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Thursday, 24.04.2014, 21:41
Society is facing a transformative period of its existence. And this evolution of society is influenced to a significant degree by globalization, interconnection and interdependence. Information and knowledge can play a crucial role in this dynamic process, especially when they are used as tools for misinformation and manipulation. Information wars have become tools of war to control the minds and the opinions of people. And often the information and manipulation overload is so big that it is virtually impossible to find balanced information that is committed to truth and impartiality.
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The State Revenue Service's Deputy Director General for Crime Prevention in Latvia Kaspars Cerneckis told members of the press today that it is not possible to completely eliminate illegal smuggling, and that it can only be curtailed to a certain extent, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
BHC Laboratory, an Estonian company, won European Defence Agency's bid to organise a strategic cyber security exercise, reported BC Estonian defence ministry.
France and Poland put forward a proposal for a European energy community on Thursday, to counter the dependence of some European countries on Russian gas, the AFP news agency reports, cites LETA.
Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party), during his recent visit in Iran, has reached agreement with Iranian officials about further cooperation in the area of foreign policy and production industry, especially emphasizing pharmacy and food production, LETA was informed by Rinkevics.
The public discussion on the future of Russia-West relations to take place in Riga on April 29th.
Despite the challenging market conditions in the first quarter 2014, with a low refining margin and shrinking Brent/Ural differential, Polish PKN ORLEN's operating metrics remained close to those from January-March 2013. The ORLEN Group's retail sales came in at a record high, and the petrochemical segment made a significant contribution to PKN ORLEN's performance in the downstream, reports LETA.
Unfavorable macroeconomic conditions and the impact of heavy pressure on margins in the whole European oil refining industry continued to affect ORLEN Lietuva's performance in 1Q2014, ORLEN Lietuva announced in a press release, cites LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian Minister of Finance Rimantas Sadzius was sceptical about the Order and Justice Party's proposal to sign an agreement on equal minimum income in the European Union countries, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Estonian design exhibition “Size Doesn’t Matter” will open at the Design Flanders Gallery in Brussels and run until May 25, 2014, the Estonian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The negotiations over the purchase of Lithuanian natural gas transmission system operator's Amber Grid shares owned by the German company E.ON Ruhrgas International GmbH are planned to be concluded next week, says Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, informs LETA/ELTA.
Having released EU Transport Scoreboard, the European Commission stated that Lithuania's rail market is closed to competition. However, company Lithuanian Railways disagrees with such an assessment; according to it, there are no legal obstacles to use public rail infrastructure in Lithuania, informs LETA/ELTA.
In the beginning of 2013, the mood among German companies operating in the Baltic States once again is very optimistic, thus carrying forward the trend of the past three years. The favourable economic conditions in the Baltic States and the positive prospects for the future also determine the expectations towards further developments of their turnovers and export activities and therefore let them expect a successful business year 2014, says the Business survey 2014 of the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (AHK).
On Wednesday, the international information and communications technology week "Estonian ICT Week 2014" starts, bringing top players of the field from across the world to Estonia, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
The admission of student candidates to English-language curricula has concluded. The interest of international student candidates in studies in the University of Tartu has increased by more than 45% in comparison with the previous year, the University of Tartu said in a statement, cites LETA.