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Monday, 24.11.2014, 00:11
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.
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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.
International Information and Communication Technology Fair RIGA COMM 2014 will give a great start for innovative technological solution called iBeacon. It will explore new doors for whole Europe.
Around 200 cultural events will be organized during Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as Selga Laizane, head of the Latvian Presidency's public diplomacy and culture program, said while presenting the cultural program for Latvia's presidency at the Riga Bourse Art Museum on Monday, informs LETA.
During the China Shenzhen International Logistics and Transportation Fair, held from 14th to 16th October 2014, Luc Nadal, Chairman of the GEFCO Group Management Board, spoke at the “Strategic Partnership 1520” Forum in the plenary conference dedicated to transshipment logistics between Asia and Europe, informs BC Dita Bukovska.
The U.S. Embassy starts celebrating the power of entrepreneurship and innovation as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2014. Under the theme of “Supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from the Start,” the Embassy in Riga is organizing a range of events scheduled November 3-23.
On Friday, November 7, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma together with Prime Ministers of Nordic and Baltic countries and UK, experts and entrepreneurs participated in the Northern Future Forum held in Helsinki. Within the framework of the Forum, the participants discussed the promotion of innovative entrepreneurship and competitiveness of the education system, informs BC senior expert of the communication fepartment Sabīne Spurķe.
Next Wednesday and Thursday, 12-13 November, an international conference-exhibition Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Applications (IESMA 2014) will take place in Vilnius. It is organised by NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in partnership with the Georgian military technical research centre Delta, reports LETA/ELTA.