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Boris and Inara Teterev confirm to Vejonis their readiness to participate in the events of centennial celebrations of Latvia28.07.2015
During a meeting with Boris and Inara Teterev on July 24th, the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis discussed their involvement in organizing of the events dedicated to the Centenary of Latvia, informed BC presidential press service.
Keyword tags: Culture, EU – Baltic States, Forum, Latvia, Legislation
The 15th T-Mobile New Horizons film festival was opened in Wroclaw (Poland) on July 23. Among other films it featured the most distinct Lithuanian films created from 1959 to 2015, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to the Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC).
One of the most important ICT events in the Baltic State region will be held in Riga from August 10 to August 13, 2015: the fifth anniversary International Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition TELCO TRENDS 2015 will start at the hotel Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija.
The new national football stadium, which is to be constructed on Krisjana Barona Street 116A in central Riga, is planned to be officially opened on June 1, 2017, reports LETA.
Several new art objects to be unveiled in Riga in 2015 as part of cooperation with the Teterevs family23.07.2015
Several new art objects will be unveiled in Riga this year as part of the Riga City Council's cooperation with the Teterevs family, as the art patrons confirmed during a meeting with Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks on July 22nd, writes LETA.
It is expected that in 2016 the number of foreigner tourists in Lithuania will increase even more, now that European aviation experts will visit the country. On 13-15 March 2016, over 400 delegates from aviation sector, including representatives from more than 50 airlines and 150 airports, are expected to take part at the international conference CONNECT to be held in National Art Gallery, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Riga Tourism Development Bureau considers participation in the meeting industry fair "The Meetings Show UK" in London, where Riga was represented by the "Meet Riga" brand, a success, as "Meet Riga" marketing manager Aigars Smiltans told LETA.
On 21 July 2015, winners were determined in the Foreign Ministry’s grant project competition for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which receive funding from international donors including the European Commission for the implementation of projects in the fields of development cooperation or development education and public awareness raising, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
The pan-Baltic sail and motorboat exhibition "Riga Boat Show 2015" will be held in Latvian capital from August 7 through August 9, 2015, as "Riga Boat Show" public relations manager Agirs Neminskis told LETA.
The number of children on Mezaparks Stage during the closing concert of the 11th Youth Song and Dance Festival was twice as high as the maximum number recommended by construction engineering safety experts, magazine "Ir" reports, cites LETA.
At the UN conference on financing for development that is currently taking place in Addis Ababa, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, the Latvian Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary State Secretary, pointed to the need to achieve agreement despite divisions in opinion between UN members. Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica also emphasised the contribution of the European Union in development cooperation, and shared Latvia's experience in the context of inclusive and sustainable development, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
President Dalia Grybauskaite launched the Lithuanian National Day at World Expo 2015 in Milan. At the exhibition, which this year introduces the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life“, Lithuania presents its culinary and cultural heritage, reported BC presidential press service.
In Latvia, since the launch of the charity campaign "Kara berni" (Children of War) on May 13, 2015, the campaign has raised a total of EUR 73,000 in donations, reports LETA, according to the project's organizers.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, who is in Italy on a working visit, has opened an exhibition entitled “Historical Ties between Milan and Lithuania: Bona Sforza and the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania” in Milan’s Sforza Castle, reported BC presidential press service.
Opponents of refugees plan to organise a protest action on July 18th 2015 in Tallinn to demand a referendum on immigration issues, LETA/Delfi reports.