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Sunday, 19.04.2015, 13:57
The final decision made on April 15th by the European Central Bank's (ECB) board of supervisors has officially cleared the way for the pending sale of Latvia's Citadele Bank. The international investors involved were given authorization by ECB to acquire the entire state-owned chunk, informs LETA.
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The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) in Lithuania has launched a competition for students to complete an internship with NASA Ames Research Centre in the United States and is now accepting applications, informs LETA/ELTA.
The matter of restitution of Jewish property has to be resolved "working shoulder to shoulder," according to U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Nicholas Dean, during an interview with LETA.
On April 10th 2015, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with U.S. Republican Senator, Robert Portman, who has arrived in Latvia from Ukraine on a regional visit, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.
On 11 April 2015, M109A6 Paladin Howitzer Platoon of the 1-41 Field Artillery Battalion, the United States Army in Europe, is arriving in Lithuania to take part in international exercise Fire Thunder 2015. The US platoon is bringing four 155mm self-propelled howitzers and logistic equipment, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence.
Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK), who is on an official visit, and Latvian Ambassador to the United States Andris Razans, handed over a facsimile of the "Terra Mariana. 1186-1888" album yesterday to U.S. Congress Librarian James Billington.
On April 7, 2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham) sent a letter to the Prime Minister, Minister of Economics, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee of the Saeima and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima calling to open a permanent economic representation office of Latvia in the US in the near future in order to strengthen and develop the bilateral economic relations between the two countries, reported BC executive director Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone.