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Latvia in Review #04

The Conversation festival LAMPA, a part of the Nordic-Baltic democracy festivals, will start on June 28-29 at the Castle Park in Cēsis, with more than 350 events covering myriad of topics – politics, economics, technologies, education, security, health, environment, etc., in different formats, in Latvian, English and Russian language. Admission is free. More

The annual Rīga Dialogue strategic communications conference was closed on June 12, with two days of academic, military and technological discussion having passed at the Latvian National Library. More

Egils Levits to take up Latvian presidency

Egils Levits has handed in his resignation as Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union ahead of his assumption of the Latvian presidency next month. More

Photo: Gatis Bergmanis,
New Rothko originals to arrive in Daugavpils

On 12 July, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre will open a new exhibition of original works by artist Mark Rothko. The new selection of originals comes from the private collections of his heirs - son Christopher Rothko, and daughter Kate Rothko Prizel. The latter will also be present in the opening ceremony of the exhibition as well as the consequent public discussion. Rothko was born in Daugavpils in 1903. More

Picture: Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

On 14 June 2019 in New York, at the plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly, Latvia was elected as member of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the term of 2020–2022. More
Latvian animator gets a major international prize

Made entirely by a single Latvian animator, Gints Zilbalodis, the animated feature "Away" has scooped a major international prize – Contrechamp Award in the Annecy Festival. More

June 22 saw history buffs performing a re-enactment to mark 100 years since the Battles of Cēsis, important military clashes that helped secure the status of newly-independent Latvia. More
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