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Wednesday, 01.04.2015, 10:58
Reforms are impossible without the involvement of social partners, European Commissioner for Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) said during the forum of social partners "Role of social dialogue in ensuring the economic growth and qualitative work place" in Riga today, reports LETA.
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Address by Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma at the Social Partners’ Forum "The Role of Social Dialogue in Ensuring Economic Growth and High Quality Jobs”.
On 25-27 March 2015, the European Police College (CEPOL) conference „Cybercrime – Strategic level" took place in Latvian Jurmala. The aim of the conference was to improve cooperation and harmonize the investigative methods among law enforcement authorities of the EU Member States, as well as to improve public and private partnership and cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries and EU candidate countries for combat against cybercrime, reported BC th the Ministry of the Interior.
On March 25-26, 2015, during the conference “Cyber Defence in Europe” experts discussed cyber security issues and concluded that in contemporary security environment the role of the cyber defence should be adequately evaluated in Berlin, reported BC the Ministry of Defense.
At 24.00 on April 11, the submission of entries to VII International advertising and marketing Festival White Square, Minsk, Belarus, will be finished. No more prolongation!!!
On 26–27 March 2015, in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, during a conference organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Maris Rukers, a delegate from Latvia with pertinent expertise, presented Latvia's experience on the establishment of a single national system for registration of residents, the right to privacy and mechanisms for personal data protection and their importance – given the potential risks that arise when they are absent, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
The annual Latvian Literature Award's experts' committee has decided to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to poet, translator and publisher Leons Briedis for his contribution to Latvian poetry, fostering intellectual thought in Latvia, and for the works he has translated into Latvian, informs LETA.
On 26 March, during his working visit to Chisinau, the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Prime Minister of Moldova, Chiril Gaburici, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Natalia Gherman to discuss the relations between the European Union and Moldova in the context of the Riga Summit, the internal political situation in Moldova, bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Moldova, and developments in the region, reported BC Latvian MFA.
One of the Commission’s a priority is to create a Digital Single Market. However, there are some obstacles to remove in order to boost growth and create jobs in the sector. The College of Commissioners has had a first discussion on the EU Digital Strategy to be unveiled in May, and set out the main areas to focus on triggering real changes for consumers and businesses.
According to the Council Regulation (EU) No 390/2014 of 14 April 2014 establishing the ‘Europe for Citizens’ program for the period 2015-20, the Commission invites interested parties to take part in projects reflecting citizens views on Europe, as well as WW-II remembrance and debating the Europe’s future.
Latvia came under about 400 cyber attacks in 2014, said State Police Chief Ints Kuzis during European Police College (CEPOL) conference on cyber crimes in Jurmala on March 25, reports LETA.
The EU’s political steps to reduce its energy dependence need to be accompanied by in-vestments in the energy infrastructure. A good starting point in this process may be the construction of the North–South Corridor of energy, transportation and telecommunica-tions, as promoted in a report presented by Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) and the Atlantic Council.
The acceptance of entries to the VII International advertising festival White Square in Minsk will be completed on March 28! There are just 3 days left!
Several dozen people have gathered on Town Hall Square in Riga yesterday to demand a ban on the LGBT "EuroPride" event in summer 2015, reports LETA.
On 25-27 March 2015, the European Police College (CEPOL) conference „Cybercrime – Strategic level" will take place in Jurmala, reports the Ministry of the Interior in Latvia.