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The Expert Panel of the competition for the 2022 European Capital of Culture title in Lithuania produced the pre-selection stage report containing a general assessment of all the applications as well as recommendations to the short-listed cities of Kaunas and Klaipėda.
The Ministry of Culture outlined to Adjacent Government journal how Lithuania is supporting digitisation of cultural heritage in libraries, museums and archives.
On 16 July, Lithuanian Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis and Prof. Dr. Monika Grütters, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, discussed bilateral cultural issues and opened the 20 th Thomas Mann Festival in Nida.
On 15 July, Šarūnas Birutis, the Minister of Culture, has sent a letter of sympathy and condolences to Audrey Azoulay, the French Minister of Culture and Communications, and Philippe Jeantaud, the French Ambassador to Lithuania, over the tragic events in Nice.