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Wednesday, 28.01.2015, 14:05
The government decided in principle yesterday that Latvia would keep its status of the European Space Agency's (ESA) European Cooperating State for the next five-year period, but the required funding is yet to be allocated, reports LETA.
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A total of 47 Latvian movies will have their premieres in 2015; 42 of them were produced in collaboration with the National Film Center of Latvia, as the Center's head Dita Rietuma said, cites LETA.
A total of 70.4 million euros were invested in Estonian start-ups in 2014, which is 2.3 times more than in 2013, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.
On 22 January 2015, Telecommunications Research Centre M2M (machine-to-machine) laboratory was opened officially at the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius University, reports BC the university’s press service.
LT Game Jam, the largest game creation event in the Baltic States, saw record numbers attend its 2015 event, held last weekend. A total of 450 current and future game development professionals met to share ideas, experiment, and create a working computer game within 48 hours, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
Estonian president: governments should pursue positive vision and contribute to digital development of states
Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, took part in high-level panels that focused on digital development and geopolitics at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Estonian Head of State met with the leaders of several global technology enterprises within the framework of the World Economic Forum, such as Kudelski Group, Google and Cisco; he also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, John Baird, reports BC presidential press service.
At the end of 2014, Ventspils City Council accepted the Ventspils information and communication technology (ICT) sector development strategy and action plan for 2014 – 2020. Various ICT sector stakeholders – Latvian higher education institutions, municipal and ICT support organisations of Ventspils, as well as more than twenty local and international ICT companies, incl. TestDevLab, DPA, Microsoft, IBM and others were involved in the Strategy development, reports Ventspils High Technology Park.
US risk investor Andreessen Horowitz together with companions invested 58 million dollars in the Estonian start-up company TransferWise, which is so far the largest amount of money invested in a startup of Estonian origin, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
A new Estonian Air Force radar post will be festively opened in Tõikamäe, Valgamaa, South East Estonia on Tuesday, which is an important part of Estonian and the NATO air surveillance system, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
From January 23, 2015, a new virtual tour of the notorious former KGB headquarters in Riga, known by locals as the ''house on the corner'', is available, LETA was informed by Latvian Institute spokesman Krisjanis Ozols.
The Estonian government approved on Thursday of Estonia joining the European Space Agency (ESA), LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The first-ever 3D film made in Latvia, "Riga-2041" will be screened at "Kino Citadele" Theater from January 23, 2015, as the creative team's representative Sabine Zalite told LETA.
Minister of the Interior Saulius Skvernelis and United States Ambassador Deborah McCarthy discussed Lithuania-US relations in the area of internal affairs and prospects of future cooperation, reports LETA/ELTA.
Tele2 opened on Wednesday a 3,000-kilometre long high-speed fibre-optic data communication channel between Tallinn and Frankfurt, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
President Dalia Grybauskaite, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, discussed investment opportunities in Lithuania with representatives of global companies and influential business people, reports BC presidential press service.