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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 28.11.2014, 19:58

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"New Wave" in Jurmala under the question

"New Wave" in Jurmala under the question

28.11.2014

The board of the annual pop music festival "New Wave" will decide on a new venue for the event by the end of the year, the festival's founder and organizer Igor Krutoy told RIA Novosti, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Forum, Latvia, Legislation, Tourism



Ilves at Halifax Forum: propaganda from the Kremlin creates a parallel reality

Ilves at Halifax Forum: propaganda from the Kremlin creates a parallel reality

25.11.2014

Propaganda from the Kremlin creates a parallel reality, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in the opening panel of the Halifax International Security Forum where he spoke about the threats that the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's aggression pose for the values common to liberal democracy, such as free elections, a state based on the rule of law and human rights, reported BC presidential press service.

Culture minister successful in providing funding for KGB "Corner House" in Riga

Culture minister successful in providing funding for KGB "Corner House" in Riga

24.11.2014

Dace Melbarde, Latvia's minister of culture, "fought and won" funding so that the popular tourist attraction – the notorious Latvian SSR KGB headquarters in midtown Riga, can remain open in 2015, reports LETA.


Baltic Assembly discusses crisis in Ukraine

Baltic Assembly discusses crisis in Ukraine

24.11.2014

The meeting of the Baltic Assembly, that administers cooperation of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian parliaments, focuses on Monday in Latvia on security and the Ukrainian crisis, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

US secretary of energy: Lithuania is example to other countries

US secretary of energy: Lithuania is example to other countries

24.11.2014

Lithuanian Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis, who on 19-21 November took part at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, presented Lithuania's energy achievements to United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, cites LETA/ELTA.

22.11.2014

Investor sentiment towards Lithuanian economy escalating in 2014

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.

22.11.2014

Antonenko, Nords first winners of new culture award in Latvia

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.

21.11.2014

Vytautas Magnus University awards Edward Lucas with honorary doctorate

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.

20.11.2014

Estonian president: both lawmakers and law enforcers must understand information technology

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.

20.11.2014

Lithuanian energy minister: LNG terminal is game changer

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.

19.11.2014

Rõivas in Helsinki: e-residency is the next success story for Estonia

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.

14.11.2014

Estonian presidency ends in the Baltic Sea Region Border Control Cooperation Network

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.

14.11.2014

Mogherini in Riga: Eastern neighbors have to be respected

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.

13.11.2014

Lithuania's export leaders program Wings becomes No.1 in the world

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.

12.11.2014

iBeacon comes to Baltic States and EU

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.

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