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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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Foreign companies prefer Kaunas as an attractive city for investment and business development. Lately the Dutch company “GeoPhy” has established departments here. It is involved in the real estate market data collection, processing and analysis services on a global scale. On this occasion, newcomers received an original present from the authorities of the city. .[…]

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Kaunas makes the last steps for the competition of the European Capital of Culture 2022 and invites all people to celebrate the competition final together. On this occasion we invite people to on Kaunas Town hall square on March 29th, at 18h to watch the live TV broadcast of the results.  “All the team that[…]

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March 10, Friday, historic leaders, former Central and Eastern European heads of state, gathered at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) together with the academic community to take part in the 2nd international forum of the Baltic and the Black Seas,  which was presented at the initiative of countries in the region to cooperate in order to[…]

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Citizens, who emigrated to other cities or countries, will come back eventually after seeing all the positive changes happening in Kaunas. It was highlighted by the United States Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Anne Hall after her visit in Kaunas. The ambassador was interested in development of the city and ongoing changes in it and talked with[…]

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International Beijing Design Week programme manager Beatrice Leanza came from China to Lithuania for a short period of time and said it was worth travelling 7 000 thousand kilometres. After the visit she did not hide sympathies to Kaunas and said she would come back. She was pleased with the interwar period architecture. She had[…]

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Thank you for this warm reception. Friendship between both our countries is strong and today I am here to make it even stronger. Good luck to your city and country in Europe and with France. 21/08/96

René Monory Chairman of the French Senate

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