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Wednesday, 22.05.2013, 14:12
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Elections of the non-citizens' parliament, organized by the Non-Citizen Congress, will be held in Riga on June 1 to, as the Congress states, put an end to "historical injustice" against non-citizens who are not represented in the Latvian parliament. When asked why non-citizens cannot receive the right to vote by simply becoming naturalized citizens, the Non-Citizen Congress responds that this is a "matter of principle", informs LETA.
Representatives of more than 20 Estonian hotels and restaurants visited Moscow tourism convention to attract Russian tourists, the Estonian national broadcasting corporation ERR said in a statement referring to ETV. Estonia was visited by 300,000 Russian tourists in 2012, writes LETA.
Decisions made shortly after regaining independence, such as computer classes in schools and ensuring free internet all over the country, along with functioning IT solutions and e-services have made Estonia greater beyond its geographical borders, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said on Monday at the Google conference Zeitgeist 2013, reports LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2012, museum visits amounted to 3.04 million. Compared to a year earlier, the number of visits to museums increased by 14%.
The electric car race Electric Marathon 2013 Tallinn-Monte Carlo that was supposed to start this Sunday is postponed because of technical reasons, informs project manager of Electric Marathon 2013 Mr Tavi Maastik.
Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Princeton University Professor Paul Krugman will not participate in the First Riga Economic Forum due to the unexpected political controversy that his invitation to the forum has caused in Latvia, as the organizers of the forum informed the Nozare.lv business portal, cites LETA.
The U.S. Embassy in Latvia has announced the launch of this year’s competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for academic year 2014-2015, LETA was informed by the U.S. Embassy's Press and Culture Department.
7th International Conference Black Sea Freight Market & Ports will take place at 22-24th of May 2013, Londonskaya Hotel, Odessa, Ukraine.
Yesterday, 14 May evening, the members of the leading 10 chambers of commerce in Latvia met with 5 mayoral candidates of Riga and their representatives for Riga municipal election 2013 debates and discussions, informs Linda Vītola-Barānova from Jazz Communications.
Forest industry is one of the economic sectors with the best prospects at the moment thanks to its potential for export, ex-Prime Minister of Sweden, now Swedish state-owned forestry company Sveaskog CEO Goran Persson said at the international conference "Invest in Forests" today, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Latvia and Turkmenistan can be proud of the fact that a more active political dialogue has increased interest in economic cooperation between both countries' businesspeople, Latvian President Andris Berzins pointed out during yesterday's official dinner hosted by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, informs LETA.
At the bilateral business forum in the Turkmenistan capital on May 14th, several participants noted the lack of political impulse for economic cooperation, but that this is gradually changing, particularly now with Latvian President Andris Berzins' official visit, writes LETA.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lithuania yesterday convened its final conference which focused on partnerships in three important sectors: social integration of vulnerable groups, Corporate Social Responsibility and potential for regional cooperation and youth employment, UNDP Lithuania said in a statement, informs LETA/ELTA.
On June 10-11, Tallinn will host high-level energy experts for a discussion about the current state of play in oil shale energy and its future opportunities, Estonian energy company Eesti Energia said in a statement.