On 22 February, the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania was opened in Frankfurt am Main, the federal state of Hesse, Germany. The Honorary Consulate is headed by the new Honorary Consul of Lithuania Gabrielė Gylytė-Hein.
On 1-3 July, the 7th Convention of Honorary Consuls of Lithuania was held at the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The event brought together Lithuania's Honorary Consuls from around the world, who met with the leaders of the country and acquainted acquaint themselves with relevant issues of Lithuanian politics and economy.
Today morning near Turin, Italy, a truck owned by a Lithuanian company was hit by a passenger train on a level crossing. During the accident, three wagons became derailed. According to the police, the driver of the truck is a Lithuanian citizen. He was able to jump out of the truck and was not injured.