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Tuesday, 07.07.2015, 12:08
On August 2015, the IV Baltic Business Aviation Forum will take place in Jurmala, Latvia. The event was initiated by the Russian United Business Aviation Forum in 2012.
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In the metropolitan International Business Center in Tashkent a round table on "The role of modern information and communication technologies in the modernization of public administration and democratization of society" was held, reported BC the information agency Jahon.
On 3 July 2015, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics made a working visit to Estonia, where he took part in the presentation of the annual Translators’ Prize granted by the Latvian and Estonian Foreign Ministries, and met with the Foreign Minister of Estonia, Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
The Estonian motobikers community is organising a ride that could involve over a thousand people, which they say is in support of the village residents of Vao, the location of Estonia's only refugee centre; the North East Estonian Rakvere police station head Indrek Link said that the organisers of the Saturday's motorcycle ride have contacted the police and a public meeting notice has been submitted; LETA/Delfi reports.
On 29-30 June 2015, Lithuanian Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis as part of a Lithuanian delegation was visiting Croatia. Masiulis met with Croatian Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak and took part in a Lithuanian-Croatian energy security forum. Croatia currently is particularly concerned about enhancing its energy security as the country imports more than half of its energy resources, reported BC the Lithuania's Ministry of Energy.
Three coins issued in 2014 by the Bank of Lithuania — dedicated to Baltic Studies, the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way and “Form” — garnered acclaim at the international commemorative coin contest Coin Constellation 2015. Here, 240 coins from 29 countries and 46 organisations were assessed, reported BC the Bank of Lithuania.
During the conference One Belt, One Road – Visions and Opportunities held in Klaipeda, leadership of China's province of Xinjiang and representatives of the largest Chinese companies engaged in the sector of transport, logistics, construction, and rolling-stock were introduced to Lithuania's sectors of transport and logistics, business cooperation opportunities, and business investment environment, reports LETA/ELTA.
After several months of information gathering and research, Vilnius Municipality has approved the Vilnius Multifunctional Hub Public Private Partnership (PPP) project, and is inviting potential private partners and other interested parties to attend a briefing and consultation, informed BC the chief project manager for PPP Irmantas Butkauskas.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, on an official visit to Croatia, and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic opened a bilateral high-level energy forum “Towards the European Energy Union”, reported BC presidential press service.
PM: knowledge learned during Latvia's Presidency has to be used for further development of the nation
Latvia should use the experience and knowledge gained from the Presidency at the Council of the European Union for the country's further development, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma said today during a press conference at the Latvian National Library, the main venue for the Presidency, reports LETA.
The one-megawatt electric race car created by the Latvian engineering company Drive eO, piloted by the New Zealand's Rhys Millen, triumphed at the legendary Pike's Peak International Hill Climb race on June 28th 2015, reports LETA.
Presentation of the book "Latvia and Turkey: Distant and Near" took place in Ventspils on June 25, 2015 in the frames of the European Third-Country Nationals Integration Fund ‘s Project (Grant Agreement Nr. IF/2013/1.a/20).
On the last day of the Latvian EU Presidency, members, partners, friends and colleagues are invited to a reception on the occasion of the change of ambassadors at the Danish embassy in Latvia’s capital Riga, reports Chairman of BDF Lene Espersen.
The 9th European Organic Congress that was held during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council finalised discussions on the development of organic farming within the perspective of emerging EU legislation on organic farming and the development opportunities for organic farming at the beginning of the financial programming period 2014-2020 and the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), reported BC the Ministry of Agriculture.
In Riga, members of civil society and government officials discuss effective financing for development
On 11 June 2015, Viktors Makarovs, Advisor to the Foreign Minister, opened an international roundtable for politicians and civil society entitled “Financing for Development: Role of EU Member States”, reported BC the Latvian MFA.