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Ambassador: British-Latvian bilateral relations will become even stronger

Ambassador: British-Latvian bilateral relations will become even stronger

20.10.2017

Busy work is under way to make bilateral regions between the UK and Latvia even stronger, British Ambassador to Latvia Keith Shannon said in an interview with LETA.

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Putin awards editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly

Putin awards editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly

18.10.2017

Russia's president has awarded the Medal of Alexander Pushkin, a state decoration, to Valerij Tretjakov, editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly newspaper Litovskij Kurjer, cites LETA/BNS.

Several Latvian universities included in Emerging Europe and Central Asia university ranking; Tartu among leaders

Several Latvian universities included in Emerging Europe and Central Asia university ranking; Tartu among leaders

18.10.2017

The University of Latvia (LU), the Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga Stradins University (RSU), and the Latvia University of Agriculture (LLU), have been included in the 2017 rating of QS University Rankings: ECCA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia), informs LETA.


EUR 31 mln to be earmarked for strengthening Latvia’s border with Russia, Belarus

EUR 31 mln to be earmarked for strengthening Latvia’s border with Russia, Belarus

18.10.2017

The Latvian government today supported the proposal of Interior Ministry for long-term liability in order to ensure more than EUR 31 million allocation for strengthening of Latvia’s border with Russia and Belarus in 2017-2020, informs LETA.

Riigikogu discards bill seeking to stop ratification of border treaty with Russia

Riigikogu discards bill seeking to stop ratification of border treaty with Russia

17.10.2017

The Estonian parliament Riigikogu on Tuesday decided not to support a bill initiated by the Conservative People's Party (EKRE) to stop the ratification of the border treaty signed with Russia, informs LETA/BNS.


17.10.2017

eCom21 conference as the world in miniature - work and holiday

On the eve of Independence Day, on 16-17 November, the VI International forum on e-commerce issues - eCom21 will be held in Riga. Traditionally, this business conference, which gathers together several hundred professionals from all over the world, is held during the days when this Baltic country celebrates its main public holiday in a bright and festive way. As always, surprises are being prepared for guests of eCom21 - a special ecom programme, beyond the premises of the conference hall, informed BC Rietumu bank’s press service.

16.10.2017

Energy independence: is Lithuania getting away with state aid?

The EU says Lithuania can levy funds from gas consumers to finance its own energy companies. Achema, Lithuania’s largest consumer, disagrees. The European Commission and the European Court of Justice are currently considering state aid complaints against Lithuania. The outcome could have repercussions for every gas consumer in the country and massive ramifications for one company in particular.

16.10.2017

Lithuanian MFA: Kremlin's critic urges EU ministers support Russia's civil society

Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent critic of the Kremlin, on Monday urged European Union (EU) ministers to maintain contacts with Russia's civil society and intellectuals, says Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius who organized the meeting, informs LETA/BNS.

16.10.2017

Lithuania's StrongPoint works with Swedish, Russian food vending machine firms

StrongPoint, a Lithuanian IT solutions company, has signed a contract with a Russian company selling groceries online, which will introduce 25 grocery pickup points in Moscow by the end-2017, Verslo Zinios business daily said.

16.10.2017

To curb emigration, Latvia has to achieve faster economic growth than Europe on average

If Latvia is to curb emigration it has to achieve fastest economic growth than Europe on average, Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis, the head of Certus think tank, said in an interview with Latvian Television on October 13th, informs LETA.

13.10.2017

Potential buyer of KVV Liepajas Metalurgs increases share capital to EUR 7.5 mln

K-1 Liepajas Metalurgs Plant, the new stock company reportedly established to take over Latvia’s insolvent steel company KVV Liepajas Metalurgs, increased its share capital from EUR 35,000 to EUR 7.535 million this week, according to information available at Firmas.lv, cites LETA.

13.10.2017

Latvian ambassador to UN: Russia's violation of Budapest memorandum weakened trust

Russia’s violation of the Budapest memorandum, which provided security guarantees to Ukraine, has seriously weakened trust in nuclear disarmament efforts, Latvian Ambassador to the UN Janis Mazeiks said during a UN debate on nuclear disarmament, reports LETA.

12.10.2017

President: transition to education in Latvia must be gradual

The planned transition to Latvian as the sole language of instruction in Latvia’s high schools has to take place gradually, President Raimonds Vejonis said after his weekly meeting with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) yesterday, reports LETA.

12.10.2017

E-commerce professionals from all over the world will arrive to eCom21 in Riga

The international conference eCom21, to be held in Riga on 16-17 November, will gather several hundreds of e-commerce professionals from all over the world. Applications for participation in the forum have been already submitted by entrepreneurs from neighbouring countries - Estonia, Russia, Belarus - and from other regions, informed BC Eleonora Gailisha from Rietumu Bank.

11.10.2017

Past experiences dampen Latvia’s appetite to patch looming labour gap

Negative memories of forced migration during the Soviet occupation hold back a discussion how to fill predicted 35,000 labour gap.

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