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Tuesday, 02.09.2014, 17:01
Norway has decided to provide support to nine Latvian cities, offering opportunities to participate in international exhibitions with an aim to attract potential investors, representative of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Marika Vanka informed LETA.
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Producer prices in Latvia increased by 0.4% in July 2014 from June, which was the third highest increase among the European Union member states for which data are available. The highest month-on-month increases in producer prices were recorded in Estonia – 1.7%, and Cyprus – 1.1% reports LETA, referring to the EU statistical office Eurostat.
Today, the government of Latvia approved the European Union's (EU) Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020, outlining the Cohesion Fund priorities, goals, and the attainable results, reports LETA.
On 1 September, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the meeting of the EU ministers’ Group for the European Action of Moldova [Le Groupe pour l'Action Européenne de la République de Moldova], which was held in Chisinau, Moldova, reports Latvian MFA.
The Embassy of Latvia has started work in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Head of Mission, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Rūdolfs Brēmanis. The Latvian Embassy will temporarily be located in the premises of the Danish Embassy, informs Latvia MFA.
The second China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) Local Leaders' Meeting concluded here on Friday, with a Chinese delegation headed by Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli having had comprehensive exchanges with leaders and delegates from the 16 countries in the region, reports BC Chinese Embassy in Riga.
In an interview on Latvian Television (LTV) this morning, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said that imposing sanctions against Russia is basically the only weapon the European Union (EU) has in trying to halt Russia's aggression towards Ukraine, informs LETA.
A young fashion designer from Latvia Alise Aleksandra is proud to present the new collection inspired by the architecture and nature. The designer is planning to base the label both in Latvia and London, UK, reports Alise Aleksandra Pavara.
Limited liability company's Riga Shipyard (Rigas kugu buvetava) net turnover was EUR 6,916,066, and total net losses were EUR 1,288,002 in the first half of year, according to the company's finance report, handed in to the stock exchange operator NASDAQ OMX Riga, cites LETA.
Ukraine will never reconcile with the loss of Crimea. Valery Zhovtenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Lithuania, said in the exclusive interview to ELTA news agency that only negotiation measures will be used to solve the issue of Crimea, cites LETA.
China and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region are exerting more efforts to enhance cooperation between the two sides., reports BC China’s Embassy in Riga.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the summit meeting of EU leaders in Brussels and expressed Lithuania's support for the European reforms implemented in Ukraine, to its sovereignty and territorial integrity, reports BC press service of Lithuanian President.
European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow, informs LETA/AFP.
According to a price index calculated by the portal Goeuro.com, Latvia has one of the cheapest train tickets in the world, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in 2013, according to the data of the Survey on Income and Living Conditions, the at-risk-of-poverty rate in Lithuania stood at 20.6%. Compared to 2012, it increased by 2 percentage points. In 2013, about 610 thousand persons in the country were living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold, reports LETA/ELTA.