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Tuesday, 11.03.2014, 17:45
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.
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The French Ambassador to Estonia, Michel Rainier, rewarded the historian Marek Tamm with the Chevalier's (Knight's) grade of the Order of Academic Palms for his services in promoting French culture in Estonia, writes LETA.
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, the Minister for Education and Research Jaak Aaviksoo and the Minister for Culture Urve Tiidus in Pärnu presented the national science awards, the Wiedemann Language Award as well as the sports and culture awards om Februuary 24th at Pärnu Endla Theatre, informed BC press service of the government.
The liquidation of railroad lines is one of the biggest mistakes ever made in Latvia, and it must be rectified in the near future if Latvia wants to maintain the development of its rural regions and towns, President Andris Berzins pointed out during his regional visit to Limbazi (northern Latvia) yesterday, informs LETA.
With support from the Norwegian financial branch of the European Economic Zone, eastern Latvia's Rezekne plans to conduct extensive renovation on the only synagogue still standing in the city, informs LETA.
At a press conference yesterday, Russian Ambassador in Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov had a lot to say, and on the positive side, lavished praise on a man well known and respected in Russia – Maestro Raimonds Pauls, informs LETA.
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite is visiting Germany at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During her trip, Grybauskaite visited the Lithuanian February 16 High School in the town of Huttenfeld, informs LETA/ELTA.