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Sunday, 19.04.2015, 22:06
On April 16th 2015 during the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the State Gymnasium No.2, the winners of the Human Development Award 2015 were announced in Latvia: Jurmala Protection Association, subsidiary of Tautskola 99 Baltie zirgi „Ikskiles Briva Skola”, “Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija” Care Mobile and Andris Ceksters, reported BC executive director at AmCham Latvia Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone.
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The consumer price level in Latvia in March 2015, compared with the same month of the previous year, increased 0.5%, which was the fourth highest increase in the EU, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA.
25 years ago Scandinavian Airlines started regular operations in Latvia with the first SAS airplane from Copenhagen having landed at Riga International airport on April 21, 1990, reports BC SAS press service.
On 16 April in The Hague, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, and the ICC Registrar, Herman von Hebel, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
The worst speeding violation recorded yesterday was 162 kilometers per hour, as the State Police informed LETA.
Within the informal meeting held on 15-16 April in Riga, the EU Energy Ministers held a high-level debate on two important dimensions of the Energy Union – energy efficiency issues, with particular reference to the heating and cooling sector, and on regional cooperation in the energy sector, reported BC the portal eu2015.lv.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who arrived on Estonia Thursday evening to discuss acute European Union topics and the security situation in Europe with Estonian leaders, said in an interview to Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) that conflict parties must be forced to respect agreements such as the Minsk ceasefire agreement, reports LETA.
On 15 April, the Green Bridge Forum 2015 opened in Jurmala, Latvia. On 16 April the Forum discussions on regional cooperation continued. Within three sessions, the delegates of the Forum have reviewed the state of play and the future of cooperation between the European Union and Central Asia, environment investment projects, and challenges lying ahead, informs BC Green Bridge Forum 2015 PR consultant Ruta Grikmane.
On 15 April 2015, Seimas Deputy Speaker in Lithuania Gediminas Kirkilas met with Irish Ambassador to Lithuania David Robert Noonan, reports LETA/ELTA.
Major timber processors claim that they will stop the planned investments in Lithuania and perhaps direct them to neighbouring Poland and Belarus, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos zinios.
The war has hardly affected Ukraine's agricultural sector, thus agriculture is an industry which can pull Ukraine out of its current problems, Ukrainian Minister of Agriculture and Food Alex Pavlenko says in an interview with LETA.
The World Economic Forum published its fresh IT-countries' ranking, which shows that Estonia has fallen by one place, LETA/Postimees Online reports. Estonia's new place in the list is 22nd.
The Prosecutor General's Office in Latvia has opened a criminal case to determine what and who exactly was behind Latvia's non-participation in "Expo Milano 2015", but spending over EUR 1 million for it, informs LETA.
The Estonian government approved on Thursday the action plan, submitted by the Government Office and prepared according to the guidelines of the prime minister for fulfilling the priority objectives of the government for the first 100 days in office, reports LETA the government communication unit.
On 16 April in Vilnius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius in a meeting with German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed strengthening bilateral partnership, armed aggression against Ukraine, relations with Russia, the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood, energy and information security issues, reports BC the MFA.