From the time of the renewal of independence in 1991, the Latvian government has honoured its fallen soldiers on November 11 (Lāčplēša diena), the day we remember our heroes. March 16 is not an official state remembrance day. The senior officials and members of government do not participate in March 16 events at the Freedom Monument. Nevertheless, as a democratic country, Latvia respects and also guarantees freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.
16.03.2015, Society
The Interparliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy held in Rīga on 5–6 March was one of the six interparliamentary events organised by the Saeima within the framework of the parliamentary dimension of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Saeima, 13.03.2015
When we meet our friends and partners outside Latvia, we want to explain Latvia to others by telling our story. Latvian Institute continues the video campaign with brand new videos to create unique stories of Latvia.
Latvian Institute, 12.03.2015
The total number of tourists visiting the city reached 2 million last year, which represents a 15.6 percent increase comparing to 2013. A total of 1,122,926 visitors stayed at hotels and other accommodations in Rīga during the year of European Culture Capital.
Latvian Institute, 12.03.2015, Economy, Society, Business
One of Latvia’s leading world-famous conductors Mariss Jansons received the "Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres" order in France. The purpose of the prestigious prize is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields.
Latvian Institute, 24.02.2015, Culture
On Monday, February 23, the chairpersons of the Committees on Employment and Social Affairs from all EU member states gathered at the Saeima, holding one of the six interparliamentary events organised by the Latvian Parliament within the framework of the parliamentary dimension of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Latvian Institute, 24.02.2015
On February 10 - 11, more than 240 young people, youth workers and educators, representatives of governmental institutions, entrepreneurs, researchers and other experts from 27 European countries worked together at the 2nd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum in Rīga.
Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 24.02.2015