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Tuesday, 28.06.2016, 21:37
On 21-22 June, Riga will welcome a meeting of political directors of the Foreign Ministries from the countries – members of the Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe (e-PINE). The meeting is hosted by Latvia as the country coordinating the Baltic and Nordic cooperation (NB8) in 2016, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
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The migration crisis is not solely a European concern but a global problem, Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand said in a statement on the occasion of World Refugee Day, cites LETA/BNS.
At a recent Brussels Economic Forum, both ECB Governor M. Draghi and Commission vice-president J. Katainen revealed present EU efforts to stream line European economy. They claimed that because of structural weaknesses, the lack of investment reduced member states’ competitiveness.
On 15 June, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni. The Ministers exchanged views on preparations for the NATO Warsaw Summit, the security climate in the region, the European Union’s future, and migration-related issues, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
The aviation and associated industries made up 2.5% of Latvia's GDP in 2014, or EUR 585 million, as Olegs Baranovs, Director of the Economy Ministry's National Economy Structural Policy Department, said at an aviation industry forum today, cites LETA.
The market share of Riga International Airport in the Baltics was at 45% in 2015, as Olegs Baranovs, Director of the Economy Ministry's National Economy Structural Policy Department, said at an aviation industry forum today, cites LETA.
By successfully implementing its Horizon 2021 business plan, Latvian national carrier airBaltic hopes to turn over EUR 471 million in 2021, the company’s board member Vitolds Jakovlevs said at a forum on Latvia’s aviation industry, cites LETA.
Lithuania's National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China's theater network CPAA Theatres, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvia’s BMX racer Kristens Krigers on June 11th won a second day in a row in the European Cup elite group event in Germany, reports LETA.
According to Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand, cyber security must become a part of our everyday lives and not become a luxury item, reports LETA/BNS.
The European economy is growing slowly, but it becomes stronger, and to promote this growth, Europe has to focus on three priorities – investment, structural reforms and a responsible fiscal policy, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) from Latvia said at the Brussels economics forum on June 9th, cites LETA.
"I'm Not from Here", a film by Lithuanian director Giedre Zickyte and Chilean director Maite Alberdi, has been nominated for the European Short Film 2016 Award, reports LETA/BNS.
Synchronization of the Baltic electricity system with the system of the Nordic countries is possible and technically feasible, but different studies still have to be carried out before work toward it can start, Jussi Jyrinsalo, senior vice president of the Finnish transmission system operator (TSO) Fingrid, said on June 7th, informs LETA/BNS.
China, which seeks closer cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe, is developing financial instruments that would facilitate financing of large-scale infrastructure and production investment projects in the region, informs LETA/BNS.
Latvia is experienced in handling container cargos that are shipped by rail, and the Baltic country’s convenient geographical location and developed transport infrastructure are advantages that might make it attractive to Chinese entrepreneurs, Transport Ministry state secretary Kaspars Ozolins said at a business forum in China, cites LETA.