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Seimas rejects LRT investigation conclusions: unprecedented vote in Seimas

On Thursday, the final vote on the LRT investigation commission’s conclusions was held in Seimas. As Remigijus Žemaitaitis, who chaired the sitting, noted – this vote was unprecedented. Amendments proposed by Aušrinė Armonaitė and the conclusions‘ first article were approved, but the vote on the second article did not pass. When voting on the full conclusions project, the Seimas also did not approve it, writes. […]

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Vilnius selected as one of 34 World Heritage sites in the EU featured in ‘World Heritage Journeys’ sustainable travel web platform

Coinciding with the European Heritage Days celebrations, UNESCO will launch the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the European Union, the platform features 34 selected World Heritage sites spread across 19 European Union countries, and has been developed in collaboration with National Geographic, a press release from Go Vilnius states. […]

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Baltics set up joint cultural foundation

The culture ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on Sunday signed in Riga an agreement on the establishment of a Baltic cultural foundation. […]

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Winegrowing regions a destination for Lithuanian visitors to the Czech Republic

Thanks to a direct bus connection from Vilnius, most Lithuanian visitors to the Czech Republic can travel to Prague and Brno. The rich history and outstanding cultural offering of smaller cities in the countryside is often overlooked. Gastronomy and local food are often one of the many reasons to enjoy trips abroad. Visiting vineyards, particularly those located around historic castles and mansions, add to the pleasures of driving through idyllic landscapes while learning about the local history, often going back hundreds and thousand years in time. […]

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Mazuronis going to presidential election to step up natl spirit

Lithuanian MEP Valentinas Mazuronis who intends to run as an independent candidate for the 2019 presidential elections says his program is built on the idea of national spirit. […]

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UNESCO experts recommend refining Libeskind’s design for office building in Vilnius

Experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) approved in principle of a residential complex development project in Vilnius’ Old Town, but recommended refining the concept and design of an office building created by Studio Libeskind, the Culture Ministry said on Wednesday. […]

Pakruojis Manor

Lithuanian Destination of Excellence: Pakruojis Manor

In the Northern part of Lithuania which is notable for its brewery traditions and the cuisine of noblemen, on the right bank of the Kruoja River, there is a manor of classist style which was included in the Record Book as the biggest complex of manor buildings that has survived to the modern day in Lithuania. Here one can delve into the manor style life any season – in summer, and during the nocturnal shepherding event, also during the Christmas season and while listening to the fairy-tale about the Nutcracker and stories about noblemen fon Ropus, about the miracles of technology of that time, a wind mill or even the moustache of the Lithuanian Robin Hood, Tadas Blinda. Pakruojis Manor has been announced the Destination of Excellence of Lithuanian Cultural Tourism 2017, a press release from the Department of Tourism states. […]

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Seimas scraps efforts to save Curonian Spit’s illegal buildings from demolition

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to put an end to efforts to approve adjustments to the Curonian Spit National Park’s maintenance plan, which means that illegal buildings on the sand dune peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be pulled down. […]

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Lithuania starts work at UNESCO Executive Board

Lithuania is starting work at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board. […]