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Sunday, 23.11.2014, 13:58
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.
Keyword tags: Culture, Forum, Good for Business, Latvia
On 21 November, 2014, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics met with the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ostap Semerak. Edgars Rinkevics congratulated Ostap Semerak on the first anniversary of the Euromaidan protests, which has been declared the Day of Honour and Freedom in Ukraine, reports BC press service of Latvian MFA.
The interim financial result for joint-stock Latvijas Kugnieciba (Latvian Shipping Company, LK) and its subsidiaries (LSC Group) for the nine months of 2014 resulted in a net loss of USD 14.17 million, which is USD 10.47 million less compared to the respective period in 2013, according to the company's financial report submitted to the ''Nasdaq'' Riga Stock Exchange, cites LETA.
The head of the European People's Party's (EPP) Group at the European Parliament Manfred Weber, who is participating in a party leadership meeting in Jurmala this week, told LETA yesterday that the European Union's growth and stability are the most important things which need to be achieved at the moment.
Police undertook a Europe-wide action on hackers who had allegedly gained control of internet users’ laptops to spy on them — just a day after it emerged that hundreds of cameras had been unknowingly broadcasting from British homes, reports LETA, referring to the British newspaper ''The Independent''.
The average visitor of Riga is a 36-year-old middle-income male who travels by plane and stays in Riga for two-three days in a four star hotel, and spends about EUR 74.86 a day, reports LETA, referring to the latest study by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau.
Despite a reduction in the number of Russian tourists, Latvia still was able to register its largest ever increase in tourist number this year, Economy Ministry State Secretary Martins Lazdovskis said during the ''Latvian Tourism Forum 2014'' today, cites LETA.