Šlyninka mill in Zarasai

Šlyninkos Water Mill, a unique Lithuanian legacy.

Šlyninkos, a 300-year old water mill, is located in an idyllic setting, just a few minutes outside Zarasai in Lithuania’s northeastern lake area. It is the oldest water mill left in the country and one the few operating water mills left, anywhere in the world. There are other functioning mills, but the majority operate for demonstration purposes only. […]

Main Stage Logn Start-Up Photo © Ludo Segers @The Lithuania Tribune

Go West! The booming Lithuanian Start-Up business!

Last week’s Login Start Up in Vilnius Tech Park and other locations in town brought together investors and developers in Lithuania’s booming start-up business. The country has outstanding IT infrastructure but also a successful ecosystem for start-up business. Judging by the large international presence, word is spreading fast. […]

Dutch ambassador Bert van de Lingen greets guest carrying books  Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune

Re-opening of Free Little Library – Bibliotekėlė in Bernardinai Park

On Good Friday, a reopening of the free little library took place in Bernardinai Garden (Bernardinų sodai). Located close to the children’s playground, the little library specialises in children’s books. At a time that libraries all over are facing tough competition from the Internet, little libraries reflect community spirit at work. […]

Honorary Consul Mr. Linas Aldonis with Mr. Sankalas looking on

Honorary Consuls meet in Vilnius

The Association of Honorary Consuls in Lithuania held on Wednesday their yearly meeting in Vilnius Forty-four honorary consuls represent a number of foreign countries in Lithuania. Many represent countries that do not have Embassies or other forms of diplomatic representation in the country. Several do represent countries that have an embassy in Vilnius, but represent a country in cities outside Vilnius, such as Kaunas or Klaipėda. […]

Police officer

Drinking and driving. A sobering experience after the facts

Over the last year, there has been a lot of attention to alcohol problems in general and drinking and driving in particular. A high-profile civil servant, a TV personality and more recently a candidate for Minister of Justice received a lot of negative publicity following arrests for drinking and driving. They are all part of more than 2,500 drivers caught by the police for drinking and driving. Not just damaging to a career, it is also a very expensive experience. […]

Sinterklaas at the Dutch Ambassador's Residence
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Sinterklaas visits Lithuanian and Dutch children in Vilnius

The Christmas season is in full swing in Lithuania. Christmas trees showed up last weekend in Klaipėda, Kaunas, Vilnius and other towns. This was the festive weekend for the international community with some of its traditional celebrations. On Saturday, the successful International Charity Christmas Bazaar took place in the old town hall and on Sunday, a real Dutch Sinterklaas (Sint Nic) arrived at the Dutch Ambassador’s Residence in Vilnius. […]

Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant

Conference in Vilnius discuss hazards of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant

Serious safety and geopolitical concerns about the Astravyets (Ostrovets) Nuclear Power Plant being constructed in western Belarus, at Vilnius doorsteps, dominated a conference organised by Res Publica today in Vilnius. […]