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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 07.12.2016, 10:33

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PISA 2015: Estonia's basic education best in Europe

PISA 2015: Estonia's basic education best in Europe

06.12.2016

Estonia outperforms the rest of Europe in the OECD's latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.Latvia is ahead of Lithuania but still trails behind Estonia.

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Latvia provides teaching aids to Kabul Polytechnic University

Latvia provides teaching aids to Kabul Polytechnic University

05.12.2016

Latvia has been helping Kabul Polytechnic University in the Afghan capital city by providing teaching aids to the university's department of railway engineering, LETA was told at the Latvian Transport Ministry.

Expenditure on research and development in Estonia increased last year

Expenditure on research and development in Estonia increased last year

05.12.2016

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015 the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 302.8 million euros, which was 6% more than in 2014.


President Vejonis to promulgate legislation on teachers' loyalty

President Vejonis to promulgate legislation on teachers' loyalty

02.12.2016

President Raimonds Vejonis decided today to promulgate controversial amendments to the Education Law that, among other things, will allow sacking teachers for disloyalty to the Latvian state.

Estonian govt rejects Kolvart's claim that language requirements could be eased

Estonian govt rejects Kolvart's claim that language requirements could be eased

01.12.2016

The leaders of all the three parties of Estonia's new ruling coalition on Thursday denied a claim made by Center Party politician Mihhail Kolvart that the requirements for Russian language schools to teach individual subjects in Estonian could be eased.


29.11.2016

Kolvart: New Estonian govt to change attitude to Russian language education

While Russian language education in Estonia is today taking a backwards step, the new government led by the Center Party is ready to ease the rules now valid for Russian medium high schools, Tallinn Deputy Mayor Mihhail Kolvart told Russia's Interfax news agency citing LETA/BNS.

24.11.2016

Businessman Kraujalis elected president of Vilnius University Council

He will replace Ingrida Simonyte, who won a parliamentary seat in last month's general elections., a Lithuanian businessman engaged in high-tech development, has been elected president of the Vilnius University Council, the university said, reported LETA/BNS.

23.11.2016

Most teachers believe their profession is not held in high regard in Latvia

Most teachers believe that their profession is not held in high regard in Latvia, according to a survey carried out by the Trade Union of Education and Science Employees writes LETA.

17.11.2016

Baltic Rim universities: excellence, economic growth and future challenges

Universities reach the coasts of the Baltic Sea in the 15th century – Rostock in (1419),Greifswald (1456), Uppsala in (1477) and Copenhagen (1479). The eastern coast got its first academic settlements roughly a hundred years later – in Königsberg (1544) and Tartu (1632) respectively.

15.11.2016

DNB lends EUR 8.4 mln to build rental housing for students in Baltic countries and Warsaw

Baltic branches of DNB Bank are providing 8.4 million euros to the Estonian company 1Home Group AS to build rental apartments for students in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Kaunas and Warsaw, reports LETA/BNS.

15.11.2016

Russian Foreign Ministry drafts document for visa-free travel of Latvian and Estonian non-citizens to Russia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has drafted a presidential decree that would give rights of visa-free travel to Russia also to those Latvian and Estonian non-citizens, who had been born after February 6, 1992, when the Soviet Union citizenship ceased to exist, according to pravda.ru writes LETA.

11.11.2016

Digital Freedom Festival to Hold Discussion on Future of Collaborative Economy

Digital Freedom Festival to hold a policy discussion on future on collaborative or shared economy powered by European Commission. The main goal of the round-table discussion is to identify the challenges and opportunities of collaborative economy’s models, to engage into dialogue and find the cooperation potential among startups, policy makers and opinion leaders for better results in the future.

08.11.2016

EUR 66.8 million to be made available to research projects with high commercial potential

EU funding worth EUR 66.8 million will be made available to Latvian research projects with high commercial potential, LETA was told at the Education and Science Ministry

25.10.2016

The study defines a new concept of "exploitative sham marriages" and proposes recommendations for their reduction

The results of the project "Preventing human trafficking and sham marriages: A multidisciplinary solution" (HESTIA)* were presented at the dissemination briefing organised by the Ministry of the Interior (MoI). The main goal of the project initiated in January 2015 and co-funded by the European Union (EU) "Prevention of and Fight Against Crime" programme was to seek correlations and explore the phenomenon of sham marriages in the context of human trafficking and to propose comprehensive action for their prevention.

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