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

Europe’s fastest growing HR Tech start up opens service centre in Vilnius

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Swedish company Benify, which is among Europe’s fastest-growing human resource technology companies, is opening a service centre in Vilnius, with plans for fast growth and the subsequent employment of content and transaction management professionals as well as customer service staff in the Lithuanian capital over the coming years. “We have been looking at nearshoring alternatives for some time now to Read more

Vilnius will be Bathed in Blue Light to Celebrate the Centenary of Estonia

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In the evening on 24 February, Vilnius will be decorated with the colours of the Estonian flag. Three Crosses and the bridges in the capital will be blue, Estonian flags will fly over Lukiškės Square and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. At 19:18, the Trumpeter of Independence will perform the national anthem of Estonia, spreading the message Read more

A gift of Vilnius – free public transport in the capital city on the 16th of February

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On the occasion of the centenary of the restoration of the state of Lithuania, residents and guests of Vilnius will be able to travel free of charge in buses and trolleybuses of the celebrating capital city on the 16th of February! Vilnius invites to celebrate the statehood and to take the opportunity to use public transport to conveniently go to Read more

“Fintech” and “Blockchain” elite will meet in Vilnius

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“We will celebrate an unprecedented housewarming party on the weekend”, said Lionginas Šepetys, Director of real estate group “Urban Inventors”, the owner of the exclusively-shaped Green Hall building. Nearly 150 guests, who can surely be called the elite of “fintech” and “blockchain”, will officially inaugurate the first international “Blockchain Center Vilnius” in Europe. “Currently, the entire global “blockchain” community has Read more

Vilnius is the most dynamically developing city in the Central and Eastern Europe

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Vilnius was elected the most dynamically developing city of service centres in the region in the Central and Eastern European Service Centres Awards held in Warsaw on Thursday evening, and representatives of Lithuania won another five prizes. Vilnius was awarded as the most dynamically developing city of service centres in the region for the fourth consecutive year. According to the 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

St. Christopher Awards were presented on the birthday of the city of Vilnius

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A new tradition was introduced in the capital – this year, the 20th, anniversary, St. Christopher awards were presented on the 25th of January, on the birthday of Vilnius, rather than presenting them in December by tradition. On this day, 10 residents of the city were specially honoured for their merits in the areas of culture, science, art, sports, social Read more

Vilnius is celebrating with gifts, flags and readings of Gediminas’ letters

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Today is an extraordinary day for the people of Vilnius – the capital has turned 695! Since the early morning, the residents and visitors of Vilnius have been lavished with a great number of gifts all across Vilnius, the new-borns that have happened to be born on this day have been given bodies “Vilnius loves you”, the Vilnius flag has Read more

Higher budget for fast-growing Vilnius: EUR 583.2 million

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Vilnius City Council is starting its deliberations on its key issue – budget for growing Vilnius. The planned budget for growing Vilnius is higher compared to the preceding year; revenues are expected to increase to EUR 552.0 mln. (17.6 % higher), appropriations – EUR 583.2 mln. (14.2 % higher). 390.9 million planned for autonomous municipal tasks (16.5 % up on Read more

A start given to the National Concert Hall project

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For the purpose of the implementation of the Government commitment, Minister for Culture Liana  Ruokytė-Jonsson and Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius signed a Letter of Intent for services infrastructure for the National Concert Hall in Vilnius. The project is scheduled for 2023. “The fact that Lithuania has no concert hall of world music standards is simply unpardonable. The Government is 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

Vilnius – the first capital of the Baltic States, which has become a member of Startup City Alliance Europe

Vilnius is the first city in the Baltic States and the entire East-Central Europe region, which has become a full-fledged member of the Startup City Alliance Europe (SCALE). The application of “Go Vilnius” for the membership of Vilnius city was approved in the meeting of the alliance held in Kiev. SCALE has been developing a system, which helps European start-ups 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

Yet another celebration – the Jewish Hanukkah – started in the capital

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“Happy Hanukkah!” sounds today in multinational Vilnius. The Mayor of capital Remigijus Šimašius symbolically proclaimed yet another important holiday together with the capital’s Jewish community – the festival of Jewish Hanukkah started on the 12th of December throughout the world and will continue for eight days till the 20th of December. Hanukkiah, which is one of the symbols of this holiday, Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius unveiled a tablet at the Ukrainian square together with the President of Ukraine

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The Mayor of the capital Remigijus Šimašius opened up the Ukrainian square together with the President of Ukraine Petro Porošenka during his visit in Vilnius. A decorative tablet in the Ukrainian language “Український сквер” was unveiled in the square located at the intersection of Bazilijonų, Arklių and Visų Šventųjų streets. The tablet was unveiled next to the monument to the Read more

World Courier is expanding its activities

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The global specialized logistics leader World Courier opened its office in Vilnius this December. The company plans to develop logistics services and establish a regional financial service centre in Lithuania. World Courier is the subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical corporation AmerisourceBergen, which currently ranks 11th in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest enterprises. The World Courier office opened up Read more