Posts tagged as Development

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…

Minister R. Karoblis to attend Baltic Defence Ministers’ meeting in Tartu

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

On June 19–20 Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis will take part in the Baltic Defence Committee meeting in Tartu (Estonia). He will discuss European Union defence initiatives and coordinate the Baltic countries’ positions concerning the Euro-Atlantic agenda with his counterpart of Latvia Artis Pabriks and of Estonia Jüri Luik. Significant attention at the meeting will be paid to the joint trilateral Baltic projects, development of the joint recognised maritime…

Sanctions against Russia should stay in place, issue calls for close coordination between EU and U.S.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

On June 5-6, Political Directors from the foreign services of the Baltic states, the Nordic countries and the United States of America gathered in Reykjavik, Iceland, for their e-PINE (Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe) meeting to discuss the Arctic, the growing role of China, developments in the Middle East, relationship with Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, as well as the transatlantic security. Latvia was represented at the meeting by…

MP Mart Nutt dies at 57

Monday, June 3, 2019

Estonian politician, historian and MP Mart Nutt died unexpectedly on Sunday; he was 57 years old. A member of Isamaa, Nutt had served as MP in every Riigikogu elected since Estonia regained its independence in 1991. “Estonian politician, historian and Estonia’s longest-serving MP Mart Nutt passed away following an unexpected medical emergency this morning,” Isamaa politician Mart Luik told the press on Sunday. Nutt graduated from Tallinn 10th Upper Secondary…