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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 20:10
There is no point in waiting for a better price for Citadele bank, Finance Minister Andris Vilks (Unity) said in an interview with LTV television this morning, reports LETA.
Keyword tags: Banks, Financial Services, Investments, Latvia, Legislation, USA
The General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday elected Latvia to serve on the UN Human Rights Council for a period of three years, from 2015 through 2017, as the Foreign Ministry informed LETA.
The legal team of the Latvian cyber-crimes suspect Deniss Calovskis has appealed the European Court of Human Rights' (ECHR) ruling on his extradition to the United States.
The U.S. chemicals company Cabot Corporation (Cabot) made the decision to open its regional business center in Riga taking into consideration the availability of qualified personnel with good command of foreign languages, and the well-developed IT sector in Latvia, as Cabot President and CEO Patrick Prevost said during the center's opening ceremony on Tuesday, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Yesterday in Rome, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevivs met with the United States Trade Representative Michael Froman to discuss the EU-U.S. negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP), the Foreign Ministry informed LETA.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius opened an Honorary Consulate of Lithuania on 13 October in the historic Capitol building in Madison, the capital of the State of Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker attended the opening ceremony of Lithuania's first Honorary Consulate in this Midwestern state, reports BC the MFA.
Currently, discussions on the draft agreement with the potential Citadele investor, the U.S. investment fund Ripplewood Holdings, are still in progress in Latvia, reports LETA.