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Sunday, 02.08.2015, 17:20
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, who is in Italy on a working visit, has opened an exhibition entitled “Historical Ties between Milan and Lithuania: Bona Sforza and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania” in Milan’s Sforza Castle, reported BC presidential press service.
Keyword tags: Culture, EU – Baltic States, Forum, History, Lithuania
Three coins issued in 2014 by the Bank of Lithuania — dedicated to Baltic Studies, the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way and “Form” — garnered acclaim at the international commemorative coin contest Coin Constellation 2015. Here, 240 coins from 29 countries and 46 organisations were assessed, reported BC the Bank of Lithuania.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite received a Star of Hope (Vilties Zvaigzde) award on Friday, 12 June. The award was bestowed during the president's visit to Tremtiniu Namai, the social care home for former exiles. Grybauskaite was honoured for merit in strengthening the Lithuanian state, reports LETA/ELTA.
On Friday, 5 June 2015, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius took part in the second "Bagel Shop" tolerance award ceremony. The campaign aimed against anti-Semitism is implemented by the Jewish community of Lithuania. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius is the patron of the event, reports LETA/ELTA.
Market participants were attracted to the electronic auctions for the sale of numismatic items, announced by the Bank of Lithuania for the first time. At each of the seventeen auctions, 2 to 6 participants competed; a total of 64 participants registered for the auctions. Those who bid the highest price for a numismatic item won, reported BC the Bank of Lithuania.
On Thursday, 8 May, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin 150 Years of Firefighting in Latvia. The coin honours the firefighters and rescuers for their professionalism and heroic acts of bravery for the good of the nation, reports BC the bank.
Ethnic minority school pupils rate their history textbooks as "one-sided propaganda." This according to a recent survey conducted in schools on ethnic identity, reports LETA.