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Friday, 28.11.2014, 19:58
The board of the annual pop music festival "New Wave" will decide on a new venue for the event by the end of the year, the festival's founder and organizer Igor Krutoy told RIA Novosti, cites LETA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Forum, Latvia, Legislation, Tourism
Propaganda from the Kremlin creates a parallel reality, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in the opening panel of the Halifax International Security Forum where he spoke about the threats that the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's aggression pose for the values common to liberal democracy, such as free elections, a state based on the rule of law and human rights, reported BC presidential press service.
Dace Melbarde, Latvia's minister of culture, "fought and won" funding so that the popular tourist attraction – the notorious Latvian SSR KGB headquarters in midtown Riga, can remain open in 2015, reports LETA.
The meeting of the Baltic Assembly, that administers cooperation of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian parliaments, focuses on Monday in Latvia on security and the Ukrainian crisis, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Lithuanian Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis, who on 19-21 November took part at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, presented Lithuania's energy achievements to United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, cites LETA/ELTA.
Investor Confidence Index for Lithuania (ICIL) survey indicates increasing investor confidence in Lithuanian business environment. The upward trend has remain solid throughout the year and the overall index value reached 1.181 (out of maximum value of 2) in the last quarter of 2014. The positive expectations came through even despite the unpredictable geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe, reported BC ICIL press service.
With the National Culture Council looking at 26 nominees for the inaugural presentation of the Award of Distinction, three were singled out for the honor in Latvia, informs LETA.
Edward Lucas, one of the most prominent British columnists analysing geopolitical situation in the Eastern Europe, has been awarded Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) Honorary Doctorate. The ceremony took place on 20 November, the university said in a press release.
Today, the development of laws that fulfill the requirements of today's digital society has become one of the most important issues for maintaining security and controlling cyber crime, according to the President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who today opened the Networked Security international conference, which is being organised by the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and brings together experts from approximately 40 countries, reported BC the president's office.
Minister of Energy in Lithuania Rokas Masiulis welcomed the participants of the Baltic Energy Forum 2014. He emphasized that the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal will change the rules that the energy market operates under, writes LETA/ELTA.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas yesterday in Helsinki said in his presentation speech held at Slush – the biggest event of start-ups and technology – that e-residency enables Europeans to start their business anywhere in the world and Estonia will be a landmark in this field, reports BC government’s press service.
The year of Estonian presidency ends in the Baltic Sea Region Border Control Cooperation Network, during which the focus was on preventing and fighting cross-border crime, enhancing the exchange of information and compiling a risk assessment, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The question of Russia will have to be discussed in all seriousness in the future, but in the meantime, it needs to be remembered that Eastern neighbors have to be respected, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini said at a press conference in Riga yesterday, reports LETA.
Delegation from the Lithuanian public company Versli Lietuva (Enterprise Lithuania) returned from the 10th annual Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Network World Conference with the first place award which was granted for the export leaders program Wings, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuva.lt.
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