The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said November 28 it has received the final version of a study by the University of Latvia’s Center for the Diaspora and Migration Studies (CDMS), entitled “Engagement and Cooperation with Diaspora Scientists”. The study identifies problems and possible solutions to promote engagement and cooperation with scientists from Latvia living abroad and scientists of Latvian descent.
The penultimate part of a series of articles by the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism (Re:Baltica) was published October 18, with the possible future of Latvia's widespread diaspora under examination.
A Latvian journalist on assignment with Estonian colleagues was arrested and detained in Kosovo August 23, report Kosovan and Estonian media.
On 27 July at the Saeima (the Latvian Parliament), a forum on informal cooperation between Latvians working for the European Union (EU) and other international organisations took place to discuss the best ways of cooperating with professionals who are employed outside Latvia and represent Latvia’s interests.
The Russian border guard on July 9 detained three drunk Latvian citizens, who did not carry IDs, for violating the border between Estonia and Russia on Lake Lämmijärv, reported ERR.
On 3 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Latvia signed an agreement in support of studies to be carried out by the Centre for Diaspora and Migration Research in 2017, the ministry said in a release.
Several Latvian citizens, including teenagers, were at the concert venue in Manchester, northern England where a suspected terrorist attack was perpetrated on May 22. Local Latvian Jana Matulone related the scene she witnessed as she went to bring her daughter home from the concert, reported Latvian Radio.