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Saturday, 30.05.2015, 03:17
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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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.
President Dalia Grybauskaite has signed a decree appointing Audrone Pitreniene as the minister of education and science in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Prosecutor General's Office in Latvia has opened a criminal process on termination of the Skolas.lv school portal project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.