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Vilnius Reimagines Christmas with Never-Before-Seen Christmas Tree and Digital Fairs

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The president’s role in approving ministers: a new format implemented by G. Nausėda and lessons not learnt

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YIT to develop REHAU’s production facility at Klaipeda FEZ

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Žygimantas Vaičiūnas. What do electricity flows from Belarus actually mean?

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Rail Baltica has adapted to carrying military equipment

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Time to act for the EU: five point plan for democratic Belarus

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Lithuania – the COVID-19 anti-leader in the Baltic States, nearing the most impacted EU members

Lithuania has been posting significantly higher coronavirus infection rates and COVID-19 related death counts than the other Baltic States. The country’s combined 14 day infection indicator is nearing the most impacted European Union states, exceeding Italy, France and Spain.

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New tenants settle in Kaunas BLC business centre even during the pandemic

The BLC business centre being developed by the SBA Group company Urban Inventors in Kaunas will see one of the country’s fastest-growing digital advertising companies YNOT Media settling into it, along with the smart device manufacturing and e-retail company Ekomlita. The combined space rented by both companies in the BLC business centre’s 13th floor building is 560 square metres.

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Excessive hospitality is the main reason Lithuanians discard food, study reveals

A quarter of Lithuanians discard food once a week, while half - at least a few times a month, reveals a study by Maisto Bankas alongside Swedbank. Despite prominent Lithuanian sayings about bread, this product lands in the bin most often. According to the study, the main reason for throwing out food is excessive hospitality during celebrations. Specialists highlight that unconsumed food has a severe environmental footprint, and reduced food waste could contribute to people’s welfare.

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Raimundas Celencevičius. Will the I. Šimonytė cabinet be better than S. Skvernelis’?

Last week, Prime Minister-designate Ingrida Šimonytė finally listed almost all the nominations for the ministerial cabinet, bar the candidate for the position of minister of agriculture because one could not be found over a month after the elections. Of course, not all the nominees will become ministers because they are still due to be filtered by President Gitanas Nausėda but already now, we can begin discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates and compare them to the departing members of the Saulius Skvernelis cabinet.

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Pigu.lt help to businesses to overcome lockdown challenges

For the second nationwide lockdown tighter restrictions have been imposed, forcing retailers to concentrate on e-retail once again. With the Christmas celebrations nearing – the most important period in the retail calendar – the Pigu.lt online shopping centre is offering a helping hand. Now, new traders joining the e-retail platform by the end of the year will be granted the possibility to save and trade for half a year without paying the monthly service fee.

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Gabrielius Landsbergis as the head of Lithuanian diplomacy: questions on experience and relations with the president

Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) chairman Gabrielius Landsbergis is perhaps the most unexpected nomination to Ingrida Šimonytė’s cabinet. He has been nominated to lead the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (URM). There are those who say that President Gitanas Nausėda might not approve this nomination, but claiming that G. Landsbergis has insufficient experience and connections, would probably be inaccurate, political scientists tell 15min.

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Renewing Paupys will see old heritage buildings revived

One of the largest real estate conversion projects by the Darnu Group in Lithuania is not only seeing the creation of new buildings, but also buildings that are decades or even a century old are receiving a modern facelift. The company will be reviving a building in the Paupys area that marks various significant epochs, and will invest in the renovation of Soviet architecture.

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Baltijos Eukutecas expands as demand recovers

Following the slower months of the first lockdown, Baltijos Eukutecas, a wiring set manufacturer operating out of Klaipėda FEZ, has not only managed to return to the previous employment levels in October-November but is also hoping to fill another twenty positions with positive yearly results in the forecast. The company’s expansion is influenced by a significant growth in demand for e-bicycles on the global market.

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I. Šimonytė: already a crisis minister, how will she handle the position of crisis prime minister?

After the elections, it became evident that Ingrida Šimonytė will become the prime minister. If the Seimas approves Gitanas Nausėda’s nomination, she will become the second female prime minister in Lithuanian history. I. Šimonytė has held the position of minister of finance while the country was facing the economic crisis of a decade ago. She enters the post of prime minister with an ongoing rampant coronavirus pandemic and the economy facing difficulty due to it. How will she fare?

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Vitamins for Kaunas startup ecosystem: experts share recipes for growth stimulation

Organizations taking care of Kaunas startup ecosystem’s growth sat at the virtual round table to discover recipes on how to accelerate the startup growth in the second-largest city in Lithuania. So, what does it take to make it clear to anyone who has heard the word “Kaunas” that it is a startup city?

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Experts: Vilnius’ ‘slumbering districts’ could easily awaken with cultural regeneration

Data from a survey of Vilnius residents shows that the lowest living environment satisfaction is among the residents of Šeškinė, Pilaitė, Vilkpėdė, Pašilaičiai and Justiniškės. They view the artistic and cultural infrastructure of their districts particularly unfavourably, while also noting a lack of sustainable solutions and entertainment offerings. Furthermore, as with all Vilnius residents, those from these districts find there to be a lack of car parking space.

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ICA Partners with KSU to offer anti-money laundering education in Lithuania

The International Compliance Association (ICA), the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community, has partnered with the Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU) in Lithuania to offer ICA’s full suite of professional qualifications, including courses in anti-money laundering (AML), financial crime prevention, and customer due diligence among others.

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First-year college students advise their classmates: accomplishing your dream of studying abroad and entering your dream school

Attending universities abroad is no longer an unreachable dream; it is one option that more and more students consider to pursue as a means to achieve their higher education and career goals. In some schools, like The American International School of Vilnius (AISV), 90 percent of graduates will go abroad to pursue their higher education.

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Mastercard enables Google Pay rollout across Europe

From Tuesday onward, Mastercard extended the Google Pay service to cardholders across Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, and Romania together with its issuing partners.

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