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This year, another 50 scruffy structures having the status of cultural heritage will disappear from the map of grey and shabby buildings in Kaunas. This year, for the facade renewal programme that gave impetus for the revival of Kaunas central part last year, the city allocated 1 million euros to be provided to Kaunas residents[…]

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Heads of departments of foreign companies operating in Kaunas, members of the Seimas, and representatives of other organizations unanimously agree that the resurgent Kaunas day after day is gaining greater potential to grow and thrive. At the same time the city leaders assess the compliments rationally. “Kaunas is changing. Not only we were tired to[…]

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Kaunas Hanseatic Days – the biggest city festival being held for already the second decade. This year the festival will take place for three days, May 19-21, and will bring together performers and spectators not only from Kaunas, but from the whole Lithuania and abroad. The area of Kaunas Castle will turn into a medieval[…]

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On April 28-29, the biggest Jazz festival in Lithuania will invite citizens and guests of Kaunas to 26 free events full of different music projects and artists. Exactly on these days Kaunas will become the capital of Jazz once again. Tens of thousands of people are planning to visit our city, because “Kaunas Jazz” have[…]

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Reconstruction continues on Vytautas street – one of the main arteries in the centre of Kaunas. This week workers will start to cut down the trees. Instead of old linden trees, which were damaged by various diseases, new ones will be planted this autumn. All old linden trees will be replaced by new ones. It[…]

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After being announced as the European Capital of Culture, Kaunas received lots of compliments. Ambassador of France H.E. Mr. Philippe Jeantaud congratulated Kaunas and sent regards on behalf of the whole France saying that Kaunas is the undiscovered treasure. Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis added that this is a continuous positive change for the city and[…]

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On 29 March, the winner of the competitive selection of the European Capital of Culture was solemnly proclaimed in the Ministry of Culture. The winner became Kaunas! The granting of the title of the ECC to the city of Kaunas was recommended by a group of 10 independent experts delegated by EU institutions. During the[…]

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Almost fifty children from foster home „Atžalynas“ are living in cosy and warm apartments, almost as in real families, everyday feeling more and more as a part of community. Their previous home in Partizanų st. has a sign “CLOSED” on the door. Kaunas is continuing changes in the city – this time closing foster homes.[…]

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I can say only best words to Kaunas City administration also to brave, diligent and militant people of Kaunas. 30/06/00

Lithuanian and US diplomat Vytautas Antanas Dambrava

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