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

Vilnius will establish an innovation industrial park, creating 1 000 highly qualified jobs

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The Vilnius Council approved the proposal to establish the Innovation Industrial Park of Vilnius. The new industrial park will be set up near Nemenčinė Highway, in Vismaliukai, in the territory of the former military polygon. Manufacturing companies creating well-paid jobs and developing high-value-added technologies   will be invited to set up in the park. The establishment of another industrial park in 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

Vilnius invites travelling back in time for centennial celebration

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Vilnius is ready for a weekly celebration of the Centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, from 9 to 18 February. According to the City of Vilnius, efforts will be made to take the entire old town of Vilnius back to 1918. Plenty of events and celebrations have been planned for this particular week, involving active participation of Read more

Christmas tree in Vilnius lit up with 70 thousand bulbs!

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The time has finally come for the public to see one of Europe’s brightest Christmas trees lit up with 70 thousand bulbs. Accompanied by his family, Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius addressed the huge crowd that gathered at the Cathedral Square for the announcement of the start of the holiday season. The Mayor invited everyone to come to Vilnius for 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

The global sports technology leader opens up a new technology hub in Vilnius

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Genius Sports, a global leader in sports technology and trusted partner to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the English Premier League, is expanding its operations in Vilnius with plans to create more than 100 jobs for software developers and data analysts over 12 months. Headquartered in London and across 16 locations worldwide, Genius Sports provides sports data technology, distribution 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

Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer Kinze Expanding in Vilnius: Will Develop Technologies for the Internet of Things

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The US agricultural equipment manufacturer Kinze is expanding its operations in Lithuania by establishing an electronic product development centre in Vilnius. Over the next three years, the company plans to hire 25 highly-qualified electronics professionals and programme system engineers in the new centre. “The decision to set up one of our most important centres in Vilnius was taken very quickly. 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

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