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Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 04:51
On August 31st, a conference takes place in the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu where officials, scientists, pig farmers and hunters are trying to reach solutions in order to put an end to the spread of the African swine fever in Estonia, the fight against which has cost 2.78 million euros so far, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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In order to popularize Estonian local food, September 2015 is declared for the first time the Estonian Food Month; in total over 30 events dedicated to Estonian food will take place, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
During a special press conference on August 27th, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony) said that approximately 60,000 to 70,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive in Riga for this year's European Men's Basketball Championships (EuroBasket 2015), reports LETA.
With about 70,000 fans expected to converge on Riga from abroad for the European Championship ("EuroBasket" 2015), the Latvian beer giant Aldaris is gearing up for the event with special set-ups in a number of host bars in Old Town and downtown, and a cordoned-off zone at the Freedom Monument, reports LETA.
On August 28, 2015, Eesti Telekom will launch Vunk Garage48, an incubator for start-up companies, writes Äripäev.ee/LETA.
The annual "Gastronomy Festival" starts this week on August 26 and in the course of more than 10 days will take place at almost 60 restaurants, cafes, bars, patisseries, bakeries, and pizzerias in Latvia, informs LETA.
Loreta Grauziniene, Speaker of the Seimas, met with Horacio Muratore, FIBA President, on his first visit in Lithuania, said the press service of the Seimas speaker, reports LETA/ELTA.
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) has been invited to attend World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos, reports LETA.
In her statement issued on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Aid Day the Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand emphasised that the global humanitarian aid system is facing a great challenge, reports BC the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Latvian track and field star Laura Ikauniece-Admidina earned a hard-fought bronze medal in the heptathlon event at the 2015 World Track and Field Championships in Beijing, China on August 23rd, reports LETA.
The world is changing and Riga will never be finished! These are the truths that no one will challenge. Living here and now we sometimes do not notice how the city, its streets and squares are changing, let alone such a comlplex and significant facility as the port.
Laura Steponavičiūtė, 16, from Vilnius, Lithuania became one of 20 finalists at Google Science Fair. On September 21st, Laura will join 19 more young talents from all over the world in Mountain View to present their projects to a panel of notable international scientists and scholars, eligible for a $50,000 scholarship and other incredible prizes from Google Science Fair partners at LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, reports BC Invest Lithuania.
‘Facing a change: opportunities or threats for the Baltic market?’ will be the theme of the Baltic Ports Conference 2015 organized by the Baltic Ports Organization and hosted by the Freeport of Riga Authority. The conference is an associated event with the BPO General Assembly. The meeting will take place in Free Port of Riga Authority headquarter on September 3-4, 2015.
On 4 – 6 September 2015, 31st EBA (European Bonsai Association) & ESA (European Suiseki Association) Convention will be held in Vilnius, at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress centre. At the same time, the 4th Japanese Culture Festival will take place, the Vilnius Convention Bureau reports LETA/ELTA.
To honor the contribution of the Riga resident and creator of the recipe for Riga Black Balsam, the pharmacist Abraham Kunze, JSC Latvijas balzams in cooperation with the Riga City Council announces an open tender for a design project for a memorial to A. Kunze in Alberta Square in the Riga Old Town.