The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius visited Uber’s office in Amsterdam

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The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius visited Uber’s office in Amsterdam, where he met the company’s Head of Operations Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and discussed the possibilities for realizing Vilnius’ potential. The Mayor encouraged the company to try out new services in Vilnius and suggested the possibility of transferring other departments to Vilnius, emphasizing the great potential for economics, law, and creativity Read more

The City of Vilnius takes up leadership in promotion of tourism and business: new agency ‘GO Vilnius’

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Vilnius is about to create an urban economy brains centre: an international tourism and business promotion agency ‘GO Vilnius’. As soon as in May the operations profile of the current public institution Vilnius Convention Centre will be expanded, by adding to its structure a ‘GO Vilnius’ team – solely responsible for international tourism, city marketing and promotion of investment. The Read more

VILNIUS: LET’S GO CYCLING

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Mid-April 2016, Netherlands Embassies all over Europe are taking part in organising the European Cycling Day Festival. The festival underlines the importance of cycling promotion during the Netherlands EU Presidency in the first half of 2016. Also in Vilnius, the Netherlands Embassy, in co-operation with Vilnius Municipality, the Ministry of Transport, the Dutch Cycling Embassy, and JCDecaux, organises festival activities: Read more

Vilnius Tech Park show office to give entrepreneurs enticing preview of the facilities in store at new tech hub

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A show office has been opened at Vilnius Tech Park this week, providing budding entrepreneurs with a glimpse of the top facilities the tech hub will have to offer when it opens its doors later this year. The park, which will be the biggest ICT Hub in the region, is currently being developed in the Lithuanian capital. And according to Read more

International Public Tender for Private Carrier(s) to be Announced by Vilnius Public Transport

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Improved public transportation is the goal of an open international tender which the City of Vilnius is planning to shortly announce. The soon to be issued public tender will enable the selection of a  private carrier(s) that will by next year, be operating in Vilnius up to 100 new buses, including 43 large tri-axial buses and 52 medium-sized buses (with Read more

Barclays’ Rise startup space set to open in Vilnius

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UK’s Barclays bank is set to launch Rise Vilnius – a 550 sq. m size startup partnering space in the downtown of Lithuanian capital in July. “Rise is a community of fintech companies that grow and create together with Barclays. We see it as an opportunity to embrace and to discover innovation that disrupts our business models. It is also Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius Collects a Prestigious FDI Award in Cannes

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The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius today arrived in Cannes (France) to attend the annual international real estate show MIPIM. At the top of his agenda is the promotion of Vilnius as a rising hub for foreign investment, and he will be meeting with a number of important investors and participating in discussions to further this aim. On the first Read more

Vilnius’s New Mayoral Strategy: A breath of fresh air for Northern Europe’s hottest new business hub

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Vilnius is on the rise. This year alone the city has already secured 3rd place, after Zurich and Edinburgh, in the mid-sized European Cities category of the Financial Times fDI European Cities of the Future index. And with foreign investment on the increase – last year saw the country’s FDI agency Invest Lithuania posting its best results ever – the Read more

Vilnius traffic lights adopt the colors of the Lithuanian national flag to celebrate The Day of the Restoration of Independence

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To coincide with The Day of the Restoration of Independence, yellow-green-red flags will be flying throughout the country, while in Vilnius even the traffic lights will adopt the colours of the national flag. For today only, all of the crossing lights lining Gedimino Avenue will be flashing yellow, green, and red simultaneously to celebrate this most important day. In the Read more

The Capital City to look for New Solutions in an International Tendering Procedure

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The Municipal Government of the Capital City, together with the Lithuanian Union of Architects and private investors, have announced an international tendering procedure for an architectural project for the centre of Vilnius – Konstitucijos Avenue.  This large scale site would incorporate hotels and office buildings and greatly augment what is fast becoming the city’s modern business district. The Municipal Government Read more

Voiced stories of Vilnius in a modern audioguide

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AudiogidasVilnius Tourist Information Centre has renewed the audioguide. From now on, tourists shall have a possibility to discover the city in a more comfortable way. The audioguide meant for tourists provides a possibility to explore the city as if you are travelling with a guide, but it also lets you freely plan your time and route. It is comfortable to Read more

Mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius, welcomes Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, to Lithuania

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Cognizant, a global provider of information technology, consulting and business process services has expanded its footprint by adding a delivery and operations centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The New Jersey, U.S. headquartered and NASDAQ listed company has over 100 delivery and operations centres globally and employs over 221,000 employees. Storebrand Group, a leading player in the Nordic markets for pensions, life Read more

Cyber security company that protects $20 billion of assets expanding its Vilnius team

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Global cyber security provider Arc4dia is to expand its division in Lithuania in a move that is set to create up to 50 highly-skilled positions for qualified cyber security specialists. The combined value of the assets and critical infrastructure protected by the Canadian company has been estimated at $20 billion. For Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, the news of Arc4dia’s expansion serves Read more

Open public transportation data for residents of Vilnius

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Vilnius residents will now be able to keep track of how their city’s transport system is performing, as well as receive updates on the busiest routes. A ME Susisiekimo paslaugos is now offering on online register that provides up to date data on stops, as well as bus and trolleybus movement data. ‘We have always wanted to be able to Read more

Magic Christmas Tree in Vilnius

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The biggest Christmas tree in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is set up as a cosy house, sending the message of “one world, one home”. This remarkable tree invites you to step inside and get a fairy-tale feel. Underneath the branches, a 65 square meter area big Christmas fairy tale cottage is installed. In this tree-cottage, children and young people Read more

The Mayor of Vilnius Promotes Investment And Start-Ups on His Recent Trip to London

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Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius, has recently returned from an official mayoral visit to London, during which he attended a discussion at the mayor Innovations Studio together with the mayors of Tel Aviv, Austin, Warsaw, Bristol and other cities. The mayor had the opportunity to meet up with representatives of the world’s largest startup accelerators – MassChallenge, Level39, and Read more

NASDAQ launch Vilnius technology and business competence center

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Vilnius, Nasdaq, 2015 m. October 13 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced the launch of the Nasdaq Technology and Business Competence Center in Vilnius. The grand opening ceremony, which was attended by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, was ushered in by the ringing of the stock market bell. The k29 business center in Vilnius is now Read more

NØRDIKA, a new shopping valley located in the south of Vilnius has just been opened

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NØRDIKA, a new shopping valley located in the south of Vilnius has just been opened, with the mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius, in attendance. Celebrating the launch, the mayor said, “I am delighted that foreign brands are increasingly picking Vilnius as a go to destination. The location is close to IKEA, and is easily accessed from the by-pass, airport, and Read more

Traditional festival comes back with novelties

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For the fifth year in a row the sports festival in Vilnius will be attracting visitors not only with conventional events but also with intriguing news. The most powerful strength athletes on the planet with Zydrunas Savickas at the forefront, K-1 fighters from all around the world, body building and bikini European stars, a chance to test yourself in powerlifting Read more