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

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