Mayor of Vilnius: ‘We support and stand together with France’
The mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius extends his deepest condolences to His Excellency Ambassador Philippe Jeantaud and strongly condemns the act of barbarism which struck Europe, France and the French holiday resort Nice as it celebrated the Bastille Day yesterday evening. It is reported that at least 84 people have died and more than 100 have been injured.
“Today, we stand together with the Niçois as well as all the people of France and Europe. This attack against France is an attack against all of us and against the values of the European Union. We must unite in giving a strong response against terrorism. We should be asking ourselves if we have done everything to prevent such attacks as well as to secure our freedoms, our beliefs and our humanity,” Remigijus Šimašius said.
In unity with everyone touched by this tragedy, the people of Vilnius send a strong message: only united we stand strong and can combat these difficulties. The monument of Three Crosses, that can be seen from many spots all around the city, will be illuminated in blue, white and red – the colours of the French flag. The monument of Three Crosses has always been a symbol of national identity and resistance.
The City of Vilnius plans for an unprecedented reform in Lithuania – the reformation of the entire administration. If the Council of the capital approves this step next week, the administration of the City will come closer to the best and most modern public management models currently... ❯❯❯
Vilnius is among the best cities in Europe to combine work and travel. And now for the second year in a row Go Vilnius, the city’s tourism and business development agency, is inviting foreign companies to take part in the Workation Vilnius programme. Businesses from abroad are invited... ❯❯❯
Vilnius greets the
starting tourist season with news which will help present the city better and
respond to tourists’ needs in a more efficient manner. At the very entry to one of the city’s gates –
Vilnius Airport, tourists having just gotten off an airplane will be welcomed
by an... ❯❯❯
VILNIUS, 21 September 2018 With only 24 hours to go until the arrival of Pope Francis, Lithuania’s capital city is hoping to re-ignite enthusiasm for its religious heritage by bringing one of its most sacred treasures into the digital age with their exciting new virtual reality project... ❯❯❯
Coinciding with the European Heritage Days celebrations, UNESCO will launch the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the European Union, the platform features 34 selected World Heritage sites spread across 19 European Union countries, and has been... ❯❯❯
A new name – that of George Walker Bush – has been entered onto the list of Vilnius city citizens of honour. In order to honour the 43th US President, the city Council decided to award to him the name of a Vilnius citizen of honour. This year is 16 years since the first and until now the only... ❯❯❯