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Monday, 04.05.2015, 10:58
Gala Award ceremony of the winners of the VII International advertising and marketing Festival White Square 2015 was held on the 25th of April. The competition consisted of 1038 entries, in 13 contests, 122 nominations, from 13 countries of the CIS and Europe.
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Latvians comparatively more reserved and less open to close relations with people of other nationalities30.04.2015
Latvians are comparatively more reserved and less open to close relations with people of other nationalities, according to a study on national identity, civil society and integration policy aspects in Latvia, reports LETA.
The landscape fires in Ukraine, in the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, have not increased the radiation level in Estonia, Public Broadcasting cites the Environment Board.
The State Revenue Service in Latvia has seized one of the largest haul of illegal narcotics in Latvia's history – 1,115 kilograms of hashish with a street value of between EUR 8 to 12 million, the Revenue Service informed LETA yesterday.
Freedom of the press around the world has plummeted to the worst level in a decade, a survey warned Wednesday, with the United States and China both tightening the noose, reports LETA/AFP.
In January-March 2015, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 92 727,5 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +2,1% or +1 922,9 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service.
Two airplanes of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry were seen departing from Nepal's capital Kathmandu, carrying several Russian, Latvian, and other countries' citizens from the earthquake stricken country, the Russian Embassy to Nepal announced, cites RIA NOVOSTI/LETA.
On Tuesday night, Lithuanian border guards denied entry into Lithuania to four more bikers, citizens of Russia and Belarus. They had visas but were unable to submit other documents without which it is prohibited to enter the Schengen Area, reports LETA/ELTA.
On 28 April in Strasbourg, the Latvian Foreign Ministry's Parliamentary State Secretary for EU Affairs, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, met with Chairs of the European Parliament (EP) Committees to exchange opinions on what the Latvian Presidency has accomplished thus far and the work that remains to be done till the end of the term, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
Addressing the participants of the "International Support for Ukraine Conference" in Kiev today, the Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma pointed out that Ukraine faces immense challenges – resolving conflict in the eastern part of the country, country's territorial integrity and economic growth, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
Many European Union countries want to lift the sanctions against Russia, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said in an interview with the newspaper "Dziennik Gazeta Prawna", cites LETA/UNIAN.
On 27 April 2015, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, met with Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), reported BC press service of MFA.
Latvian PM and the President of France agree: conditions of the Minsk ceasefire need to be fully implemented
Today in Paris, Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma met President of France, François Hollande and discussed bilateral economic cooperation, the current issues of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (hereinafter – the Latvian Presidency), the geopolitical situation in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Bank cards issued in Estonia were used in 184 countries in the first quarter of this year, Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank said in its fresh overview, informs LETA.
The Latvian fish processing company Brivais vilnis plans to temporary halt its production in order to carry out maintenance works at the factory, according to the company's announcement submitted to the "Nasdaq" Riga Stock Exchange, reports LETA.