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Dukurs becomes 9-time European skeleton champion

Dukurs becomes 9-time European skeleton champion

18.12.2017

For the ninth year in a row, Latvian skeleton slider Martins Dukurs triumphed at the European Skeleton Championships on December 15th, informs LETA.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Forum, Good for Business, Latvia



Latvian exhibition at Venice Art Biennale draws record-high number of spectators

Latvian exhibition at Venice Art Biennale draws record-high number of spectators

14.12.2017

The exhibition in the Latvian pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Biennale, created by artist Mikelis Fisers, has drawn a record-high number of spectators, with some 230,000 people having visited the pavilion from May 11 to November, Marta Krivade, a representative of the Latvian exhibition, told LETA.

Estonian PM emphasizes importance of clean technologies

Estonian PM emphasizes importance of clean technologies

14.12.2017

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas participated in the One Planet Summit on December 12th and said that proactive investment in clean technologies will help to prevent sudden changes in the society, writes LETA/BNS.


Meeting Finland’s PM, Estonian PM hails cross-border use of digital prescriptions

Meeting Finland’s PM, Estonian PM hails cross-border use of digital prescriptions

12.12.2017

During a meeting with Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila on December 11th, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas praised the possibility becoming available for residents of the two countries soon to use a digital prescription issued in the other country, reports LETA/BNS.

Packages of Latvian food-product manufacturers receive the top awards on prestige international packaging competition

Packages of Latvian food-product manufacturers receive the top awards on prestige international packaging competition

11.12.2017

Flexible packaging manufacturer IMMER Group has achieved significant success in the world’s largest professional packaging competition “WorldStar for Packaging”. The company has received two main awards in food product group for packaging series “Jersika’s Chips” and “Spilva Dresingi”, informed the BC IMMER Group.


06.12.2017

Rietumu: Geneva grain forum showed the importance of playing according to new rules

Tightening of the legislative requirements and the required conformity to the compliance procedures will exert a serious influence on the international trade of agricultural products, including grain crops, says Natalja Perhova, Member of the Board of Rietumu Bank. These issues, alongside other topical trends of the industry, were recently discussed at one of the most influential professional world forums - Global Grain in Geneva, informed BC bank’s press service.

05.12.2017

Plesnieks wins silver at World Weightlifting Championships

Latvia's top weighlifter Arturs Plesnieks on Monday won silver at the World Weightlifting Championships in California, reports LETA.

05.12.2017

Memorandum of cooperation signed on establishment of life sciences and technology park in Latvia

During the sixth summit the China, Central and Eastern European (16+1) leaders, a trilateral cooperation memorandum was signed by global genomics services company BGI, the Wuhan National Bio-industry Base and the Economic Ministry of Latvia on establishment of a life sciences and technologies part in Latvia, the ministry reported LETA.

05.12.2017

MP Madison: Estonia must abandon participating in UN migration agreement

Following the example of the United States, Estonia must abandon participating in the United Nations migration agreement, deputy chairman of the opposition Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Jaak Madison said, cites LETA/BNS.

04.12.2017

Cooperation between the Port of Riga and India became stronger

In early November 2017, Ansis Zeltinš, CEO of the Freeport of Riga, together with representatives of the sector, went on an official visit to India within the framework of the delegation headed by Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis in order to participate in a range of events related to the strengthening of business and international relations. At a transport and logistics conference in Mumbai, representatives presented the logistics sector of Latvia and its advantages in Eurasian transit corridors, as well as familiarised Indian entrepreneurs with the opportunities of using the Latvian transit corridor for delivering cargo to Northern Europe, reported BC port’s press service.

04.12.2017

Gallery to public transport station opened at Tallinn Airport

A public transport terminal next to Tallinn Airport and a 53-meter gallery connecting the airport with the terminal are open to the public as of Friday, spokespeople for the airport said.

01.12.2017

Rebeka Koha wins bronze at World Weightlifting Championships

Weightlifter Rebeka Koha on Thursday won bronze at the World Weightlifting Championships in the United States to become the first female weightlifter from Latvia to win a medal at the world championships, reports LETA.

01.12.2017

Estonian PM in Africa: money should be invested in sectors, which interest young people

It is essential to support investments in digital economy and other sectors of the economy which interest young people and ensure employment for them, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said in his speech at the opening of the African Union - EU Summit on November 30th, cites LETA/BNS.

30.11.2017

Estonia to set up e-governance training center in Mauritius

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on November 29th signed a goodwill agreement with his Mauritian colleague Pravind Jugnauth to found a regional e-governance training module in Mauritius, reports LETA/BNS.

30.11.2017

Estonian MFA in Berlin: crises have made Europe stronger

Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was on a working visit to Berlin on November 28th, during which he held one of the opening speeches at the Berlin Security Conference and met with Swedish Foreign Minister Peter Hultqvist and foreign policy adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Jan Hecker, reports LETA/BNS.

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