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Monday, 24.11.2014, 00:13
With the National Culture Council looking at 26 nominees for the inaugural presentation of the Award of Distinction, three were singled out for the honor in Latvia, informs LETA.
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At the international contest "The Coin of the Year", the collector coin marking the 200th birth anniversary of composer Richard Wagner, issued by the Bank of Latvia in 2013, was bestowed world's Best Silver Coin honors, as the Press Service of the Bank of Latvia reports.
Minister of Culture Sarunas Birutis signed a law amending the evaluation of immovable cultural heritage. From now on objects marked with Soviet or Nazi symbols will not be listed as Lithuania's heritage, informs LETA/ELTA.
Around 200 cultural events will be organized during Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as Selga Laizane, head of the Latvian Presidency's public diplomacy and culture program, said while presenting the cultural program for Latvia's presidency at the Riga Bourse Art Museum on Monday, informs LETA.
Today, Latvian Minister of Culture Dace Melbarde and the council members of the long-discussed Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga – Inara Tetereva, Boriss Teterevs, Ernests Bernis and Olegs Fils, signed an agreement of construction for the complex, be located in an uptown area between Hanza, Pulkveza Brieza, and Skanstes Streets, reports LETA.
The government today made the decision to allocate EUR 21,532 to help maintain the former KGB headquarters building in central Riga, informs LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius met with the Ambassador of Germany to Lithuania Jutta Schmitz on 17 October and discussed prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation, reports BC Lithuanian MFA.