Vilnius Mayor greets record-breaking one millionth visitor to Baltic capital

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Jenni U.’s and her husband’s trip to Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate their third wedding anniversary turned into a festive occasion for the city as a whole this week. As Finnair Flight AY 131 from Helsinki descended into Vilnius, the pilot informed the passengers that their plane was carrying the one millionth visitor to Vilnius this year – a new record Read more

New Year Fireworks for the joy of residents and guests of Vilnius on the 31st of December

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On the New Year eve residents and guests of Vilnius are kindly invited to the Cathedral Square to meet the coming 2017 at the most important Christmas tree in Lithuania, and enjoy the view – the City of Vilnius is donating a festive firework presentation that this year will be launched from the Stalo hill. While donating the New Year Read more

From December onwards – a 24/7 bus shuttling to the airport

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A Vilnius City transport entity “Susiekimo paslaugos” informs that as from December 1, Route 88 Airport–centre–Europe square buses will be operating round the clock, seven days per week. The name of the route will be changed – from now on the Route 88 bus will be called ‘Airport–Station–Old Town–Independence square’. ‘We have an excellent and exceptional public transportation route, dedicated 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

Christmas Tree Illuminated by 50,000 Lightbulbs Opens Festive Season in Vilnius

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On the evening of November 26, 2016, the spirit of Christmas came to Vilnius as the Christmas Tree was lit at 19:00 on Cathedral Square in the heart of the city’s Old Town. Building on the success of last year’s Christmas Tree, which was nominated as one of the best in the world by The Guardian, this year’s tree has 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

Christmas is coming – meet it in the Capital, Cathedral Square, next week!

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This winter holiday season will be memorable to the residents and quests of the capital – Vilnius has prepared a great number of festal events and surprises that will be going on till January 8. The long-awaited 3D tale projection returns to the Christmas in the Capital events this year, the Christmas Design Square will be opened for the first Read more

The Largest ICT Hub In The Baltic-Nordic Region Opens In Vilnius

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Vilnius Tech Park, the largest ICT hub in the Baltic-Nordic region, was opened in the Lithuanian capital on November 16. The park is located in the grounds of a renovated 19th century hospital in the city’s Antakalnis neighbourhood, and is spread across 80,000 square metres. Vilnius Tech Park has the capacity for over 700 working spaces for freelancers and startups. 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: Fast And Open To Video Game Developers

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Speaking at the 2016 GameOn video game conference, Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius encouraged game developers to bring their big idea to Vilnius. GameOn 2016 will take place between October 29 – 30 at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress centre in Vilnius, and promises to showcase the best of video game culture in the Baltic-Nordic region. “Without doubt, Vilnius will be 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

The First International Conference of Service Centers in Vilnius, the City of the Future Europe

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The first international conference of service centers “Baltic SSC Conference” that will last three days has started in Vilnius, which has developed the strongest cluster of service centers in the Baltic States.  In the conference organized in the region for the first time the most important representatives of the sector will exchange ideas and discuss the challenges of the transformation Read more

Kilo.lt to bring its healthy lifestyle revolution to Vilnius Tech Park

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Kilo.lt, one of the first healthy lifestyle startups in Lithuania, has joined Vilnius Tech Park. The company, which has already been helping its clients to lead healthier lifestyles for three years, will also aim to improve the lifestyle of the startup community in the park. Personalised wellbeing solutions Kilo.lt provides personalised nutrition and fitness solutions online to help its growing Read more

Vilnius to host first ever international Shared Service Centre Conference in the Baltics

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Vilnius, which has seen its service centre cluster develop strongly in recent years, is to host the first ever international shared service centre conference in the region. The Baltic SSC Conference, which will take place October 12-13, will be attended by more than 60 industry professionals from ten countries. And as Mantas Katinas, General Manager of foreign investment development agency Read more

Submission deadline for Vilnius Multifunctional Hub concession project has been extended to 8th of November, 2016

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Submission deadline for Vilnius Multifunctional Hub concession project has been extended to 8th of November, 2016. Key information on Vilnius Multifunctional Hub concession project is presented below: • At least 15,000 seat stadium. • Up to 1,500 square meters of space for a sports museum. • Educational facilities (kindergarten with capacity of at least 300 students). • Facilities for football, Read more

First Radisson RED Hotel in Vilnius To Open Doors by 2020

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  Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of the first Radisson RED in the Baltics, Russia & CIS region. The hotel will be in Vilnius city center, next door to the existing Radisson Blu Lietuva hotel, and only a short walk from Read more

Vilnius Celebrates German Unity Day with German Language Street Plaque in City Centre

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On October 3, 2015, Vilnius Municipality unveiled the seventh and most recent instalment of its foreign language street art series, by unveiling a plaque in German on German Street (DE: Deutsche Strasse/LT: Vokiečių gatvė) in the heart of the city’s Old Town. The unveiling also coincided with German Unity day. Vokiečių gatvė was mentioned in written texts in 1576, but Read more

