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Tuesday, 24.05.2016, 22:33
US Internet giant Google will provide free-of-charge training about the Internet and the use of technologies in Lithuania in the framework of a digital skills training project, Google Growth Engine, informs LETA/BNS.
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In April 2016, 31,000 new mobile telephones, more than in any other month so far this year, were bought in Estonia, of which 19% were bought through internet sales channels, a survey by GfK Retail and Technology indicates, cites LETA/BNS.
Google, Swedbank, Facebook and Maxima are currently the most popular brands in the Baltic States, a survey by TNS Emor research agency shows, cites LETA.
Estonian computer specialist Vladimir Tsastsin, who was in April 2016 sentenced to prison for cybercrimes in the U.S., wants to serve the sentence in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.
On April 5, 2016, the WU Executive Academy and the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management invited the new Global Executive MBA class to Vienna's splendid Palais Coburg for a remarkable welcome reception: Despite the difficult economic climate and a decline in the global MBA market, the class is not only the biggest but also the most international cohort of students in the program's history.
In a meeting of Elzbieta Bienkowska, the EU commissioner on the internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs, with the heads of the Estonian parliament's EU affairs and economics affairs committees the EU digital single market, the Posting of Workers Directive and legalizing the sharing economy were talked about, informs LETA/BNS.
Cross-border e-services, sharing economy and innovative public procurements were the main topics discussed at a meeting on May 19th of Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas with the EU commissioner on the internal market, Elzbieta Bienkowska, informs LETA/BNS.
The Estonian cable TV and broadband provider Starman boosted its revenue to 14.4 million euros in the first quarter of 2016, informs LETA/BNS.
In country-specific recommendations published on May 18th, the European Commission advises Estonia to carry out the administrative reform, reduce the gender pay gap and increase investments in research and innovation, informs LETA/BNS.
The European Commission calls on Lithuania to deal with labor market problems, particularly a decline in the working age population, and to improve the coordination of innovation policies and to encourage the development and absorption of new technologies, informs LETA/BNS.
At a meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Sofia on May 18th, Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand assumed the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers from Bulgaria, reports LETA/BNS.
Estonia and Finland can set the example for other countries in innovation and the advancement of cross-border e-services, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto said on May 17th, cites LETA/BNS.
Meeting with visiting Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Tallinn on May 17th, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said that relations between Estonia and Finland are exceptionally close and good and the countries are working closely together in a number of areas, informs LETA/BNS.
Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications launched a study this week to find ways to promote sharing economy and develop business models for it, informs LETA/BNS.
In their meeting in Tallinn on May 17th, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto focused on the crises that the European Union is faced with, informs LETA/BNS.