Laying wreaths and lighting candles at cemeteries and monuments, Estonia has on November 28 marked the 95th anniversary of the beginning of the Baltic nation’s war of Independence.
«I call on Estonians to light candles at graves and memorials to those who fought for Estonia, to remember our forebears’ heroism and courage in the early days of the War of Independence,» said Urmas Reinsalu, the country’s defence minister in an address at the Cross of Liberty monument in Tallinn.
With a power vacuum developing after the German surrender in World War I, on November 28, 1918, the Red Army attacked Estonia near the city of Narva, where they were met by Estonian national forces – thus opening the War of Independence, ERR wrote.
The wire-tapping scandal at Riga International airport is being investigated by Security Poice. This whole situation has created a great deal of concern for Latvian politicians. During a recent closed meeting of the Saeima National Security Committee, they attempted to determine if there are any recordings of conversations that could compromise officials and sponsors of political parties whose names have surfaced during the investigation.
The current situation in Ukraine – with Russia attempting to carve up Crimea – is possible mostly because Crimea has been under the influence of Kremlin's television channels.
On Sunday, March 9th, two Maidan activists and journalists were kidnapped in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Tens of thousands of people in Ukraine have on March 9 taken part in opposing pro-unity and pro-Russia rallies, as violence erupts in Crimea.
The situation in Ukraine has undoubtedly overshadowed all other political events this week. Latvian politicians condemn the actions performed by Russia in Crimea. However, there are no serious talks about any real economic sanctions against Latvia’s eastern neighbour: everyone knows how application of sanctions against Russia would impact Latvia’s economy.
Even though the proportion of women in higher education increases every year, only 30% of all scientists in the world are women, according to data compiled by UNESCO.
This Thursday, March 6th, the Austrian Court lifted the arrest warrant issued in Latvia against Vladimirs Vaškevičs.
This week, in the U.S., Newsweek magazine reported that the secretive person who created the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is Japanese-American Satoshi Nakamoto. However, the man has denied relation to Bitcoin in a subsequent interview with the Associated Press.
At the beginning of March, ABLV Bank’s mortgage service centre was relocated to new premises located on Elizabetes Street 21a – an exclusive complex Elizabetes Park House.
On March 6th, Kuldiga was given the ‘Vision for Innovation in Sustainable Tourism Award’ or ‘VISTA 2014’ during the international tourism ‘ITB 2014’ exhibition.
Russian market is still closed to Estonian fish exporters but the situation in Ukraine has had a negative impact on produce sales in this country. Seeing the unpredictability of CIS nations, Estonian fish industry seeks to increase its presence in Nordic and Central European markets.
During the meeting of Reform Party’s Board, a decision was made not to compile a list of candidates for the European Parliament elections.
Russia has carried out a military intervention in Ukraine because Vladimir Putin fears another ‘Maidan’ breaking out in Russia, which could result in him being overthrown, believes former head of the Latvian Constitution Protection Bureau Jānis Kažociņš.
The U.S. photo agency Getty Images, considered as the world's largest, has decided to make 35 million of its photos free to use via embedding in blogs and social media.
The proportion of women engaged in business continues to grow, as shown by results of a survey by Firmas.lv and Baltic Consultancies.
Valdis Dombrovskis’ decision to withdraw his candidacy for the post of European Commission President is linked to his tactical planning and only increases his chances of acquiring some other important post in the EU.
In a telephone conversation, President Barack Obama of the U.S. has called on this Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to search for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Crimea.
Saeima strongly condemns Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine. At the same time, Latvian parliament expresses its strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial unity. The parliament also recognizes the legitimacy of Ukraine’s Supreme Rada, as said in this Thursday’s approved Saeima’s decision in regard to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
This Thursday, March 6th, the Supreme Council of Autonomous Republic of Crimea decided in favour of joining the Russian Federation as a subject of the federation, as announced by the first Vice-Prime Minister of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliyev.
Industrial production in January of this year (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices) has dropped by 11%. Reduction in manufacturing was 11.3%; that of electricity and gas supply – by 11.4%, whereas industrial production in mining and quarrying has grown by 5.7%.
KPMG: management representatives of Central and Eastern European companies often involve in illegal activities
Management of companies located in Central and Eastern European countries more often than others get involved in different illegal activities, according to results of a survey by KPMG. This survey includes information about 596 fraud cases around the world, including 70 in CEE region.
Estonia's business sector has made a total profit of 3.1 billion euros in 2013, which is a 5% increase from 2012. Profits have risen in key business areas, except manufacturing.
On 3 June 2014, Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and the Romanian capital of Bucharest. The new four weekly return flights will offer convenient connections between the two capitals and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia and Russia as reported by the airline.
Among all 27 countries of the European Union, Latvia is on the 25th place in terms of innovations – it is the lowest index in the Baltics. It is worth noting, however, that Croatia was not yet part of the EU when the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2013 was being compiled.
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