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Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 11:57
Editor’s note: the magazine decides to publish this book review (regardless of its rather old nature), due to two main reasons: first, the book’s author is a world-renowned US professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor and special advisor to a former UN Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); second, the reviewer is a German professor and famous European environmentalist.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Book review, Ecology, Economic History, Education and Science, EU – Baltic States
The global sustainable agenda requires the states to take all necessary measures (“what it takes”) to implement UN sustainable development goals by 2030. Generally, these measures involve three spheres of national governance: social, environmental and economic; but none of them shall be effective without adequate reforms in existing national education and training policies.
Borrowing by households slowed at the start of the year, but it bounced back in April as households were active in taking housing loans and car leases. The corporate loan portfolio has gradually increased in volume and the average interest rate on bank loans has remained at the average level of the past year.
Care facilities for elderly people in Latvia in the context of future globalisation, demography, migration and human resources16.01.2019
In this studyproblems, risks and challenges are pointed out facing long-term social care in relation to demographic and migration trends, with an additional focus on long-term social care services for elderly people. The author has carried out analysis of statistical data, national planning documents, reports and reviews. Domestic and foreign researches in fields related to the specific nature of the study are analysed, as well as conclusions on potential gaps and proposals to address them are made.
The ports of the Baltic Sea are an important gateway to economically successful regions, as well as a gateway of trade between East and West. In Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, the political, cultural, and intellectual elites have concentrated in Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki. Meanwhile, the only seaport of Lithuania, Klaipėda, is not the capital city of the state.
Negative memories of forced migration during the Soviet occupation hold back a discussion how to fill predicted 35,000 labour gap.
At the Rietumu Bank Gallery, a unique exhibition of antique bicycles and mopeds, produced in Latvia since the late 1920s, has been opened.