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The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius visited Uber’s office in Amsterdam

The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius visited Uber’s office in Amsterdam, where he met the company’s Head of Operations Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and discussed the possibilities for realizing Vilnius’ potential. The Mayor encouraged the company to try out new services in Vilnius and suggested the possibility of transferring other departments to Vilnius, emphasizing the great potential for economics, law, and creativity of the experts that work in the city.

“I am glad that not only did Uber launch its activity in Vilnius in record time, but also transferred its department to Vilnius and has plans to expand it, thus creating even more jobs. Once again, this shows that the city is in the right path and the goals and efforts to become the fastest-growing and most open city are already showing results”, said Remigijus Šimašius.

During the working visit in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Mayor of Vilnius attended a meeting of the mayors of European Union’s capitals. One of the matters discussed in the meeting was mobility and related air pollution challenges in cities. Accompanied by the Team Manager for Vilnius Cycling projects Anton Nikitin, the Mayor visited the municipality of Eindhoven, where they discussed the ways of realizing sustainable mobility measures and improving cycling possibilities. Also, they tried out Eindhoven’s cycling infrastructure.

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During his working visit, the Mayor also attended another exciting meeting with Lithuanians working or studying in the Netherlands and talked about the attractive possibilities of working and living in Vilnius.

The visit lead to the opening of relations with Rockstart Accelerator program for startups with the goal of applying valuable practice in Vilnius. Agreements where made with Amsterdam’s Cyclespace initiative, which will help to realize cycling projects, and B.Amsterdam centre, which agreed to help to build a better infrastructure for startups.

The partnership between Vilnius and the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been active for more than a decade. This year, the embassy of the Netherlands presented Vilnius with exceptional bicycle stands and organized cycling day with the goal of encouraging cycling in the capital. Two years ago, the municipality delegation visited the Netherlands, where it learned about the infrastructure of cycling paths and sustainable communications system.