London
Economy

Direct flight Vilnius – London to be launched

On May 1, a new direct flight Vilnius – London is launching. It will operate from Vilnius (VNO) direct to London City Airport (LCY) meaning that it has never been easier to visit, Vilnius, Lithuania’s […]

Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius
Society

Lithuanian capital elects first openly gay politician to city council

Last weekend, the Lithuanian capital city of Vilnius elected the first openly gay politician to its city council. Human rights activist Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius has become the first proudly open gay person to be elected to the political office in Lithuania. The candidate was running on the list of the current liberal mayor Remigijus Šimašius, who has made headlines by stating that “Vilnius is LGBT-friendly city.” […]

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Society

Vilnius to celebrate March 11: march, tours and free public transport

On 11 March, Vilnius city dwellers and city guests will follow the Roads of Freedom in Vilnius. Everyone is invited to the march at which a 400 metre long Lithuania’s flag will be carried and to take free of charge tours around the Old Town. The tours will be given in a number of different languages by almost forty guides. Excellent news to everybody: public transport will take passengers to the festive events of 11 March free of charge as well, a press release from Vilnius city municipality states. […]

Kaziukas fair 2019
Freetime

Renewal of St. Casimir’s Fair: 4 m high bridge, music and more than 1,500 tradesmen

The 416th St. Casimir’s Fair in Vilnius started with the St. Casimir’s March from Lukiškės Square to Kudirkos Square where the fair was solemnly declared opened on the 4 m high bridge over Gediminas Avenue. This year, visitors of the fair found numerous attractions, entertainments and novelties. Throughout the March 1-3 weekend, capital city dwellers and city guests were able to see not only the articles of craftsmen offered but were also offered musical performances ranging from blues to folk music which was given near Odminių and K. Sirvydo squares, at the gates of the Bernardine Garden, near Gedimino Ave. 21 and in the Town Hall Square. […]

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CORPORATE

Parties take to decisive battle over municipalities: some hope to maintain positions, others aim for records

With little time left to the municipal and direct mayoral elections, political party leaders are pondering, which city and region bastions they will hold on to and where they have chances to break through. The Social Democrats, Liberal Movement and Order and Justice Party remain modest both about increases in their mayors and council members, while the Conservatives and “Farmers”, who remain the most popular parties, believe that they could reach historical victories in the elections, lrt.lt writes. […]

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Economy

Vilnius to see launch of scooter-sharing system: five companies express willingness to develop the system

As early as this spring Vilnius city dwellers and guests will be offered to take advantage of the service of electric scooter-sharing service and to travel in the city in an innovative and convenient manner. Striving to become the capital of scooters in Europe Vilnius will not only reduce congestions but will also become a free area of scooters and other alternative means of urban transport, a press release from Vilnius City Municipality states. […]

Axis Industries stadion in Vilnius
Society

Historical breakthrough – there are no more obstacles to building a multifunctional complex in Vilnius

Residents of Vilnius and sports community of the country can mark today as a day to remember – the Council of Vilnius gave the green light to the concession agreement of the multifunctional complex in Šeškinė, and there are no more obstacles to signing it. Having signed the agreement, starting works of construction of the National Stadium and another 15 sports objects on Šeškinė hills will be possible in the nearest future. […]

No Picture
Economy

Welcome to Vilnius workshops to support foreign talent relocating to Lithuania’s capital

This Tuesday Vilnius’ business development and tourism agency Go Vilnius at the Workland Business Centre announced a series of dedicated workshops slated to begin taking place later this month. The Welcome to Vilnius workshops are designed to facilitate the transition of foreigners coming to the city to pursue professional opportunities. In just a few hours, workshop participants will receive invaluable information to help them navigate bureaucracy, settle into day-to-day life, and ultimately, become a local. The workshops will also give participants an opportunity to ask a team of experts specific questions, take part in a tour of Vilnius and meet other foreigners, a press release from Go Vilnius states. […]

Kęstutis Girnius
CORPORATE

Kęstutis Girnius. The changed Lithuanian political landscape

Politics does not stand in place, change is a near constant even if the changes are often insignificant. New political parties emerge, draw voters for a few years and then vanish. The Way of Courage, the National Revival Party, A. PaulauskasNew Union, the Modern Christian Democrat Union, the Lithuanian Freedom Union, the Labour Party, the Lithuanian Social Democratic Labour Party – this is only part of the political parties, which formed after the re-establishment of independence, most forming after the year 2000. […]

Railway station Christmas tree
Society

Can a Christmas tree send a social message? It can in Vilnius

A Christmas tree unveiled in Vilnius this week looks nothing like the shiny decorated trees usually associated with the holiday. Wrapped in a giant plastic bag, the tree at the Independent Christmas Town located at the Vilnius Railway Station serves as a reminder of the hyper-consumerism that tends to take over the holiday season, encouraging a more local and authentic approach to Christmas instead, a press release from Go Vilnius states. […]

Virginijus Sinkevičius
Politics

Sinkevičius selected as “Farmer” candidate to Vilnius mayor

The Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LVŽS) Vilnius branch decided on Thursday evening that their candidate to Vilnius mayor would be Virginijus Sinkevičius. […]