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Vilnius may be forced to give up culture capital title

  • 2008-12-22
  • In cooperation with VECC
VILNIUS- Vilnius mayhave to give up its title as European Capital of Culture 2009, as parliamentmay decide to cut funding.

The director of the project said she expected 40 million litas. Now theparliament is considering only spending 20 million or nothing at all.

"If, indeed, we receive 20 million litas instead of the planned 40million, I tell you very responsibly, that this sum will not bring VilniusEuropean Capital of Culture into existence," director Elona Bajoriniene toldnews portal alfa.lt.

Vilnius is the first culture capital of EasternEurope and the Baltic States. Vilniuswas to share the culture title with Linz, Austria.