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Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 02:46
The elites’ idea is neither an abstract theory dreamt up by modern technocrats nor a wild fantasy hatched by futurists. It has become a primordial socio-economic phenomenon in absolute majority of contemporary states. Cumbersome and often too complicated “official” decision-making process in a modern state allow for a non-official, however not less efficient, way to make important decisions; and sometimes quicker to implement some of them.
Keyword tags: Book review, Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Latvia
Recent “Panorama” summer edition (nr.53), a publication of the Commissioner and DG for Regional Policy is devoted to two main issues: celebrating 25 years of the Interreg program with an overview of 20 of its most successful projects, and the Cohesion Policy efforts to assist the implementation of the Digital Single Market, one of the Commission’s main priorities.
Presentation of the book "Latvia and Turkey: Distant and Near" took place in Ventspils on June 25, 2015 in the frames of the European Third-Country Nationals Integration Fund ‘s Project (Grant Agreement Nr. IF/2013/1.a/20).
A collective manuscript, written by scientists from Copenhagen Business School, CBS (nine from the CBS and one from Southern Danish University) is a fundamental attempt by the Danish intellectuals to dwell on the importance of identity (in particular, a collective identity) in politics and cultural debates.
A book about Latvian, Baltic, and Nordic films and the filmmaking industry – "Stork Flying over Pinewood", which was officially presented by Liv Ullmann at the Riga International Film Festival 2014, has landed in bookstores.
Latvian and foreign experts to discuss EU’s and Russia’s “soft power” in the Baltic States and Eastern Neighbourhood
On May 18 at 10:00 at Astor Riga Hotel (Z. Meierovica Blvd. 10), the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) organizes a public discussion and a presentation of the book “Different Faces of ‘Soft Power’: The Baltic States and Eastern Neighbourhood Between Russia and the EU”.
The Vatican hosted a Latvian Presidency seminar about the unique facsimile of the Terra Mariana album
On 10 March 2015, a seminar took place at the Vatican Apostolic Library the historical album entitled "Terra Mariana. 1186-1888". Occurring at the time of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the seminar focussed on the cooperation between Latvia and the Vatican preparation of the unique "Terra Mariana" album and the academic commentaries that accompany it, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
“Attempt on the state” is a modern detective story based on real events and irrefutable facts, which reflects a harsh story of a Latvian businesswoman and a tough confrontation between a high-ranking official and a group of criminals assisted by employees of the special services, and then by corrupt politicians. This story is resolved by life itself. What kind of resolution will it be? Justice is remaining silent for now.
The book explores Swedish national policy in regional development in line with the EU regional policy ideas to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion by reducing disparities in the level of development among regions in the member states. It means, literary, investing in regions’ indigenous potential to promote competitiveness of regional economies and providing permanent catch-up of those lagging behind with more prosperous areas.
Latvian writer Janis Jonevs is one of the winners of 2014 European Union (EU) Prize for Literature for his novel "Jelgava '94", according to a press release published by the European Commission, informs LETA.
Human rights activists from different countries met in Warsaw last week to express support to Latvian entrepreneur Inara Vilkaste, wife of former director of Customs Criminal Board Vladimir Vashkevich, whose family is being harassed in their home country.
New book on Estonia and Latvia cooperation “Estonia-Latvia Stories” has been published in Estonian, Latvian and English. It contains sixty-seven short stories about cooperation between partners in Estonia and Latvia, written by eight writers from both countries and illustrated by six photographers.
The pocket-sized reference book provides information about the economic indicators of Estonian agriculture, agricultural land use, the area and yield of field crops and fruit and berry plantations, the number and production of livestock, and the use of mineral and organic fertilisers. Comparisons with previous years ensure a thorough overview of the development of Estonian agriculture. The information is presented as tables and diagrams.
The US and European economies are the strongest and biggest in the world. It’s good for entrepreneurs: that keeps them engaged. At the same time, there is a need for a fair supply of adequate information on each other blocks’ economies and business affairs. Besides, negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) require, in part, a better understanding of “business environment”. When completed, TTIP would make the biggest globally bilateral dealt between the two blocks’ economies.
As one of most young EU members Bulgaria is steadily filling the gap of serious academic research in the field of the EU politics. The very first wave of academic books produced on these matters were some popular descriptions of the EEC which appeared in the initial years of the democracy transition or translations from other European sources (for example one of important sources at that time was the book of prof. Wolfgang Wessels about the EU – Europa von A-Z: Taschenbuch der europaischen Integration, Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels Bonn, Europa Union Verlag, 1997).