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Friday, 09.10.2015, 04:38
The non-banking sector's bodies have entered the retail payments market. They base their business models on technological innovations, bring new experiences to consumers and pose new questions to market regulators. This issue is addressed at the payments conference in Vilnius, which is organised by the Bank of Lithuania and Sveriges Riksbank (the Swedish central bank), the Bank of Lithuania reports LETA/ELTA.
Keyword tags: Banks, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Forum, Lithuania
During his visit to EXPO in Milan on October 6th, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said that the Estonian pavilion has been a very good platform to introduce Estonian design, culture, businesses and our IT success story to the world. So far, our pavilion has been among the most visited pavilions at the EXPO, reports BC governmental press service.
Lithuanian-Belarusian Transport Forum: logistic sector is very important to development of relations07.10.2015
At Lithuanian-Belarusian Transport Forum held on October 5th in Minsk, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevicius underlined that the transport sector is one of the key factors of the development of bilateral commercial and economic cooperation. In the first half of the year 2015, the volume of goods carried between Belarus and Lithuania amounted to 10.33 million tonnes or 12 percent more compared to the same period last year, informed BC the ministry.
Citing "vision and ambition in challenging traditions and presumptions in architectural Riga, in creating an object whose importance is 'national'", the 2015 Architecture Award winners are the architects, designers, contracting authorities and the construction companies for the much-debated Latvian National Library in Riga-Pardaugava, informs LETA.
Between 21st September and 2nd October 2015, Warsaw, Poland, hosted the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States. Bahtijors Hasans, the Ambassador of Latvia to the UN, OSCE and other international organisations, and Ambassador Aiga Liepiņa, the Director of the International Organisations and Human Rights Department at the Foreign Ministry headed the Latvian delegation at the HDIM, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves opened "Estonia ICT Day – Digitally Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development" on Friday at the World Bank; Estonian representatives of the private and public sectors introduced our e-solutions at the event, the President's Office reports BC.
The main results of X KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum (September 29 - October 1, Astana, Kazakhstan) have been summarized, according to it the resolution including primary recommendations on the further development of oil, gas and energy market in current conditions has been accepted.
The Baltic Assembly's (BA) Economics, Energy and Innovations Committee and the Natural Resources and Environment Committee have convened in Kaunas. The first topic of the meeting was the impact of Russia's embargo on the economics of the Baltic States, writes LETA/ELTA.
Today, the anniversary X KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum on the theme “New Energy Horizons: Prospects for cooperation and investments” has continued its work at the Palace of Independence (Astana), informs Shaira Rakhimova, KAZENERGY Association Press Office.
Embassy of Uzbekistan in Latvia informs that the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan will host the International Investment Forum to be held on 5-6 November 2015 in Tashkent.
The Palace of Independence (Astana) holds the Jubilee X Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY dedicated to “New Horizons of Energy: Prospects of Cooperation and Investments”, informs Shaira Rakhimova, KAZENERGY Association Press Office.
According to Lithuanian president's chief advisor on foreign affairs Renaldas Vaisbrodas, member-states of the European Union are rather unanimous about reforming the United Nations (UN) organisation and abolishing the veto right in the UN Security Council, informs LETA/ELTA.
On 27 September, during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the United States Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Richard Stengel, to discuss the matters of strategic communications, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
On 27 September, during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, to discuss cooperation between Latvia and Belarus and also between the EU and Belarus, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
On 27 September, during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, to discuss bilateral cooperation, cooperation in international organisations and current regional developments, reports BC the Latvian MFA.