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Latvian short film Just Go! among finalists for Manhattan Short film festival

Latvian short film Just Go! among finalists for Manhattan Short film festival

22.08.2017

Latvian short film Sarauj, Just! (Just Go!) by director Pavels Gumennikovs has been selected for the final of Manhattan Short film festival, Iveta Dortane, a representative of the festival organizers, told LETA.

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During the Port Festival Rigans invited to reach the new cargo turnover record

During the Port Festival Rigans invited to reach the new cargo turnover record

18.08.2017

Every day around 95,000 tons of cargo are transhipped at the port of Riga. This weekend, every visitor of the Port of Riga will be able to participate in the transhipment of cargo at the Freeport of Riga, thus inviting everyone to achieve together a new record for the volume of cargo ever transhipped in Riga. As is known, the Port of Riga is the largest port of Latvia and the second largest port in the Baltics, which tranships an average of 38 million tons of cargo per year, reported BC port’s press service.

The Digital Freedom Festival and LatBAN announce an invitation to a startup competition

The Digital Freedom Festival and LatBAN announce an invitation to a startup competition

17.08.2017

The Digital Freedom Festival, in cooperation with the association Latvian Business Angel Network (LatBAN), announces an invitation to pre-seed startups to submit applications for the November Investment Session. For the first time, the top 10 startups will have an opportunity to present their business ideas to Latvian and international business angels at the Digital Freedom Festival taking place on November 28. It is anticipated that the festival will welcome up to 1300 participants from the whole region, including investors, corporate executives and journalists, informed BC Digital Freedom Festival Press Secretary Inga Tauriņa.


Riga Food 2017 to be held in September

Riga Food 2017 to be held in September

16.08.2017

The Baltic's biggest food industry event Riga Food 2017 offering an ambitious exhibition of international and domestic companies and organizations, masters and food competitions, news presentations, educational seminars, exciting shows, master classes and tastings takes place at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga, Latvia from 6–9 September.

Baltic Forum of Business Aviation held with the support of Rietumu

Baltic Forum of Business Aviation held with the support of Rietumu

11.08.2017

On August 10th, the Baltic Forum of Business Aviation was held in Jurmala - this is an annual event organised with the support of Rietumu Bank. Forum’s participants are more than 60 profile specialists and entrepreneurs from Europe, the CIS countries and other regions of the world, reported BC bank’s press service.


09.08.2017

Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga to show Baltic movies for free

The Baltic Film Days 2017 will be held in Vilnius for the first time at the end of August – it is a unique event featuring Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian productions on the same week in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, the Lithuanian Film Center said, cites LETA/BNS.

09.08.2017

Global incubator 1776 selects Vilnius Tech Park to host Challenge Cup 2017

Global Network for Innovation 1776 and Vilnius Tech Park today announced they will join forces on 22 September in Vilnius to organise a local round of Challenge Cup 2017, an annual global competition around the world to identify the most promising startups that solve the world’s biggest challenges. This year Vilnius is one of 75 cities, where the competition is taking place, including Dublin, Athens, Dubai, Osaka, reported BC communications manager of Vilnius Tech Park Agne Jakimaviciute.

04.08.2017

Association expects number of tourists to grow by up to 10% in Latvia

The number of foreign tourists visiting Latvia is likely to grow by up to 10% this year, which would be a very good result, Janis Pinnis, president of the Latvian Association of Hotels and Restaurants, said in an interview with LNT commercial TV channel this morning, cites LETA.

02.08.2017

First month of EU presidency brings more than 4,500 experts to Estonia

The first month of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union brought to Estonia a total of 4,588 experts, who in the framework of ministerial meetings, expert committees and conferences discussed the most important topics concerning Europe, reports LETA/BNS.

01.08.2017

The Digital Freedom Festival and Norvik Banka mutual effort to promote financial technology

Norvik Banka has become the official bank of Digital Freedom Festival, a global technology, startup, corporate, policy and lifestyle event. The partnership is dedicated to facilitate an understanding about financial technology and innovation by organising open debates on FinTech. Discussions on the future of money, monetary transactions and cybersecurity will take place in September and October as the Festival's warm-up events, informed BC forum’s press service.

31.07.2017

1/3 Latvians, who reside abroad, are purposely drifting away from Latvia

A third of Latvians who reside in other countries are purposely drifting away from Latvia, Inta Mierina, head of the University of Latvia's Center for Diaspora and Migration Research, said at the first European Latvian Congress on July 28th, reports LETA.

31.07.2017

Latvia's Erbs triumphs at European Shooting Championship

Latvia's Ernests Erbs won European junior title in the men’s junior 25 meters pistol event at the European Shooting Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan, informs LETA.

27.07.2017

Estonian women's fencing team become world champions in Leipzig

The Estonian women's fencing team have become epee world champions after beating China 45-33 at the World Championships held in Leipzig, Germany, reports LETA/BNS.

27.07.2017

MFA: diaspora represents Latvia's growth potential

The diaspora represents a potential for Latvia's growth regardless of whether or when those people returned to Latvia, the Foreign Ministry's parliamentary secretary, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, said at the cooperation forum with Latvian experts working in the EU or other international organizations, cites LETA.

27.07.2017

Transit sector must be more beneficial for Estonia

A national transit committee is to convene at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications on July 26th, where experts of the sector are scheduled to discuss the opportunities for north-south and east-west goods corridors, and according to Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson operators within that field must make transit more beneficial for Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.

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