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Kyrgyzstan Humiliates Latvia. Minister Rinkevic adopts a wait-and-see approach...

Kyrgyzstan Humiliates Latvia. Minister Rinkevic adopts a wait-and-see approach...

26.06.2017.

In May, the news came from Kyrgyzstan stating that four Latvian citizens were sentenced to 20 years each in prison. Such a tough punishment was also determined for Valeri Belokon. It should be immediately emphasized that the Latvian citizens are not actually imprisoned. The court issued the default judgment (a judgment given in default of appearance in a civil action linked to criminal proceedings). What this all is about? And how does this story has emerged?

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Banks, Direct Speech, EU – CIS, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation


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Modern city: sustainability vs. “mega-projects” in Latvian development

Modern city: sustainability vs. “mega-projects” in Latvian development

06.03.2017.

Managing urban areas has been always one of the most important development challenges for city planners. During last decades, cities have been developed in a strictly “human & sustainable” way: everything for city’s dwellers! However, nowadays it’s easy to evaluate the “optimal city” –its development has to be in line with the sustainability concept adopted by the UN and in effect from January 2016.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Investments, Latvia, Real Estate, Round Table


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