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Tuesday, 24.05.2016, 09:03
In context of escalating religious tensions internationally, world leaders must do more. Religious tension is one of the main drivers of contemporary conflict, yet global leaders woefully neglect this issue in international diplomacy, focusing rather on political engagement and conventional nation state politics.
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The Lithuanian central bank governor says that the eurozone's economic recovery is too slow and fragile and monetary accommodation alone is not sufficient to get the economic engine running at full throttle, informs LETA/BNS.
Rietumu Bank's President Alexander Pankov interview for Dienas Bizness (DB) about the "Panama documents" and related issues.
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry Edgar Putra thinks that the bank or the financial services industry Latvian should evolve in quality, rather than quantity direction, so that Latvia, like Switzerland, after some time be able to say that our banks work as precisely as a Swiss clock. Politician points to the important role of banks in economic growth, while developping loans.
Nord Stream 2, the controversial Russian-German pipeline project, is generating fierce opposition in Central and Eastern Europe as well as from the European Parliament and the European Commission. But could the opponents of the pipeline, owned 50% by Gazprom and 50% by some of the largest Western European companies, stop the project?
The debate over Nord Stream 2, an expansion to the pipeline that connects Russia to Germany, seems like Groundhog Day: the same people are making the same arguments that they made 7-8 years years ago.
The Jewish world is going through a difficult time. An atmosphere of disaffection and animosity is condensing around the majority of diaspora communities. The governments of diaspora countries are not capable of ensuring a safe life for Jews.
In an interview with LETA, European Parliament Member Sandra Kalniete (Unity) said that the refugee crisis is the price the European Union is currently paying for its foreign policy mistakes by not properly assessing the situation in countries plagued by conflict.
Plans to expand a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany will strengthen the EU Energy Union, Nord Stream 2 consortium spokesperson Ulrich Lissek told New Europe.
Today, Latvia faces two challenges in its way towards the OECD: fight against corruption and the governance of State-Owned Enterprises.
The Economist is speculating about the issue whether the United States is the founder and the leader in the fight against tax evasion, or vice versa – the source of the problem. The BC is publishing the fragments of the article with the comments of the law office SORAINEN about the global tax processes in connection with Latvia’s accession to the OECD.
Photography is a Greek word and is translated as “Description of Light”. In particular, the purpose of each photograph is to portray how do we interpret light and write an essay only in terms of light without words. Each photographer chooses his or her own theme in describing light; landscape photography, portrait photography, architecture photography, and action photography. The first fundamental question to address: what is so unique about each photograph? Furthermore, what does a photographer see that nobody else sees? Moreover, what is so unique about the Gulf of Riga to photograph that we cannot see or discover anywhere else?
The first problem that arose in my freshman (first year) courses that I have taught at the University of Rhode Island and at the Rochester Institute of Technology: student attendance and the percent of students who performed poorly. Now the question to ask: how to start correcting the problem? Try to implement new ideas as active class engagement and creating a hands-on atmosphere in each course vs. a theoretical course (practice makes perfect). How successfully were these ideas implemented in my classrooms in the American universities and furthermore, how successfully will these ideas work in classrooms of Latvian universities?
Edgar Savisaar, leader of the opposition Center Party and mayor of Tallinn, spoke about the organization of urban economy in Tallinn in a public lecture delivered at the Moscow State University on March 18th, cites LETA/BNS.
This question arises every time when we are facing flagrant examples of dissonance in judicial branch and flagrant corruption in the executive branch.