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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 26.04.2015, 22:25

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Common market for genetically modified products: reviewing decision-making

Common market for genetically modified products: reviewing decision-making

24.04.2015

The Commission’s review on the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food and feed confirms the need for changes by the national governments in accepting the use of EU-authorised GMOs for animal and/or human consumption. The Commission proposes to amend existing EU laws to confer the states more freedom to restrict, prohibit or use of EU-authorised GMOs on their territory.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, EU – Baltic States, Law and Regulations, Legislation, Markets and Companies



In 2014, Lithuanian museums were visited by 3.8 mln people

In 2014, Lithuanian museums were visited by 3.8 mln people

24.04.2015

In 2014, 3,862 libraries (2,561 of them in educational establishments), 632 culture centres, 104 museums, 39 theatres, 7 state concert organisations, 28 cinemas and film halls operated in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.

Latvian Saeima approves moral education in schools

Latvian Saeima approves moral education in schools

23.04.2015

Saeima in Latvia decided in the final reading today to approve amendments to the Education Law, stipulating that the education institution must provide moral education for the student in compliance with constitutional values, such as marriage and family, reports LETA.


69% inspected school catering companies fail to comply with food regulations in Latvia

69% inspected school catering companies fail to comply with food regulations in Latvia

23.04.2015

After a regular inspection at school catering companies last week, the Food and Veterinary Service established that 69% of them failed to comply with food regulations, the Service's representative Anna Joffe informed LETA.

Latvian scientist Kalvins nominated for European Inventor Award

Latvian scientist Kalvins nominated for European Inventor Award

23.04.2015

Ivars Kalvins, Director of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, has been nominated for the European Inventor Award in the lifetime achievement category, informs LETA.

23.04.2015

Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis drops out of politics in Latvia

Saeima MP Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis, both a former minister of education and minister of economy, announced yesterday that he is exiting the political arena – as of April 23, 2015, informs LETA.

22.04.2015

Baltic Aviation Academy establishes new training base in Singapore

Baltic Aviation Academy, aviation training centre based in Central Europe expands its training capabilities in Asian market by establishing BAA Singapore training base. In cooperation with partners, China-based aerospace company Haite Group, BAA Singapore is ready to provide Pilot Type Rating, Cabin Crew and Ground Handling training to Asia, Pacific and MENA markets, reports BC Academy’s press service.

22.04.2015

In Seoul, State Secretary announced the opening of the Latvian Embassy in Korea

On 20 April 2015 in Seoul, at political consultations between Latvia and the Republic of Korea, State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovics presented a note to the Korean side in which Latvia conveyed its official notification of the opening of the Latvian diplomatic mission in Seoul, reports BC the Latvian MFA.

21.04.2015

Lithuania is EU's leader in population with tertiary education

In 2014, the share of Lithuania's population aged 30 to 34 who had completed tertiary education stood at 53.3%, which the is highest share in the European Union, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, said. In 2013, the rate was 51.3%, informs LETA/ELTA.

20.04.2015

Professionals from Riga victorious at Latvian Championships for electricians

On April 16, the best electricians in Latvia were determined at the annual championships for electricians “Schneider Electric Electricians Championship”, held at the Riga Technical University’s Power and Electrical Engineering Faculty. Professional electricians were competing to build the most energy efficient electrical installation and win valuable prizes and the title of the best electrician in Latvia.

17.04.2015

Human Development Awards 2015 announced in Latvia

On April 16th 2015 during the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the State Gymnasium No.2, the winners of the Human Development Award 2015 were announced in Latvia: Jurmala Protection Association, subsidiary of Tautskola 99 Baltie zirgi „Ikskiles Briva Skola”, “Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija” Care Mobile and Andris Ceksters, reported BC executive director at AmCham Latvia Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone.

15.04.2015

Lithuanian students invited to apply for internship with NASA

The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) in Lithuania has launched a competition for students to complete an internship with NASA Ames Research Centre in the United States and is now accepting applications, informs LETA/ELTA.

15.04.2015

Sigulda municipality breaks school catering contract with Kretingos maistas

In wake of the startling information on violations discovered by Latvian authorities on the practice and conduct of the Lithuanian public catering company Kretingos maistas, Sigulda Regional Council has decided to break its contractual ties with the caterer, reports LETA.

14.04.2015

Pildegovics: investing in the education of future leaders is important long-term support for Latvia’s partner countries

On 13 April 2015, at the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), Andrejs Pildegovics, State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, opened the spring session of the Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics for the Eastern Partnership Region and Central Asia, reports BC the Latvian MFA.

13.04.2015

What is the scope of PR in Latvia in 2015?

Just recently my colleague Inga Latkovska and me have finished a research “Latvian PR sphere practitioners opinions monitor 2015”, which was held in cooperation with the Latvian Association of PR professionals, cv-online.lv and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia. In the survey of 250 Latvian PR specialists we have been able to make a slice of the sphere and to understand what the main trends are in the industry of public relations in Latvia.

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