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Monday, 20.10.2014, 07:22
During 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins commended transit and logistics opportunities offered by Latvia.
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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.
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius who is attending the 10th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan has talked at the first session on Thursday about promotion of financial and economic growth by enhancing co-operation between Europe and Asia, informs LETA/ELTA.
During his visit to Milan for European-Asian Summit (ASEM), Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with New Zealand's Special Envoy, James Bolger, to discuss bilateral co-operation, as well as Lithuania's candidacy for the OECD membership, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to the prime minister's press service.
Latvian ice hockey club Riga ''Dinamo'' has finally found a general sponsor and the team's players have received their salaries, the club's chairman Juris Savickis told LETA.
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet participated in the think-tank event Security Jam 2014, organised by the Security and Defence Agenda in Brussels on Wednesday, where he spoke about cyber security and cyber defence, reported LETA, referring to Foreign Ministry press department.
Minister of Social Security and Labour in Lithuania Algimanta Pabedinskiene says that additional investment and creation of new jobs can considerably contribute to the reduction of poverty, informs LETA/ELTA.
In 2014, the winner of the student project competition “The Port for the City”, organized by the Freeport of Riga Authority, is the united team of Karlis Jonas (Riga Hanzas Secondary School) and Anna Elina Vitola (Riga French Lyceum), informs BC port’s press service.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite who opened the conference on poverty reduction in Lithuania stressed that close cooperation of the public sector and non-governmental organisations (NGO) is a must in fighting with poverty, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius took part in the conference Verslas 2015 (Business 2015) on Wednesday where he presented the Government's economic policy, reports LETA/ELTA.
Conference on the Remaining Obstacles to a Fully Functioning Single Market for Services took place at Crowne Plaza Hotel Vilnius on 9 October. The conference was organised in order to discuss concrete cases and real business stories of market inefficiencies while trying to start or operate a business in another EU country, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to the Lithuanian Investors' Forum.
Organizers of fashion and textile fairs in Lithuania and Latvia joined their potential and took a big step together towards boosting the importance of the Baltic region as a business center for apparel and textile industry in Eastern and Central Europe, reports trade fair “Baltic Fashion & Textile Vilnius 2014”.
Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network brings civil society experts on alcohol and drug policy from all Nordic and Baltic countries to a conference “Advocacy in Action” in Riga this weekend, 11-12 October, informed BC Secretary General Lauri Beekmann.
On 5-6 October, Lithuanian Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis attended the Informal Energy Council held in Milan within the framework of the Italian Presidency of the EU. A report of the Presidency on short, medium and long-term measures to strengthen EU energy security as well as the main challenges to the completion of the EU internal energy market were presented during the meeting. Issues of energy efficiency and the 2030 climate and energy policy strategy were discussed as well, reported BC the Ministry of Energy.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite is attending a high level EU conference on unemployment issues organized by Italy which is now at the helm of the Council of the European Union, informed BC presidential press service.