Dear members of the academic community, colleagues and friends!
Difficult times try our resilience, but also serve to build it! Our present and future of is shaped by all of us collectively,
and each of us individually. This holds as true for our country, Latvia, as it does for all others.
May a sense of optimism and mission strengthen our resolve, guide our endeavours and foster faith in the future!
May the festive season bring you peace and joy! May the New Year bring success in your professional lives and love and happiness to everyone!
Professor Ivars Kalviņš
President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences