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PM: Latvian dairy farmers need to create new niche products for export

PM: Latvian dairy farmers need to create new niche products for export

03.03.2015

Due to the increasing competition on the European Union's (EU) dairy market, as well as the upcoming liberalization of milk quotas for Latvian dairy farmers, members of Latvian dairy industry need to create new export products, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) said during the annual congress organized by Farmers' Saeima yesterday, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Agriculture, Baltic Export, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Latvia, Markets and Companies



An international conference on promoting economic opportunities for women takes place in Riga

An international conference on promoting economic opportunities for women takes place in Riga

02.03.2015

An international conference entitled “Post-2015 and Beijing+20: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development – the Synthesis for Success” takes place in the National Library of Latvia on 2 March, reports the Latvian MFA.

The fair “School 2015” opened in Riga

The fair “School 2015” opened in Riga

27.02.2015

Do you want to become an engineer, an architect, a journalist, a doctor, a beauty specialist or pursue a different career, but you still haven’t decided where to study? Then you really need to come to the fair “Skola 2015” (“School 2015”), which will take place from 27 February to 1 March at the Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga where, in an active and creative environment, you will be offered diverse information on study opportunities in Latvia and abroad and will be assisted in choosing the most appropriate path of education.


PM and "Eurochambres" heads discuss commercial cooperation within the framework of Latvia's Presidency in EU

PM and "Eurochambres" heads discuss commercial cooperation within the framework of Latvia's Presidency in EU

27.02.2015

On February 26th 2015, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met Richard Weber, President of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry "Eurochambres" and Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary – General to discuss cooperation between Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union and business cooperation partners – the European chambers of commerce, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.

MFA: Latvia could join OECD in spring 2016

MFA: Latvia could join OECD in spring 2016

27.02.2015

Latvia could join the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in the spring of 2016, the Foreign Ministry's State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovics said during a conference organized by the Financial and Capital Market Commission, writes LETA.

27.02.2015

Latvian transport minister invites Sokolov to Riga summit

Transport Minister of Latvia Anrijs Matiss, who spent yesterday in Moscow, took the opportunity to invite his Russian counterpart – Maxim Sokolov – to the III ASEM Summit in Riga at the end of April 2015, informs LETA.

26.02.2015

Recommendations prepared for the EU regarding open data and European citizens' initiatives

On 18 - 19 February 2015, in Riga representatives of eighteen EU member states prepared recommendations for data usage improvement and European citizens' initiative development at the conference and discussion "Open Europe: Open Data for Open Society."

26.02.2015

Straujuma: Europe is affected by a number of aspects, ranging from local political pressures to changes in macroeconomic environment

Today, in Brussels, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, in addressing the Centre for European Policy Studies at the conference "More or Less Europe”, highlighted the key aspects driving current economic, security and geopolitical challenges, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.

26.02.2015

The second deadline of entry submission to Festival White Square in Minsk is upcoming

On the 28th of February the second deadline of entry submission to VII International advertising and marketing Festival White Square is upcoming. Those who will submit the entries till the 28th will have more profitable conditions.

25.02.2015

Inara Vilkaste will give a joy to the inmates of boarding-school at the exhibition “Book 2015” in Riga

Book exhibition “Grāmata-2015” will become a festal occasion not only to Latvian bibliophiles, but also to children who are deprived of parental care and native home. Business-woman and public figure Inara Vilkaste invited inmates of Riga boarding-school disabled kids to attend the book exhibition On Friday, February 27. Entrepreneur is cooperating with this school for many years already; earlier the kids were pleased the most by the drawing contest. Now the possibility to take kids to the fascinating journey to the world of books was created.

25.02.2015

Transporting goods from Asia to the EU – what role for intermodality?

On 24 February, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the Latvian Presidency of the EU jointly organised a political debate on the role of intermodality in the transport of goods from Asia to the EU, reports BC CER senior press and communications manager Eva Böckle.

24.02.2015

The premiere of the most sensational novelty of the season in Latvia

“Attempt on the state” is a modern detective story based on real events and irrefutable facts, which reflects a harsh story of a Latvian businesswoman and a tough confrontation between a high-ranking official and a group of criminals assisted by employees of the special services, and then by corrupt politicians. This story is resolved by life itself. What kind of resolution will it be? Justice is remaining silent for now.

24.02.2015

Dzintari Concert Hall: New Wave will not be held in Jurmala in 2015

The organizers of the annual New Wave pop-music contest/festival have not reserved the dates for the festival in Jurmala in 2015, thus these dates have been reserved for other events and New Wave will not be held in the Latvian coastal resort city this summer, the head of the Dzintari Concert Hall Guntars Kirsis confirmed to LETA.

24.02.2015

Disciplinary case initiated against six Latvian Economy Ministry officials over "Expo 2015" failure

A disciplinary investigation at the Economy Ministry of Latvia has revealed major violations in the organization of Latvia's participation in the "Expo Milano 2015" project. As a result, disciplinary cases were opened against six Economy Ministry officials, of which three have been suspended from their jobs, informs LETA.

23.02.2015

Nordic, Baltic power markets' integration will boost competitiveness of region

Daivis Virbickas, Litgrid CEO and Chairman of the Board, presented the Baltic energy market at the 9th annual Central and Eastern European power conference in Prague. He introduced the projects aiming to integrate the power systems of Baltic and Nordic countries and the new possibilities arising in 2016 when the electricity markets of the Baltic Sea region will have an interconnected infrastructure and well-functioning electricity market, informed BC press service of Litgrid.

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