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Task of the science is to serve
people.

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized
knowledge.

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is
endless.

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and
necessary.

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right
questions.

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of
mankind.

– Berthelot –

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Diaspora as Latvian foreign policy priority

The diaspora is possessing a great potential for the country, especially for such a small nation as Latvians. It is a Latvian foreign policy priority for 2021. In the beginning of the year, Latvian government approved the Plan for Work with Diaspora for the next three years with the aim to preserve Latvian nation, involving diaspora in Latvian economy and in education, thus encouraging remigration. In March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also supported and provided grants to 40...
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LAS Institute of Economics received a Letter of Recognition from the President of the Latvian Academy

At the award ceremony of the Latvian Academy of Sciences “The most significant achievements in science in 2020”, the LAS Institute of Economics received a Letter of Recognition from the President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences for its scientific monograph “Possibilities of increasing competitiveness of business support system in the border regions of Latvia - Lithuania”. The monograph was developed on the basis of a study on the possibilities of implementing a business support system in Latvia and Lithuania,...
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Poverty alleviation as a priority of Uzbekistan’s socio-economic development

First time ever, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev pointedly raised the issue of necessity to alleviate poverty in the country. Recognition of very problem should be viewed as a manifestation of the strong political will by Uzbekistan’s leader and the right start for its targeted solution. Hence, President proposed to develop a Poverty Alleviation Strategy together with the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program, while simultaneously considering the possibility of developing a new methodology for...
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Covid-19 crisis as the biggest challenge for the mental and physical health of Latvian society

During any crisis, it is important to control mental and physical health in society. It is not a secret that people’s behaviour or even mood in society can directly influence the economic and financial situation in the country. Therefore, it is needed to develop tools that can track the situation. The most obvious option now is population surveying, using this method it is possible to get the information from the citizens themselves. Also, the significant aspect is to maintain and...
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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the business environment in Latvia

In 2020 and 2021, in addition to the usual obstacles to business development, entrepreneurs have faced a huge challenge – the Covid-19 pandemic, which has introduced significant changes in the usual business environment. Unfortunately, various restrictions that hinder the development of the business or even stop it completely influenced the intention to start up or to maintain existing business. According to the latest data, the number of enterprises registered in Latvia in 2020 reduced significantly, but the number of liquidated...
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The main political challenges: vaccine shortages, extension of pandemic restrictions, and development of Latvia’s Recovery and Resilience Facility plan

As Covid-19 crisis is not approaching to its end yet in Latvia, in March the government have been discussing the possibility of tightening the limits on Covid-19 to reduce the spread of the new type of virus. In the beginning of March, the two-week cumulative morbidity rate was about 500 new cases per 100 thousand people, which according to Government’s adopted “traffic light principle” is a “very high-risk situation” and requires stronger safety measures. It has also been found that at least 5%...
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The LAS Institute of Economics offers the opportunity to purchase a scientific monograph

The LAS Institute of Economics offers the opportunity to purchase the scientific monograph “Possibilities of increasing the competitiveness of the business support system in the border regions of Latvia - Lithuania” in English. The monograph reflects the results of the research “On the Possibilities of Implementing a Business Support System in Latvia and Lithuania” and the unique Latvian-Lithuanian border region business support system for increasing the efficiency of support institutions and more successful business development in the region. The establishment...
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Changes in Latvian social strata in the past 30 years

Original publication available at the China-CEE Institute website. Introduction The last 30 years for Latvia have been very fruitful but it is difficult to say that only positive changes had a place in the social structure. The overall trend of life quality is increasing. However, the most challenging issue for the country since the accession to the European Union is the population outflow and aging. The important note is that the full independence of Latvia after the dissolution of the...
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The status quo of Latvian state-owned enterprises and its representative enterprises

Original publication available at the China-CEE Institute website. Introduction The state of the art of Latvian state-owned enterprises (here and after SOEs) in this briefing will be described and analyzed based on the report conducted by KPMG[1] Baltics “State ownership policy review in Latvia”[i] and latest available annual report of Cross-Sectoral Coordination Centre (CSCC) of Latvia[ii]. The detailed reports and the current briefing are dedicated to understanding the development stage of SOEs in Latvia. Description of the sector is provided to introduce the...
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Dr. Nina Linde have taken part in the online workshop of the H2020 project CASPER

On 16-17 February director of the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences Dr. Nina Linde have taken part in the online workshop of the H2020 project Certification-Award Systems to Promote Gender Equality in Research (CASPER), where she acts like an external expert/consultant. She actively participated and collaborated with other experts during the co-creation workshop with stakeholders within the framework of the project.  The task of the February workshop was to discuss three basic scenario directions for development of...
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