Lithuania’s shared services sector records 12% growth

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Personnel levels in Lithuania’s shared services sector have increased by 12% this year. And with 7 new centres established in the last 12 months, there are now a total of 50 shared services centres operating in Lithuania. The latest figures on the sector, taken from an annual survey conducted by the foreign investment development agency Invest Lithuania, reveal that shared Read more

Project “Implementing the Model for Provision of Youth-friendly Health Care Services in Vilnius City Municipality”

On 7 September 2015, Vilnius city municipality together with its partners began the realisation of the project „Implementing the Model for Provision of Youth-friendly Health Care Services in Vilnius City Municipality“. The project is funded according to the measure “Improving the Accessibility and Quality of Youth-friendly Health Care Services in Municipalities by Implementing the Model for Provision of Youth-friendly Health Read more

Quadrum Vilnius Aims To Set Benchmark For Business Centres Across The Baltic States

On September 29, 2016, the Quadrum “Business City” opened its doors on the northern bank of the Neris river in Vilnius. Located at 21 Konstitucijos Avenue, Quadrum covers approximately 74,000 square metres (44m2 office space, and 30,000 m2 parking) and is operated by the Schage Real Estate of Norway, a subsidary of the Norwegian Schage Group who have invested EUR Read more

Turkish Airlines to open service centre for Nordic region clients in Vilnius

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One of the biggest airlines in the world, Turkish Airlines, is opening a customer service centre in Vilnius to service its clients in Scandinavian and Baltic countries. According to Hasan Serkan Binyar, general manager of the Lithuanian branch of Turkish Airlines, the presence of well-qualified specialists with Nordic language skills was an important factor in the company choosing Lithuania. “We Read more

Jewish Street in The Heart of Vilnius Decorated With Hebrew and Yiddish Title

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On September 20, Vilnius Municipality unveiled the latest instalment of its foreign language street art series, by unveiling a plaque in Hebrew and Yiddish on Jewish Street (Žydų gatvė), which can be found in the former Jewish quarter in the heart of the Lithuanian capital’s Old Town. “I would like to thank our Jewish community for the role that it has Read more

Presenting Vilnius Smart Park – The Newest Addition to the Lithuanian Capital’s Innovation Ecosystem

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Set in a lush forest area not far from the Vilnius University’s east-end campus, the Vilnius Smart Park – one of the largest technology park projects in Lithuania – opened with a presentation of the first several buildings, and plans for future development. Scheduled for completion by 2022, the Vilnius Smart Park will be the newest addition to the city’s Read more

European Investment Bank to support Vilnius’ urban investment programme

EIB Vice President, Jan Vapaavuori (left), and Vilnius Mayor, Remigijus Šimašius (right), sign the agreement

On September 15, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Municipality of Vilnius signed the first part of a EUR 50 million loan facility to support the city’s investment programme for the coming years. The first part of the agreed loan is worth EUR 25 millon, and will be used for investing in the renewal of urban infrastructure, and the Read more

EIB to support Vilnius’ urban investment programme

EIB Vice President, Jan Vapaavuori (left), and Vilnius Mayor, Remigijus Šimašius (right), sign the agreement

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Municipality of Vilnius have signed the first EUR 25 million tranche of a EUR 50 million loan facility in support of the city’s investment programme for the coming years. In particular the financing will be used for investments in urban infrastructure renewaland the construction of the Western bypass. The investment programme of the Read more

Invitation to participate in concession tender for Multifunction Centre

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Vilnius City Municipality and Department of Physical Education and Sports under the Government of the Republic Of Lithuania invite investors to participate in concession tender for Multifunction Centre. The tender documents (including unofficial English version of the documents) could be found here. Participants are invited to submit participation request through the CVP IS (https://pirkimai.eviesiejipirkimai.lt/) until 7 October, 2016 at  13:00 Read more

Vilnius Celebrates Over 600 Years of Tatar History Through Decorative Street Sign

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On September 15, the City of Vilnius celebrated over 600 years of friendship with its ethnic Tatar community by unveiling a piece of Tatar language street art on Tatar Street (“Totorių g.”) in the centre of the Lithuanian capital. Also known as Lipka or Lithuanian Tatars, the Tatars are a Sunni Muslim community who have resided in Lithuania since the Read more

Reach for Change to connect social enterprises with IT entrepreneurs by joining Vilnius Tech Park

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Reach for Change, an independent global nonprofit organization that originated in Sweden, is furthering its work to unite the business and social sectors by joining Vilnius Tech Park, the biggest startup hub in the region. When business and the social sector meet Reach for Change was originally founded as a partnership between the Swedish social entrepreneur Sara Damber and entrepreneurial Read more

Vilnius Outscores Stockholm and Copenhagen to be Named Happiest City in European Union

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According to a 2015 Eurostat report by the European Commission, Vilnius is happiest capital city in the European Union with 98 percent of residents declaring themselves satisfied with life in the Lithuanian capital. Vilnius narrowly pipped Stockholm and Copenhagen who scored 97 percent each. “We are currently the happiest city in Europe, and in the future, my wish is for Read more