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Thursday, 17.04.2014, 12:45
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with King Carl XVI Gustaf during her official visit to Sweden. Among the issues discussed were Lithuanian-Swedish relations as well as bilateral cultural and scientific ties, reported BC presidential press service.
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Ruta Muktupavela was appointed rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture yesterday, informs LETA.
An incredible new art work has appeared on the city-scape of Rīga. A unique, thought provoking and thoroughly different monument – an installation by artist Aigars Bikše – now stands in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building looking out towards Brīvības street, where the monument of Lenin once stood not so long ago, informed BC the Latvian Institute.
The Bank of Lithuania has released a coin worth ten litas, dedicated to the cinema industry of Lithuania, the national bank of Lithuania said in a statement, cites LETA.
Latvia's first EUR 2 (commemorative) coin of special design is dedicated to the country's capital city Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014, and features a panoramic view of the Old Town, the Bank of Latvia said in a press release, cites LETA.
On June 7, 2014 in Riga, within the framework of the program "RIGA-EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2014", the first European Sabantuy will be held. The venue of the Tatar and Bashkir folk holiday Sabantuy will be the "Vērmanes Garden", a central park in Riga, informed BC the organizers.
The Culture Ministry's State Secretary Guntis Pukitis is to be appointed state secretary at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development in Latvia, informs LETA.