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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 29.03.2015, 15:26

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National Library named Latvia's best new public facility in 2014

National Library named Latvia's best new public facility in 2014

27.03.2015

The new Latvian National Library building has been named the best public facility in Latvia in 2014 by the Latvian Builders Association, as the association's representative Aija Zule told LETA.

Keyword tags: Construction, Education and Science, Good for Business, Latvia, Real Estate



Riga High Tech University collaborates with GSVlabs to accelerate Latvian startups in Silicon Valley

Riga High Tech University collaborates with GSVlabs to accelerate Latvian startups in Silicon Valley

27.03.2015

Silicon Valley-based accelerator GSVlabs and Riga High Tech University (RHTU) (Riga, Latvia) announce today a partnership to accelerate Latvian tech startups in Silicon Valley.

Literature Lifetime Achievement Award in Latvia to be presented to Leons Briedis in 2015

Literature Lifetime Achievement Award in Latvia to be presented to Leons Briedis in 2015

27.03.2015

The annual Latvian Literature Award's experts' committee has decided to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to poet, translator and publisher Leons Briedis for his contribution to Latvian poetry, fostering intellectual thought in Latvia, and for the works he has translated into Latvian, informs LETA.


World’s largest climate data provider to set up R&D unit in Vilnius

World’s largest climate data provider to set up R&D unit in Vilnius

27.03.2015

StormGeo, the biggest global provider of decision support solutions and services for weather-sensitive operations for the oil and gas, wind energy and shipping industries, is establishing a product development office in Vilnius, reports BC Invest Lithuania.

Lithuanian president: social model is a mingle-mangle of scientists' proposals

Lithuanian president: social model is a mingle-mangle of scientists' proposals

25.03.2015

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has criticised the social model project prepared by a group of scientists and presented to the Government. According to the project's authors, Lithuania for the first time will simultaneously reform labour relations and the social insurance system, promote job creation and reduction of poverty, reports LETA/ELTA.

24.03.2015

Youth who neither study nor work would make the fifth largest city in Latvia

If the approximately 50,000 young people in Latvia who neither study nor work lived all in one place, it would be the fifth largest city in the country, Inna Steinbuka, the head of the European Commission Representation in Latvia, said while presenting the Commission's support program for young people "Youth Guarantee", cites LETA.

24.03.2015

Latvian MFA: Diaspora and Migration Centre is essential for the implementation of the diaspora policy

On 23 March 2015, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Latvia signed a cooperation agreement to ensure further development of the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Research of the University of Latvia, reports BC the Latvian MFA.

23.03.2015

National libraries of Latvia and Tunisia signed the cooperation agreement

On 21 March 2015 in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, an agreement was signed on cooperation between the National Library of Latvia and the National Library of Tunisia, reports BC the Latvian MFA.

20.03.2015

Education Ministry plans to use services of Skolas.lv developer again

Ministry of Education and Science is planning to again use the services of Datorzinibu centrs, the developer of the failed Skolas.lv school portal, according to information posted on the Procurement Monitoring Bureau's website, cites LETA.

17.03.2015

Lithuania's economy minister promotes business, science partnership

On Monday, 16 March 2015, Lithuanian Minister of Economy Evaldas Gustas attended a forum titled Science and Business Partnership: Mission Possible, reports LETA/ELTA.

13.03.2015

Recommendations for prevention of gender based violence and women’s economic empowerment

During the conference Prevention of Violence – Precondition for Economic Empowerment of Women taking place in Riga on March 3rd 2015 the participants representing women’s organisations and non-governmental organizations from a number of countries developed a series of recommendations within the scope of UN Millenium Development Goals and post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

13.03.2015

Part of e-veseliba project implemented by the same company that was behind skolas.lv portal

The same company that worked on the development of the Education and Science Ministry's failed "skolas.lv" school portal was the developer of part of the e-veseliba (e-health) project for the Health Ministry in Latvia, reports LETA.

12.03.2015

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.

12.03.2015

Latvian MFA discusses the relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina with the EU

On 11 March 2015, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, made a working visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina during Latvia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, thereby confirming the European Union’s support for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s aspirations to further integrate with the EU and discussed the tasks to be carried out in the integration process, reports BC the Latvian MFA.

12.03.2015

European Migration Network Conference 2015 in Riga

European Migration Network Conference 2015 “Attracting and Retaining Talent in Europe” to take place on 19th and 20th March 2015 at the National Library of Latvia, 3 Mūkusalas Street, Riga.

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