Posts tagged as Vilnius

Neste in Lithuania: from the first visit of Santa Claus to oil-free fuel

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Neste Lietuva (Neste Lithuania) is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in Lithuania. Today, Neste Lietuva is the largest network of self-service filling stations in Lithuania; however, its road was a long and hard one. The first filling stations with limited imported goods in Vilnius, paper towels imported from Finland for Stikliai Restaurant and automatic payment terminals, which have once been a cutting-edge technological innovation: these are but snippets of the colourful history…

The virtual Vilnius IFF invites the audience to hotels

Friday, March 12, 2021

The 26th edition of the leading Lithuanian event is aiming to introduce new European voices to the local audience and get viewers off their sofas The 26th edition of the Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” will be running entirely virtually from 18 March-5 April, bringing the Lithuanian audience a selection of 104 feature films and 44 shorts across various sections. It also invites viewers to answer the question “To…

Telia Lietuva announced €2 million upgrade for Vilnius data center

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Lithuanian telecoms firm Telia Lietuva has announced a €2 million ($2.4 million) expansion of its S2 data center in Vilnius, Lithuania. The telco is expanding and modernizing the Tier III-compliant facility in the capital city is, taking it to 80 racks with a total capacity of 400 kW. Pandemic drives up demand for data centers “The pandemic has opened up the eyes of companies to the importance of high-quality IT…

Vytautas Landsbergis named honorary citizen of Vilnius

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania’s first post-independence leader, was named an honorary citizen of Vilnius on Wednesday, wrote LRT. “Without the effort and the courage of this person three decades ago, Vilnius and Lithuania would be different today,” Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said in a press release. “Vilnius already has a nice group of honorary citizens, but it is obvious that this person deserves respect more than anyone else,” he added. Landsbergis…

Police raid Vilnius cafe suspected of breaking lockdown

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Six clients were fined for having meals in a Vilnius cafe that was raided by the police following media reports. Under Lithuania’s lockdown rules, introduced last December, cafes and restaurants are only allowed to serve takeaway food. However, a report by Delfi.lt last weekend indicated that a cafe in Vingis Park was serving food in its covered terrace. Responding to the report, the police organised a raid, Commissioner General Renatas…

Tree falls on jogger in Vilnius after snowstorm

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

On Tuesday evening, a jogger was injured in Vilnius’ Vingis park when a tree fell on him after a snowstorm. “When the [police] officers arrived, the man said that the tree […] fell and hit his head. The man had likely lost consciousness,” Julija Samorokovskaja from the Vilnius police told LRT.lt. The man was handed over to the medics and taken to Lazdynai Hospital in the Lithuanian capital. A witness…

Belarus nuclear plant near Vilnius taken offline

Monday, January 18, 2021

“Belarusian authorities say the country’s new nuclear power plant has been taken offline during testing procedures after the generator protection system was triggered” – LRT.LT reports with reference to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The article reports that according to a statement of Belarusian Energy Ministry on January 16, at 19:02, Unit 1 at the Astravyets plant was “disconnected from the network after the generator protection system was activated”. This occurred…

Lithuania marks January 1991 events in Vilnius

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 13 is being marked with virtual events due to the coronavirus restrictions. As reported by the LRT.LT – “Many of the events traditionally held on the eve of January 13 – the lighting of bonfires, a concert and a run through the streets of Vilnius – have been moved to August.” “The traditional commemoration of the January 13 events in the parliament has moved online. A video recording of…

Eerie mixtape and installation mark pandemic Christmas in Vilnius

Monday, December 28, 2020

Christmas under lockdown is different this year – and so the sound should reflect it. Lithuanian musicians released an unusual Christmas album with “social distancing remixes” of familiar songs, according to a press release by the capital’s tourism agency, Go Vilnius. Lithuanian electronic music producers and composers have responded to the extraordinary situation during the holiday season by reworking the world-famous Christmas songs – such as Jingle Bells, Silent Night,…

#Voices – Is Vilnius really the best place for expats?

Monday, December 28, 2020

In November, Lonely Planet named Vilnius as one of the best cities in the world for expats. We asked readers of our weekly newsletter to have their say. Yes, charming, Baroque and curious Vilnius. What struck me then – and now – was the progress that had been made following independence. There were many times that people asked us why on earth did we ever want to come and live…