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Wednesday, 11.12.2013, 14:44
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in a joint video address with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the Annual Conference of the Estonian Institute of Human Rights Tuesday evening that Estonia is one of the leaders in the human rights sphere in the world, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
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On 10-11 December, the EU Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) General Assembly, organized by the Environmental Protection Agency and IMPEL Secretariat, is taking place in Vilnius, informs LETA/ELTA.
These last months the Eastern partnership countries got worldwide attention. The reason for the increase of interest in these countries is due to a set of political events, decisions and actions that recently took place in that region. Before the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius started, some Eastern partnership countries were facing a dilemma regarding the choice of their geopolitical future – a choice between the EU's model of integration and the Russian Eurasian course.
On 9-10 December over 200 education experts from 33 UNESCO participant countries gather in Vilnius to discuss how to improve accessibility, quality and efficiency of lifelong learning, informs LETA/ELTA.
On 9 December, Foreign Minister Edgards Rinkevics and Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD William C. Danvers opened a seminar for all the Latvian institutions concerned and representatives from the OECD Directorates, in which the OECD provided detailed information to the Latvian side on negotiations for accession to the Organisation, informs BC Latvian MFA/the Latvian Institute.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on Sunday acknowledged the best volunteers at Pärnu Concert Hall, informs BC presidential press service.
On the second day of the Vilnius Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, the participants mostly focused on eco-innovation, the website eu2013.lt reports. Discussions and presentations on the topic were given by representatives of the European Commission, international businesses and non-governmental organizations, writes LETA/ELTA.
Latvia needs more such tourism products as the Mark Rothko Art Center in Daugavpils and the "Riga Bourse" Art Museum to maintain travelers' interest in Latvia's tourism offer, Latvian Tourism Development Agency Director Armands Slokenbergs said during the Latvian Tourism Forum today, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Lithuania is sinking into debts to the lawyers providing the State Guaranteed Legal Aid. The Lithuanian Bar Association is commemorating the 95th anniversary. On this occasion, the forum Lithuania's Bar: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow was organized in the Government, informs LETA/ELTA.
The largest European Union research and innovation program Horizon 2020 was presented to participants of the ongoing Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, taking place in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius; the budget of the program for 2014-2020 period is expected to reach approximately EUR 80 billion, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to eu2013.lt.
On December 5-6, more than 40 leaders of the Europe's industry organizations will visit Vilnius on the occasion of Lithuania's Presidency of the EU Council, informs LETA/ELTA.
On 4-5 December, the traditional meeting of EU Water and Marine Directors to discuss EU water and marine policies, their implementation in Member States, and future plans is taking place in Vilnius. At the meeting, informal consultations on the European Commission's planned proposals for EU legal acts on water and marine policies are taking place, writes LETA/ELTA.
Yesterday, Foreign Ministry State Secretary in Latvia Andrejs Pildegovics delivered an address at the plenary session of the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali (Indonesia), writes LETA.
Lithuania's MFA: WTO negotiations agenda must have business needs, interests of citizens at its core
During the discussion on the Doha Development Agenda that began at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius stressed that the Trade Facilitation Agreement would benefit all members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), particularly the poorest, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises around the world, informed BC Lithuania’s MFA.
On Wednesday, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite opened the Vilnius Innovation Forum Innovation Drift and awarded the winner of the competition Business and Science Partnership, informs LETA/ELTA.