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Recently the Lithuanian Basketball Federation and Kaunas City Municipality have announced an ambitious project – the construction of the Lithuanian Basketball Palace. The capsule digging in ceremony, which will be held on the 23rd of April, will mark the beginning of the construction of this building. The Lithuanian Basketball Palace, which will be built on[…]

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On March 10th, on Friday, Vytautas Magnus University will host the first event for the approaching celebration of Centennial of Restoration of the State of Lithuania – the second international forum of the Baltic and Black Seas. The former leaders of Central and Eastern European countries will take part in the forum and discuss about[…]

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Kaunas meets spring arrayed. The first idea of the contest “Kaunas Highlights” that doesn’t have analogues in Lithuania was implemented – the installation “boat”, created by the artist, Mr. Tadas Vosylius, swims over the Laisvės Avenue. Installation is hanging between Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum and Kaunas “Aušra” Gymnasium and is seen not only at the[…]

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Kaunas Regional Development Council has elected a new chairman. From now the Council will be chaired by Mrs. Nijolė Dirginčienė, the Mayor of Birštonas City. She replaced Mr. Mindaugas Sinkevičius, a former Mayor of Jonava City, who was appointed as Minister of Economy. Mr. Povilas Mačiulis, Deputy Mayor of Kaunas City will continue to work[…]

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23 year-old Augustinas Bakutis who is working as the chef, a few years ago decided start his life adventure. Together with a friend he went on a trip around the world, which not only changed his attitude towards life, but also he saw a different Kaunas when returned back home. The past few years you[…]

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Kaunas set an ambitious goal – to become the European Youth Capital in 2021. On Tuesday Kaunas City Council agreed with this idea proposed by the youth organizations. And from today a year-long preparation starts for the application’s submission. ‘Together with the leaders of youth organization we will seek that Kaunas would be announced as[…]

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  This Monday Kaunas bus station was opened for the public after a year and a half of reconstruction. The station meets people not only with modern building with impressive clock, but also with a lot more spacious waiting room for passengers, modern passengers informing system, underground parking and many other innovations. “Theatre starts from[…]

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On January 12-13 Kaunas was a centre for discussions on the topic of “The Safe Cities” organized by Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC). The Safe Cities Commission’s meeting was held at the hotel “Santaka Best Western”. Meeting started with Kaunas city infrastructure projects and initiatives, such as the Science Promotion Centre, S. Darius and[…]

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Kaunas has been visited by journalists of the „La Stampa“ paper which is one of the oldest daily publications in Italy. They were impressed by the city which is titled as the capital of Christmas. „Kaunas is also called „Little Paris“, because there is a lot to see and it is interesting to live here.[…]

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The renewed program “Initiatives for Kaunas” encourages to submit applications for this year in three main spheres: public health, the city’s image strengthening and education for (sustainable) environment protection. The order of submitting of applications will be more comprehensible and less bureaucratic. The year 2017 is the year that brings the wind of change and[…]

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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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