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Valdis Zatlers

Valdis Zatlers

Public activities

Awards

The Export and Innovation Prize

The aim of the Export and Innovation Prize is to promote the competitiveness of Latvian companies domestically and internationally by promoting export growth and increased quality, the manufacturing of products with a high level of added value, and the need for innovations in this regard. Each year there is a competition to evaluate what companies have done in the previous year, with awards given to the most successful companies and products.  President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers has been patron of the prize since 2008. At the final ceremony, he congratulates the winners and presents them with their prizes. 

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The Diena Competition “What’s Happening?” for 9th-Graders

Emphasising the importance of an educated society in terms of the country’s future growth, President Zatlers supports an annual competition that is organised for 9th-graders by the newspaper Diena, “What’s Happening?” Winners of the competition are invited to visit the President at the Rīga Castle. 

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The Presidential Cup in Track & Field

Track & field competitions in Latvia have been organised in the town of Valmiera since 1995, and the President of Latvia has traditionally been the patron of the event. President Zatlers attended the opening ceremony, watched the competition and provided awards for the winners for the first time on July 17, 2008. The competition includes events such as javelin, pole vaulting, long jumping, the shot put, the triple jump, etc.

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