Posts tagged as Development

Grants offered for development cooperation and global education projects

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is launching a grant project competition, “Support for Development Cooperation and Development (Global) Education Projects Funded by the European Commission and Other International Aid Donors in the Recipient Countries Defined by the Republic of Latvia, and in the Republic of Latvia”, it said August 13. “The co-financing grant competition will prioritize development cooperation projects. A recipient country may be any partner country; however,…

VKG wants to construct €800 million Ida-Viru County pulp mill

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Energy firm Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) says it wants to create a pulp mill in eastern Estonia which, it says, would create around a thousand jobs. The development would also boost renewable energy production at a time when the European Union recently unveiled its long-term package of climate goals, since pulp mills generate renewable energy during their processes. A 2018 plan to construct a pulp mill in Tartu County came…

Free digital skills development program to be launched in Baltic States

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Microsoft in collaboration with Baltic universities has launched a new digital skills improvement program, Latvian Radio reported December 8. The Baltic Digital Skills Development Program will begin in January 2021. The working language is English and participation is free. Head of the Innovation Centre of the University of Latvia (LU), Professor Signe Bāliņa, said that remote work contributes to the digitization and automation of many processes. Not only is the working environment…

Lithuania sets guidelines for 5G development

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Lithuania’s government has endorsed a draft 5G development plan which sees the rollout of the technology in at least one city by 2022 and cover most of the country’s populated areas by 2025. The provisional guidelines were approved by Lithuanian ministers on Wednesday. “We seek to establish a legal base and to make sure that the development [of 5G] in Lithuania is regulated by the state, that the state has…

Cooperation development issues discussed in Riga

Friday, November 1, 2019

Ambassador of Uzbekistan Kadambay Sultanov met with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia Andris Pelšs, in Riga, Uzbekistan MFA reports. At the meeting, a thorough exchange of views took place on prospects for developing a comprehensive partnership between Uzbekistan and Latvia, including in intensifying political dialogue, enhancing trade, investment and technological cooperation, as well as strengthening people-to-people ties through joint promoting cultural and…

State does not care enough for development of culture – Liepins

Friday, October 4, 2019

The Latvian state does not care enough for the development of culture, the outgoing Latvian National Opera and Ballet (LNOB) Director Zigmars Liepins says in an interview with Neatkariga newspaper. “There is only the principle of surplus: if something is left over after other sectors’ needs have been satisfied, it can be used for culture. During the Soviet times, there was a cartoon: the culture minister and the health minister…

Pompeo says US not asking Asia to take sides

Thursday, August 1, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Washington isn’t asking any Asian nation to take sides as it engages with the region where China is battling for influence and aggressively expanding territorial claims in the South China Sea. Pompeo hailed an Indo-Pacific engagement framework adopted by the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in June, saying it supports sovereignty, transparency, good governance and a rules-based order…

Latvian companies start working on deposit machines for packaging

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Machinery development and manufacture company SIA Peruza together with IT company SIA WeAreDots have commenced work on development of a packaging deposit machine and IT software that would identify and accept different types of packaging materials, as confirmed by company representative Alīna Kozlovska. She notes that a prototype could be ready by autumn this year. The prototype may be fitted with technological solutions like computer sight, AI and robotic manipulators.…

Technologies and armament mean nothing without people

Friday, July 5, 2019

There is enormous development ahead of Latvia’s National Armed Forces (NAF) in the next decade, said NAF Commander Leonīds Kalniņš in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta panorama on 5 July. According to Kalniņš, in the next decade Latvia’s armed forces can expect a considerable increase in technological provision and intensity of military exercises. Latvia’s NAF commander also admits that the main military base in Ādaži is slowly…

The Baltics buy gas from Russia, despite Washington’s discontent

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, June 28, 2019

The European Union has decided to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Russia until January 31, 2020.According to the EU Council, it was decided on 27 of June to extend the economic sanctions imposed on Russia in certain sectors until the end of January next year. Moreover, all the deputies from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 25 of June opposed the…