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Economic calendar of Latvia. April 15 - 19, 2013

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Author: SXCMonday, April 15:

-Latvian traders carry out a protest act at the Cabinet of Ministers against the changes to the tobacco goods directive offered by the Healthcare Ministry.

-Auction of the property owned by entrepreneur Gennady Tovantsev.

Gutenbergs Hotel holds a press-conference dedicated to the opening of Fashion and Textile 2013 exhibition.

-Rural Support Service beings accepting applications for per-hectare subsidies.

-Finance Minister Andris Vilks meets with ambassadors of EU countries to discuss the current economic situation in Latvia and Europe and the possibilities of its stabilization and improvement.

Liepājas metalurgs restores activity after the stop on April 11.

-Representatives of the Finance Ministry and State Treasury participate in the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Nordic Investment Bank in Washington and New York, USA.

-Exhibition-fair of Latvian made products and goods at the Revolution Square in Moscow, Russia.

Tallink Hotel holds the meeting of Latvian and Italian food producers.

Tuesday, April 16:

Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel holds free seminars: “Green public procurements in construction” and “Environmental aspects in the construction sector”.

Nordea bank holds the “Fast date” event, as part of which students will meet with bank representatives.

SOL Latvia company offers free training of skills for effective and environment friendly cleaning techniques.

-Director of Finance Ministry’s National Economy Analysis Department Inta Vasaraudze participates in the meeting of the Economic Policy Committee in Brussels, Belgium.

Wednesday, April 17:

-Representatives of the Agriculture Ministry meet with the administration of the Latvian Society of growers and winemakers.

-The beginning of the Week of Latvian Restaurants.

-Meeting of the Agricultural Organizations Cooperation Council. Agriculture Minister Laimdota Straujuma will participate.

-Foreign Ministry and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organize a seminar for French clients in regard to offers in the area of transit and logistics in Latvia.

Māja club organizes a Euro discussion. Manager of the Euro adoption project Dace Kalsone will participate.

-Riga holds an Internet-marketing and social media conference Digital 2013.

-Representatives of the Finance Ministry meet with representatives of the Latvian large Cities Association to discuss the priorities in the use of European funds in the next planning period of 2014 to 2020.

Thursday, April 18:

-Readings of “Euro adoption challenges” at the University of Latvia. Representatives of the Latvian Statistics Association, Latvian Econometricians Association and the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

-Agriculture Minister Laimdota Straujuma travels to Tartu to participate in the International Agricultural Forum dedicated to matters of Baltic and Nordic countries’ agricultural development.

Friday, April 19:

-Agriculture Ministry holds the meeting of the Fishery Fund Council.

-Kipsala international exhibition centre opens the Fashion and Textile 2013 and Fashion and Design: trends and perspectives exhibitions.

-The Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia reports the data on the state budget deficit and state debt in April 2013.

-Finance Minister Andris Vilks participates in the spring session of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, USA.


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