On October 16, 2015 in Riga an international forum “Addressing social challenges of parenting. Fighting labor market obstacles, social risks and high level of poorness” was hosted by Freedom and Solidarity Foundation (BSF). Forum discussed ways and possibilities how to reduce social and economic risks
20150709-justtransitionrigaskumarpresentationpdf.pdf 201507-rigaactivityreportjusttransitionpdf.pdf This meeting took place just a few days before the EU energy Union summer package was announced on 15th July 2015. Regarding Latvia, one of the most important proposals in this will be the modernisation fund, which involves 9 other EU countries too.
The main messages from the forum were based on how energy efficiency is key to solving many social and economic problems and what measures can be taken to use efficiency to its full potential. There are some big gains to be made in Latvia, especially
With more than half of MEPs returning to their offices, it is tempting to assume that recent European Parliament (EP) elections in Latvia weren’t worth a deeper look into the process and its outcome. EPP has clear mandate from Latvia and even the new MEPs