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Friday, 22.10.2021, 04:20
According to the report by the European Environment Agency, none of the goals for improving the biodiversity status of the European Union have been achieved, but the biodiversity status of Estonian nature is better than the European average, informs LETA/BNS.
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An entry by Estonian architecture firm Hayashi -- Grossschmidt Arhitektuur, titled "i," has won the competition for the design of the courtyards, glass roofs and outdoor areas of Tallinn's Patarei sea fortress, reports LETA/BNS.
A vast majority of schoolchildren in Latvia, or 93 percent, communicate in two or more languages on a daily basis, which is the highest percentage among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that took part in the OECD PISA 2018 global competence assessment, reported LETA.
In September of the current year, 460 thousand tons of grain products were transshipped in the port of Riga, which is a new grain cargo record within one month. In total, in the first nine months of 2020, the companies of the Freeport of Riga handled 1,971.7 thousand tons of agricultural products, which is by 27.4% more than within the same period last year, informed Freeport of Riga.
Data of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show thatin September 2020 actual unemployment rate comprised 8.1 %, which is 0.5 percentage points less than in August. Unemployment rate registered by the State Employment Agency (SEA) accounted for 7.7 %, and, compared to August has decreased by 0.5 percentage points.
Estonian Prime Minister and leader of the Center Party Juri Ratas, Finance Minister and leader of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Martin Helme and leader of the Isamaa party Helir-Valdor Seeder made a joint statement on Thursday according to which the referendum on the definition of marriage is planned to be held in spring 2021 reported LETA/BNS.
In September 2020, electric power generation in Latvia decreased by 14% from August and fell 39% from September 2019, Augstsprieguma Tikls (AST) transmission system operator reported, writes LETA.