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Swiss Campaign Posters Exhibition "Votes&Voices" in Riga

03.09.2019 — Local news Latvia

In the presence of officials, diplomats, politicians, professors, artists, students and journalists Ambassador Konstantin Obolensky opened the Swiss political campaign posters' exhibition in Riga. The exhibition displays the different forms and styles of graphic design used during referendum campaigns since 1918. It gives an insight into the political system as well as into the celebrated Swiss poster art history.

The exhibition is opened till September 28, 2019 at the Art Academy of Latvia. Read more about it here.


Visit of Misha Maisky at the Swiss Residence in Riga

17.08.2019 — Local news Latvia
Maestro Misha Maisky and Riga Jurmala Director and Verbier Festival's Director Martin T:son Engstroem at the Swiss Residence in Riga. For all present this personal encounter was of high value. This year's festival season in Latvia is very special and of utmost quality.  


Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics in Riga

26.04.2019 — Local news Latvia
Ambassador Obolensky was received at the Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics by former President of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Mr. Valdis Zatlers, and Members of the Board of the Hospital to visit the Central Sterilization Unit, that was installed in the 1990s with the help of the Swiss Confederation and the Swiss Red Cross. Co-operation and investment of that time led to a sustainable change in the functioning and in a major increase of the efficiency of the Hospital.  



Placing of a time capsule for Roche building in Latvia

08.04.2019 — Local news Latvia
Placing of a time capsule at the old/ new building of Roche Latvia in Miera iela, Riga. Ambassador of Switzerland, Konstantin Obolensky, took part in the event and placed a wooden cow (#happy Lilly) as a symbol of innovation combined with love for traditions.  


Courtesy call to the Minister of Defence of Latvia

26.03.2019 — Local news Latvia
The Ambassador of Switzerland pays courtesy call to the Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Mr. Artis Pabriks. In the first encounter, the two officials exchanged on issues pertaining to security.  


Courtesy visit to Minister of Transport

07.03.2019 — Local news Latvia
Ambassador Obolensky makes a courtesy visit to Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, Mr. Tālis Linkaitis, discussing Swiss and Latvian governments priorities in transportation infrastructure (rail, road and air). 



Meeting with the Minister of Finance of Latvia

15.02.2019 — Local news Latvia
On 15 February 2019 Ambassador Obolensky hosted a lunch at the Residence of the Embassy of Switezrland in Riga with the participation of the Minister of Finance of Latvia Mr. Janis Reirs, Deputy Secretary of State Liga Klavina and the Heads of Mission of Israel, the United States, Norway, Canada, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.   



Riga Christmas Bazaar 2018

01.12.2018 — Local news Latvia
The Embassy of Switzerland has, together with the Austrian Embassy, participated at the Christmas Bazaar organised by the International Women's Club of Riga (IWCR). The Embassy sold goods sponsored by generous companies, that have close relations with Switzerland. Both the Swiss-Austrian stand and the bazaar as such have been hugely successful, generating more funds for charitable projects than previously.  


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