Posts tagged as Vilnius

Vilnius calls US-German pipeline deal ‘a mistake’

Friday, July 23, 2021

Lithuania on Thursday said the deal struck by the US and Germany over a controversial Russian gas pipeline was “a mistake”, but there was still time to seek concessions from Moscow. The Baltic state has, like several other European countries and the United States, fiercely opposed the Nord Stream 2 project to double Russian gas supplies to Germany. The nearly finished 10-billion-euro ($12-billion) pipeline has long been a sore point…

Seven Lithuanian soldiers accused of stealing 14,000 units of US troops’ food rations

Friday, July 2, 2021

Seven Lithuanian soldiers and two more individuals will go on trial for the theft of 14,000 units of food rations intended for US troops. According to estimates, the material damage exceeded 121,000 euros, prosecutors said on Friday. The Vilnius District Prosecutor’s Office has already handed the criminal case with indictment to court. Charges have been brought against seven Lithuanian troops performing professional military service and two individuals who worked in…

European Commission President to visit Lithuania today

Friday, July 2, 2021

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is coming to Vilnius on Friday to present the EC’s opinion on Lithuania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan. While in Vilnius, she will meet with President Gitanas Nausėda and Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė, the European Commission Representation in Lithuania said in a press release on Thursday. Von der Leyen will visit a transformer substation in Vilnius selected for the installation of one of…

Program of Ukraine Reform Conference in Vilnius released

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The program of the 4th Ukraine Reform Conference, scheduled for July 7-8, 2021 in Vilnius (Lithuania), has been released. “This years’ Ukraine Reform Conference will bring together Ukraine and its international partners with the aim to discuss achievements in reform implementation; to consolidate support for reforms that strengthen country’s resilience and realize the ambitious and reform-oriented ‘Ukraine 2030 Strategy’; to ensure continuation, sustainability, and consistency of the reform process,” reads…

In Vilnius, Lithuania, a notorious prison becomes a cultural hub

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

In the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, a former prison has been turned into a cultural hub. Lukiškės prison, one of the most notorious buildings in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has reopened as a cultural cluster after being closed as a jail in 2019. The century-old prison, which attained global recognition after featuring as a shooting location for Netflix’s enormously popular series Stranger Things, has now been repurposed to host cultural…

Time-space portal links Vilnius and Lublin

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The project brings people of different cultures together and encourages them to broaden the perceptions of self, nation and unity Tired of pandemic travel restrictions? Longing to meet new acquaintances from near and far? Well, for a start, you can use the new time-space portal connecting the Lithuanian capital Vilnius with the Polish city of Lublin. Contact in real time The gateways of the PORTAL which resemble identical concrete circular…

Captain Pilecki commemorated in Vilnius

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

On the eve of the International Day of Heroes Fighting Totalitarianism, celebrated on May 25, which is also the anniversary of the murder of Captain Witold Pilecki, who was killed by a shot in the back of the head in 1948 in the Mokotów prison in Warsaw, flowers were laid in Vilnius at the house where the Polsih hero lived. “Witold Pilecki challenged two totalitarian regimes: Nazism and Communism. He…

G7 envoys looking forward to international solidarity with Ukraine at Vilnius conference

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Ambassadors of the Group of Seven (the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan) say they expect international solidarity with Ukraine will be demonstrated at a reform conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. “G7 Ambassadors were pleased to meet @LithuaniaMFA Amb [Ričardas] Degutis to discuss Ukraine Reform Conference. Looking forward to demonstrating int’l solidarity with Ukraine, celebrating Ukraine’s reform progress & identifying actions for improvement (esp. rule of…

Vilnius authorities invite people over 35 to get AZ jabs over the weekend

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Lithuanian government is planning to launch mass vaccination in late May and is currently still giving jabs to people over 65 and those in priority groups. With some 6,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine shots remaining unused, Vilnius authorities have invited people over 35 to register for jabs over the weekend. Jabs will be offered to younger people in order to use up the supplies of AstraZeneca vaccines. People over…

Lithuania to free up DTT frequencies

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Lithuania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) has announced plans to free up the 700 MHz frequency band for 5G services. In a statement, it says that the process will take place in the Vilnius, Klaipeda and Birzai regions in May/June. It adds that there are currently 19 digital terrestrial TV channels operating in the band, 16 of which are the first TV network of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (Telecentas)…