Vilnius (Lithuanian pronunciation:[ˈvʲɪlʲnʲʊs]; Polish: Wilno, see also other names) is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, with a population of 542,664 as of 2015. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic states.
Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for the architecture in its Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" and Napoleon named it "the Jerusalem of the North" as he was passing through in 1812. In 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.
Over the last two years, Taiwan and Lithuania have opened trade offices in both capitals, Taipei and Vilnius, and trade between the two countries grew 50% from 2021 to 2022 ... the representative office in Vilnius has not materialized at the scale that Lithuania may have anticipated.
... from US sponsors of “civil society and democratic development in Russia.” It also has an office in Ukraine ... According to SVTV, the Reforum network has had some 200 paid online commentators, working from multiple offices in Vilnius, Lithuania and Tbilisi, Georgia.
One major example is Lithuania opening a 'Taiwanese Representative Office' in 2021, when China responded by targeting Vilnius with an effective trade embargo, prompting the EU to enact its newly developed anti-coercion instrument, which is a trade tool used by the bloc to tackle governments using economic means to pressure its members.
This year has been a good one for Vilnius...Perhaps most symbolically – as Lithuania continues to firmly reject its Soviet past and align itself closer with the west – Vilnius played host to the Nato summit in July ... To top it off, a recent survey carried out by the PostOffice showed Vilnius to be the second best value city break in Europe.
He didn’t provide any details about when such an office would be established in Estonia... In 2021, Estonia’s Baltic neighbor Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open an unofficial diplomatic representative office — a de facto embassy — in its capital, Vilnius, despite Beijing’s strong opposition.
The flags of Taiwan and Lithuania are displayed at the Taiwanese Representative Office in Vilnius on Jan ... a series of punitive measures against the Baltic country for allowing Taiwan to open a representative office in Vilnius in 2021 that used the word “Taiwanese” in its name.
... representative office in each other’s capital to strengthen bilateral relations ... Despite warmer ties with Taiwan, Lithuania has come under heavy political and economic pressure from China following a decision to allow Taiwan’s representative office in Vilnius, which opened on Nov.
The words "democratic Taiwan" appeared more times in the island's national day celebrations this year than any other - by far ... ... ... In 2021 Lithuania allowed Taipei to set up an office in Vilnius using the name "Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania" ... But the government in Vilnius has refused to back down ... .
Lawyer Siarhej Zikratski stands at an office in Vilnius, Lithuania on May 19, 2021 ... “They took away my beloved profession and my business,” Zikratski wrote in a Facebook post announcing his emigration to Vilnius, Lithuania ... the paper case files he had in his office, Temur told CPJ.