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On Wednesday, 18th of November specialists of different areas gathered in extraordinary conference “Usage of Intoxicant Substances By Teenagers, Social Factors in Kaunas and  International Prevention Perspective”. International guests of conference were Secretary General of European Cities Against Drugs organization Erik Leijonmarck from Stockholm city (Sweden) and Jon Sigfússon, the current director of Youth in[…]

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Italian company “Marzotto Group”, that entered the Kaunas textile market fifteen years ago, enlarges the speed of production. This year Italian managed companies “Lietlinen”, “Lietvilna”, and “Liteksas” have got investment of 3 million euros for the modernization of manufacturing. 470 people are working at these companies at the moment, but after the enlargement of production[…]

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On the coming Sunday, the 6th of December there will be held an official opening of Kaunas City Museum at Kaunas Town Hall. The doors of the Town Hall for the first time will be opened for all Kaunas city habitants and city guests. The visitors are welcomed to get to know with the history[…]

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On Friday, December 4, Director of European Trade Union Committee for Education Mr. Martin Romer visited Kaunas and got to know the education system issues of Kaunas City. During his visit, he met the Mayor of Kaunas City Visvaldas Matijošaitis, municipal officials responsible for education, visited several schools. Speaking with the Mayor of Kaunas, Mr.[…]

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Kaunas City Ladies of 2015 – Rūta Meilutytė, Jolanta Šmidtienė and Dovilė Bublienė together with Kaunas City Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis are inviting everybody to join the Christmas Charity Evening and support those who are in need of our help. Donations will be given to talented disabled children. Christmas Charity Evening will be held on Sunday,[…]

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On the 28th of November Kaunas Christmas Tree was lightened at the Town Hall square. It was a beautiful event with the meaningful “Dreams Come True” public charity concert. „I would like to invite all the citizens of Kaunas and other cities to visit the capital of Christmas – Kaunas. Enjoy our Christmas Tree, have[…]

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In November, an exhibition of interwar Kaunas City architecture was opened in the impressive Stiassni Villa in Brno city (the Check Republic) which will be available until December 13. In Brno, Kaunas City introduced a period of its development which is unique throughout all the Baltic region, during the time when Kaunas was a temporary[…]

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On the 4th of September the Commemorative events for the 75th anniversary of Visas for Life took place. In 1940 two brave diplomats Japanese Vice-Consul Chiune Sugihara and Dutch Consul Jan Zwartendijk residing in Kaunas issued lifesaving visas for thousands of Jews. Two commemorative plaques for Chiune Sugihara were unveiled: one on Metropolis hotel where[…]

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Questions like where to accommodate integrate and prepare Kaunas citizens for refugees’ arrival, are being answered by a special work group of Kaunas city municipality. Integration model Refugees will be accommodated in rented apartments which expenses will be covered by European Union. “Most important that all service sectors and non-governmental organizations would be ready to[…]

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At the end of last week a big group of exchange students were sweeping leaves, cleaning the square and pavement. The square was cleaned in May in order to commemorate European Youth Week and last week it was brightened up for the second time. This place was chosen on purpose because students are spending a lot[…]

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With a great regret and emotion I say goodbye to Kaunas, such a lovely and hospitable city, where France has so many friends. I am very grateful to the City Mayor, municipality who put in so much effort in order to make old and strong friendship between France and Lithuania. 02/03/96

Philippe de Suremain French Ambassador

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