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Wednesday, 14.10.2015, 01:57
Between 21st September and 2nd October 2015, Warsaw, Poland, hosted the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States. Bahtijors Hasans, the Ambassador of Latvia to the UN, OSCE and other international organisations, and Ambassador Aiga Liepiņa, the Director of the International Organisations and Human Rights Department at the Foreign Ministry headed the Latvian delegation at the HDIM, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
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A tender for non-governmental organisations has been announced on the establishment of three centres for integration of foreigners in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda, the cities with the highest proportion of foreigners, informs LETA/ELTA.
While Latvia has precise procedures for the assessment of asylum seekers' applications, there is no set procedure for the integration of refugees, President Raimonds Vejonis said in an interview with Latvian State Television this morning, cites LETA.
The BC magazine starts a new publication series written by Eugene Eteris, the BC’s international editor, who is also teaching at the European Studies Faculty in RSU, Latvia. For more than two decades, prof. Eugene Eteris has been involved in the European policy’s research publishing extensively on contemporary European problems.
Upon the conclusion of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers reviewed the report on “Results of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union”, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
Latvia's integration policies are ad hoc and project-based through the European Union, and they reach only a small part of immigrants, the think tank Providus researcher Marta Riksa told LETA when commenting the findings of the 2015 Migrant Policy Integration Index (MIPEX), reported LETA.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the ceremony of unfurling the symbolic flags of Lithuania and Georgia to mark Georgia’s Independence Day. Welcoming the participants of the ceremony at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, the President underlined that Lithuania strongly supported the people of Georgia in building a European state, reports BC presidential press service.