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 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
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
An informal gathering of the European Union's (EU) defense ministers took place at the Latvian National Library with the focus on preparations for the June 2015 European Council meeting, which will be the most important defense event of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Latvian Institute, 18.02.2015, Politics, EU
The "Corner House" exhibition at the former KGB building at 61 Brīvības Street in Rīga is reopened to the public. The exhibition on the first floor of the former KGB headquarters, organized by the Museum of the Occupation, is free of charge.
Latvian Institute, 18.02.2015, Events in Riga, Culture
"Moody's Investors Service'' (''Moody's'') has upgraded the government bond ratings of Latvia to ''A3'' from ''Baa1''. Latvia's (P)P-2 short-term rating has not changed. The outlook on the rating is stable, the ratings agency informs.
Latvian Institute, 18.02.2015
According to preliminary data, harvested production of grain in 2014 accounted for 2.2 million tons, which is 278,500 tons or 14.3 percent more than in 2013, thus exceeding the previous record set 2012 and reaching the highest level of harvested production of grain in the history of Latvia.
Latvian Institute, 18.02.2015, Economy