De-industrialisation was the most painful for older workers. The employment service has directed these men to do community service at the local water supplier (photo by Dalia Mikonytė)
Society

Creativity and boredom in a Lithuanian town coping with globalisation

Having joined the eurozone this year and successfully advertised its natural and urban wonders, Lithuania has become a new darling of international travel ‘listicles’. Its brushed-up capital, ambitious start-ups and emerging foodie hotspots make many visitors wonder if this is really one of the poorest countries in the European Union. Much of the country’s hardships, however, have been cushioned by de-industrialised peripheral towns – like Alytus. Having lost most of its industries, the town is looking for new, global inspiration. […]

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Foreign affairs

Consular Camp for Indian students in Vilnius and Kaunas

Indian Consulate in Lithuania informs that the Consular Camp for Indian students will be organised on November 14 – 15, 2015, in Vilnius and in Kaunas. […]

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Society

Kaunas becomes cricket capital of Lithuania

“In India language changes every thousand kilometres, and everyone worships their own god. Regardless of that, cricket is being played everywhere”, says J. K. Tandon, CEO of A&Z Exports International. Last week the Indian company has donated cricket equipment to the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania. Cricket team at KTU, the second largest university in Lithuania with almost 300 students from Southeast Asia, has been founded in 2013. […]

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Economy

India not such a faraway tourism destination as it used to be

Lithuanians keep complaining about the unbearable dreariness of Lithuanian winters. Why not go for a holiday in India, a 356-day destination, says Girish Shankar from the Ministry of Tourism of the world’s second most populous country. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian citizens to get Indian visas at border checkpoints

Lithuanian citizens will get Indian visas at the country’s border checkpoints. […]

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Foreign affairs

Lithuanian PM meets with ambassador of India

On Monday, incoming Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Republic of Lithuania Ajay Bisaria has met Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius at the Office of the Government. The prime minister has congratulated the ambassador on his new term of office in Lithuania, discussed bilateral relations, and stressed Lithuania’s interest in the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and India, the prime minister’s press service said. […]

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Foreign affairs

India opens honorary consulate in Lithuania

India‘s honorary consulate in Lithuania has been opened in Vilnius on Friday and will be headed by Honorary Consul Rajinder K. Chaudhary, owner of Indian restaurant Sue‘s Indian Raja. […]