The World-knowned Danish organist Jakob Lorentzen in Riga Dome - August 26! 
On August 26th 2015, at 19.00, the city of Riga will have the pleassure of welcoming world-renowned Danish organist Jakob Lorentzen. Lorentzen will be performing in the beautiful settings of the Riga Dome Cathedral, which is known for its organ by E.F. Walcker&Co built in 1883 and 1884. Lorentzen is in Riga to celebrate composer Carl Nielsen’s 150 years birthday, and will be performing some of the composer’s pieces among others.
The Shop "kalhoj" opened in Sigulda - the Open Door Event - August 22! 
The "Baltic Hospitality Group" in connection with its office and showroom has opened the shop "kalhoj" in the start of the summer in Sigulda. There you can find wine glasses, crockery, cutlery, interior items, fun and unique gifts, wine from Italy, delicacies from France and a lot more for yourself, friends, family, business partners and employees!

The opening will be celebrated on August 22 and everyone of course is very welcome.
February - Latvian Candle month in Dobele! 
February is traditional Latvian Candle month and the February 2nd - the Candle Day!

"Baltic Candles" has opened their renovated shop in Dobele and candles are available now with 30% discount!
The Director Jens Thogersen: "Come to Dobele - buy good quality candles at reasonable price, visit Tervete`s park - covered in white snow and stop at the cozy nice restaurant Putel Krogs! That way you'll have an excellent holiday with your family!".
Nordic Contemporary Architecture Exhibition NORDIC ID  
From 18 September to 11 November, the Latvian Museum of Architecture in Riga, will host a Nordic Contemporary architecture exhibition NORDIC ID. Nordic architecture is known for its attention to the beauty of landscapes and the respect for nature. "Nordic ID" asks what is today's Nordic identity and how it is reflected in architecture. The project is a collaboration with curators from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Estonia who were asked to offer their own versions of the Nordic identity. Every curator chose five architecture projects that would express the answer.
A Research on Cultural Differences in Nordic Baltic Business Organizations 
Dear Sir / Madam,
In order to gain new insights for successful business development in the Nordic Baltic region, personnel management company Talentor in cooperation with Nordic Chambers of Commerce in all three Baltic countries is conducting a research on Cultural Differences in Nordic Baltic Business Organizations.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to contribute your opinion and complete the following survey: http://talentorlatvia.com/nordic/eng
It will take about 15 min to compete the survey. The due date for completing the survey is September 20, 2014.
Mobility Programme for Business and Industry 
Baltic and Nordic businesspersons are invited to apply for mobility programme Business and Industry until September 30.

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia is inviting small and medium-sized enterprises, business incubators and organisations in the Nordic and Baltic regions to apply for participation in mobility programme for Business and Industry, established with the aim of fostering economic co-operation, strengthening regional ties and innovation development in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
World Premier “Black Diamond”, Danish Dance theatre 
18th May, Riga Congress hall at 19.00

With Black Diamond, Tim Rushton returns to the abstract universe, focusing on the aesthetic and form. The scenography and lighting serve as the central elements in this full-evening work in two acts.

Concept & Choreography: Tim Rushton.
Mucic: Philip Glass, Thomas Köner, Trentemøller & TBA.
Dancers: Dansk Danseteaters Dansere
Lighting Design: Jacob Bjerregaard
Stage Design: Johan Kølkjær
Costume Design: Charlotte Østergaard

Danish Dance Theatre is the foremost contemporary dance company in Denmark, as well as the largest. Since 2001, Tim Rushton (MBE) has been the company’s Artistic Director, and he has successfully continued Danish Dance Theatre’s vision of combining the classical arts with the modern. The company is composed of international dancers from all over the world.
"Baltic Candles" has opened a candle shop in Riga Old Town 
Jens Thorup Thøgersen, the Director of "Baltic Candles": "Many times we get a question – where can we buy Baltic Candles products in Riga – now Baltic Candles Ltd. open new shop in Old Riga! We offer the best quality, top design, many colours and candles are MADE IN LATVIA!"

The candle shop You can find on Valnu iela 28, Riga - just opposite side of the street from "Galerija Centrs" in Riga Old Town.
The Interactive Film Studio arrives from Denmark 
The Danish Film Institute's portable film studio Film-Y has arrived in Riga, where it will be installed until May 17th as a part of the celebrations of Riga as a European Cultural Capital 2014.

With Danish Film-Y in Riga it is now the city's youngest generation, who are the center of attention for the celebrations of the city as European Cultural Capital 2014. The youngsters will have an unique chance to experience the magical universe of films and explore the role as film-makers by creating a short feature or animation film in the studio.

Latvia Becomes Eurozone's 18th Member 
RIGA, Jan 1 (LETA) - Latvia adopted the euro last night, becoming the 18th eurozone member state.

The euro replaced the lat according to the official exchange rate of EUR 1 per LVL 0.702804 or 70.3 santims. All money deposited in banks, as well as loans in lats issued to residents and companies, was automatically converted to euros according to the official exchange rate.

Starting January, salaries, pensions and benefits will be paid in the euro currency.

In the first two weeks of 2014, both currencies will be circulated; the change in almost all cash transactions will be given in euro with the exception of public transport, where passengers who pay for tickets in lats will be issued change in lats also, those who pay for tickets with euros will be issued change in euros. Residents are recommended to use bankcards or give precise cash during this period. The lat will cease to be legal tender on January 15.
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