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Sunday, 26.06.2016, 00:17
One of the main lessons people in Latvia learned during the economic crisis was to handle their finances with prudence and not live beyond their means, shows a survey conducted by the authors of the book "Economic Crisis in Latvia: The Aftertaste of a Success Story", informs LETA.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Book review, Crisis, Financial Services, Latvia, Society
New publication by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs assesses new tendencies in Latvia-US relations26.05.2016
Experts, who have authored the new collection of articles on Latvian-US relations, offered by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, not only highlight both countries’ strategic cooperation on security issues but also call for greater attention to economics and the role of the diaspora. The publication assesses the achievements of the last four years and offers recommendations for the future. The new book will be freely available at the presentation and expert discussion taking place on May 26 at the hotel Bergs, as well as online.
For readers’ convenience, we have published online the set of Round Tables and seminars’ materials, which took place during 2010-15 at the Baltic International Academy (BIA).
The businessman Alexander Kofkin has achieved a final victory in a lawsuit against the authors and the publisher of a book about former Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip after the Supreme Court on Monday turned down the defendants' appeal, informs LETA/BNS.
Numerous and dramatic changes occur in modern world with an exponential speed and fundamentally transform people’s life through mobile supercomputers, artificially-intelligent robots, self-driving cars, neuro-technological and genetic achievements. The changes, dubbed “the fourth industrial revolution”, will have serious implications for national policies and economic governance.
EU published the first book to comprehensively tackle the full range of EU policy and public affairs
European Union & Public Affairs Directory. The essential guide to the institutions and public affairs community in Brussels. 2016. Unite Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-908232-24-3. The European Union & Public Affairs Directory (EPAD) 2016, published in December 2015 is Europe’s most comprehensive contact directory, detailing thousands of key European public affairs professionals, officials and policymakers and covering organisations from media agencies to major corporations and trade unions to think tanks, as well as the European Parliament, Council and Commission.
Lithuania's Ministry of National Defense has updated its emergency manual Prepare to Survive Emergencies and War: a Cheerful Take on Serious Recommendations, which was first published last spring. The new publication was on December 18th presented at the Ministry of National Defense, reports LETA/BNS.
In recent years, there have been numerous publications on Russian internal and external policies: it seems all – politicians, academics and publicists- wanted to write a few lines “about Russia” in their involvement to better understanding of the Russian way of life.
Next week, September 21st, a book presentation will be held of the Latvian Poet Laureate Aspazija's prose selections, translated into English, titled: "Aspazija. Her Lyrical Prose", reports LETA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with Professor Karen Dawisha, a well-known American political scientist and author of the book “Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia”, who delivered the keynote address at the Vilnius Democracy Forum currently held in the Lithuanian capital, informed BC presidential press service.
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.
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.