Book review

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 19.12.2018, 05:50

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Investigating the future: 21 challenges in the 21st century

Investigating the future: 21 challenges in the 21st century


In the new book, Yuval Noah Harari investigates most urgent and interesting issues concerning mankind’s future. The book is already a bestseller by the New York Times, as well as his previous Home Deus. In presenting complex contemporary challenges in the most accessible and visionary way, the book makes an essential reading.

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Scientific impetus into the Latvian centennial

Scientific impetus into the Latvian centennial


Latvia has celebrated its centennial and various spheres of Latvian socio-economic activities as well as the country’s scientific community have been making their efforts to commemorate the country’s statehood jubilee. The new book is a good “present” to the event providing a vivid picture of the country’s present challenges and showing some perspective paths for the years to come.

Corporate regulation in Latvia: OECD’s approach

Corporate regulation in Latvia: OECD’s approach


Since Latvia joined the OECD in 2016, this organisation provided the country with various analytical reports concerning some aspects of national growth. New report analysis country’s corporate activity, management and administration, as well as “doing business” issues. The report will serve as valuable guiding source for national authorities to streamline business regulation.

New OECD’s attempt to create universal corporate tax rates

New OECD’s attempt to create universal corporate tax rates


It is well-known that corporate taxation rates vary considerably among countries in the world. However, they are generally lower in countries with higher statutory tax rates (STRs) and effective tax rates (ETRs) are less dispersed across countries than STRs.

A new attempt to revise the European Union

A new attempt to revise the European Union


Social sciences’ researchers are constantly writing about critical aspects in the EU’s development. Among frequent “targets” are ineffective decision making, growing bureaucracy, inappropriate EU funds’ aid distribution, etc. Issues of democratic deficit are coming under scrutiny too. A British professor adds fresh facets in “resetting Europe” along more active citizens’ involvement.


National Encyclopedia of Latvia to be issued in October

The printed version of the National Encyclopedia of Latvia will be issued on October 18, while the encyclopedia's online website will launch on December 18, the encyclopedia's editor in chief Valters Scerbinskis told a press conference on March 22nd, informs LETA.


World-wide sustainability policy framework: European approach

First Eurostat monitoring report on SDGs in Europe provides essential evidences to identify the gaps which need to be closed in order to achieve SDGs and to make informed policy choices.


New digital publication presenting the life of women and men in Europe

Our lives are filled with different milestones, such as starting school, leaving the parental home and starting work, getting married, having children, retiring… When it comes to education, employment, careers and earnings, but also childcare, health and nutrition habits, or cultural, sports and internet habits, there are large differences between women and men but also between EU Member States.


Collection of novellas by Latvian writer Blaumanis published in Germany

A collection of novellas by Latvian writer Rudolfs Blaumanis (1863-1908) has been published in Germany by Aisthesis Verlag publishers based in Bielefeld, informs LETA.


Estonia's Milrem and Latvian Institute of International Affairs publish book on unmanned ground vehicles

Estonian military industry company Milrem in cooperation with the Latvian Institute of International Affairs has published a new book, "Digital Infantry Battlefield Solution. Concept of Operations. Part Two", LETA was told at the institute.


New edition of the Rietumu Guidebook to Latvia issued

Rietumu Bank has released a new version of its prestigious guidebook for Riga, Jurmala and other interesting places in Latvia – 2017 Rietumu Guide, informed BC representative of Mass Media and Public Relations at the bank Eleonora Gailisha.


Business and investment in Russia: comprehensive analyses

Famous Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy series addresses in a new publication important and complex investment issues around Russia’s FDI. Foreign investments’ outflow and inflow has been (until recently) a vital part of both foreign corporate activities in Russia and Russian companies’ expansion in the world. A team of almost 20 researchers by using a range of different models reveals a diverse picture of Russian political economy through FDIs.


Baltic Sea region: responses to modern challenges

Baltic Sea region’s cooperation is a priority for all countries in the area. The report on the state of the Baltic Sea region’s for 2016 shows the ways the region’s countries keep their positions as one of the most dynamic regions in the world. However, the report concludes that it is unlikely that the region would make a central platform for common actions.


The Book “Piranesi. Roman Antiquities” Has Been Published in Riga

The Art Museum Riga Bourse, which forms a part of the Latvian National Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy and Rietumu Charity Fund, has published an art book of its collection of graphic works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The book has been published with dedication to the exhibition of works of this outstanding Italian artist from the Latvian museum collection, recently held in the Riga Bourse, where the bulk of this collection was presented.


The presentation of the book donation by The Gorbachev Foundation at the Academic Library of the University of Latvia

On 18 August 2016, at 14.00 o’clock at the Academic Library of the University of Latvia (Rupniecibas street 10, Riga) the book donation by The Gorbachev Foundation will take place.

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