Latvian

On 22 September a public seminar "1809 - a split of a realm and the creation of two countries" will be held at the SSE in Riga. (Published: Sep.18, 2009, Kultūras Forums)

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September 18, 2009

Roberts Kilis, the head of the State Strategic Analysis Commission, advised the Government to prioritise employment when drafting the next year's budget. Kilis urged the Government to realise reforms and correct its mistakes as soon as possible. (Published: Sep.16, 2009, Liesma (Valmiera))

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September 18, 2009

The business ideas' competition Peak Time 2008 attracted more than 400 participants, who by working in teams prepared and put forward interesting business ideas that are of great importance at the time of the economic recession. It is planned that the particular event will be organised also in the third or fourth quarter of 2009. (Published: Sep.17, 2009, Latvijas Vēstnesis)

September 17, 2009

Roberts Kilis, associate professor at SSE Riga, informed several ministers about the results of a social survey - nearly 45.3% of Latvia's inhabitants do not see other possibilities how to protect their interests than by organising mass disorders. "People's dissatisfaction level with the current Government and its decisions in relation to the State's budget has reached the highest point," says Roberts Kilis. "Reforms should be carried out also in the spheres that affect the future of the inhabitants, for instance, education system," adds the professor.

September 17, 2009

On 25 September the most grandiose students' party "Students' Paradise" will take place in Arena Riga. The students of the SSE in Riga and other Latvian universities organise the party. (Published: Sep.15, 2009, Liesma (Valmiera))

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September 17, 2009

Dombrovskis sarakstījis grāmatu par Latvijas finanšu krīzes pārvarēšanu Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and internationally respected Swedish economist Anders Aslund will on May 27 in Riga present their book ”How Latvia Came through the Financial Crisis”. Dombrovskis acknowledges that internationally recognized economists and experts regard Latvia as a model in overcoming the economic crisis. The authors analyze the circumstances and decisions which caused the solvency crisis in Latvia in late 2008 and how was it managed. The presentation of the book will take place on May 27 in the SSE in Riga.

In spring, students of Limbazi Secondary school Nr.3 participated in a contest "Create Your Own Game", which was held in the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. All in all, 15 teams participated in the contest, which was aimed at developing creativeness of students.

The new book “The Return. Swedish security policy and the first years of Baltic states regained independence, 1991-1994” by Swedish diplomat Lars Peter Freden has been released recently, support from Meireovics Society and Swedish Embassy. It was presented on August 29 at SSE Riga. Previously he wrote “Baltic Path to Freedom and Swedish Diplomacy 1989 – 1991”. Today the Swedish Embassy presented 200 copies of each book to Latvia’s National Library.

Latvian Commerce and Industry Chamber and Ir magazine organize pre-election debates between entrepreneurs and ministers candidates on September 9 at Islande hotel. Five political parties are scheduled to be represented, and one of the experts to represent the Chamber is Arnis Sauka, researcher of shadow economy and the lecturer at the SSE Riga.

The first conclusions of the report on Latvia’s competitiveness, presented at the SSE Riga on Thursday, are that it is hampered mostly by shadow economy and low labour productivity. The social and regional inequality is disturbing as well. But the diversification of Latvia’s export structure is the positive signal for Latvia’s competitiveness. According to Christian Ketels Of Harvard Business School, the factors will continue to be analysed and the end report can be expected at the end of November 2012. The evaluation of Latvia’s competitiveness was commissioned by the State Chancellery of Latvia and it is carried out by the SSE Riga, BICEPS and Ernst & Young, and initiated by Latvian PM Valdis Dombrovskis.