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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 25.04.2015, 11:47

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What is the scope of PR in Latvia in 2015?

What is the scope of PR in Latvia in 2015?

13.04.2015

Just recently my colleague Inga Latkovska and me have finished a research “Latvian PR sphere practitioners opinions monitor 2015”, which was held in cooperation with the Latvian Association of PR professionals, cv-online.lv and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia. In the survey of 250 Latvian PR specialists we have been able to make a slice of the sphere and to understand what the main trends are in the industry of public relations in Latvia.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Direct Speech, Education and Science, Latvia, Markets and Companies



Estonian President in the center of a scandal again

Estonian President in the center of a scandal again

09.04.2015

Journalist of the British newspaper The Times Roger Boyes confirmed on Thursday that even though the President of Estonia used during the interview to him the term "useful idiots", he did not point out any country, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

Address by Laimdota Straujuma at the Social Partners’ Forum

Address by Laimdota Straujuma at the Social Partners’ Forum

31.03.2015

Address by Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma at the Social Partners’ Forum "The Role of Social Dialogue in Ensuring Economic Growth and High Quality Jobs”.


Juris Bikis: Latvian banks refuse to issue loans as projects lack quality

Juris Bikis: Latvian banks refuse to issue loans as projects lack quality

25.03.2015

In order for banks to resume lending to the national economy, projects for which financing is requested need to be of better quality, believes Juris Bikis, Director of Latvijas Finieris and Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma's (Unity) advisor on economic matters, cites LETA.

Saakashvili: Baltics do not have the strategic advantages Ukraine does

Saakashvili: Baltics do not have the strategic advantages Ukraine does

04.03.2015

In an interview with the Lithuanian news portal Delfi.lt, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that, in the event of war, the Baltics lack the strategic advantages held by Ukraine, reports BNS/LETA.

26.02.2015

Straujuma: Europe is affected by a number of aspects, ranging from local political pressures to changes in macroeconomic environment

Today, in Brussels, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, in addressing the Centre for European Policy Studies at the conference "More or Less Europe”, highlighted the key aspects driving current economic, security and geopolitical challenges, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.

16.02.2015

European health strategy through Commission’s and Latvian Council Presidency

European Commission’s “e-health in focus newsletter” published Interview with Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit Health and Wellbeing in the Commission, in which he underlined the achievements in 2014 and showed main challenges for sustainable healthcare in Europe. Below are listed some of Zilgalvis’ opinions on the EU’s e-health system.

12.02.2015

Belokon: I’m ready to help save Blackpool FC

Club president Valeri Belokon says he wants to help save Blackpool FC, though he needs assurances from owner Owen Oyston first.

11.02.2015

Ambassador Veshnyakov: bridges have not yet been burnt between EU, U.S. and Russia

In a special press conference yesterday, Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov said that even though the military conflict in Ukraine and other unsolved matters have influenced international relations, bridges have not yet been burnt between the European Union, United States and Russia, reports LETA.

26.01.2015

Lilia Shevtsova: Baltic States can help West to better understand Russia's problems

The Baltic States, which have freed themselves from the Soviet rule, can help the West to better understand Russia's problems, says Lilia Shevtsova, researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, reports LETA.

16.01.2015

Interview with CSR Latvia

CSR Latvia is CSR Europe’s second Baltic national partner. In this interview, Agnese Alksne, Chairwoman of the Board of CSR Latvia, outlines what they as a stakeholder network see as current CSR trends and challenges in Latvia and the Baltics; and comments on the upcoming Latvian EU presidency.

13.01.2015

Former British ambassador to Latvia: cold war is already on

A new cold war is already on, and the West has made a mistake in being unprepared for such a situation, former British Ambassador to Latvia Ian Bond said in an interview with the portal lsm.lv, cites LETA.

08.01.2015

Soros: urgent need to reorient the current policies of EU toward Russia and Ukraine

There is an urgent need to reorient the current policies of the European Union toward Russia and Ukraine. I have been arguing for a two-pronged approach that balances the sanctions against Russia with assistance for Ukraine on a much larger scale. The article was presented to BC by Ishara Bhasi Callan from Apollo Strategic Communications.

06.01.2015

EU’s values: sustainable “spiritual growth” for years to come

What Europe desperately needs is care and love. Love for its history, for what it experiences at present (with all the integration efforts) and love for what Europe might face in future. The main message of the world’s Christian leader to the European Parliament at the end of 2014 was to strive for spiritual renaissance; as the function the soul is to support the body, to be its conscience and its historic memory.

29.12.2014

Lithuanian PM: euro adoption marks beginning of new era

Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius will celebrate the New Year in a distinct manner, when the clock strikes twelve he will withdraw the first Lithuanian euro banknotes from an ATM. The ceremony will mark the beginning of the new era as on 1 January Lithuania joins the euro area. The leader of the Social Democratic Party, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius assured ELTA news agency journalist Jadvyga Bieliavska that the euro adoption will be beneficial for businesses, consumers and Lithuania on the whole, cites LETA.

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