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Latvia in Review

A New Year Has Started!

Issue 1

Alise Semjonova, the Co-founder and UX designer of Infogram - the world's favourite data visualisation tool - has been named in the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2017 list, media category. Other nominees from Latvia are the basketball player Kristaps Porziņģis and the startup Sorry as a Service, co-founded by Sabīne Pole.

Read more here.

 

History

New Book about Ethnic History of Latvia Published
 

The emergence of the Latvians was a long and complicated process shaped by a set of various factors and conditions and reflected in various historical sources. To shine a light on the subject, the National History Museum of Latvia (NHML) has published a new book On the Road to Becoming Latvian, dedicated to Latvian ethnic history. 

More on the book here.
 

Arts

Yet another Triumph for the Latvian Ice Sculptors
 

The Latvian ice-sculptor team from Jelgava – Kārlis Īle, Maija Puncule and Ainars Zingniks – have won yet another prize in the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Their sculpture “The Snow Heart” got the second place in the snow sculpture category.

Read more here
 

Start-ups

Major Start-up Event "TechChill" Ready for Lift-off


TechChill, one of the region's most important and, by common consent, most enjoyable startup events has confirmed its line-up for February 9-10. TechChill will be hosting founders, investors and entrepreneurs in Riga at the annual event that traditionally launches the startup season.

More about TechChill read here.

 

Politics

Presidents of the Three Baltic States and the Federal President of Germany to meet in Riga
 

On Thursday, February 9, an annual meeting of President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite and President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid as well as a quadripartite meeting of the Presidents of the three Baltic States and President of Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck will be held in Riga. During the meeting, the Presidents will discuss current issues regarding international cooperation and security, whereas the four Presidents will give their joint press statements after the luncheon.

Read more here.

 

 
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