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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 30.05.2015, 03:17

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Youth unemployment rate keeps falling in Latvia in 2015

Youth unemployment rate keeps falling in Latvia in 2015

29.05.2015

Youth employment indicators continue to improve in Latvia, while situation among adults still indicates lower dynamics, this according to the director of the State Employment Agency, Inese Kalvane, in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes", cites LETA.

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EU Commission refers Estonia to court over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector

EU Commission refers Estonia to court over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector

29.05.2015

The European Commission announced on May 28th that it is referring Estonia to the EU Court of Justice over its national law which does not provide sufficient protection against abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts or relationships in the academic sector, reports LETA.

Audrone Pitreniene – new education minister in Lithuania

Audrone Pitreniene – new education minister in Lithuania

28.05.2015

President Dalia Grybauskaite has signed a decree appointing Audrone Pitreniene as the minister of education and science in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.


Maritime Academy team wins the student work competition of the Freeport of Riga

Maritime Academy team wins the student work competition of the Freeport of Riga

25.05.2015

In 2015, the student research paper competition “The Port for the City” is held to commemorate the 815th Anniversary of the Freeport of Riga. The students’ ideas related to enlargement of the Riga Passenger Port earned the highest evaluation. The winners of the competition Karlina Osa and Zane Narnicka (Latvian Maritime Academy Maritime School) hope that their future profession will be linked with the port of Riga.

Lithuania among leaders in EU’s innovation growth

Lithuania among leaders in EU’s innovation growth

22.05.2015

Lithuania has been recognized as one of the leaders in the EU for growth in innovation in a new European Commission report. The report, called the Innovation Union Scoreboard, uses 25 different indicators to compare the capacity for innovation of different EU member states. It identified Lithuania as a rapidly developing business location for research and development, informed BC the Invest Lithuania.

22.05.2015

Vilnius University produces unique machine for CERN

The team of the Department of Semiconductor Physics of the Vilnius University, headed by professor Juozas Vidmantis Vaitkus, following the framework of the AIDA project (4 year project within the EU FP7 Research Infrastructures programme) was to study the possibility to use a microwave absorption technique for radiation monitoring in the proton irradiation facility at CERN. The Vilnius University team produced a cost effective, flexible and easy to handle fluence monitoring system, reports BC university’s press service.

20.05.2015

Estonian student satellite ESTCube stops working

The successful mission of Estonia's first student satellite ESTCube-1 ended on Tuesday when the satellite that was flown to the space a little over two years ago stopped operating, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

20.05.2015

University of Latvia earns four stars in "QS Top Universities Stars" ranking

The University of Latvia has been graded with four stars in the "QS Top Universities Stars" ranking of universities, the University of Latvia's Press Center informed LETA.

19.05.2015

EU Council adopts conclusions on reinforcing youth work

On Monday, 18 May the Minister for Education and Science of Latvia, Marite Seile chaired the meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council in Brussels. The Council adopted conclusions on reinforcing youth work, highlighting its contribution to personal development, social inclusion, cultural diversity and active citizenship, informs eu2015.lv.

18.05.2015

Criminal case opened on terminated Skolas.lv project

The Prosecutor General's Office in Latvia has opened a criminal process on termination of the Skolas.lv school portal project.

14.05.2015

EU Commission: Latvia may have to consolidate budget by 0.3% of GDP

Latvia may have to consolidate the 2016 state budget by 0.3% of the gross domestic product, as Martins Zemitis, economic advisor at the European Commission Representation in Latvia, told reporters today, cites LETA.

14.05.2015

Asian countries are in the TOP-5 in OECD global school rankings

Latvia is in 24th place in global school rankings released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – ahead of Lithuania but way behind Estonia. Asian countries are in the top five places, reports LETA/BBC.

13.05.2015

Youth unemployment rate decreases in Q1 in Latvia

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 1st quarter of 2015 unemployment rate (the number of unemployed persons in the total number of economically active population) accounted for 10.2%, which is 1.7 percentage points less than a year ago.

13.05.2015

Minister: Latvian schools with small number of pupils won’t be able to employ many teachers

In an interview today on Latvian Radio, Education and Science Minister Marite Seile said that Latvian schools with a small number of pupils will not be able to employ a disproportionate number of teachers, reports LETA.

12.05.2015

New teachers' salary model stipulates higher salaries for 70% Latvian teachers

With the implementation of the new teachers' salary model, at least 70% of Latvia's teachers could see their salaries grow, reports LETA, according to Education and Science Minister Marite Seile.

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