Claudia Kunkel, who is German, with her husband Domenico Fioravanti, who is Italian, and daughter Gretta (nearly 4) who speaks German, Italian and English. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Greta Fioravanti is not yet four, but already she is talking in three languages, thanks to having a German mother, an Italian father and living in Dub(...)

The winding lanes of Vilnius’s Old Town. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/ New York Times
Weekend in . . . Vilnius
  • Travel
  • August 1, 2015, 05:38

Unlike the historic districts of its Baltic siblings Tallinn and Riga, which often seem solely the dominion of tourists and kitschy souvenir stands(...)

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite addresses the European Parliament during a debate on the program of the Lithuanian presidency of the EU for the next six months, in Strasbourg, July 3, 2013.

Last Friday the bells of Vilnius University rang out to herald the start of Lithuania’s presidency of the Council of the European Union. Hundreds of d(...)