Posts tagged as annual

Three-day Sea Festival to be hold in Klaipeda

Saturday, July 24, 2021

According to BNS, the annual three-day Sea Festival starts in the Lithuanian western port city of Klaipeda on Friday amid epidemiologists’ concern over the spread of the coronavirus. The festival will also get state leaders’ attention as President Gitanas Nauseda and Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte will attend several of the planned events that will take place on Friday through Sunday. Epidemiologists are concerned over mass gatherings in Klaipeda as even…

Latvia’s ambassadors have their annual meeting online

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

According to LSM, from 18 to 29 January 2021, the heads of Latvia’s diplomatic missions abroad and Latvian Ambassadors residing in Rīga will have their annual meeting online to discuss the priorities and current tasks of the Foreign Service. According to tradition, the meeting was opened by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, a ministry press release said. The program includes online discussions with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits; the Speaker of…

Latvian annual mushroom madness

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Latvians succumb to a fungal frenzy come autumn: social media full to the brim with envious comments on the catch of the day, the best locations guarded from greedy knives and hands. Meanwhile, Latvian Museum of Natural History offers the annual mushroom exhibition. The exhibition groups fungi into four categories: edible, inedible, poisonous, protected. Cooking tips included (hopefully not for the latter categories). Information is available also in English. Latvia…

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader’s annual address

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Calling her “the mother of the mafia police,” yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the legislature. Lam was able to deliver the annual address more than an hour later by video, but the hostile reception inside the Legislative Council…

Lithuanian president to meet with Mission Siberia team

Monday, July 15, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is meeting with the Mission Siberia team on Monday. This continues the tradition, set up by former President Dalia Grybauskaite, of annual meetings with participants of the mission before the start of each expedition, Aistis Zabarauskas, the president’s spokesman, told BNS. “We just continue the tradition”, he said. This year’s ten-day expedition is set to begin on July 17. Just as last year, the participants of…

The annual high-level security and defence forum “The Rīga Conference 2018” opens today

Friday, September 28, 2018

On 28 and 29th September of 2018 the National Library of Latvia in Riga will host the annual high-level security and defence forum “The Rīga Conference 2018”, bringing together almost 800 participants from across the world. The conference, organised by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, has been shaping the foreign policy debate in the Baltic Sea region since…