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Experts reappraise the foreign and security situation of the Baltics in the Riga Conference papers

Experts reappraise the foreign and security situation of the Baltics in the Riga Conference papers

16.09.2014

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) has issued the Riga Conference companion publication – “Ten Years in the Euro-Atlantic Community: Riga Conference Papers”, which is freely available on the LIIA web page.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Latvia, Legislation



Commercialization Reactor provides opportunities for establishing a unique business in Latvia

Commercialization Reactor provides opportunities for establishing a unique business in Latvia

16.09.2014

Commercialization Reactor has already proven itself to be a regional centre for high-tech startups, and it invites anyone interested to an open event Commercialization Reactor Performance Day, which will take place in Riga on the 7th of October. The event will offer participants an opportunity to meet founders of startups, learn more about how to develop projects born in Commercialization Reactor, as well as to take part in debates and an investment panel, reports BC Edgars Grants.

Conference "International Real Estate Investments in Latvia 2014" to take place in Riga

Conference "International Real Estate Investments in Latvia 2014" to take place in Riga

16.09.2014

The annual conference "International Real Estate Investments in Latvia 2014" will take place on 30 October 2014 in the conference hall at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvia, reported BC marketing coordinator Kristine Spundina.


Lithuanian PM promises investors to improve business climate

Lithuanian PM promises investors to improve business climate

16.09.2014

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius attended the international conference 10 Years with the European Union Investing in Lithuania's Future, which was organised on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of Investors' Forum activity. The prime minister highlighted the improvement of business climate, reports LETA/ELTA.

EU to add Donbass militants on list of terrorists and prohibit Russia from hosting international sports events

EU to add Donbass militants on list of terrorists and prohibit Russia from hosting international sports events

16.09.2014

The European Union (EU) is pondering an option to deem the eastern Ukrainian "Lugansk People's Republic" and "Donetsk People's Republic" as terrorist organizations, as well as strip Russia of its opportunity to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports LETA, referring to the German magazine "Bild".

15.09.2014

Lithuania is on right track towards joining OECD

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius on 13 September in Riga met with Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), who assured that Lithuania's progress towards joining the OECD was visible and appreciated, the ministry said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.

15.09.2014

Latvian food companies participate in exhibition in Moscow

Latvian food companies will participate in the Moscow international fair "World Food Moscow 2014" this week, reports LETA.

12.09.2014

"Riga Conference 2014" opens

For the ninth time in a row, the annual "Riga Conference 2014", Northern Europe's leading foreign and security policy forum, is held in Riga today and tomorrow, September 13. The conference is taking place at the Latvian National Library, gathering high-level security and foreign affairs experts, diplomats, politicians, academicians, and business owners.

12.09.2014

Grybauskaite: economic relations with Israel growing stronger

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite yesterday met with Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to discuss bilateral relations and the Middle East peace process, informs LETA/ELTA.

11.09.2014

Tallinn offers free public transport to drivers during car free week

On the Car Free Week from 16 to 22 September, 2014, all car users, regardless of the person's registered place of residence, have the right to free public transport in Tallinn, LETA/Public broadcasting reports.

11.09.2014

Latvian MFA and EIB president discussed Latvia’s EU Presidency priorities

On 9 September, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the President of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Dr. Werner Hoyer, and Vice-Presidents, Pim van Ballekom and Wilhelm Molterer, reports Latvian MFA.

10.09.2014

Number of suicides in Latvia tenth highest in the world

The number of suicides in Latvia is (in proportion to population) tenth highest in the world, however, suicide attempts can, and must be, prevented, as healthcare experts stressed at an event marking the start of the psychiatric health campaign "Don't Look Away!" (Nenoversies), informs LETA.

10.09.2014

EuroBasket 2015 will attract many additional tourists to Latvia

The organization of one of the group stages of next year's European Men's Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2015) in Riga will attract many additional tourists to Latvia, as the tourism industry in the Latvian capital will be more than capable of accommodating all the additional guests, local tourism industry representatives told Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

10.09.2014

20th Baltic Financial Forum to be held in Riga in September

The 20th Baltic Financial Forum will gather the region's finance and banking sector specialists, company owners, and government representatives in Riga in September 2014, reports LETA.

09.09.2014

Latvian design exhibition "Earthworks" opens in Brussels

Today, Brussels opens an exhibition "Earthworks" to honor Riga as the European Capital of Culture, as Martins Dregeris, public relations, "Riga 2014", informed LETA.

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