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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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Latvian politics development outlook for 2021: municipal elections, vaccination plan and territorial reform

Original publication available at the China-CEE Institute website. Introduction The attention of Latvian society currently is focused on Covid-19 and its consequences. But we should not forget that this year for Latvian politics is the year of municipal elections. It is planned to hold elections on Saturday, 5 June 2021, but the experience of 2020 shows that Covid-19 pandemic can introduce any changes to any plans. However, the municipal elections are not far away anyway and will be a major political event in...

Latvia external relations briefing: Summary of Latvian foreign policy in 2020

Original publication available at the China-CEE Institute website. Latvia’s foreign policy priorities in 2020 were mainly aimed at overcoming the COVID-19 crisis. Challenges faced by Latvia in its external relations have been reinforced by the coronavirus outbreak in the world. It means Latvian foreign policymakers worked especially hard to set and reach foreign policy goals for 2020. Pandemic brought a special focus on external cooperation and the importance of multilateralism and the importance of transatlantic partnership for Latvia and Baltic...

Latvian major political events in 2020: Covid-19, extraordinary elections and regional reform

Original publication available at the China-CEE Institute website. The main focus of Latvian internal politics in 2020 was put on the mitigation of the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis. Emergency measures were amended, strengthened or supplemented all the time, which required constant work of Parliament and Government. The “Law on the Management of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection” has been adopted by Latvian Cabinet of Ministers during 2020 to establish a general legal order after the end of the emergency...

Latvia economy briefing: Key Economic Indicators Changes in the Covid-19 Crisis Situation

Original publication available at the China-CEE Institute website Introduction Latvian economy in 2020 has faced significant difficulties due to Covid-19 crisis. However, due to governmental support measures and conscious behaviour of society the consequences are less than they could be. In this briefing the main outcomes of this year are analysed and compared to the previous year and situation in Europe in general. Key indicators of economic development, which are considered and analysed are the following: Gross domestic product rate...

Latvia social briefing: Main achievements and challenges in Latvian society in 2020

Original publication available at the China-CEE Institute website Introduction Covid-19 has influenced every sphere of life not only in Latvia but all over the world.Social life of Latvian inhabitants this year faced plethora of changes due to emergency situation.Additionally, Latvia still has a problem of aging population and population decrease in general.This year educational system of Latvia was forced to quickly adapt significant changes andsuccessfully implemented remote learning for the whole population. At the same time, it wasvery important to...

The Institute of Economics of LAS will implement the Horizon 2020 project

The Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences is starting an ambitious HORIZON-2020 project in the field of gender equality “EQUALS-EU: European Regional Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age”. The project involves 19 partners from the following countries: Norway, Sweden, France, UK, Belgium, Ukraine, Switzerland, Latvia, Spain, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Serbia, China and the Republic of Korea. The EQUALS-EU Consortium members were purposively selected to represent countries that have made noteworthy progress in achieving gender equality, such...

On December 2, Annual Meeting of International Academic Committee China-CEE Institute took place with a participation of LZA Institute of Economics

In the remote meeting representatives of different countries participated, including: China, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Romania, and Serbia. The annual meeting covered plethora of important topics related to development of international relations between EU countries and China. Discussions about European and Chinese economic development in the post-Pandemic era and China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for national Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives through the year 2035 were covered. China’s “dual circulation” economic strategy was performed to...

Latvian responses to the speech of the President of Uzbekistan at the SCO summit

Director of the Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences N. Linde stated that the scope of the initiatives of the President of Uzbekistan indicated at the SCO summit is not limited to the geographical framework of this organization. The proposals of the Head of Uzbekistan are of global importance and are comprehensive in nature. In particular, the initiative of the leader of Uzbekistan on the demand for the use of non-standard approaches to the development of mutual...

Latvia social briefing: State of Emergency and its Impact on Social Life in Latvia

Original publication is available at the China-CEE Institute website. Introduction Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the increasing risk of overloading the healthcare system in Latvia, on the 10th of November the Parliament approved the Decision on declaring a state of emergency.[1] According to the Decision, the state of emergency in Latvia will be in force until 6 December. The population will have access to those face-to-face services that are especially important for a healthy and safe life and are...