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Want your children to have happier and more successful lives? Turn them over to us!
To celebrate this year’s ‘Teacher’s Day’ we, your children’s teachers, (several of us) decided to reflect together on what it is we try to do with your children—when you send them to us—to help them have happier and more successful lives. Although it is actually compulsory that children attend school (thus that you send them to us), the compulsory aspect is something that almost never influences our attitude or our thinking (it almost never enters our minds). At its very best, teaching is a partnership between teachers, parents, the school, and th...  Full story...
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 Sep 03, 2014 - The amazing careers of Igor Sikorsky...
The amazing careers of Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972) dreamed big. As a child in the 1890s, he dreamed of building a helicopter inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous sketch. Mesmerized by Jules Verne’s stories of flying ships, he envisioned manufacturing large, luxurious airplanes. And during three careers — in Russia before and during the First World War, and from 1919 in the United States — ...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Unrest prevails as NATO moves in...
Unrest prevails as NATO moves in
RIGA - Recent events have cast the Baltic States in a new light, as a barrier between Russia and the West. NATO, especially U.S. involvement, has shown the world the strategic importance of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, as well as Poland. NATO training exercises are being conducted in response to both the crisis in Ukraine, as well as the increasing Russian presence in the Baltic Sea region. ...
 Jul 31, 2014 - Future engineers battle it out in Europe’s largest...
Future engineers battle it out in Europe’s largest competition
The finals of the largest student engineering competition in Europe, known as European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC), takes place in Riga on Aug. 1-9. Students from top universities around Europe will compete and face real problems,in real-time, facing industry and company managements. With the motto: “Design the future. Today.” EBEC is a project that aims to brin...
 Jul 31, 2014 - VIDEO: Latvian football club releases documentary ...
VIDEO: Latvian football club releases documentary charting history
A Latvian football club has released a special documentary charting its history and present day activities. Riga United, formed in 2007, has more than 30 nationalities playing for the club's men's, women's and youth academy teams. The documentary ‘R.U. Ready?’ charts the history of the club from its pre-foundation years, right up to the creation of the club's...
 Jul 25, 2014 - Tel Aviv comes to Riga for spectacular beach festi...
Tel Aviv comes to Riga for spectacular beach festival
A Tel-Aviv inspired beach festival takes place in Riga on August 1-3.  The admission will be free. We invite residents and visitors of the city of Riga, families with children, young people, older people, entrepreneurs and all those interested in discovering, getting to know and enjoy Israel’s diverse cultural programme, the performance of numerous world-class bands and DJs, danc...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Saeima elections and Latvia’s political challenges...
Saeima elections and Latvia’s political challenges
RIGA - Latvians will go to the polls this coming October to elect a new 100 member Saeima, or parliament. It’s now been twentythree years since Latvia regained its independence from Russia and much has taken place since then. Probably the biggest achievements have been that the country became part of the European Union, joined NATO and converted to the euro currency. Like much of the worl...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Visa issues hold up Ukrainians swapping Crimean va...
Visa issues hold up Ukrainians swapping Crimean vacations for Lithuania
KLAIPEDA - This year’s high tourism season in Lithuania has been off to a great start, with the flow of foreign visitors rising to record heights. As many of the joyful tourism policy-makers – for the first time in many years – are swooning already over the moon, some of the trends that have led to the double-digit growth really make them scratch their heads and think over the...
 Jun 04, 2014 - Engaging Russian society key to resolving crisis t...
Engaging Russian society key to resolving crisis tk
Current debate in the West revolves around the question of Russia’s actions possibly threatening the security and stability of Europe. What are the Kremlin’s power sources, and what is its Achilles’ heel? Tuesday morning’s round table discussion centered on these questions, with Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute Andrei Illarionov opening the talks. He expressed the v...



 Oct 14, 2014 - NEW - You can’t make this up...
In December of last year on the eve of a runoff in five districts where the 2012 parliamentary elections has been declared null and void due to irr...
 Oct 07, 2014 - Common security challenges and...
Starting from the beginning of 2014, both the EU and Ukraine have been facing many common challenges related to their respective border, energy and...
 Oct 07, 2014 - NEW - eu-LISA convenes on Smar...
The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) was set to hold...
 Oct 01, 2014 - Subtle Russian influence in La...
The final days of politicking for Saeima elections have shown a surge of activity by all political parties trying to convince voters in Latvia that...
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