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Latvia becomes member of European Space Agency

Friday, June 26, 2020

This week, June 24 2020, the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA) approved Latvia as an associated Member State of ESA, informed the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) Communications Division on June 26. This will open up new opportunities for Latvian scientists and entrepreneurs to cooperate with the European space industry, as well as to promote research and study base of universities. The ESA Convention provides that the…

Estonian Riina Kionka becomes the EU’s ambassador to South Africa

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Estonian diplomat Riina Kionka has assumed her new post as the European Union’s ambassador to the Republic of South Africa. Kionka presented her credentials to the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on 15 October. Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, appointed her to the post on 9 October. Kionka told Estonian World that her overarching task in South Africa is to represent the EU and its policies…

Latvian minister shocked over situation with orphans in the country

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Latvia’s Welfare Minister Ramona Petraviča is unpleasantly surprised with institutions’ and municipalities’ opposition towards orphaned children ending up in a family-like environment, saying it’s an «inconceivable situation». According to the politician, during her regional visits and meetings with foster families she got the impression that the situation is only getting worse in Latvia. The minister is especially worried about this because the state invests considerable resources to make sure orphaned…