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Remigijus Šimašius


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City: 401 km2


City: 549,389

Postal zone


Area code(s)

(+370) 5


Type: City council
Mayor: Remigijus Šimašius

Remigijus Šimašius


Remigijus Šimašius (born 12 January 1974 in Tauragė) is a Lithuanian lawyer and politician, member of Seimas (2012–2015), Minister of Justice (2008–2012), Mayor of Vilnius since 2015. In 1997 Šimašius graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Vilnius University, with a degree in law. In 2002 attained a PhD, after defending his doctoral dissertation on Legal pluralism at the Lithuanian University of Law (now Mykolas Romeris University). From 2006 to 2008 he was the President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute. From 9 December 2008 to 13 December 2012 he was the Minister of Justice of the 15th Government headed by Andrius Kubilius.

Remigijus Šimašius


Remigijus Šimašius (g. 1974 m. sausio 12 d. Tauragėje) – teisininkas, Lietuvos politikas, Vilniaus meras, buvęs Lietuvos teisingumo ministras ir Seimo narys. Vilniaus universiteto (VU) Teisės fakultete įgijo teisininko kvalifikaciją, studijavo Centrinės Europos universitete (CEU) Budapešte, Mises institute Alabamoje, stažavosi Heritage fonde Vašingtone (JAV). LTU Teisės fakulteto Teisės filosofijos katedros doktorantas, asistentas, LTU teisės teorijos dėstytojas (2002–2005 m.). 2002 m. rugsėjo 17 d. Lietuvos teisės universitete apgynė disertaciją „Teisinis pliuralizmas“ (doktorantūros komiteto pirmininkas ir darbo vadovas – prof. Viktoras Justickis), socialinių mokslų (teisės krypties) daktaras. Remigijus Šimašius buvo Teisės instituto mokslinio – praktinio žurnalo „Teisės problemos“ redakcinės kolegijos pirmininkas ir straipsnių teisės teorijos tema autorius (2003–2007 m.). VU Teisės fakulteto lektorius, Teisės teorijos ir istorijos katedros narys (2005–2008 m.).


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Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, with a population of 570,806 as of 2019. The population of Vilnius functional urban area, that stretches beyond the city limits, is estimated at 697,691 (as of 2017), while according to statistics of Vilnius territorial health insurance fund, there are 723,016 permanent inhabitants (as of June 2019) in Vilnius city and Vilnius district municipalities combined. Vilnius is in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic states. Vilnius is the seat of the main government institutions of Lithuania and the Vilnius District Municipality. 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. Before World War II, Vilnius was one of the largest Jewish centres in Europe. Its Jewish influence 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.


Daugiau informacijos apie miestą

Vilnius – Lietuvos sostinė ir didžiausias šalies miestas, Vilniaus apskrities, rajono ir miesto savivaldybės centras. Įsikūręs šalies pietryčiuose, Neries ir Vilnios santakos. Vilnius yra arkivyskupijos centras, nuo 1579 m. – universitetinis miestas. Sostinėje veikia aukščiausios valdžios institucijos – Prezidentūra, Seimas, Vyriausybė, ministerijos, Aukščiausiasis ir Konstitucinis teismai, užsienio valstybių ambasados ir atstovybės, diplomatinės misijos, tarptautinių organizacijų atstovybės. Vilniaus senamiestis yra vienas didžiausių Rytų Europoje ir 1994 m. įtrauktas į UNESCO Pasaulio paveldo sąrašą.

A message from Remigijus Šimašius

For centuries, Vilnius has been a welcoming place for the peaceful coexistence of free citizens, while perfectly combining its magnificent history, spectacular natural environment and vibrant creativity.

I am totally committed to continue building the City full of the spirit of freedom and creativity so that it would become a source of inspiration and goodness for the people of Vilnius, of Lithuania and of the entire Europe.

Can there be anything more interesting than creating for your City and in the City? Creation, however, requires certain conditions. My team and myself have been working hard for three years to rid Vilnius of its outstanding debts as well as of any other problems having long plagued our capital.

Today, the residents of Vilnius enjoy the renovated urban infrastructure, honest and professional municipal services, and I hope they appreciate the emerging new creative initiatives. Today, Vilnius has all the reasonable grounds to head towards an even more inspiring future.

I personally have been and will be doing everything I can to make this city the best place to live, create and feel free.

I hope that the last years of my activities are a good testimony to that – we can make a change in the city through bold individual commitments. The determination of each citizen to become a creator of the City will undoubtedly result in the exceptional overall benefit of Vilnius.

To Vilnius – the city of free people!