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Sunday, 21.12.2014, 22:47
The annual award for achievement demanding public respect – the Cicero – has been awarded to two pillars of the education system – Ivars Kalvins (Director, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis) and Marcis Auzins (Rector, University of Latvia, LU), reports LETA.
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Jurmala City Council representatives are denying the public rumors about "New Wave", "KVN", and "Comedy Club" exiting Latvia, the Jurmala City Council informed LETA.
Seven tour operators from China who paid a visit to Lithuania at the invitation of the Lithuania's State Department of Tourism say that they have discovered a new and highly potential tourism direction in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
The construction of the Latvian Pavilion for "World Expo 2015" will be entrusted to the Swiss company Adunic AG for EUR 3.1 million, the Swiss company is also building the German and Austrian pavilions for "World Expo", as Economy Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) announced at a press conference today, cites LETA.
The government decided today to spend EUR 1.6 million to cover additional costs for the national pavilion at "World Expo 20`15" in Milan, according to information acquired by LETA.
It is possible that Russian "New Wave" pop music festival and the KVN and "Comedy Club" stand-up shows will not be able to organize their events in Jurmala anymore by leading Moscow politicians' order, newspaper "Vesti" reports today, cites LETA.
Lithuania is open for investment and its market is growing and reliable, said Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, attending a Summit of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European countries (China+16) in Belgrade, Serbia, cites LETA/ELTA.
Building the Estonian pavilion for the world exhibition EXPO Milan 2015 is in a complicated situation, since the construction contract has been disputed and initial legal protection being established on it, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said that the relations between Estonia and China are in a new starting point now and the doors of the Chinese market are open for Estonian goods, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.
International organisation Blue/Yellow dedicated to support Ukraine represented by a well-known director Jonas Ohman will hold an auction of artistic works on 21 December at Vilnius Town Hall, reports LETA/ELTA.
On Friday, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) made a working visit to Armenia, where he met with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, National Assembly President Galust Sahakyan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.
Media, as well as professional and non-governmental organizations whose line is journalism and who advocate freedom of speech, can apply their choices for the 2015 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize by February 1, 2015.
A group called D5 that joins some of the most digitally advanced governments in the world was formed on Tuesday in London, Estonia being one of the five founding members, LETA/Delfi reports.
The Joint Economic and Trade Commission established by Lithuania and Turkey will provide concrete support for businesses seeking for new ties and contacts, says Presidential Advisor on Foreign Policy Martynas Lukosevicius, cites LETA/ELTA.
More than 20 businessmen and representatives of business organisations are taking part in the high level Ukraine-Lithuania business mission to Brussels on 9-11 December, organised by the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK), the confederation said in a report, cites LETA/ELTA.