Task of the science is to serve

– 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

– Spencer –

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

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is

– Pascal –

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

– 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

– 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

– Berthelot –

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World fairs as Latvia’s Development Tool on the International Arena

World Expo is the biggest world fair, providing opportunities for every country to show what it can bring into this world. Moreover, despite the chance to demonstrate the country’s technological achievements this event helps to find partners on both economic and political grounds. A country may benefit from participation by attracting foreign investments, expanding local business abroad or attracting high potential entrepreneurs to the country. However, participation in World Expo is state-funded and is rather expensive, especially for such a...

COVID-19: Mental Health of Latvian Adolescents and Young People

Adolescents and young people are the population groups, which have the least risk to be infected by Covid-19 but most affected by the restrictions of the pandemic. It is related to the peculiarities of brain development – socializing, spending time with friends, physical and other activities in adolescence are not only desirable but fundamentally important experiences for healthy development. These groups are the most vulnerable and mental health monitoring is of the utmost importance for them and their families. At...

Latvia’s Capital Market Development

Latvia’s capital market is the least developed in European Union, even neighbouring Baltic states have a thrice better performance. Significant undervaluation of the capital market has caused illiquidity of the assets. For comparative purposes, the market capitalization ratio to per cent of GDP is analysed. In this challenging situation, mature and informed decisions have to be made. Latvian Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) is preparing a plan of actions to develop market capitalization in Latvia and as a logical...

Latvia prepares for local elections in new conditions

Together with the management of pandemic and vaccination process, one of the central events in Latvia’s political life this year will be local elections to be held in June 2021. The submission of lists of candidates for the local elections of 2021 took place from March 17 and has just completed on April 6, and pre-election campaign has started to run 120 days till Election day. Why the local government elections are so important? The pandemic currently poses different challenges for...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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%...