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In 2017, Latvian unemployment rate fell to 8.7%

In 2017, Latvian unemployment rate fell to 8.7%

22.02.2018

Results of the Labour Force Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 85.4 thousand people aged 15–74 were unemployed in 2017. Compared to 2016, the number of unemployed persons has dropped by 9.9 thousand or 10.4%. Last year, Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.7%, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than in 2016. Unemployment rate among females still was lower than among males – 7.7% and 9.8%, respectively.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Education and Science, Employment, EU – Baltic States, Latvia



34 books of Latvian authors to be published in UK ahead of London Book Fair

34 books of Latvian authors to be published in UK ahead of London Book Fair

22.02.2018

To introduce British readers to Latvian literature, the English translations of 34 books by Latvian authors will be published in the UK ahead of this the London Book Fair, which this year will take place from April 10 to 12, Inga Bodnarjuka-Mrazauskas, the head of Latvian Literature platform, said at a news conference on February 21st, cites LETA.

Vejonis and Samsung agree on creation of technological research and development center in Riga

Vejonis and Samsung agree on creation of technological research and development center in Riga

15.02.2018

During a meeting with representatives from the South Korean electronics and telecommunications giant Samsung in Seoul on February 14th, President Raimonds Vejonis agreed on the creation of a technological research and development center in Riga, informs LETA.


Sauka: there is no real unemployment in Latvia

Sauka: there is no real unemployment in Latvia

13.02.2018

Even though the statistical data suggest that the average registered unemployment level in Latvia is about 8 percent, there is no real employment in the country, said Arnis Sauka, Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, in an interview with the Latvian public radio today, cites LETA.

President: Samsung to invest in Lithuania's education

President: Samsung to invest in Lithuania's education

12.02.2018

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite currently on a visit in South Korea met with representatives of Samsung technologies company and discussed investment possibilities, applauding Samsung's plans of investing in Lithuania's education, informs LETA/BNS.


07.02.2018

Philosopher Levinas' center planned in Lithuania

A center of Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry, should be opened in Lithuania's second city Kaunas, France's Ambassador Philippe Jeantaud told Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, informs LETA/BNS.

06.02.2018

The Russia-EU crisis: lessons from the recent past

There have been many ups and downs in the Russia-EU relations within the last 25 years but in 2014 they have entered a new particularly difficult phase with the clash of two differing regional strategies - Brussels’ Eastern Partnership and Moscow’s Eurasia Union concept. Ukraine has been central to both strategies, and “the either/or” choice presented to Kiev ultimately made a conflict inevitable.

02.02.2018

Lithuanian president: it's our duty to invest in teachers

Lithuania must invest in the teaching profession as the nation's freedom and future depends on teachers, President Dalia Grybauskaite said on February 1st, cites LETA/BNS.

30.01.2018

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis involved in EU project Alliance4Life

The Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis will work with scientific institutions in Central and Eastern Europe on Alliance4Life project aimed at closing the divide in European health research and innovation, LETA was told at the institute.

30.01.2018

Estonian startups related to space technologies can apply for EUR 50,000 support

The space business incubator ESA Business Incubation Center (ESA BIC) Estonia, which was opened last fall and which is the first of its kind in the Baltics, announced it would give out development support in the amount of 50,000 euros for innovative startups whose business idea is based on using space technologies on Earth as well as in space, informs LETA/BNS.

26.01.2018

Latvia's accession to CERN is on government's agenda

The question about Latvia’s accession to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is on the government’s agenda, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said during his meeting with CERN director general Fabiola Giannotti.

25.01.2018

Kucinskis, Google president in Europe discuss cooperation in science project development

Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis on Wednesday met with Matt Brittin, the President of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Google during his visit to Davos, Kucinskis’ spokesman Andrejs Vaivars told LETA.

25.01.2018

Estonia wants to join CERN

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas in Geneva on January 24th expressed the country's wish to become a full member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), informs LETA/BNS.

24.01.2018

First results of Baltic seal telemetry studies obtained by Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 AG, the developer of a new pipeline to supply Russian natural gas to the EU market through the Baltic Sea, is supporting a program of telemetry studies of the Baltic ringed seal in the Gulf of Finland. Launched in summer 2017, the scientific research is being carried out by an international group of experts in agreement with Rosprirodnadzor, the Russian environmental oversight body. In Q2 – Q3 2017, telemetry GPS/GSM tags were attached to nine ringed seals in the north of the Kurgalsky peninsula and Moshchny Island, informed BC the press service of Nord Stream.

24.01.2018

Reducing inequalities and sustaining competitiveness in education

European Commission adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils’ awareness of the functioning of the European Union.

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