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The Baltic Pride in Riga

09.06.2018 — Local news Latvia
At the Baltic Pride in Riga. Together with colleagues, officials and thousands of others marching for inlusive societies.

One billion well invested

05.06.2018 — Article EB
The ten countries that joined the EU in 2004 have completed their projects under the enlargement contribution. SECO and the SDC have taken stock of the last decade and published the results in their 2017 annual report. The projects have made a significant contribution to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe. Switzerland was also able to use its expertise to make a meaningful contribution to a number of projects.

Visit of the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset to Latvia

14.05.2018 — Media release Latvia
On 14 May 2018, President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset was received in Latvia for a state visit. The Baltic republic is celebrating the centenary of its independence this year. The visit provided an opportunity to acknowledge the excellent bilateral relations that exist between the two countries and discuss ways of deepening them. The discussions also covered a range of international issues.  

Meeting with Mr. Margers Vestermanis

12.04.2018 — Local news Latvia

Ambassador Obolensky has been received by Mr.Margers Vestermanis, one of the very few survivors of the Riga Ghetto and of the Holocaust in Latvia, a historian and founder of the museum "Jews in Latvia".

The story of Mr Vestermanis' life, including his struggle for a just remembrance of the Holocaust as well as the engaged telling about it is striking, and asks for deepest respect.  

Consultation on a second Swiss contribution

28.03.2018 — EB
At its meeting on 28 March 2018, the Federal Council decided to initiate the consultation procedure on a second Swiss contribution to selected EU member states. With this contribution, Switzerland aims to continue to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the EU member states. Last year, the Federal Council set two priorities for this contribution: vocational education and training and migration.

Francophonie in Kaunas

20.03.2018 — Local news Latvia
The Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Konstantin Obolensky, has delivered a speech at Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania) to mark International Francophonie Day 2018. Present were, inter alia, the Mayor of Kaunas, the Rector of the University and the Ambassadors of France and of Armenia.

Visit to the Faculty of Architecture of Riga Technical University

06.03.2018 — Local news Latvia
The Councellor of the Swiss Embassy, Mrs. Dominique Petter, visited the Riga Technical University and presented to Prof. Uģis Bratuškins, Dean of the Faculty for Architecture, a gift from the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia: a book by Anna Roos "Swiss Sensibility. The Culture of Architecture in Switzerland".  

Concert of the Jazz trio VEIN (Basel) and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

02.02.2018 — Local news Latvia
The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra had invited the Jazz trio VEIN from Basel for an innovative joint performance. The Swiss Ambassador hosted a reception after a successful concert. The Minister of Culture of Latvia, Mrs. Dace Melbārde, as well as musicians and other guests expressed and shared their joy about this great start of Latvia's 100 years' celebration.  

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