27 Nov - The Minister of Defense of Latvia, The Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and United States Senator place flowers at the Freedom Monument in Riga

27 Nov - The Minister of Defense of Latvia, The Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and United States Senator place flowers at the Freedom Monument in Riga

The Minister of Defense of Latvia, The Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and United States Senator place flowers at the Freedom Monument in Riga

Photo by Anda Kukemilka

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27 Nov - Young leaders are first to discuss NATO’s policies

27 Nov - Young leaders are first to discuss NATO’s policies

November 27 Riga, Latvia - Today, one day prior to the NATO Summit, over fifty Young Leaders from NATO, Partner and Contact countries are meeting to define their vision on future NATO policies.

The Forum is opened by the Latvian and Czech Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Artis Pabriks and Mr Alexandr Vondra, NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Mrs. Stefanie Babst and the Secretary General of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Mr. Wilhelm Staudacher.

26 Nov - The Riga Conference Announces Full Agenda

26 Nov - The Riga Conference Announces Full Agenda

"U.S. President Bush, Latvian President Vīķe-Freiberga, NATO Secretary-General among those addressing conference of high-level leaders"

RIGA, Latvia - The organizers of The Riga Conference: Transforming NATO in a New Global Era, announce today that U.S. President George W. Bush will deliver a Nov. 28 keynote address to participants of The Riga Conference and of the Young Leaders Forum.

26 Nov - Summit Exhibition

26 Nov - Summit Exhibition "Transformation in & through action" opens

The exhibition will showcase and illustrate the multifaceted nature of NATO’s transformation through a variety of display stands and equipment presentations. The main focus will be on NATO’s evolving capabilities and operations. Experts will provide explanations of the topics presented.

The exhibition, located opposite the Olympic Center in Arena Riga, will be accessible to media and delegates on 26-30 November and to the general public on 30 November.

24 Nov - NATO Riga Summit News Digest

24 Nov - NATO Riga Summit News Digest

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If you file your stories electronically but like to send postcards the old fashioned way, the special edition Riga Summit postage stamp will give your retro writing a special touch!
This week, in honor of the NATO Riga Summit 2006, the Latvian Post released a special postal stamp and envelope to mark the event. Both will feature the NATO Riga Summit logo.

24 Nov - MEDIA PROGRAMME

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24 Nov - NATO

24 Nov - NATO "Open House"

Riga– for two days, during the weekend of November 25 and 26 all the residents of Latvia and guests are welcome to visit the renovated Daile theatre for a special NATO “Open House” event. This event will give those who attend a better perspective on the NATO Summit in Riga and will allow them to partake in various competitions and have a good time.
24 Nov - The Minister of Defense of Latvia hosts ceremony and meetings to support Georgia on its way to NATO

24 Nov - The Minister of Defense of Latvia hosts ceremony and meetings to support Georgia on its way to NATO

On the eve of the Meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government, November 27, the Minister of Defense of Latvia, H.E. Atis Slakteris will host events to show support for reforms and progress in Georgia and for Georgia's NATO aspirations. These events will include the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, H.E. Nino Burjanadze and United States Senator Richard J. Lugar who are visiting Latvia in the days prior to NATO Riga Summit.

24 Nov - NATO Riga Summit Media Handbook

The official NATO Riga Summit Media Handbook has been posted on the NATO Riga Summit website www.rigasummit.lv . The Handbook along with plans of the Media Center and its surroundings are available in English, French and Latvian and can be found under the "Media" section or by clicking on the following link http://www.rigasummit.lv/en/id/cats/nid/50/.
 
The NATO Summit Media Accreditation Center has started operations as of November 23 and the Media Center will officially open on Sunday, November 26 at 9 AM.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Riga!
23 Nov - NATO Review Road to Riga

23 Nov - NATO Review Road to Riga

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer outlines the issues to be discussed in the Latvian capital.
On 28 and 29 November NATO Heads of State and Government will meet in Riga, the capital of Latvia. It is the first Summit in one of the countries that joined the Alliance in the last enlargement round of 2004. Nothing could illustrate more clearly the breathtaking changes that have happened in Europe over the last one and a half decades.

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Ojārs Kalnins

"NATO couldn’t have picked a more favorable setting than Riga for a Summit on
transformation, modernization and open doors. All three are already a part
of Latvia’s success story."
- Ojārs Kalnins,
Latvian Institute Director, Former Latvia's Ambassador to the U.S.

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