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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 26.09.2017, 15:58

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Lithuanian EduMin tightens stance on scientists' involvement in Belarus' NPP

Lithuanian EduMin tightens stance on scientists' involvement in Belarus' NPP

26.09.2017

In a reversal of its earlier position that Lithuania benefits from its scientists providing advice to Belarus on nuclear safety, the Education and Science Ministry said on Tuesday that the Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) should not participate in the European Commission-funded international project, informs LETA/BNS.

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Latvia hopes to build closer economic ties with Mexico

Latvia hopes to build closer economic ties with Mexico

25.09.2017

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) has called on Mexico to step up economic and educational cooperation with Latvia, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

Culture Ministry, Occupation Museum sign agreement on educating pupils, teacher

Culture Ministry, Occupation Museum sign agreement on educating pupils, teacher

21.09.2017

The Latvian Culture Ministry and the Latvian Occupation Museum have signed an agreement under which the museum will be educating pupils of Grades 6-12 and teachers about Latvia during World War II and controversial subjects in Latvia's history, informs LETA.


Estonian MFA at UN: important to build strong child protection system

Estonian MFA at UN: important to build strong child protection system

21.09.2017

Speaking during a discussion at the United Nations Organization on combating violence against children, organized in cooperation with the Maldives and Nigeria, Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser described it as important to build a strong, well-functioning system for the protection of children, informs LETA/BNS.

Latvia has invested EUR 3.2 mln in space exploration projects

Latvia has invested EUR 3.2 mln in space exploration projects

20.09.2017

Latvia has so far supported 27 space exploration projects as a result of three tenders, investing more than EUR 3.2 million in total in these projects, Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) said at the European Planetary Science Congress yesterday, cites LETA.


15.09.2017

RTU project Drone Plan wins Start Jerusalem 2017 competition

Drone Plan, a business project of Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Design Factory, has won the Start Jerusalem 2017 start-up competition, organizers of the competition informed LETA.

14.09.2017

Microsoft to support creation of innovative products in Latvia

The Innovation Center of the University of Latvia and Microsoft will be an opportunity for Latvian companies and researchers to gain access to the Microsoft resources for development of own innovative products and their worldwide distribution through the sales channels of the U.S. corporation, Microsoft Latvia head Renate Strazdina said, cites LETA.

13.09.2017

Latvian teachers' salaries are lowest in OECD but about 20% higher compared to similarly educated workers

The Latvian teachers' salaries are the lowest among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) but about 20% higher compared to similarly educated workers, according to the latest international report "Education at a Glance 2017: OECD Indicators", informs LETA.

12.09.2017

Estonia's youth employment rate hits 15-year high in Q3

In the third quarter of 2016 as much as 41% of Estonian residents of ages 15-24 were employed, which is the highest such ratio in the past 15 years, Statistics Estonia said on September 12th, cites LETA/BNS.

12.09.2017

70 postgraduate students to get Lithuanian state support

Lithuania has earmarked financial assistance to 70 postgraduate students from seven countries, the Education and Science Ministry said on September 11th, cites LETA/BNS.

07.09.2017

University of Tartu again ranks high among world's best universities

The University of Tartu in 2017 has placed 301-350 for the second year in a row in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings published on September 6th, reports LETA/BNS.

05.09.2017

Latvian MFA: good governance and the fight against corruption is a condition for long-term development of Ukraine

On September 4, in an official ceremony at Riga Graduate School of Law, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, unveiled a program funded by the Foreign Ministry from its development cooperation budget and by the United States and America – a training program for the facilitation of anti-corruption reforms, LETA learned from the ministry.

05.09.2017

Latvian National Library in cooperation with LETA, Fitek to digitize newspapers, books, culture heritage

The Latvian National Library (LNB) in cooperation with national information agency LETA and technologies company Fitek in the coming 18 months will implement the project of digitization of the culture heritage co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

04.09.2017

New opportunities for Baltic States in vocational training in other EU countries

It is known that both long-term mobility experiences and short-term stays abroad improve social, job-specific and language skills. Commission’s new ErasmusPro initiative, will mobilise about 50,000 long-term mobility opportunities for vocational education and training, VET learners by 2020. The EU initiatives provide for greater opportunities in the Baltic States learners’ training in another EU states.

04.09.2017

Collection of novellas by Latvian writer Blaumanis published in Germany

A collection of novellas by Latvian writer Rudolfs Blaumanis (1863-1908) has been published in Germany by Aisthesis Verlag publishers based in Bielefeld, informs LETA.

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