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State Day of Lithuania, also known as the day of the coronation of King Mindaugas, is a public holiday in Lithuania celebrated annually on 6 July. It marks an anniversary of the coronation of King Mindaugas, the first and only King of Lithuania, who was crowned on 6 July 1253.

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On 24 May, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) received a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius the and the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas about unresolved nuclear safety issues of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant project.

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On 3 May, Lithuania appealed to the European Commission regarding an irresponsible attitude of Belarus towards nuclear safety and international obligations related to the Ostrovets NPP.

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Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review (LFPR) – the academic journal was established twenty years ago, in 1998, to discuss the challenges facing Lithuanian foreign policy. Gradually, it moved towards covering the security and foreign policy issues of the countries in Central and Eastern Europe, before expanding again to address the geopolitical and security problems of the entire region. With almost 40 volumes, it has become a well-known platform for debate on these issues. Now, LFPR turns a new leaf by becoming an analytical, rather than an academic, annual publication.

The latest issue could be found here:

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The Lighting of the Christmas Tree Marks the Beginning of the Holiday Season in Lithuania’s Capital

Anticipation was high leading up to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Vilnius’ Cathedral Square this evening. Lithuania’s capital has received a lot of global attention over the years for its unique and stunning Christmas Trees, and this year’s creation, which looks like a giant clock from above, certainly did not disappoint.

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On November 25th, Ms Hanne Kristiina Orrenmaa became the forth Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Finland with consular jurisdiction over the region of Etelä-Pohjanmaa.

The Embassy of Lithuania to Finland and the Donelaitis Society – Friends of Lithuania  have the pleasure to invite you to the lecture “The Peculiarities of the Restoration of  the State of Lithuania in 1917-1918”:

on Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 at 18:00-20:00
at the Embassy of Lithuania
Pohjoisranta 4 A 15, III floor, Helsinki.

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You are cordially invited to the organ music concert by prof. Renata Marcinkutė-Lesieur, who is one of the most famous Lithuanian performers of such music. The concert will take place on November 23rd at 6 PM, at Organo Hall of Helsinki Music Center, Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki.

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The Embassy of Lithuania together with Donelaitis Society are happy to invite you and your friends to the annual Lithuanian films screenings, which this year will take place at Kino K-13 in Katakanokka (Kanavakatu 12, Helsinki).  Make sure you mark your calendar for November 6, 18.00 and November 8, 18.00.

First evening Mindaugas Survila, the director of the film SENGIRĖ , will be present and we will have an opportunity to discuss with him about the creative process and four years he spent in the magic woods.

Screenings are in Lithuanian language with English subtitles.

Free Entrance

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The Education Exchanges Support Foundation takes pleasure in offering Lithuanian state scholarships for students, lecturers and researchers of foreign countries to attend Lithuanian language and culture courses. These courses are not available for holders of higher than C1 level of Lithuanian language and native speakers.

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Adolfas Ramanauskas (codename Vanagas) (March 6, 1918 – November 29, 1957) –  one of the prominent leaders of the Lithuanian Freedom Fighters (partisans) and  a symbol of Lithuania’s resistance against Soviet occupation. After Lithuania regained independence in 1990, Ramanauskas-Vanagas was posthumously awarded the Order of the Cross of Vytis - award conferred for heroic defense of Lithuania's freedom and independence. Ramanauskas-Vanagas' burial site was discovered only in 2018 in Vilnius.  State funeral is scheduled for October 6, 2018.

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The Embassy of Lithuania in Helsinki has the great pleasure of inviting you to the festival EE, LV, LT x 100 organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ offices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in collaboration with the Nordic Culture Point in Helsinki to celebrate the 100-year Anniversaries of the Baltic countries. The festival will take place on 26 August – 1 September 2018 in Helsinki. 

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This September, some 1,500 world class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts will descend in Vilnius, Lithuania, for Life Sciences Baltics, the only international forum in the Baltic countries that provides a unique opportunity to explore new horizons of partnerships, exchange ideas and seek progress through networking. The Baltic countries comes into the spotlight to reveal their potential in the field of life sciences.

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