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Thursday, 23.10.2014, 19:28
In his address at the opening of the Latvia-Turkey business forum in Riga today, recently-elected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it can be observed that U.S. and European media, as well as credit-rating agencies, are expressing unfounded criticism about the Turkish economy, reports LETA.
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Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Sliupas together with the leaders of Lianyungang region (People's Republic of China) opened The China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo and marked the symbolic beginning of the New Silk Road initiative, reports BC the ministry.
The General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday elected Latvia to serve on the UN Human Rights Council for a period of three years, from 2015 through 2017, as the Foreign Ministry informed LETA.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's just-concluded visit to Germany, Russia and Italy proves to be a successful tour injecting vigor and vitality into the development of China-Europe relations.
The Lithuanian start-ups have come to London to participate at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, reports LETA/ELTA.
Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, visiting Riga Saturday, told TASS that the "New Wave" Festival could be relocated from Jurmala to Russia, citing as the reason Latvia's blacklisting three Russian pop musicians, reports LETA.
The Ministry of Economy in Lithuania has summarized what tasks the country's institutions accomplished in September 2014 in an attempt to mitigate the impact of Russia's sanctions on businesses, informs LETA/ELTA.
Monetary policy instruments are no magic solution or a "silver bullet" in dealing with the economic problems in the euro area, and it is crucial to observe budget discipline and implement structural reforms – this is the message that ran like a red thread of today's conference titled "Have We Learnt Anything from the Crisis?" and held by Latvijas Banka in Riga with the participation of the Eurosystem policy makers, representatives of international and national institutions and top scholars, reports the bank.
AB Kauno Grudai instant noodles City Taste won an innovative product award at SIAL 2014 international food industry and beverages exhibition in Paris, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Food Bank (Maisto Bankas) campaign in Lithuania which took place on Friday and Saturday saw record high contributions, the organisers say.
Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius attended the 10th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy. Together with other representatives of Nordic and Baltic countries he met with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, informs LETA/ELTA.
Visiting Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky stated on October 17th that political pressure is not hindering cooperation in the arts between Russia and Latvia, and the program for 2014 has seen wide variety, informs LETA.
At the Asian-European leaders special session on Friday in Milan, the security situation in Europe and the world was discussed; Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said Ukraine must regain full control over its own territory, and the armed conflict in Ukraine has to end, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
During 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins commended transit and logistics opportunities offered by Latvia.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stressed at the Asia-Europe meeting in Milan that trade has to be increased between the European Union and Asia and the introduction of e-services contributes to that, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.