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06.05.2015   On 6-8 May 2015, a high-level conference under the URBACT programme (Urbact City Festival) will take place in Riga. It will be devoted to integrated sustainable urban development issues and will provide support to cities in the development and implementation of their integrated urban strategies. The conference is organised under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

From 4 to 15 May 2015, Latvia as the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union will represent the EU’s position at the meetings of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs)* to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme for this year’s meetings is “From science to action, working for a safer tomorrow”.

During the meetings, the participants intend to agree on the measures needed to ensure the safe management of chemicals and to promote the environmentally sound management and transportation of hazardous waste at international level.


The military training area at «Adazi», which has been used for military training for almost 100 years, since 2004 has been part of the Natura 2000 protected site network.

On 5 May, the ISA programme of the European Commission is organising its 5th Conference on Semantic Interoperability for eGovernment, this year together with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia under the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Last year's conference  attracted some 200 participants from more than 30 countries.

In Teiči Reserve, it is like being in tundra – no matter where you look, you will see kilometres of swampy hollows grown with mosses and small birch and pine trees.

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