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Rødovre Concert Band performing in Valmiera 
2011.10.19
The well known Danish Rødovre Concert Band is giving a concert at Valmieras Culture Centre on October 19 at 19:00. This is the only opportunity to hear their exciting concert program while the Band is in Latvia.

A Seminar - New Scandinavian Design by Stefan Nilsson (SWE) 
2011.10.19
Seminar New Scandinavian Design – changes and new trends from Sweden and neighboring countries will take place on 25 October, 10.00 in the Riga Art Space. Scandinavian design has for a long time been equivalent to plain minimalism but with the new trends also this changes. In this seminar Stefan Nilsson will point out the most important changes in trend categories that fall in themes like Howdy Cowboy, Made here and the glamorous and colourful trend Falcon Crest.
Agreement reached on three-party coalition 
2011.10.11
RIGA, Oct 10 (LETA) - Unity, Zalters' Reform Party (ZRP) and the national alliance All For Latvia!-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK (VL-TB/LNNK) came to an agreement tonight after lengthy discussion on joining forces in a three-party government.

The three together will have a total of 56 votes in parliament.

New "airBaltic" president is to be found within next few weeks 
2011.10.06
The new president of the national airline "airBaltic" must be found during the next few weeks, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) said in an interview with Latvian Radio today.

Dombrovskis believes that the airline's new president could be found during this period with the help of employment agencies.

The airline's new president must have international experience and reputation. He will have two months to draft a plan on restoring the airline's profitability.

A new airline most likely to be established 
2011.09.27
The state, as major shareholder in troubled "airBaltic", is seriously considering establishing a new airline, therefore talks with potential investors are already taking place, as financial consultant "Prudentia" CEO Karlis Krastins revealed today, informs LETA.

Krastins could not say how much money will be required, but pointed out that the government right now is in a situation where it has to cover "airBaltic's" former and existing losses, and moreover it has to deal with the management "spider web" set up by Bertolt Flick. Besides, it is more than likely that the airline's other shareholder - "Baltijas aviacijas sistemas", has zero resources and cannot invest in "airBaltic's" share capital. Therefore, a new airline is a logical solution.

Private individual now largest tax debtor with a debt of LVL 13.55 million 
2011.09.24
RIGA, Sept 23 (LETA) - At the moment, private individual Jevgenijs Jakovlevs is the largest tax debtor among legal entities and private individuals with tax debts in excess of LVL 300,000: Jakovlevs' total debt is LVL 13.55 million, according to the Revenue Service's website.

According to data available from "Firmas.lv", Jakovlevs is the owner of housing management company "Namu parvalde "Maskavas"", registered in 2006, he is also a member of the company's board. Before that, Jakovlevs was the owner of several other companies.

New Parliament Elected in Latvia 
2011.09.19
The 11th Saeima elections have concluded with five parties to be working at the Saeima during next 3 years. The Harmony Center has won 31 mandates in the 11th Saeima elections, Zatlers' Reform Party - 22 mandates, Unity - 20 mandates, All for Latvia-For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK - 14 mandates, the Union of Greens and Farmers - 13 mandates.

Discussions among winning parties are taking place in regard to a possible coalition.
The Saeima elections took place on September 17, 2011. The activity of voters has been the lowest ever - only 58,77%.
20 years since restoration of independence being marked 
2011.08.22
RIGA, Aug 21 (LETA) - Special events are being held today marking the 20th anniversary of the de facto restoration of the independence of Latvia.

Celebration began with a 10 a.m. ecumenical service at Riga's Dome Church and a ceremonial laying of flowers at the Freedom Monument.

At 3 p.m., local musicians will perform Latvian classical music at a ceremonial concert in the Latvian National Theatre. It will be broadcast recorded by LTV1 at 6.40 p.m., but a live feed can be heard on LR3. Members of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia and members of the Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union who supported restoration of Latvia’s independence in 1991 have been invited to attend.

The President of Latvia releases the Parliament 
2011.05.28
Valdis Zatlers, The President of Latvia releases the Parliament of Latvia as of now - May 28!
Danish Film Days 2011 
2011.04.14
Danish Film Days 2011 takes place from 15th-18th April in cinema K Suns.
This year the Danish Cultural institute offers four dramas about different lives and challenges people face in order to find peace and happiness. These stories are not about ordinary West-European life, quite the opposite. They reveal people who - at least sometimes - long after a calm life with children, husband and regular job. In these movies we meet young girls-drug addicts, secret love between two men from radical political group, refugees from Afghanistan who looks for help from successful Danish journalist that has been hostage herself and a total life control lost actress who is fighting for getting back her children and her life.

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