Rīga Conference two days away

Friday 11 October sees the start of the annual Rīga Conference, an annual geopolitical talking-shop that takes place in the Latvian capital.

The full agenda and list of speakers is available online at the official website, with matters kicked off by Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and wrapped up on Saturday by President Egils Levits.

"At this year’s conference, amongst other things, we will consider EU role in rise of geoeconomics, security challenges in the information age and hybrid warfare, transatlantic relationship as a critical axis of global stability, relations between Russia and the West as well as prospects of Eastern Partnership countries," say the organizers, the Latvian Transatlantic Organization.

The good news is even if you cannot make it to the Latvian National Library in person (and don't try sneaking in, the security will be tight) you will be able to watch a large number of discussion sessions live here on LSM from the start of proceedings on Friday afternoon.

The cameras will be switched off for the lavish hospitality (including both an 'Opening Dinner' at the library and a Gala Dinner at Rīga Castle) and so-called "Night Owl" sessions, however, which is probably for the best.

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