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The Conference “ Business in Daugavpils and Latgale Special Economic Zone”

Latgale Special Economic Zone operates from January 2017. In order to present the advantages of Latgale SEZ for business development to the entrepreneurs of Latvia and foreign countries, to exchange experience and to build sustainable business Daugavpils City Council in cooperation with the Latgale Planning Region organizes the informative conference "Business in Daugavpils and Latgale

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The number of visitors to Daugavpils tourist attractions increased during the high tourist season

Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency has compiled data on the number of visitors to the Daugavpils tourist sites between the May 1st and September 30th, 2016 and revealed that the total number of visitors was 231 478 which is by 5 465 visitors or 2, 4% more that in the same period of 2015.

It should be noted that a set

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The International Latgale Graphic Art Symposium 2016

From 17 till 28 of October at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center will take place 5th International Latgale Graphic Art Symposium.

            Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center in collaboration with Art Teachers’ Union in the framework of Rothko Centre’s Residence Program for the fifth

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Students are invited to a new autumn guided tour “Get to know the Daugavpils Fortress!”

Daugavpils Fortress is a unique place in Daugavpils as well as all around the world. Therefore, we should be proud that there is such significant cultural and historical heritage in our city. 

We invite both teachers and students to refresh their knowledge about the history, to find out something new about this place and take part in exciting and entertaining guided tours around

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175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAUGAVPILS PROTECTIVE DIKE

It was possible for everyone who attended the European Heritage Days to find out what our city was like almost two centuries ago.
The main theme of this event was the 175th Anniversary of the city’s old protective dike.

Daugavpils museum opened a photo exposition right on the street. More than 60 photos are helping to restore the past.

The problem of

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The project  „The regeneration of fortress territory” in Daugavpils will    be evaluated at European Union level.

On the October - 9th the Ministry of environment and Regional development informed about the results of “European landscape Prize” contest, organised under the General Secretary of European Council. The winning national selection was the project presented by Daugavpils. For our city it is an honour to represent the country in the contest at European level.

This year there

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The collaboration of Daugavpils City Council and Trondheim (Norway) develops successfully

The delegation from the city of Trondheim in Norway visited Daugavpils. This visit is the next step in the development of partnership ties between the two cities.

The idea for this partnership arose during the seminar „Opportunities of Cooperation between the Municipalities of Norway and Latvia”, which was held in our city last year. Today, already, in the framework of

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The number of visitors to tourist attractions in Daugavpils continues to grow

Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency has compiled data on the number of visitors to tourism objects in Daugavpils in the first half of this year and published following results. 

The number of visitors to tourist attractions in Daugavpils was 230 157 during the first six months of this year, which, in fact, is by 26 157 visitors or 11,

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Infractructure projects implemented by Daugavpils City Council in 2015

Infractructure projects implemented by Daugavpils City Council in

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The work group of the project „Enhancing  volunteering actions and quality in Europe” (EVOLAQ) was held on the 13th of June. During the work group its representatives Jekaterina Smirnova (Volunteer of the Year Award 2014 of Latvia, the student of Daugavpils University) and Andzey Zacinajev (Deputy of director of J.Pilsudska Daugavpils state polish gymnasium) told

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This summer the city will have new playgrounds

On 31st of May Public Utilities Department has signed an agreement with the company „Enlife”- the winner of the procurement procedure, to perform the order of Daugavpils municipality, which includes five different positions.

On the peninsula in the park „Esplanade” seven-meter mesh pyramid with additional gaming units for children 5-14 years old and 5 items of

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Daugavpils fortress wins 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Daugavpils fortress is proud to share the news about receiving a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which is one of the most important criteria defining the travelers’ choice in visiting the tourist attractions and is also an internationally recognised mark of a tourism business excellence. According to the visitor feedback on TripAdvisor, Daugavpils fortress is among the Top 10

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The Museum of Shmakovka* opened in Daugavpils

On June 3rd the traditional red ribbon has been cut at the “Shmakovka” Museum, a unique tourist destination has appeared in the city.

As the Major of Daugavpils Janis Lāčplēsis noticed, there is whisky in Scotland, bourbon in United States, chacha in Georgia, slivovitz in Croatia. For non-one it seems odd to promote national cuisine and local drink. Meanwhile Latgale also

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Local farmer market resumed to work

Since June 3rd an evening Local farmer market resumed to work, in which Daugavpils inhabitants can purchase the quality products which are grown up in Latgale.

In the market, it is possible to purchase products from Daugavpils region local farmers - greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, berries, fruits, vegetables, honey, seedlings and other goods. Local farmer market will operate on

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Swedish National Day in Daugavpils

On the 4th June Swedish National Day will be celebrated in Daugavpils.  For the first time in Latvia the Swedish National Day will be celebrated outside the capital city. This celebration will be even more important due to the fact that it will be also Daugavpils’ city celebrations.

Swedish Ambassador to Latvia H.Landerholm thinks

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IV International East Baltic Business Forum

Latgale Special Economic Zone – business offer in Daugavpils

B2B platforms: metalworking, woodworking industry and textile industry 

June 2nd, 2016, in Daugavpils

11:00 –

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Open hours of the Daugavpils Fortress Culture & Information Centre during Winter holidays

22.12. - 9:00-18:00
23.12. - 9:00-17:00
24.-27.12. - closed
28.-29.12. - 9:00-18:00
30.12. - 9:00-16:00
31.12. - closed
01.-03.01.2016. -

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Conference “European Identity building - transnational civic education” in Daugavpils, Latvia within the framework of “European regions developing European Citizenship” project

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