaugos and “Trafi” signed an agreement granting to the company the rights of a ticket distributer, and the public transport will become a fully integrated part of the app of multimodal transportation in Vilnius. After “Trafi” becomes an official ticket distributor, 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

The US marketing technology leader Bazaarvoice is to set up its office in Vilnius

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The US company Bazaarvoice engaged in the development of technologies that allow associating brands with customers by personalizing every shopping experience has just announced about the opening of its office in Vilnius. The company working with such world-renowned companies as QVC, Debenhams and Argos will hire a dozen of deployment engineering, technical support and finance specialists in the upcoming six 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

Investors Worldwide are Interested in Real Estate Projects in Vilnius

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Today, MIPIM 2018, the world’s leading property exhibition, begins in Cannes. After a break of a few years, Vilnius participates in the event as well. During MIPIM 2018, the City of Vilnius and the city development agency Go Vilnius will present investment projects and city development plans as well as an architectural competition. Partners of the exhibition will present their 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 celebrates The Independence Day

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On 11 March, the capital will commemorate the Independence Day Centennial and will invite to celebrate Freedom together – to take part in the traditional flag raising ceremony of the three Baltic States in the Independence Square of Vilnius, to march in a festive parade on the Gediminas Avenue, to personally congratulate Lithuania and say “Thank you” as well as 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

Financial Times: Vilnius among the top three cities of the future

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Vilnius Investment Attraction Strategy is seen as one of the best in Europe. Vilnius has become the third best European city in terms of attractiveness for foreign investments in the European city ranking published by the Financial Times Investment Expert Group fDi Intelligence magazine. The award-winning fDi Magazine is viewed by the international community as a barometer of investment attractiveness 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