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Wednesday, 01.10.2014, 08:57
Starting from the beginning of 2014, both the EU and Ukraine have been facing many common challenges related to their respective border, energy and defense security.
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The Latvian media environment lacks versatile, professionally-made, quality content for Russian-speaking residents, therefore they are unable to address the large non-Latvian audiences, the head of the Communication Studies Department of Riga Stradins University, Anda Rozukalne indicated in a research conducted by the Center for East European Policy Studies, reports LETA.
Three hundred ninety-two new students will begin their studies at European Humanities University (EHU) in the fall 2014. Their numbers include 329 undergraduate and 63 graduate students, reported BC EHU communications manager Gintare Kavaliunaite-Amelyushkina.
Minority schools should have more subjects taught in the Latvian language, believes Education and Science Minister Ina Druviete (Unity), reports LETA.
On September 19th, 2014, Lithuania Post, one of the biggest Lithuanian companies providing postal and logistic services, signed a cooperation agreement with the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU). On the grounds of cooperation, the students will have more opportunities to have a supervised practice and start a professional career with Lithuania Post, reported BC post’s press service.
On Thursday, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with Yusuf K. Hamied, Chairman of the Board of the Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla, during his visit to Lithuania, reported LETA/ELTA the prime minister's press service.
On Thursday, Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius unveiled a monument to Chaim Frenkel, industrialist and philanthropist from Siauliai, reports LETA/ELTA.
For the first time ever, in 2014, Lithuania launched into the space 2 satellites. To mark this historical event, Lithuania Post is going to release a new postage stamp that will appear in circulation this Saturday, September 20, reports BC press service of Lietuvos pastas.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with the Director General of the International Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder, to discuss measures for boosting youth employment and fighting illegal work, the presidential press service said.
The Foreign Ministry of Latvia has issued a statement in regard to the disturbing comments made earlier this week by Special Representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Konstantin Dolgov, reports LETA.
The EU institutions agreed to create a special € 6 billion Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) financial support for those states and regions that experience high youth unemployment and inactivity. The Youth Guarantee is both a structural reform to drastically improve school-to-work transitions and a measure to immediately support jobs for young people. Two Baltic States are eligible to EU funding, i.e. Latvia and Lithuania.
"QS World University Rankings" – a list of the world's top universities – has included seven Baltic universities this year. Out of the seven Baltic universities on the list, the University of Latvia (LU) is the only university representing Latvia. Tartu is leading in Baltics, reports LETA.
The program of students and teachers exchange in the EU exists for over 25 years. Each year mere and more students take part in the program, e.g. in 2012-13 about 270 thousand students participated. Spending time abroad helps students broaden their experience and gives them opportunities to increase their employability, while academics can bring home valuable experience to improve teaching quality.
On 15 September, a new modern research vessel will be launched in the Baltic Sea. The scientists from Klaipeda University will use the vessel for exploration of all sea components, such as currents, physicochemical properties of seawater, biological objects, seabed, informs LETA/ELTA.
Kaunas University of Technology and Italian company Gruppo Fos signed a cooperation agreement on 11 September for the establishment of a biomedical engineering research centre in Santaka Valley, Kaunas, reported BC the pres service of KTU.