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The ensemble of Pažaislis Church and Monastery has reached the final stage of the EUFCN (European Film Commissions Network) Location Award and now is competing for the first place with four other locations in Europe – Banská Štiavnica in Slovakia, Lake Curon on the Tyrol border between Austria and Italy, Moritzburg Castle in Germany and[…]

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Taking into account the rising curve of coronavirus infection and the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the country, quarantine will be announced in Kaunas as well as in other large cities from October 28. In response, the city is strengthening preventive action and coronavirus control in educational institutions and the non-formal education sector. For the time[…]

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The construction of the first science and innovation dissemination center “Mokslo sala” (“Science Island” EN) in Lithuania was started on Thursday by symbolic burial of the capsule. The 11.5 thousand square meters museum with exclusive design will feature interactive permanent and changing expositions, a unique space of virtual projections, STEAM laboratories and cafes. The total[…]

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To commemorate the year of Sugihara in Lithuania, Sugihara Week returned to Kaunas. The festival invited visitors to learn more about Japanese culture and the history that unites Lithuania with Japan by participating in film screenings, concerts, lectures, fairs and other activities. The main accent of Sugihara Week – unveiled bronze sculpture next to Laisvės[…]

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The Minister of Transport and Communications Jaroslav Narkevič, who visited Kaunas, met with the Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis to discuss the most important infrastructure issues – implemented projects and planned large objects. According to the Minister, Kaunas, which has allocated a record amount of investments for city management this year with the help of the Government,[…]

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After waiting a little longer than expected, due to Covid-19 crisis affecting the whole world, the result was finally released on Tuesday 12th May. Our twin-city Grenoble has been officially shortlisted as finalist together with Dijon, Tallinn and Turin among 18 cities. Grenoble was ranked first or second for 11 of the 12 indicators evaluated[…]

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Exhibition “Sustainable Nordic Cities” Exhibition opening: September 16, 12 at Vienybės sq., Kaunas City During September 17 – 30 the exhibition will be exhibited at shopping and entertainment centre “Akropolis” (Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 49), since October 1 – at KTU “Santaka Valley”, K. Baršausko st. 59. Recently, cities around the world are facing major problems[…]

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This year, on September 1, about 32.5 thousand students will open the doors of Kaunas city schools. 3 000 of them are freshmen. When planning the process of the coming school year, Kaunas is preparing to implement an innovative format of children’s education- to carry out the educational process both in schools and remotely. This mixed[…]

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Almost 100 years ago in 1924, the first Norwegian diplomatic representation in Kaunas was established. On 19th August the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Norway in Kaunas was opened in the new premises at Savanorių pr. 321C (CUBE Business Center), inaugurated by H. E. Norwegian Ambassador to Lithuania Karsten Klepsvik and Honorary Consul of[…]

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Kaunas City Municipality has signed 25.8 million euros contract with “Conresta” for the construction of a water sports center. An exclusive building will be built next to the Žalgiris Arena, which will accommodate not only an Olympic-size swimming pool with 500 seat grandstands, but also a spa area and a sports club under its roof.[…]

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