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Wednesday, 28.01.2015, 14:06
Latvia will not participate in ''World Expo 2015'' in Milan this year, the government decided today, cites LETA.
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On Tuesday, January 27th, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, together with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, participated in the Lithuanian-Georgian Business Forum, which focused on the promotion of investment, strengthening of bilateral partnership and search for new export markets. The Forum convened Lithuania’s largest food companies, reported BC press service of Lithuanian government.
LT Game Jam, the largest game creation event in the Baltic States, saw record numbers attend its 2015 event, held last weekend. A total of 450 current and future game development professionals met to share ideas, experiment, and create a working computer game within 48 hours, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
Estonian president: governments should pursue positive vision and contribute to digital development of states26.01.2015
Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, took part in high-level panels that focused on digital development and geopolitics at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Estonian Head of State met with the leaders of several global technology enterprises within the framework of the World Economic Forum, such as Kudelski Group, Google and Cisco; he also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, John Baird, reports BC presidential press service.
Netherlands-based Gestalt Communications has offered Latvia to cancel the construction of a pavilion and to replace it by a park, which would symbolize Latvia as a country rich in forests, newspaper Diena reports, cites LETA.
"Expo 2015" limited partnership may have to pay back the money it has been paid for the development of the Latvian pavilion at the "World Expo 2015" fair in Milan, Economy Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) told the press representatives on January 23rd, reports LETA.
Within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Vice President of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann discussed the expansion of future cooperation between the two countries, as well as economic growth in Europe, reports BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
On Thursday, January 22, addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos during the panel discussion “Europe’s Twin Challenges: Growth and Stability”, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma emphasized that Europe’s economic growth is a must for stability, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
President Dalia Grybauskaite met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to discuss regional security issues and the progress their countries have made in implementing European reforms, reported BC presidential press service.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, met with Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The meeting focused on Lithuania's progress towards negotiations for membership in this prestigious organization, reported BC presidential press service.
President Dalia Grybauskaite, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, discussed investment opportunities in Lithuania with representatives of global companies and influential business people, reports BC presidential press service.
President Dalia Grybauskaite, currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, presented to world energy experts Lithuania's experience in ensuring energy security and discussed global energy trends, reported BC presidential press service.
Swiss construction company Adunic AG has offered the Economy Ministry to construct the Latvian pavilion at ''World Expo 2015'' in Milan for EUR 2 million, the company itself informed LETA.
The state-owned Enterprise Estonia revealed on Tuesday that Estonia will be represented, among others, by Skype, the Estonian Piano Factory, and the A. Le Coq brewery at the Milan EXPO, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
During her visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum on January 22, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) will take part in a plenary session on growth and stability, the State Chancellery informed LETA.