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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 20.06.2018, 14:34

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Latvia and Peru agree to expand business, educational and science cooperation

Latvia and Peru agree to expand business, educational and science cooperation

20.06.2018

Latvia and Peru have agreed to expand business, educational and science cooperation, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

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Estonian research to get EUR 8 mln from EEA program

Estonian research to get EUR 8 mln from EEA program

19.06.2018

A program agreement was signed between Estonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on June 18th, according to which Estonia will utilize more than eight million euros' worth of support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism Programme for carrying out research and higher education cooperation projects, reports LETA.

Zvaigzne ABC saw reduction in turnover and losses in 2017

Zvaigzne ABC saw reduction in turnover and losses in 2017

18.06.2018

The consolidated turnover of Latvian book publishing company Zvaigzne ABC reduced by 5.7% to EUR 12.39 million in 2017, writes LETA according to Firmas.lv.


Latvia to compete for EU support to innovation

Latvia to compete for EU support to innovation

14.06.2018

Latvia will get involved in the competition for the European Union’s financial support to developers of innovative products, representatives of the Economics Ministry told LETA.

Latvian, Lithuanian agencies to cooperate towards creation of Baltic innovation system

Latvian, Lithuanian agencies to cooperate towards creation of Baltic innovation system

11.06.2018

The Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) and the Lithuanian Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) on June 8th signed a cooperation agreement to ensure regular exchange of information concerning innovations and technology transfer, the LIAA said, cites LETA.


01.06.2018

Baltic countries to recognize each other's education certificates, academic degrees

Estonia is about to endorse an agreement between the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania under which the countries will automatically recognize the education certificates issued by education establishments in another country that is a party to the agreement, including academic degrees, applied higher education diplomas and high school certificates, informs LETA/BNS.

30.05.2018

Daugava Stadium in Riga reopens after renovation

The Daugava Stadium in Riga reopened today after renovation, with speakers at the ceremony emphasizing repeatedly that the renovation project concluded on schedule and within the budget of the project, informs LETA.

30.05.2018

Most parents in Latvia want their children to study IT, youngsters' preferences are chefs and athletes

Most parents in Latvia want their children to study IT, while youngsters' own preferences for their future profession are chefs and athletes, writes LETA, according to a poll carried out by Swedbank Latvia.

28.05.2018

PM meets with Estonian community in Canada

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Saturday was acquainted with the legacy of Estonian architects in Toronto and visited the Estonian House, which houses the Honorary Consulate General of Estonia, the Estonian Credit Union, as well as the Estonian school and kindergarten, reports LETA/BNS.

18.05.2018

Vitols scholarship fund in Latvia gets EUR 3 mln or largest donation in its history

The Vitols Fund which provides scholarships to bright Latvian youngsters has received the largest donation in its history - more than EUR 3 million, the foundation announced LETA.

18.05.2018

Lithuanian teachers stage warning strike

Teachers from around 50 schools in Lithuania are taking part in a two-hour warning strike on May 18th, reports LETA/BNS.

17.05.2018

Iranian President shows interest in developing trade and educational cooperation with Latvia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has expressed interest in developing educational and science cooperation with Latvia during a meeting with Latvian Ambassador to Iran Karlis Elferts, LETA was told at the Latvian Foreign Ministry.

17.05.2018

Research and innovation as the only perspective for progressive growth

The EU aims at helping the states become the global innovation leaders. First, they have great potentials: Europe accounts for 20% of global R&D investment, produces 1/3 of all high-quality scientific publications, and holds a world leading position in industrial sectors, e.g. pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical engineering and fashion. Second, the EU assistance would give the states strategic orientation and support to reach the goal.

16.05.2018

2,185 books published in Latvia in 2017

The year 2017 saw the publication of 2,185 books in Latvia, but their print run was down 11% from 2016, writes LETA, according to the publishing statistics released by the National Library of Latvia.

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