On 5-6 June, Rita Tamašunienė, Chairman of the Ethics and Procedures Committee of the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania, and members Antanas Matulas and Ona Valiukevičiūtė, visited Prague. During the visit, the delegation met with representatives of the Senate Committee on Mandates and Immunities of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the Head and Members of the Committee on Mandates and Immunities of the House of Representatives. In those meetings, Lithuanian parliamentarians looked into the experience in ethical aspects, reconciling public and private interests of the Czech Members of Parliament. The delegation also visited the Department of Conflicts of Interests of the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic.
For the South Bohemian town of Třeboň yesterday has become a Lithuanian experience: the Embassy of Lithuania in Prague in cooperation with Třeboň, a town partnered with the Lithuanian Utena, have organised the Lithuanian Day in Třeboň. During the day, the local schoolchildren watched the Lithuanian historical film The Excursionist and took part in discussions with the Ambassador of Lithuania in Prague Edvilas Raudonikis. Young people asked about nowadays Lithuanian society and tips for travellers, and also were interested diplomats’ work.
In the eve of the Day of Defenders of Freedom Lithuanian Embassy in Prague has invited members of the Lithuanian community in the Czech Republic, the students residing in the country and other friends of Lithuania to celebrate the occasion together.
On Sunday the Christmas Bazaar, organized by the Diplomatic Spouses Association, successfully raised money for charities. The whole profit of sales is sent to the NGO’s and projects in the Czech Republic.
On November 24th, the successful concert by the string orchestra from the Juozas Gruodis Conservatoire took place in Prague.
Lithuanian diplomats in Prague and the journalist Andrius Kunčina spoke to students from Lithuania about the Czech Republic
The program of celebratory events of the 100th anniversary of the Restoration of Lithuanian Statehood had one more spectacular adding.