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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Yearbook 2020 of the Latvian Academy of Sciences has been published in English!

The Yearbook of the Latvian Academy of Sciences 2020 has been published in English! The aim of the publication is to acquaint world scientists with the research of Latvian scientists and to promote co-operation with foreign institutions. You can get acquainted with the Yearbook on the website of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. The new edition contains more than 40 articles, including an article by the LAS Institute of Economics on cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Latvia economy briefing: The strategy of Latvia to overcome the economic crisis of Covid-19

In the last months, the economics of Latvia has been facing various challenges due to the global pandemic. Taking into account the negative impact of Covid-19 on Latvia’s economic growth and the support measures introduced by the Latvian government to reduce the impact of the crisis the report from the Ministry of Finance states that the economics of Latvia could experience approximately 7% reduction of gross domestic product in 2020. [1] For this reason, the main priority for the Latvian government regarding...
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Latvia economy briefing: Latvia’s credit rating upgraded to the historically highest level

In the recent months Latvia’s credit rating was upgraded twice by international credit rating agency S&P Global Rating, in 2019 the credit rating raised from “A- “level to “A” level and for the second time the rating was upgraded to “A+” level therefore reaching historically highest level ever since the Year 1997, when Latvia was first assigned with a credit rating. The improvement of the credit rating is mainly explainable due the successful national fiscal policies. In the latest years,...
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Latvia political briefing: Priorities of Latvian national development policy for 2021-2027

The National Development Plan of Latvia for the next planning period of 2021-2027 has been developed to identify the largest state budget investments into the development of Latvia and improvement of the quality of life of people over a 7-year period, and has been submitted to Parliament of the Republic of Latvia on March 4, 2020. The document serves as a road map for policy makers on the country’s development vision and investment needs for the next seven years. National...
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Latvia social briefing: Development of Latvian safety and health issues in February 2020

Latvia plans to create municipal Traffic Safety Index Latvia has one of the biggest number of deaths rates in road traffic accidents in the European Union. [1]Besides the majority of traffic accidents with injured people are registered in populated areas. Although the number of total deaths in road traffic accidents has decreased in the last years, the Ministry of Transport has decided to implement new tools to reduce the total number of road traffic accidents. [2]The Ministry of Transport plans to establish a local government...
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Latvia economy briefing: Information and communication sector in Latvia – jump of the decade

The information and communication technology sector have seen a significant upturn and development over the past 10 years. This is confirmed not only by the increasement of companies in the field but also by the produced amount of a variety of innovations in the information and communication technology sector. In recent years, the information and communication sector has seen around 10% growth annually.[1] Over the last decade, the share of information and technology in total exports has increased, thus changing Latvia’s...
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Latvia social briefing: The outbreak of Coronavirus has massively impacted social development of Latvia

Because of the global outbreak of Coronavirus, on the 2nd of March, the first officially confirmed case of the Coronavirus was detected in Latvia. Since the first registered case in March and even prior the government of Latvia has been taking serious virus prevention measures, which have helped to limit the outbreak of the virus. Although by the end of March 2020 there were confirmed only 400 cases, it is already seen that the upcoming months will be economically challenging for...
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Latvia external relations briefing: The Government approves Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2020

On 3 March 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2020 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The Development Cooperation Policy Plan sets out specific measures for practical implementation of Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 to support less developed countries. It regulates the external relations of Latvia with EU Easter Partnership and Central Asia regions. The amount of 463,813 euros has been allocated in the MFA budget for the...
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Latvia political briefing: LATVIA AS THE CENTER OF THE GLOBAL BUSINESS SERVICES

The Global Business Services sector in Latvia is growing. In 2019, the sector formed around 1.9% of gross domestic product and 2% of total exports.[1] Increasingly, internationally recognized companies choose to centralise the company’s administrative functions in Latvia, replacing it with the performance of functions in each country individually. Global Business Service is developing widely in Latvia – approximately 9,000 jobs places have been created in this service sector.[2] As well as 100 new jobs are offered monthly in the Global Services...
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Latvia external relations briefing: Latvian forests – Latvian Green Gold

More than half of Latvia’s territory is taken by Latvian forests, making Latvia one of the greenest countries in the world.[1] For this reason, wood processing plays an important role in Latvia’s economy, compiling approximately 20% of total exports in 2018.[2] Currently, there is a growing trend in Latvian tree exports: businesses offer new ways for efficient timber use and produce products with high added value. Overall wood-processing industries such as manufacturing of wood, cork products, manufacturing of paper and paper products,...
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