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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 20.10.2017, 22:55

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Estonian transit stands to gain from climate change

Estonian transit stands to gain from climate change

20.10.2017

The north-south trade route emerging as a new option for the transport of goods as a result of climate change is one of the exciting future possibilities for Estonia, Marko Mihkelson, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the parliament of Estonia, said in his opening speech at a conference in Helsinki on Friday, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Transport



Hacker Calovskis: IT security improving, but number of security holes also rising

Hacker Calovskis: IT security improving, but number of security holes also rising

20.10.2017

While IT security has been steadily improving, the number of security holes has also been rising, Deniss Calovskis, who was convicted of cyber crimes in the United States last December, said in an interview with Latvian Television yesterday, reports LETA.

Estonian PM: Europe is currently seeing both a shortage of labor and a shortage of jobs

Estonian PM: Europe is currently seeing both a shortage of labor and a shortage of jobs

19.10.2017

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and Minister of Health and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski participated in a meeting held in Brussels, in which leaders of European Union institutions and representatives of European employers and workers discussed ways to bolster the economy as well as the social well-being of Europe, informs LETA/BNS.


Putin awards editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly

Putin awards editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly

18.10.2017

Russia's president has awarded the Medal of Alexander Pushkin, a state decoration, to Valerij Tretjakov, editor-in-chief of Lithuania's Russian-language weekly newspaper Litovskij Kurjer, cites LETA/BNS.

eCom21 conference as the world in miniature - work and holiday

eCom21 conference as the world in miniature - work and holiday

17.10.2017

On the eve of Independence Day, on 16-17 November, the VI International forum on e-commerce issues - eCom21 will be held in Riga. Traditionally, this business conference, which gathers together several hundred professionals from all over the world, is held during the days when this Baltic country celebrates its main public holiday in a bright and festive way. As always, surprises are being prepared for guests of eCom21 - a special ecom programme, beyond the premises of the conference hall, informed BC Rietumu bank’s press service.


16.10.2017

Latvian scientific community discusses sustainable economy

The issues of sustainable development are at the forefront of modern economic theories and practice. Hence, the importance of the conference orginised by the Latvian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the “Latvians in the World Society”, which touched upon numerous sustainability issues pertinent to the Latvian progressive development.

16.10.2017

Lebedevs wins first European speedway title for Latvia

Latvia’s leading speedway rider Andzejs Lebdevs won the first ever European title for Latvia in in the Polish city of Lublin on Saturday, informs LETA.

13.10.2017

Klaipėda FEZ recognized with fDi Intelligence‘s first ever Quick Launch Award

Klaipėda’s Free Economic Zone (FEZ) secured five awards, including one for Quick Launch opportunities, at the Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 rankings published by Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence service annually since 2010. Klaipėda FEZ has been also recognized for its specialism in the plastics industry, contribution to the national economy, energy efficiency and expansion of its investors, reported BC Klaipėda FEZ Marketing manager Neringa Petrauskaitė.

13.10.2017

Latvia’s priorities in 16+1 format are strengthening of cooperation in transport and logistics

On October 11, Latvian Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary, Andrejs Pildegovics took part in the Meeting of National Coordinators of cooperation in the Eastern and Central Europe-China format (16+1) in Budapest, Hungary, LETA learned from the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

13.10.2017

Ostapenko among candidates for WTA Player of the Year

Latvia's Alona Ostapenko, who triumphed in the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament this summer, is among the candidates for WTA Lady Player of the Year 2017, reports LETA.

12.10.2017

E-commerce professionals from all over the world will arrive to eCom21 in Riga

The international conference eCom21, to be held in Riga on 16-17 November, will gather several hundreds of e-commerce professionals from all over the world. Applications for participation in the forum have been already submitted by entrepreneurs from neighbouring countries - Estonia, Russia, Belarus - and from other regions, informed BC Eleonora Gailisha from Rietumu Bank.

11.10.2017

Latvian sitting volleyball player wins Best Actor award at Manhattan Short film festival

Latvian sitting volleyball team player Aleksandrs Ronis has won the Best Actor award at the Manhattan Short film festival for his role in Pavels Gumennikovs' film Just Go! (Sarauj, Just!), informs LETA.

09.10.2017

EU Council Presidency begins using Tilde’s AI-powered translation tool

At the Tallinn Digital Summit, the EU Council Presidency began using a new AI-powered translation tool to enable multilingual communication. The new tool, developed by the language technology company Tilde, helps to cross language barriers for the heads of state, EU delegates, and journalists attending official events during the EU Council Presidency, reported BC the head of marketing at Tilde Una Kosite.

09.10.2017

European digital ministers sign Tallinn Declaration on e-government

All European Union member states along with the European Free Trade Association countries Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland on October 6th signed the Tallinn Declaration on e-Government that sets the common goals for the development of e-government over the next five years, providing direction for both national and pan-European innovation, informs LETA/BNS.

09.10.2017

Opportunity time at Riga Gaming Congress

Happy hours to buy tickets to Riga Gaming Congress! On October 10-11, from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m., buy tickets to the gambling conference at half price. Hurry up: only few tickets are left!

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